If you’re a fan of Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, you’ll love this Kentucky hotel room, which has been designed in the maximalist, midcentury style of the popular chess drama.

The 21c Museum Hotel room – designed by Isabel Ladd and Mid-Century Design League of Lexington founder Lucy Jones – replicates the show’s retro look while paying homage to its chess prodigy protagonist Beth Harman (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) through its details. It’s located in Lexington where most of the story takes place.

Guests are immersed in olive-green shades from its geometric wallpaper featuring half circles and chess knights, painted walls and objects. It’s packed with American vintage furniture (some locally sourced) including a stocked bar cart and an Atomic-age coffee table topped with Chess Review magazines and features a locally made chess set (available to buy).

Best of all is the ceiling installation featuring an oversized chessboard hung with giant chess pieces inspired by Beth’s drug-induced hallucinations. The Harmon Room is available to book for $234 per night and comes with a guide to area landmarks featured in the show.

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