Anatomy of a scandal may still be a new pick on Netflix’s list, which only premiered in April of this year, but it’s already garnered quite a bit of attention — and not just because of its dynamic plotline.
For those who don’t know, Anatomy of a scandal is a six-part series that follows Sophie Whitehouse (Sienna Miller) and her husband James (Rupert Friend), a prominent politician. Like ScandalShonda Rhimes’ ABC hit, the main arc of Anatomy of a scandal focuses on James admitting to having an affair with one of his staffers. Although he claims it was consensual, the staff then publicly accuses him of rape. Needless to say, drama ensues.
As much as we love a captivating plot, we love a beautiful interior even more – and in the case of Anatomy of a scandaland more specifically Sophie’s house, viewers attest to both.
With a semi-tidy parlor sofa next to a pristine glass coffee table stacked with colorful coffee table books and voluminous flowers, the living room is just one of the many rooms in Sophie’s house that immediately grabs our attention. Another AOAS room that’s rent-free in our minds? The study. Lined with floor-to-ceiling shelves filled with books, the dimly lit den, which is accented by a fireplace and cozy, yet regal wing chair, looks downright inviting—no matter how dark the plot that fills it may be. Then there’s the kitchen, complete with copper pans and a matching classic kettle, along with a host of other cooking utensils that give the space a balanced look.
That’s exactly what makes the show – and its designs – so captivating: It’s clear the set designers wanted to create a backdrop that feels both opulent and approachable; chaotic and recognizable. Of course, they also made it a point to cover every room in darkness to play out the overall theme of the show. But back to the furniture and decor. Creating spaces that feel realistic in the present day, the production designers introduced silhouettes that can be purchased from a variety of retailers – and without the budget of a prominent politician.
Take the aforementioned wingback chair, for example. As expensive as the silhouette may have appeared within the walls of AOAS, true shoppers can cling to a similar high-backed design. Article-their Mod Chair-for only $399. If you want to splurge on one Anatomy of a scandal lookalike piece, this 1950s Montgolfièr Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier from 1stDibs ($31,166) is similar to the one hanging in the couple’s living room — and it would look stunning in any home.
Meanwhile, despite society’s obsession with phones, tablets, and electric kettles, bound books and classic teapots feature prominently in the show and are gaining traction in real life as well (especially now that the Coastal Grandmother trend is taking off). With that in mind, if you’re looking for your own coffee table-worthy lyrics, consider one of Gray Malin’s many wonderful photo books. As for a tea kettle, it’s hard to beat the quirkiness of that one by MacKenzie-Childs†
And while we’re on the subject of the kitchen, you might be wondering where to buy high-gloss cookware. If you are not attached to the idea of copper and prefer a mixed metals approach, the Great Jones Precious Metals cookware ($455) is worth checking out.
All this to say, if you like the interior of Anatomy of a scandal— or any of your other favorite Netflix shows — just know that the parts needed to make them may not be as out of reach as you might think. You just need to know where to look.