So. Now The Blue Room is an actual space in The White House. It's Oval shaped just like The Oval Office and is used for receiving guests, receptions and sometimes dinners. The team researched it at great lengths when it popped up in a script last season actually. It ended up not being used back then...but here it is now. A transformation of a space. We started with this:
After all of the fuss and dust settled, we ended up with this. Ladies and gentlemen I give you The Grant Administrations Blue Room. This is the space where we saw all those adorable children and reporters and Mellie's speech went off without a hitch...until she rambled on in the hall nearly giving poor Cy another heart attack.