Get the look of the homes in … MODERN FAMILY
Take a tour of the ABC hit’s stylish abodes-with behind-the-scenes scoop from the stars!
From left: Sarah Hyland, Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould and Julie Bowen.
From left: Rico Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara and Ed O’Neill.
CAMERON & MITCHELL
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (left) and Eric Stonestreet.
Gould (who plays Luke) shares a house secret: “The food sitting around is real-so when we get hungry, we’ll just open a bag of chips.”
GET THE LOOK!
From cozy classics to animal-print accents, Modern Family’s interior design offers something for everyone
Bowen divulges that the cast hides stuff- like Burrell’s lunch box and Bowen’s apple cores-in cubbyholes on-set. “It’s disgusting,” says Bowen.
1 BRANCH OUT
Abstract florals give a “modern traditional” vibe, says the show’s production designer Richard Berg. Inhabit Ailanthus pillow, $60; 2modern.com
Blue walls repeat throughout the house. But “it doesn’t feel overdone,” says Berg. “It just feels lovely.” Labrador Blue Paint, $56.99 per gallon; benjaminmoore.com
Although Burrell (who plays dad Phil) insists “the dining table chairs are on the verge of falling apart,” the living room is a different story. “Comfortable is definitely the look we were after,” says Berg. “And this room is as comfortable as it looks.”
2 ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
“Not everything has to match,” says Berg, who added a splash of sunny yellow to the room’s more sedate color palette. “My personal rule is: Break one rule per room.” Soleil serving trays, $35-$41; bambeco.com
Bellora microchenille throw, $21.43; amazon.com
3 WARM AND FUZZY
“Everyone has a memory of snuggling up under a blanket in the living room,” says Berg. “I wanted a broad demographic to relate to this room.”
A wall features snaps from the stars. “Seeing actors when they’re younger, without makeup-suddenly they’re real people,” says Berg.
Ed O’Neill’s take on his cranky character’s digs? “I never think about it,” he says. “I show up. That’s the house. There’s the door. Okay.”
1 GETTING GRAPHIC
“Their home’s modernism comes from the vivacious Gloria (Sofia Vergara),” says Berg. And the inspiration for all the zebra prints? “I imagine her underwear to be just like that.”
Zebra shade, $35; pbteen.com
2 STRIPE TEASE
This piece reflects the set’s bold flavor. “If we were to add pastel, tutti-frutti colors, it would look like a circus,” says Berg.
Merlot Stripe rug, from $299; crateandbarrel.com
Why crimson walls? “Gloria reminds me of a red-hot chili pepper!” says Berg.
Currant Red paint, $56.99 per gallon; benjaminmoore.com
Polished decor aside, this house has issues. “The door to my house is a nightmare,” says Vergara. “It makes a horrible noise. They finally fixed it. It had been screaming for seven months.”
CAM & MITCHELL
The couple’s nursery mural (inspired by the Sistine Chapel) is “one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen,” says Stonestreet (who plays Cam).
THIS IS YOUR LIFE
“My mom loves going through family albums and submitting pictures-it’s like her favorite thing to do,” says Ferguson (who plays Mitchell) of the real-life photos placed in frames all over the set.
“This room is all about the grey-green walls,” says designer Berg.
Louisburg Green paint, $56.99 per gallon; benjaminmoore.com
“Cameron and Mitchell’s taste is refined,” says Berg, who accented their living room with wood tones and pops of red.
1 PHOTO FINISH
Why did Berg select an exotic frame? “Mitch and Cam are worldly and well-traveled, and that’s brought into their design sensibilities.” Plus, “they had more photos to offer up than the other actors.”
Roost Horn frame, $40; velocityartanddesign.com
2 IN THE LIMELIGHT
Berg opted for clean, classic shapes-like the West Elm couch and this mod lamp-“because they feel familiar,” he says. “In design, sometimes familiar beats reinventing the wheel.”
Boka table lamp, $179; crateandbarrel.com