My so-called life

I am a big fan of “My so-called life”. Really. To embarrassing levels. I wrote a fan fiction about it, I dyed my hair red, I drew every character… you name it. It  is pathological, people. So, of course, I was really happy when I saw it on Disney+ here in Canada!

I also chose “My so-called life” today in honor of #pridemonth as this show was groundbreaking and Wilson Cruz is one of my favorite humans in the world.

I spent the past week screen-capturing scenes from “My so-called life“, in the hopes of drawing a decent floor plan because… well, I probably just want to be Angela and live in this show. So, I might as well have a floor plan.

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But, about the house…

The thing is, the house from “My so-called life” is perfect in many levels to me. Hopefully, this design also works for some of you! So, I’ll go over some of my favorite elements:

1. Wood and warm colours:

Before people fell in love with their clean lines, gray walls and shades of teal, there was actual warmth in their houses. 💛

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2. Furniture colour variation:

Not every piece of furniture you’ll find in this house will have  the exact same shade of walnut wood. And that is OK.

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Also, each room has a unique character. You don’t see living room references in the kitchen, for instance. They have different colours and different curtains. I think that breaks the monotony and I am all for it.

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3. Blue walls

This is a very personal point, actually. Wallpaper and light blue colours are my favorite choice for walls. So, this is basically my ideal house – almost. 💛

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4. The memories

I am a sucker for all things 90’s. Therefore, the office is my favourite place in this house. I like how it’s so filled with details and it also gives you the idea that these people have lived in this house for a while. It’s a pile of stuff that doesn’t necessarily go together perfectly but that was gathered over the years and maybe some of this stuff were gifts maybe… In general, it feels very real and it tells a story by itself.

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So, as I started drawing the house ,  there were challenges:

  1. The set did not match the facade they used for the exterior, which was this one (source: iamnotastalker.com ):

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  1. The set actually changes at least 3 times during the show.

So, I used a little bit of imagination and “forced” the second floor on top of the first the best I could.

I hope you enjoy this, Mz Internet! I know I did!