Are you hooked on Scandal too?

Hi everyone!

What’s going on in my world?  Well, there’s a bunch of spring cleaning (I think I mentioned that last week) and definitely some slowing down on the energy front.  I’m having my own energy crisis o’va here!  I guess some 20 extra pounds will do that to ya!

My husband actually travels quite a bit for work and when he does I try to get my mom over to help with the kiddos and to watch one of “our” shows.  Right now, we are watching Scandal and it’s… well, it’s damn good.  I think what I love most about it is how Kerry Washington’s character, Olivia Pope, is strong, decisive, passionate, but still very feminine.  Hallelujah!  Yes, we ladies can be tough and soft at the same time.

I recently read an article by the costume designer for Olivia and she said that although the character needed to be dressed professionally for the majority of the show, she didn’t want to make her look like a chic in dude’s clothes.  She wanted the character to wear pink, lavender, ruffles, dresses, high heels AND still look bad ass.  Well, you’ve succeeded sister!  It’s all fabulous!


The clothes are great, but really…. you know what I’m looking at, right?!

The interiors!  How would an ultra-successful woman, with no kids or husband live?



Her bedroom and bathroom use feminine colors with a black and white mix.  You can get her bedding at West Elm.

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The living areas are punctuated with touches of a bright teal-blue.  It’s very classic and chic and tailored.  I love the chairs in her dining area!

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The office is moody, organic and loft-like… of course, there are touches of luxury there.  Check out that table and art!

Looking at all this makes me wonder, how would my spaces look if only I used them???  Hmm… a white sofa might not seem so scary, though I’ve always loved to snack on the sofa.  Right now, that would last maybe an hr or two in our house.  Or is that being too liberal?

Anyhoo, if you’re not watching the show then maybe there is some design inspiration in these photos.  But if you are watching – No Spoilers!  We’ve just started season 2!

Have a great day!  And keep those creative juices flowing!  Jessica


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