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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 HBO's spectacular sets and locations dazzle like sorcery

Game of Thrones Style

Becky

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Have you been bitten by the Game of Thrones bug? It took me two seasons before I decided to jump in, but then I binged on both seasons over a very lazy weekend. I was like Fred and Carrie and Battlestar Galactica on Portlandia. Thank goodness there weren’t more episodes available, or I would have lost my job and all sense of personal hygiene.

As a big chair fanatic, I have to wonder why everyone wants this very uncomfortable chair made out of swords so badly. It certainly does not look childproof or tetanus proof or impale your buttocks-proof. However, the sets and locations on the show are absolutely mind-blowing, and always make me wonder just how expensive each episode is to produce. Here’s a look at some high GoT style.

Luxurious bedding. The upper crust in GoT enjoys featherbeds, silk canopies, ornate fringe, fur throws, dmask and gilded details. Much better than those who live in Fleabottom.

Fancy game boards. War strategies include using intricately carved pieces in a medieval version of Risk. Dark gothic castles provide dungeons and turrets.

Uninviting man caves. The men of the Night’s Watch live at the edge, an edge provided by one heck of a wall in the very chilly north.

Tent city. Travel lodging runs the gamut, but those who are privileged are more into glamping.

Caves and classical Greek columns combined. Scary people worship the Lord of the Light inside at the firepit.

Forts. Even the strongest fortifications will not protect slave owners from dragons.

Family pride through design. Your house’s crest is of the utmost importance. People respect and fear houses represented by lions and direwolves much more than ones represented by a golden rose. Something to keep in mind if you’re designing a family crest.

Do you like to geek out every Sunday night to Game of Thrones? Please let me know I’m not alone and leave a comment!

All photos via hbo.com

About Becky

Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!

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  1. Niko says:

    May 4th, 2013 at 10:42 am (#)

    Very interesting article ! This is my favourite serial.

  2. Cherie says:

    May 7th, 2013 at 9:13 am (#)

    I love Game of Thrones as well. Let’s hear it for back stabbing, conspiring, dragons, dire wolves and vengeance!

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