Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tagged Under: , , , , , ,

Style Inspiration: The Dunphys' Living Room on "Modern Family"

If I'm being perfectly honest, suburbia scares me a little. Not in a Disturbia kind of wayI've just never been the girl who dreams of white picket fences and cranking out 2.5 kids by the time I'm 30. 

       But Modern Family is different. Despite being the centerpiece of a suburban sitcom, the Dunphys' home is a pleasant departure from the housewifey norm. Yes, the living room is outfitted primarily in Pottery Barn—but not in that off-putting "I just copied the catalog" kind of way. The space has character. It looks both liveable and lived in. 

       As the show's production designer Richard Berg told the New York Times, "Their style is very comfortable, upper middle-class, Pottery Barn chic. We wanted people to be able to look at that house and have it be instantly familiar. A lot of pieces are bought in stores at the mall." 

       In Architectural Digest, Berg described the Dunphys' living-room look as "Pottery Barn meets Restoration Hardware," with the stripes as the defining element. "The stripes and splashes of bright color enliven what could otherwise be a pretty humdrum space," he told the magazine. 

       Here's how to recreate the Dunphys' comfortable, classic style...

Primary paint color: "Gray Mirage" by Benjamin Moore
Accent paint color: "Labrador Blue" by Benjamin Moore

You may also enjoy...



  1. The vinyl privacy fences have many advantages over wood in addition to being affordable and easy to maintain.

    White Fence