This Is Why Olivia Pope's Bedroom Is So Sexy
Olivia Pope's life might be a tad complicated, but with an apartment as chic as hers, we would still trade places in a heartbeat. Fortunately, you don't need a clandestine romance, crisis management firm, or even a big budget to get the look. Scandal set designer and HomeGoods spokeswoman Amy Wells gave us the lowdown on Olivia's sexy bedroom. So pour yourself a glass of red wine and read on to find out how you can re-create Olivia's bedroom at home.
POPSUGAR: How would you define Olivia Pope's interior design style?
Amy Wells: Transitional Eclectic with a teeny bit of Hollywood Regency — only tiny!
PS: What went into designing her bedroom?
AW: Deciding on a calm color palette was the first choice that telegraphed to the rest of the room. Once I found that smoky purple velvet for the headboard, I could move on to all the other elements . . . I like to mix textures as well as patterns. Olivia's room is not overly matchy-matchy and also has a mixture of vintage and new. It feels like she put it together over a period of time, which is what I wanted.
PS: What are six pieces people can buy affordably at HomeGoods to get the look?
AW: 1. Mercury and decorative glass lamps; 2. A sequined or beaded throw pillow for a single accent of glitz; 3. A patterned flatweave area rug; 4. A high back cream colored chair; 5. Artistic accessories, such as handblown colored glass or inlaid boxes; 6. Nature-derived decor, including handmade baskets, carved wood on stands, or natural polished stone coasters.
PS: Any HomeGoods shopping tips readers can use when looking for these goods?
AW: There is so much visual information — my brain doesn't take in everything the first time. I like to go in, search, and then relax and wander.