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Inside the Homes and Sets of CBS's 'Mom'

By: Susan Hornik
August 18, 2015
Find out how set decorator Ann Shea created the comfy, casual homes and charming Napa Valley restaurants featured in this CBS sitcom, starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney.
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On Set With 'Mom'

CBS’s Mom follows Christy Plunkett (Anna Faris), a single mother of two who restarts her life in California’s Napa Valley after battling alcoholism and drug addiction. She shares her home with her mother, Bonnie (Allison Janney), her daughter, Violet (Sadie Calvano), and her son, Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal). Set decorator Ann Shea tells HGTV how she created a realistic – yet still appealing – home for this busy sitcom family.

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Christy's Living Room

Since Christy (Anna Faris) is a single mom supporting two kids on a waitress’ salary, her home needed to look realistic but still attractive. “It couldn't look like she really spent any money on decorating,” said set decorator Ann Shea. “So we created her home’s look with things that seemed like they came from a flea market, thrift store or were found on the street.” Pops of color add a pleasant touch to the living room.

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Christy's Kitchen

Like the living room, the show’s kitchen set looks comfortable and lived-in. To give the room a real-life look, set decorator Anne Shea often incorporates details like dishes in the sink or unpaid bills on the refrigerator. “We add all of those things in addition to the furniture to help tell the story about what life is like for this family,” she said.

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Anna Faris as Christy

Christy (Anna Faris) eats breakfast in her comfy, casual kitchen on CBS’s Mom.

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