Shonda Rhimes opens the doors to her splendid Bridgerton-inspired home

Shonda Rhimes has opened the doors to her splendid Bridgerton-inspired home in .

Rhimes, 52, gave a tour of her beautifully arranged apartment, designed by famed interior designer Michael S. Smith, where she revealed the aesthetic had been influenced by her steamy series.

‘I had been immersed in the romanticism of for a while, so that had to influence some of the things that I had been thinking about,’ she told AD.

Living the high life! Shonda Rhimes opened the doors to her splendid Bridgerton-inspired home in New York City for an Architectural Digest video, in which she is seen giving a tour while wearing a pink St. John sweater

Bringing it to life: ‘If I’m thinking about these books that we’re turning into a series, then that inevitably spills into how the apartment’s going to look, which inevitably spills into what goes in the scripts — it all sort of spins together,’ Rhimes told AD

‘Everything sort of spills into everything else. If I’m thinking about these books that we’re turning into a series, then that inevitably spills into how the apartment’s going to look, which inevitably spills into what goes in the scripts — it all sort of spins together.’

Indeed, the living room looked as though it could have served as the set of the romance show, from the floral blue leopard wallpaper to the regal gold touches strewn about the room.

The stunning room harkened to the series with majestic yellow curtains, chandelier, pottery and even a citrus tree placed by her desk.

A number of tapered candles also added another Bridgerton inspired touch.

Stunning: Shonda’s living room was even decked out in blue wall paper 

Royal touch: Like the TV series, Rhimes’ living room featured numerous gold accents

Splendid: Rhimes living room featured gold accents, sweeping yellow curtains, tapered candles and a tangerine tree

Wow: Rhimes dropped jaws as she showed off her luxurious apartment 

‘This is my favorite place to be whenever I’m in New York City,’ Shonda explained in the video tour. ‘It really is like one of the comfiest, coziest places in the world.’

Rhimes was also influenced by the late director Mike Nichols in her design.

Rhimes was invited to lunch by Nichols following the success of Grey’s Anatomy and recalled the elegance of the apartment he shared with his wife Diane Sawyer.

‘I didn’t know him at all,’ Rhimes told AD. ‘Mike was the kindest soul—just to offer friendship, such kindness, and mentorship was really lovely. So I went to his and Diane Sawyer’s apartment, and it was breathtaking—this beautiful special place, so elegantly done with extraordinary terraces, and this quality of light. And I remember thinking, God, one day I’d love to live like this.’

Heaven: ‘This is my favorite place to be whenever I’m in New York City,’ Shonda explained in video of the tour

Luxurious: The home is the perfect place for a busy star like Shonda to unwind 

No place like home: Rhimes showed off her beautifully decorated dining room 

Greetings! The producer showed off the decorative light fixture greeting guests at the entry way 

Following work done by Michael, the home is now the perfect place for Rhimes to get work done.

‘Michael knows me really well,’ the acclaimed producer said. ‘He understands the idea that I spend a lot of time inside my head—a lot of time imagining, a lot of time where it seems like I might be being quiet and still, but really I’m storytelling.

‘So he knows that it’s important to me to have rooms and spaces to sit and think, to have new places to move to just get my brain going sometimes. I’m building an entire sort of 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 do need time and space to think about it.’

Welcome home: Rhimes appears on the cover of the April 2022 issue of AD where she discusses her incredible home