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March 6, 2022

Today AD takes you to Manhattan’s Upper East Side to visit with the inimitable Shonda Rhimes for a tour of her posh new apartment. As the driving force behind a chain of hit series, most recently 'Bridgerton' and 'Inventing Anna', Rhimes is one of Hollywood’s most successful and inspiring creators. In designing her brand-new New York City apartment, Rhimes sought a space to write, create, and continue to build her successful Shondaland media empire - something she achieved with AD100 designer Michael S. Smith. The home is full of places where the single mother of three can decide to work (or daydream) as inspiration strikes. “I’m building an entire sort of universe in the mind, but I’m also trying to think of a series. It’s not just two hours, it’s not just 30 minutes: sometimes it’s 18 seasons. You really do need time and space to think about it.”

'Inventing Anna' is available to stream now on Netflix. Season 2 of 'Bridgerton' debuts March 25th.

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Act like Shonda and incorporate a playful mix of patterns and texture through colorful wallpaper moments.
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Achieve Shonda’s antique eclecticism with a mix of vintage-inspired throw pillows.
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Want to achieve the same look as Shonda’s living room/office? It’s all in the details—like the producer’s Victorian-style furniture and vintage decor.
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Take another design note from Shonda and bring light into your kitchen with bright fixtures and a pastel color palette.
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Shonda knows a modern bedroom room filled with a mix of contemporary and vintage decor is perfect for any and all guests.
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