Anatomy of a Scandal might still be a fresh pick on the Netflix docket, having only premiered in April of this year, but it’s already garnered its fair share of attention—and not solely for its dynamic plot line.
For those that don’t know, Anatomy of a Scandal is a six-part series that follows Sophie Whitehouse (Sienna Miller) and her husband, James (Rupert Friend), who is a prominent politician. Much like Scandal, the ABC hit by Shonda Rhimes, the main arc of Anatomy of a Scandal focuses on the fact that James admits to having an affair with one of his staffers. Although he claims that it was consensual, the staffer then publicly accuses him of rape. Needless to say, drama ensues.
As much as we love a captivating plot, we adore a stunning interior even more—and in the case of Anatomy of a Scandal, and more specifically, Sophie’s home, viewers bear witness to both.
Featuring a semi-disheveled parlor sofa alongside a pristine glass coffee table stacked with colorful coffee table books and voluminous florals, the living area is just one of many rooms in Sophie’s home that instantly grabs our attention. Another AOAS room that’s living rent-free in our minds? The study. Lined with floor-to-ceiling shelving crowded with books, the dimly lit den, which is accented by a fireplace and a cozy-yet-regal wingback chair, looks nothing short of inviting—dark as the plot that fills it may be. Then there’s the kitchen, complete with copper pans and a matching classic kettle, along with a slurry of other cooking utensils that give the space a balanced appeal.
That’s exactly what makes the show—and its designs—so compelling: It’s clear that the set designers wanted to create a backdrop that feels both lavish and approachable; chaotic and relatable. Of course, they also made a point to shroud each room in darkness to play at the overall theme of the show. But, back to the furniture and decor. By creating spaces that feel realistic in today’s day and age, the production designers introduced silhouettes that can be bought from a variety of retailers—and without a prominent politician’s budget.
Take the aforementioned wingback chair, for example. Expensive as the silhouette may have appeared within the walls of AOAS, real-life shoppers can snag a similar high-backed design from Article—their Mod Chair—for just $399. If you want to splurge on an Anatomy of a Scandal lookalike piece, this 1950’s Montgolfièr Empire Sac a Pearl chandelier from 1stDibs ($31,166) is similar to the one that hangs in the couple’s living room—and it would look stunning in any home.
Meanwhile, despite the societal obsession with phones, tablets, and electric tea kettles, hard-bound books and classic teapots are prominent in the show and are also gaining traction in real life (especially as the Coastal Grandmother trend takes off). With that in mind, if you’re looking to snag your own coffee table-worthy texts, consider one of Gray Malin’s many stunning photo books. As for a tea kettle, it’s hard to beat the whimsy of those by MacKenzie-Childs.
And while still on the topic of the kitchen, you might be wondering where you can buy high-shine cookware. If you’re not cemented to the idea of copper and prefer a mixed metals approach, the Great Jones Precious Metals Cookware Set ($455) is worth perusing.
All this to say, if you love the interiors of Anatomy of a Scandal—or any of your other favorite Netflix shows—just know that the pieces that go into making them may not be quite as out of reach as you might think. You just have to know where to look.