House Crush: the “Revenge” Beach House

By bonnie, 21 January, 2012

I love the show Revenge. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a dishy night-time (melo)drama that is actually incredibly well produced, directed, acted and written. I think the difference between Revenge and other soap-dramas that have come and go over the years is that this one knows itself and delivers the right balance of cleverness, camp and enjoyable characters. And Nolan.

I could watch clips of Gabriel Mann’s Nolanisms and the accompanying 800 different smirks and eyerolls all damn day.  Luckily, I’ve just discovered some other like-minded evil genius made an entire tumblr devoted to his expressions. It’s so wonderful.

I digress. What I’m here to talk about today is this beach house…

This is a cast with no shortage of attractive people. And I wasn’t able to grab any great sweeping screenshots of the rooms, but this set actually upstages some of the pretty characters. I see a small detail in the background on the lovely mix of comfy, rustic and vintage furniture, the built-in bookshelves, fireplace or porch swing and it tugs at me.

I just WANT it.

I am happy to say that I do have one small piece of something that lives in the Revenge beach house already. They use my favorite mug in the show!

I’m drinking tea out of that mug right now!


  1. Cosetthetable says:

    After seeing a bunch of pictures, I now just want John Green’s house. Which is silly, because it’s NOT really what I usually want. It has quite a bit of space for the sake of space. While after college I have grown accustomed to (and really like) high ceilings, I usually dislike just…. space.

    • bonnie says:

      Ashley – I’m the same way with space. I think I like knowing that John Green inhabits that space and the way he uses it, but I wouldn’t want to live in his house.

  2. AJ says:

    Where is the mug from? I want one! In fact, I want a whole collection. They’re my favorite color!

    • bonnie says:

      Hi AJ,

      It’s my favorite color too! The mug is from Target. It’s part of their basic dishware collection, so it’s not the best quality ever, but it’s only a few dollars a mug and they are such the perfect size. We also have one in red and black, but I’ve totally claimed the teal one in my house. I love it so much. I also got a recycled travel mug there that is the same color exactly.

  3. Rhett says:

    Any idea where I can find the wood floor lamp from Emily’s house, in the fifth picture down?

  4. bonnie says:

    Hi Rhett,

    I found one that looks similar on amazon:

    not exactly, but stylistically pretty close!

  5. Lane says:

    Thank you! I’ve been in love (obsessed) since I fist saw that mug being used. I was convinced it was some line from le creuset that I wasn’t familiar with. Now I just have to get to Target to get one. Thanks again!

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