Game of Thrones TV series. We can admire the script, the acting, the special effects and the books on which Game of Thrones is based. We can also admire clothing and hairstyle of the stars of the TV series. But how about its interior design? It’s also great!
The designers have created different styles. We’ll see:
Palaces and mansions of King’s Landing are medieval, but not from Christian Middle Ages but from Byzantine Empire, much more luxurious and colorful. Carpets, red silk curtains, brass little tables, glamorous vases and wooden blinds are Byzantine. Do you remember the mosaics of Justinian and Theodora in Ravenna? King’s Landing smells to Constantinople.
However, Daenerys Targaryen lives in a more Oriental World. Khal Drogo was a desert nomad, and his tent looked like the shelter of an old merchant in the Spice Route. And the marvelous Quarth city reminds Babylon in the time of Alexander the Great, full of palms and luxury under a relentless sun. It’s the world of One Thousand and One Nights dragons and spells. I love it!
By contrast, we find the cold and stone of the Crows castles. The Wall could be in Scotland or even better, the immense structure which separates the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms from the lands beyond could be Hadrian’s Wall in Britain. Very historic!
Different is Stannis Baratheon world. I think it is not inspired in any geographical location and historical time, but in a horror movies. Good choice! because in my opinion, Stannis is the worst of all! However, I love the large wooden table depicting a map of the Seven Kingdoms of Stannis main room. Not practical but absolutely beautiful.
Of course, I cannot finish without mentioning the Iron Throne, symbol of the series. What a great design! The design is based on the comics and in our nightmares about Vikings coming to rampage.
Congratulations to the designers of Game of Thrones!