The 'Parenthood' painting everybody wants
Our "Set Pieces" post last month on the family houses in NBC's "Parenthood" triggered reader questions about artwork in the home of Julia (played by Erika Christensen). "Obsessed" seemed to be the key word, as in: "I too am obsessed with the painting in Julia’s home above the fireplace."
Fans, writer David A. Keeps has come to your rescue. He got back in touch with "Parenthood" set decorator Julieann Getman, who reports that the artist is Brian Bonner. We were told the best way to learn more about Bonner and see more of his work is to e-mail Marty Perrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rest of the room, as previously reported, was pulled off on a tight budget. Getman found a coffee table and chairs that looked similar to Mies van der Rohe’s classic 1929 Barcelona design at Blueprint in Los Angeles. Tables came from Crate & Barrel, rugs and pillows are from West Elm, and lighting is from Ikea and Lamps Plus (popping up with increased frequency in our reporting these days).
We're making "Set Pieces" a regular part of the L.A. at Home lineup. Look for new posts on Tuesdays, starting next week. And if you're a dog lover or Ikea shopper, check out Keeps' latest post, which tells the story behind the furniture in another amusing OK Go video.
-- Craig Nakano
Photo credit: NBC