Set Pieces: Inside the homes of 'Parenthood'
Like the sets of "Modern Family," the fictional homes in “Parenthood” not only use interiors to express character but also give wider exposure to popular looks in home decor.
In the home of Camille and Zeek Braverman (Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson, above), the woodsy kitchen has an old-fashioned, welcoming feel that set decorator Julieann Getman achieved with a wainscot backsplash, paneled kitchen cabinets in a shade of Farrow & Ball paint called Calke Green and walls in Benjamin Moore's Rockport Gray. Hanging lamps like the kind you might have seen in an old schoolhouse are from Practical Props in North Hollywood, and the curtains came from Jet Rag, a vintage clothing store in West Hollywood.
Zeek and Camille's successful attorney daughter, Julia (Erika Christensen), lives in a more contemporary environment. "We wanted to reflect her taste in art and Midcentury Modernism and her ability to purchase it," Getman says. The decorator pulled off the look on a tight budget, finding a coffee table and chairs that looked similar to Mies van der Rohe's classic 1929 Barcelona design at Blueprint in Los Angeles, as well as tables at Crate & Barrel, rugs and pillows at West Elm and lighting from Lamps Plus and Ikea.
Adam Braverman (Peter Krause) and wife Kristina (Monica Potter) live in a house based on a Craftsman in Pasadena. "Their style is Pottery Barn, right off the shelf," Getman says. "Not everything matches, but it's easier when it's done that way." The kitchen is painted in Benjamin Moore's green-gray Saybrook Sage. Though the sofa and chaise sectional in the family area of the great room were custom-made from a striped material found at F&S Fabrics in L.A., many of the accessories are from discount stores such as Cost Plus World Market and HomeGoods. The wooden desk with barley twist legs, seen at left, was purchased at Wertz Bros. for $399.
-- David A. Keeps
Photo credits: NBC/Universal