Well now... I LOVE that this conversation has been such a big topic. So let's just jump right in and take a look. No. Wait...
I feel like I need to say DO NOT SLEEP WITH THESE PICTURES. I, of course, love all of our Gladiator Decorators on Twitter so I'm not calling anyone out...(But those of you with ink on your face know who you are). Ok. That is all.
There has been MUCH discussion about the new configuration. Excellent eyes and theories.
I think the floorplan is the easiest way to get a clear idea of Jake's surveillance layout....errrr....I mean, Olivia's season two layout. This is a very early version that has some preliminary furniture layouts sketched in for space planning.
*** Yes, you are all correct! Liv had some work done. Her original condo was shot on location - those of you who guessed that were right as well. And really, it was all that she needed at the time. Think about it. The now famous "One Minute" moment defines the living room space in your heads. Later, Olivia tells Stephen that Amanda Tanner is pregnant in her kitchen. Abby also had her flashback baking frenzy in Olivia's kitchen (remember that?). That's only a couple scenes and 2 rooms in all of season one.
*** Season Two: Once we knew her home life would be a much bigger part of the story, the decision was made to build her condo on a stage where we could expand her spaces for future storyline development.
*** The expansion included moving the piano back into its own little room which also made space for a full entry way and the addition of Olivia's bedroom.
*** Even now, the expansion continues as the storylines evolve. A new space was developed just recently for one of the final four episodes of the season. You online fans will be the first to see the new space - before it airs.
Ok. Let's transition from the layout to the actual space.
LIVING/ DINING/ ENTRY:
Liv is styled but still keeping it real. She comes home and puts on fabulous lounge wear and works on her laptop in front of the TV while eating popcorn and drinking wine. She has traveled and is well read and therefore has interesting books, pictures and little items she's collected over the years on her tables and bookshelves just like we do.
A little tid bit about these two pics...they were shot when Liv had a house guest on her couch (see the pillows on the coffee table?) Anyone remember who that may have been?
We pulled in some color with the fabulous teal blue chair, throw pillows, the drapes and few accessories to match.
The coffee, end tables and the entry table are also a little bit of bling in the space. A little shine, a little glitz, a little glamour.
THE NEW HALLWAY:I don't think you've ever clearly seen this space on camera... a glimpse down the hall to the bedroom.
Many of you have told me that you are going to "Pope" your places this summer. We LOVE that. Gladiate your remodels. Get to it! Next up - Olivia's newest remodel project.
*** In case you missed it - check out the People Magazine article with Scandal's Production Designer Corey Kaplan: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20690544,00.html