‘Bones’: Booth and Brennan’s new home, including baby’s room
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It took six long years, but at the end of the most recent season of ‘Bones,’ Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) finally became a couple with a baby on the way. When the show returns Monday night, fans will get their first look at Brennan and Booth’s new home -- ‘a rather grand place, a white elephant which Booth bought and turned into a place Brennan would enjoy,’ show runner Hart Hanson said.
Deschanel’s take on the place: It looks like the love child of a history museum curator and a nostalgic kid-at-heart. ‘I want it!’ the actress said.
At Fox Studios in Los Angeles, production designer Val Wilt and set decorator Megan Malley-Cannon produced a two-story, five-room home that integrates the retro Americana, sports-infused vibe of Booth’s old apartment with the Asian-inspired look of Brennan’s former loft. In other words, Buddha meets baseball.
‘The house is what they share together,’ Wilt said. The result is a traditional home with fireplace, wooden moldings and coffered ceilings accented with a busy array of the couple’s collectibles.
For a tour of the house, including details on that nursery pictured here, keep reading ...
Harmonizing two aesthetics into one appealing common space was a challenge that Cannon and Wilt enjoyed. Against a palette of earth-tone paints overlaid with a softening glaze, Booth’s butterscotch leather chair and blue plush sofa (from Wertz Brothers) face Brennan’s sectional (from Plummers). Connecting them is a cream shag carpet from Linoleum City.
Upstairs, the nursery seems flooded with sunshine. ‘We used Concord Ivory [also Benjamin Moore] paint for the walls,’ Wilt said, ‘because I didn’t think Brennan would paint her baby’s room pink. The yellow tones are a little more sophisticated. But it’s a girl’s room so I wanted to bring in some feminine touches.’ Throw pillows with faux fur and butterfly patterns created by the Fox drapery department, floor-length white sheers and a period floor lamp with painted ceramic elements complement a traditional white crib from the Juvenile Shop in Sherman Oaks and a nursing rocker from Monte Design.
‘I think the new set is fantastic,’ Boreanz said, calling it a beautiful home that Brennan can afford and Booth can’t. ‘It adds a whole new dimension to the show.’
‘Bones’ now airs at 8 p.m. Mondays.
Corrected: An earlier version of this post misspelled Megan Malley-Cannon’s name as Meghan Cannon. It also mistakenly attributed the quote about the nursery paint color to Malley-Cannon.
-- Susan James