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16 Super Scandalous Ways To Pope Your Apartment

Want to make your house Scandal-Chic? Consider it handled.

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Have you spent every Thursday without your Gladiators drinking wine and eating popcorn on a boring empty couch? Do you wish you could just live in Shonda-Rhimes-land every night? Olivia Pope can fix all your problems. Celebrate the return of Scandal by making your own Olivia-inspired space with these buys and DIYs.

1. Cozy up the couch.

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The designers for the show said the overall feel for Olivia's apartment was "smooth and feminine" with "very simple colors" that give that "ethereal effect." But the most important thing was making the space comfortable. Her couch, a custom tight-backed model from Cisco, is always stacked with cozy throws and patterned pillows.

2. Tuft your headboard.

@ScandalMinute @lizcriolla treat 4 you...that is on our original inspiration/concept board. And the rest is history!

s.marie bailey@smariebailey

@ScandalMinute @lizcriolla treat 4 you...that is on our original inspiration/concept board. And the rest is history!

04:59 PM - 8 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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From the original concept board tweeted by Scandal Set Decorator @smariebailey to the final result, the vibe for Liv's boudoir has always been a blend of cozy and elegant. Tufted headboards like this are a great way to add texture and glamor to your room. Check out some great DIY tutorials here and here.

3. Embroider yourself some bedding.

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The actual version from West Elm is no longer available, but you can find similar versions here and here, or embroider a frame pattern onto any solid-color duvet for the same result.

6. Make a gallery wall around your TV.

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Though Olivia's living room decor has changed since this shot from season one, this technique is a great way of blending anything big like a TV into the rest of the room's decor. Here's a great tutorial on how to do it.

7. Stud your seating.

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The matching nail heads on Olivia's mis-matched dining chairs unify the space and give it a little edge. You can find similar French Art-Deco style side chairs here, and learn how to add your own studs.

8. Another tip from Scandal's set designer: paint the walls Nantucket Gray.

@BlaqVixenBeauty here ya go! Benjamin Moore Nantucket Gray. By the time it's lit and shot...color changes a little

s.marie bailey@smariebailey

@BlaqVixenBeauty here ya go! Benjamin Moore Nantucket Gray. By the time it's lit and shot...color changes a little

08:40 PM - 2 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. Buy a bone-inlay mirror.

This Morrocan-Style Mirror hung over the dining table maximizes the light and the awesome. See similar styles here and here. Or, try your hand at a painted DIY version.

For all the dirty details on the rest of the Scandal sets, check out the blog here.