Detective Olivia Benson had a rough go of it on the season 15 premiere of Law & Order: SVU, but tonight’s episode represents a new era for the detective as she moves in with longtime love Brian Cassidy.
SVU set decorator Deborah Moses gave EW a tour of Bensidy’s new love nest.
“[Olivia is] looking for a new life, a new start,” Moses said of the “clean and crisp” apartment, created by production designer Dean Taucher. “The space is new and airy with big windows, a high ceiling, and a great view.” The couple’s one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath apartment is decorated with furniture and accessories from home brands like Restoration Hardware, West Elm, and CB2. The kitchen (pictured above) features IKEA cabinets, a Frigidaire refrigerator, a Keurig single cup coffee maker, glassware from Lenox, and plates from the Ralph Lauren Home label, which begs the question; Given detective Benson’s busy, high-stress life, can we expect to see her whipping up home cooked meals for her man? “I’m assuming it will mostly be Chinese takeout in that fridge,” said Moses. “And maybe some condiments.”
Read on to learn which character tries to incorporate a cattle skull into the décor, why the pad is bigger than the average New York City apartment, and what SVU star Mariska Hargitay thinks of Benson’s new digs.