Check out the extended promo for episode 14×05 ‘Danger Zone’, airing Thursday, October 26, 2017.
Check out the first sneak peek for episode 14×03, airing Thursday, October 5, 2017.
The plan was to turn the cabin into the guest house and build a larger main house next door, but the main residence took a backseat to a different project: a beach house on the West Coast. “A house in Malibu that I had fallen in love with became available, so I abandoned the original plan, and I don’t know if I will ever end up building the main house in Sag Harbor,” she says. With construction finished on the guest house—which would now have to function as the main house—Pompeo set out to tackle the decorating process. Working with a fraction of the footprint she’d imagined for the main house would be a challenge, and it wasn’t long before she ran into another snag. “I hired the architect as a decorator as well,” she explains—and their aesthetics just didn’t jibe. After they parted ways, Pompeo—a serious design enthusiast—did some decorating on her own, but her dreamy Malibu home required more of her attention and the Sag Harbor property was temporarily forgotten.
It was when she reconnected with Estee Stanlee, a principal of California-based Hancock Design along with Brigette Romanek, whose clients include Rachel Zoe, Chris Evans, Jessica Biel, and Pompeo’s Grey’s Anatomy co-star Patrick Dempsey, that she decided to finalize the design process on the Sag Harbor home. “Estee is a very stylish woman. She also has a house in the Hamptons. It just made sense to hire her,” Pompeo says.
And this is where the story arc of Pompeo’s house suddenly shifts—with Stanley and Romanek on board, Pompeo had a team she could trust, and the roadblocks started to clear. “Ellen was able to articulate the feel she wanted. Since this wasn’t her main house, it was clear to us it needed to be easy, breezy, light, comfortable, and beautiful, with not a lot of pieces, but every piece needed to say something,” says Romanek. Still, the design duo faced certain obstacles. “The house definitely had its challenges because of the configuration and size,” admits Romanek. An example of this, says Stanley, is the kitchen, which “is not a big space, but is a big focal point when you first walk in the house. It is viewed from so many different directions, so we wanted it to feel clean and beautiful.”
The final outcome was a group effort by the three women. “I think we really came up with everything together. The house needed layers and it needed more architecture,” says Pompeo. It’s easy for her to think of numerous examples of this: “Estee was the one who said we needed to treat the walls: ‘You need to do an architecture element in the master.’ It was her idea to do bead-board in a few places, and after that, I loved it, but then I said: ‘It’s not enough! We need to paint the walls black!’”
The end result: “Nothing is too precious. When you walk, in you can sit on the furniture. You can spill things. You can be wet. But it’s still really beautiful,” says Romanek. An added bonus was the bond created between the women: “Ellen and I have pillow fights all the time,” says Stanley, who has a house in nearby Sagaponack. “I mean, literally. She loves throw pillows, but we’re not exactly on the same page with them, but we laugh about it. She’s literally so fun to work with. We just laugh.”
Pompeo’s objective—and the outcome—for her Hamptons home was “completely different” from any other property she owns. “This is my hobby and I absolutely love it,” she says on the topic of creating beautiful interiors. “This was the first modern barn I have done. I have two Mediterranean homes, and I have two modern homes as well, and I have just finished my Malibu house, which is midcentury. They are like completely different paintings to me.”
Despite a few obstacles, Pompeo seems to have achieved the results she was after, with her good humor intact, no less. “I was looking to do something modern and hip and young, and I wanted to do something you don’t see out there—I wanted to do something different,” she explains. “It’s decorated in a way that’s a fresh look compared to those Hamptons places that all look like they’re owned by 60-year-old Hamptons billionaires, with the shingles and the light columns. They all put me to sleep.”
Episode 1323, “True Colors” – The doctors of Grey Sloan encounter a difficult case involving a dangerous patient. Meanwhile, Owen receives life-changing news that pushes Amelia to step up to support him, and Alex attends a medical conference after making a shocking discovery, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, MAY 11 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Added episode stills from episode 1323, airing May 11, 2017.
Gallery Links: 13×23 ‘True Colors’ Episode Stills
Check out the promo and sneak peeks for episode 1322, airing May 4, 2017.
“It’s all about lines – the finish line at the end of residency, waiting in line for a chance at the operating table, and then there’s the most important line – the line separating you from the people you work with. It doesn’t help to get too familiar, to make friends. You need boundaries between you and the rest of the world. It’s all about lines. Drawing lines in the sand, and praying like hell no one crosses them.”
“At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don’t keep other people out. They fence you in. Life is messy. That’s how we’re made. So you can waste your life drawing lines…or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines…that are way too dangerous to cross. Here’s what I know. If you’re willing to take the chance…the view from the other side…is spectacular.”
Entertainment Weekly posted an article about the bomb episode of Grey’s, which if you don’t recall, aired in 2006 after the Super Bowl XL.Shonda, Ellen, and Peter Horton (who directed that episode) came together to recall the details of the episode.
Check out the article here.
Check out the promo for episode 1320, airing April 13, 2017 on ABC.
I’ve decided to include a new category of posts every week – Meredith Monday. Seeing as today marks 12 years since Grey’s Anatomy first aired, it seems fitting to start today. I’ll post a monologue from each episode in this category, every Monday.
“The game. They say a person either has what it takes to play, or they don’t. My mother was one of the greats. Me, on the other hand…I’m kind of screwed.”
“I can’t think of any one reason why I want to be a surgeon, but I can think of a thousand reasons why I should quit. They make it hard on purpose; there are lives in our hands. There comes a moment where it’s more than just a game, and you either take that step forward, or turn around and walk away. I could quit, but here’s the thing: I love the playing field.”