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updated 12/05/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/05/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

BUZZ BOOK Sitcom Style

On Seinfeld, Jerry's cereal boxes were alphabetized. On Roseanne, the Afghan throw was stolen so often they finally sewed it to the couch. If you've ever wondered about such things—or longed to imitate, say, the Friends set's "bohemian eclectic" look, Diana Friedman's whimsical book is for you. Some scoop on The Brady Bunch house:

WHAT THEY WERE THINKING: Since dad Mike Brady was an architect, the show's producers wanted a contemporary interior that looked neither too affluent nor too blue-collar.

FUN FACT: The iconic living room staircase actually led nowhere.

UPDATE: The house's exterior was a home in North Hollywood; its current owners have thick shrubbery and an iron fence to deter the many trespassers wanting a close peek.

GET THE LOOK: For an open, clean feel to your home, advises author and design writer Diana Friedman, "choose angled and planed furniture and spare accessories ... natural elements like stone and plant life bring the outside world in."

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