Debby Ryan's whimsical living room is a masterclass in dopamine decor

The earthy aesthetic in Debby Ryan and Josh Dun's house is sure to put a smile on your face

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Internet audiences love Debby Ryan for her quirky and energetic personality. Photos of the Jessie actress's home show that Debby practices what she preaches: her whimsical and colorful home perfectly epitomizes the bright dopamine decor trend.

The former Disney star's living room is a 70s-inspired oasis filled with fun, plant-inspired details. Peek inside the Columbus, Ohio home that Debby Ryan shares with her husband, 21 Pilots drummer Josh Dun, below.

Interior designer Nicholas Kaiko describes Ryan and Dun's space as an 'unapologetic embrace of maximalism.' The colorful room is complete with a large floral mural in the corner, a large mossy flower display on the mantel, and a bright piece of modern art in the middle of the room. The couple perches on mossy green armchairs with the TikTok viral strawberry stool between them. Each fun detail seems perfectly designed to make Debbie Ryan and Josh Dun happier at home.

Nicholas Kaiko
Nicholas Kaiko

Nicholas Kaiko, founder of Kaiko Design Interiors, is a highly sought-after interior designer based in Sydney, Australia. With over a decade of experience in the interior design industry, Nic has honed his skills as an interior architect and decorator, working on luxury hotels and high-end residential projects both locally and internationally.

Experts love how the couple has designed the home to be their own personal oasis. Nicholas Kaiko says: 'The mural not only infuses a sense of fun and enthusiasm but also acts as a massive statement piece. By wrapping around the bay window, it creates an almost immersive experience. It’s as if you’re nestled in a meadow, especially with the thoughtful touches of yellow soft accessories on the bench seat echoing the mural's vibrant hues. This whimsical addition showcases Debby and Josh's spontaneity and enthusiasm.'

He continues on the colorful living room idea, 'While the mural sets a playful tone other details and accents in the room underscore this penchant for personal connections and novelty. The strawberry stools, not just functional seating, are conversational pieces, embodying a quirky and creative spirit. Meanwhile, the fireplace, with its stacked light grey stone, offers both warmth and a grounding element amidst the whimsy.'

Jennifer Ebert, Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens, adds 'The dopamine decor trend is about creating a space that maximizes your personal happiness. By incorporating so many plant-inspired touches they clearly love, Debby and Josh make their home feel so unique and joyful.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens online. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.


Debby Ryan seems to understand that dopamine decor is more than a trend: it is a freeing life philosophy. This ethos creates an utterly timeless room. Shop Debby and Josh's favorite indoor outdoor planters below to recreate the effect of their cozy home.

News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.