Sunday, January 1, 2012

Life in Suburbia, Sitcom Style

Take three multigenerational families with three very distinct styles and you have the new suburbia, sitcom style ABC's hit show Modern Family that airs on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. EST. Television interiors have certainly come a long way since the Ricardo's sparse fifties Manhattan apartment and Seinfeld's one bedroom filled with Superman memorabilia and cereal boxes.

From patriarch Jay Pritchett's and saucy wife Gloria's modern home to the Dunphy's conservative and comfortable Pottery Barn filled interiors, production designer Richard Berg and set decorator Tara Stephenson have reinterpreted designs for the new American family. And it's all here in my article in Architectural Digest. And yes, I included Cameron and Mitchel's over the top nursery.  Enjoy!

Photo Credits: ABC


  1. C,

    Great article and I really enjoy the show too. All the work on these sets is something many just don't think about.

    I often think if individuals/clients/families would "think" of their homes as movie or t.v. set design projects they could make decisions on desired outcome a bit quicker.

    Why? because once one can remove their emotions tied up in the space it allows them the freedom to create what they really want.

    Happy New Year!


  2. Emotions, low budget and high expectations get in the way every time!