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Transform Your Apartment A La How I Met Your Mother With These Must-Haves

You can channel Ted, Marshall, and Lily with your roommates when you have these finds

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How I Met Your Mother is one of the biggest sitcoms of all time for a reason—their story is proof that anyone can survive the modern world in the company of friends. Some have even called the journey of Ted, Marshall, Lily, Barney and Robin through their twenties iconic. 

Before writing it off as a F.R.I.E.N.D.S spin-off, a second look might help you realize that the show is not without its own charm. Apart from Ted’s endless search for The One, fans have grown to love—the gang's favorite hangout—his shared apartment with Marshall and Lily. Get the look and feel of their shared space with these finds:  

Main photo from: Sheila Raghavendran.

Avoid accidentally stabbing your fiancée like Marshall with a center table that's not only durable, but also looks sharp enough to be the focus of attention in your living area. 

Tucker Trunk, price available upon request, Crate and Barrel 

Bring your weekly Friday drinks with your roommates an unexpected touch of elegance with marble coasters. Pair with a wooden tray for a creative contrast. 

Set of 4 Marble Coasters, price available upon request, Crate and Barrel 

Upgrade your lounger with a leather-upholstered accent chair and a matching ottoman. When you're not putting your feet up after a long day of teaching Architecture like Ted, it can double as seating when you have guests over. 

Erik Leather Wing Chair
and Leather Ottoman, prices available upon request, West Elm

From Marshall's Law textbooks to Ted's references and Lily's art magazines, the trio needed a lot of space to store reading materials. Give their basic shelves a style update with a minimalist piece. Experiment with your display by mixing your books with interesting knickknacks.

Scaffold Bookshelf
, price available upon request, West Elm

WHERE TO BUY: 

WEST ELM 

  • Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
  • www.westelm.com 

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