I’m 26-years-old and I still watch the Disney Channel. Don’t hate. In fact, it’s on so much at our house that the TiVo now automatically records Disney Jr’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I guess that stems from the fact that my whole family loves all things Disney (all of my married cousins have gone to Disney World for their honeymoons), and I spent pretty much my entire childhood watching Disney Channel shows. All the way from Tail Spin and Chip ‘N Dale to Rescue Rangers, MMC, Boy Meets World, Even Stevens, to Lizzie McGuier. I totally had a crush on Shia LaBeouf before he was cool.
One of my favorite Disney shows these days is Good Luck Charlie. If you haven’t seen the show, it’s revolves around the Duncan family: Amy/Mom (a nurse), Bob/Dad (an exterminator), PJ, Teddy, Gabe, and Charlie. In each episode, Teddy (the oldest Duncan daughter) records a video diary for Charlie (the “surprise baby” of the family) when she gets older with advice about being a teen in the Duncan family. Not only is the show actually pretty funny, but the set design is awesome.
Throughout the entire set, they have a great, eclectic, not-so-matchy-matchy color pallet. I love the mixture of the turquoises, greens, yellows, oranges, and browns. It’s unexpected, super bright, and makes for “good TV”. Around the house, you’re sure to spot a lot of pieces from Jonathan Adler, Crate and Barrel and Target.
The set also has loads of interesting textures and patterns all over the place. There’s a stone fireplace in the seating area in the back of the living room, sections of wainscoting, and even a few shingled walls here and there. You’ll also notice a lot of insect-related accessories, like the art on the wall next to the stairs and the brown/white throw pillow on the sofa. At first you might think that’s kind of weird, but the dad on the show is an exterminator. A cute and clever way to bring work home.
Like the living room, the kitchen has a definite eclectic vibe. One of my favorite features of the kitchen is the large windows. The chalkboard refridgerator is pretty cool too. Every show they have different stuff written on it, like to-do’s, chore checklists for the kids, and family activity ideas.
Though, I think over time the chalk dust might get to my inner clean freak, but it’s a cool feature for this kitchen. My favorite feature is the huge reclaimed wood island. The wood tone is similar to the floor, so it blends in really nicely, but it’s still large enough to make a big statement.
One of my favorite rooms in the house is the basement. None of the houses my family owned growing up had basements, so I’ve always thought finished basements were awesome.
I like this one a lot because it has awesome “bones”. I love the exposed brick walls, wood beams, the chalkboard wall and not to mention the huge barn door! Love me some barn doors.
On the other side of the big barn door is Teddy’s room (my favorite bedroom of the four Duncan kids). I had some pretty fun rooms growing up (Especially when my mom let me trade in my queen bed for an Ikea futon… I thought I was awesome!), but I would have loved to have a set up like this! Particularly, the bed being on a raised platform.
The room is kind of like PB Teen meets a well-doodled notebook with a dash of Jonathan Adler. Notice the JA pillows on her bed and pottery on the bookshelf?
And no Around the House feature is complete without a mood board. Here’s my take on the Duncan’s abode:
1. Jonathan Adler Dachshund Figurine / as seen in Teddy’s room ($88) | 2. Letter Pillow / as seen in Teddy’s room ($110) | 3. Orange Chick Candleholder ($7.99) | 4. Insect Collection Illustration ($9.99) | 5. Wynn Bench-Cushion Sofa in Vance Teal ($2,299) | 6. Iron and Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table ($1173.75) | 7. Chloe Chair in Citrine ($999) | 8. Gelato Frames in Lemon ($12.99-$14.00) | 9. Key Turquoise by Suzane Sharp as seen in living room ($5,000) | 10. Format Orange Tray / as seen in living room ($39.95)
How about you… Are you loving the house of Good Luck Charlie too? Do you still watch the Disney Channel? It’s okay. You’re not alone ; )