This is the luxurious apartment of Shonda Rhimes, the woman behind the success of ‘Inventing Anna’

Screenwriter Shonda Rhimes traded her century-old California mansion for an apartment in New York

Screenwriter Shonda Rhimes traded her century-old California mansion for an apartment in New York

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the director Shonda Rhimes52 years old and who has given much to talk about in recent weeks for being behind the success of the ‘Inventing Anna’ miniseriesopened the doors of his beautiful new york apartment to Architectural Digest magazine.

Through a video, lasting more than 13 minutes, the also director of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ allowed us to discover various corners of her new abode in the Upper East Side neighborhoodconsidered one of the most luxurious and elegant in the Big Apple.

“In designing his new apartment in New York City, Rhimes sought a space to write, create and continue to build his successful Shondaland media empire, something he achieved with designer Michael S. Smith. The house is full of places where the single mother of three can decide to work (or daydream) when inspiration strikes her,” AD posted in the description of her YouTube video.


The tour of the renowned screenwriter’s apartment began in the lobby area, which is perfectly well lit by a very original design lamp and decorated with some works by Hughie Lee Smith and some flower pots.


The tour continued through the main room, which is not only used by Shonda for her family gatherings, but also as an office and entertainment space.

The room is decorated with a wallpaper that simulates a forest and a village, with a mirror with a gold frame, with various sofas, with a central table, with some side tables, with plants, with a fireplace and with an elegant chandelier.

The room is completed by an orange tree and a desk, where Rhonda surely sits down to write and create some of her successful projects.

“I’m building a kind of whole universe in my mind, but I’m also trying to think of a series. It’s not just two hours, it’s not just 30 minutes; sometimes it’s 18 seasons. You really need time and space to think about it, ”said the also producer.

Dining room

The dining room is made up of a rectangular table that combines brown chairs with a stool, with which the celebrity of the pen gained some space.

There you also enjoy a wallpaper, a showcase for your decorative items, a wall-mounted television, a bookcase, a fireplace, a living room, lamps, paintings, among other environments.


Its kitchen is semi-open and very spacious. It is equipped with a white cupboard, high-end appliances and a central island that works to prepare food, but also as a breakfast area.

her daughters bedroom

The last room he showed was the bedroom where his daughters usually sleep, Emerson, Harper and Beckettwhen they visit.

The bedroom is made up of a large bed, a headboard that combines gray and white tones, two side tables, an individual sofa, a showcase, some masks hanging on the wall that give it a unique touch, a blue ceiling lamp, for a couple of mirrors, for a closet and for a bathroom.

This apartment would have been acquired after the sale of his hundred-year-old mansion in Hancock Park, California, for which he intended to receive $25 million dollarsbut ended up selling it for $21 million.

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This is the luxurious apartment of Shonda Rhimes, the woman behind the success of ‘Inventing Anna’