On the Set: Get the look of "The Big Bang Theory"

By: Diy maven Feb 02, 2011

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One of the most interesting sets on television today is Sheldon and Leonard's apartment. Every time I watch an episode of TBBT, I invariably notice something I hadn't seen before. I've now found myself actually looking for details I might have missed. This 'Where's Waldo?' type game can be played when viewing all the characters' living spaces, but most particularly when watching hijinx unfold at Sheldon and Leonard's. SO...today I decided to share my obsession and compile elements in their living area just in case anyone out there would like to copy their geek-chic interior.

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First, we'll start with the furniture. Pottery Barn seemed like the best place to 'shop' for look alikes, so I choose the Manhattan sofa in Hazelnut (Leonard bought theirs for a few hundred bucks from a neighbor who was moving out), $2899; PB Basic Slip-covered Armchair in Camel, $850; a round glass Caprice coffee table by Sitcom Furniture on which to eat lots and lots of take out, $293; a banker's chair, $175; a PB Expedition Cube side table, $699; a 5" x 8" Kilim rug, $870; and library chest for game storage, $300.

 

created at: 02/02/2011Of course, like many of us, our personalities come through in the doodads with which we share our space. This, of course, is the fun part of ogling Sheldon and Leonard's place. Here's just a fraction of what you'll find: Celestial Star Globe, $133; a  Captain Future Poster, $70; a dart board, which hangs on the back of their front door, $70; a telescope $150; a dry-erase board, $27; a Forbidden Planet movie poster, $20;  a Snake Peanut Brittle Can, $13; and Green Lantern action hero, $25. These last two are a means to store your valuables. Although, you'll have to hollow out a nether ye in the Green Lantern to stash your cash. I've heard there's enough room up there for a couple of fifties.

The Big Bang Theory airs Thursday nights at 7 central/8 eastern on CBS.

 

 

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The Wiki for both Sheldon/Leonard's apartment and Penny's apartment appear to have been updated recently and these have info on lots of items from the show:

Sheldon/Leonard's: 

http://bigbangtheory.wikia.com/wiki/Apartment_4A

Penny's: 

http://bigbangtheory.wikia.com/wiki/Apartment_4B

Also check out this fan site with lots of info on Sheldon's stuff:

http://sites.google.com/site/sheldonfansite/home

I would love to find Penny's dishes (pottery I think?), the ones in her kitchen, not on her wall. I tried Chasing Props - great, fun site - and I've looked at hundreds of pages of colorful tableware I found when I searched every combination of key words I could think of, but haven't found them.  Anyone recognize them, or the style or maybe country of origin so I could narrow down my search?  Thanks in advance for any and all tips or suggestions.

I would love to find anything from Penny's apartment! Especially the couch, the chair in her living room (the green one), her bright blue dishes.

I would like to know when Sheldon's striped sofa pillow first appeared.  i think it's somewhere between episode 10 and 16.  in 1-9, the pillow is solid blue.

I've been making a Sheldon look-a-like pillow cover at my Etsy shop for a few months now, and buyers have been very pleased. I tried to match the fabric as best as I could, but considering the colors look different in every photo on the web and even on TV, I can say it's a perfect match. I am currently sold out but do take custom orders. Message me at my shop if you are interested in ordering one.

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You can make the pillows, if you can't find them, or, have someone else make them for you. Go to any fabrics store and show them a picture and come as close as you can or want to. The kitchen Isle can be custom made also. A good furniture maker, or, a good carpenter can make this. It's not that difficult of a design. If you search hard enough, on eBay, or online at various sites, you can find just about everything! Amazon is also a good place. I have the house plans of their building. I am a lot like the character Sheldon, whereas, I find it necessary to replicate things too. For instance, I have eight house plans from various movies, each with several sets of actual plan blueprints for architects to build from. They cost plenty! I've been collecting them for decades, and I also, like Sheldon love learning just about everything. 

What is on Raj's kitchen table????
What's the brown box that sits on the floor at the left end of Leonard & Sheldon's sofa?

What is hanging on the wall in the hallway going to the bedrooms?

I'm interested in the kitchen table used on The Big Bang Theory (Leonard and Sheldon's) set. Can anyone tell me where I will find the table?
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The slip covered chair in camel looks like the Ektorp slip covered chairs at IKEA - which sell for about $399 + the $129 slip cover.  Which is it - what you listed, or Ektorp?  I really want to get that exact chair for my place.

The striped pillow on Leonard's sofa...I need a couple. Nothing at Pottery Barn. Suggestions?
Those striped pillows...where can I find them? No, not at Pottery Barn, aren't there

Hi Antonio, Id leave a message in the ChasingProps forum too, if ya want help finding that basket

Most of what your all looking for can be identified at this website. http://chasingprops.com/the-big-bang-theory. I need help and couldn't find what I am looking for which is the baskets his comics are in. They look like a mix between wicker or leather type.
If your looking for what is on the wall in living room by hall way its a fuse board. i found on this website. http://chasingprops.com/the-big-bang-theory It's at chasing props. I am trying to find out what type of baskets Sheldon is using for his comics. Thanks everyone!
where can i find bernadette's bed?

does anyone know where i can find those cool ambewr-colored booksheleves that are used in the Big Bang theory?!??

~TL

 

Sheldons Striped Pillow on ChasingProps.com :)

http://chasingprops.com/the-big-bang-theory/couch-pillow

Does anyone know where I can find the colorful stripped pillow that's in Sheldon's stop.
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