15 Decor Details in Lorelai Gilmore's House I Can't Believe I Never Noticed Before
The decor in Lorelai Gilmore's home can definitely be described as "eclectic." The home base for the Gilmore Girls is full of cozy, quirky touches that reflect the evolving lives and tastes of Lorelai and Rory, as well as the styles of the early 2000s. One of the best things about Gilmore Girls, though, is how you can notice new details each time you watch, and that's definitely true when it comes to Lorelai's home decor! Just ahead, we've assembled some of our favorite funny, quirky, and unexpected decor details in her house that you may or may not have spotted before, from vintage furniture pieces to bizarre accessories. Take a look and see which ones you've never noticed before!
The Gilmore household is an eclectic mix of styles that represents the quirky ladies who live there. But in the decor, as in the family, it's Rory and Lorelai who are the heart of it all — can you spot their picture hanging on the wall?
Vintage Rolling Pins
We all know the Gilmores don't cook or bake except under extreme duress, so the wood rolling pins on the countertop are, more likely than not, a cool vintage decor choice.
Vintage Sewing Machine
While Lorelai definitely wouldn't be using it to sew any actual dresses, the pretty iron sewing machine sits in the Gilmore hallway — maybe they got it from Kim's Antiques?
The Infamous Monkey Lamp
OK, we definitely all noticed this one — how could you not? But the hilariously tacky "leering monkey lamp" that outrages Emily is an absolute classic.
Vintage Dress Form
Perhaps Lorelai uses the dress form in the corner of the room when she's sewing, but when she's not, it adds an eclectic touch of style to the living room.
Elaborate Floral Lamp
Lorelai's bedside lamp features an elaborate, textured floral appliqu on the lampshade and a small gold pinecone on top. It's a little old-fashioned but also cutely whimsical.
We're not entirely sure what this cool wooden piece behind Rory started out as, but we love it. And we especially love how the Gilmores seem to have converted it into a mini bookshelf to store more of Rory's beloved books!
Coordinating Chair and Lamp Base
Not much in the Gilmore house matches, let's be honest. This floral porcelain lamp base, though, actually goes perfectly with the similar floral-print chair. Coincidence or intentional? Who knows with the Gilmores!
Wooden Writing Desk
It's a staple in Lorelai's house, but have you ever really paid attention to the wooden writing desk in the living room? It's a beautiful, multilevel piece that's probably an antique, and even with clutter on it, it adds a solid, homey touch to the room.
Woven Organizational Baskets
Hey, even the Gilmores are organized when they need to be! We can catch a glimpse of Lorelai's stylish storage solutions with a quartet of woven baskets in the kitchen.
Delicate Wrought-Iron Spice Rack
On the rare occasion that Lorelai does cook, she's at least got her spices handy in an easy-access curlicued spice rack on the kitchen wall.
Dangling Red Peppers
Nothing says "quirky" like a strand of dangling fake red chili peppers in the kitchen, am I right?
Vintage Ballerina Figurine
It's on the chest of drawers just behind the lamp: a vintage ballerina doll or figurine. The doll is visible in several episodes, sitting in the living room as a whimsical little touch.
Lorelai's living room features a pretty brass wall sconce with a small blue-gray lampshade. It's a later addition to the room, as it doesn't show up in the earliest episodes.
Large Wood Cabinet
We're not sure what Lorelai uses this big wooden cabinet in her kitchen for. But we do know this: we'd love to have that kind of storage space!