What Your Scandal Doppelganger Says About Your Design Style

Are you a traditional Mellie or an eclectic Olivia? In anticipation of the Season 5 premiere tomorrow, we dissect the aesthetics of the drama's leading ladies.

Full disclosure: there are a couple Lonny editors (okay, just me) who are still diehard Scandal  loyalists. No. Shame. And regardless of issues you may have with certain story lines, it's hard to argue with the #likeaboss powerhouse styles of the show's leading females Olivia Pope, Mellie Grant, Abby Whelan, and Quinn Perkins. The only question is which character's aesthetic is most like yours? Not to worry, we've got it handled.

Olivia Pope

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You're someone who rolls with the punches and easily faces daily challenges. A faulty door knob, wine stains on the sofa, an affair with the President of the Unit—ignore that last part. You've got an eclectic side and can jive with all kinds of pieces. For your apartment though? Nothing says the new-and-improved Olivia Pope than a stylish record player to dance it out to those tunes. Did we mention it comes in white? Now if only it came in merlot.

Mellie Grant

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Listen, President Grant, schmesident Grant. No one's putting a damper on your climb to the top. But when it comes to style, you're a traditionalist at heart. You also know how to play up a room (or a public drama) with a little flare. A devotee of iconic pieces, you know that even an ordinary space, like, say, a new office, needs to stand out. And what other way to make it happen than with a #girlboss-meets-evil-genius pink suede wingback chair? Even pretend senators need a comfortable seat to lead from.

Abby Whelan

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We'll just call you plain Jane. You've got it all mapped out. Sure you've got a few secrets up your sleeve, but you don't stray far. A mix of modern-trad styles, clean lines, and the occasional edge is your cup of tea venti triple-shot latte, hold the foam. A traditional yet fashionable filing cabinet is just what your to-do list needs. And maybe a covert meeting with a certain Attorney General, but you didn't read that here. 

Quinn Perkins

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Not one to follow the rules, you change things up as you go and have no fears about making your own way. You embrace that dark colors can actually be interesting and flesh—I mean fresh. A completely contemporary and abstract style, there is nothing you won't pry—I mean try. And after a long day, what better way to rest your all-in-one-piece body than on a sleek daybed? Style comes naturally to you because you go with the gut. Your gut. Come on, guys. 

BAR CART SIDEBAR

The one thing all these D.C. power gals have in common? They know how to ease the stresses of their dramatic day-to-day with a stiff drink. Here's where they'd keep their cocktails of choice. 

I'm the former Senior Designer at Lonny. Follow me on Instagram @nataliemcaceres.
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