Okay, I love fabulous interiors, the more opulent the better and the interiors of Empire, the new hit TV show are a case study in rich, urban cool “surroundings”. Empire, tells the story of Lucious Lyon, his music empire and the continuous dramas of the Lyon family.
The story is fiction but it’s giving us an upclose and personal view of the inner sanctum of a music mogul’s interior digs for the 1st time since Russell Simmons on MTV Crib’s.
So how do you set the stage to tell the story of family drama, wealth, revenge, sexual exploits, murder, and music? By staging interiors that bring storytelling to life at Empire’s headquarters and Lucious’s 18,000 square foot home as well as locations throughout NYC.
Each week Cookie, Lucious, Andre, Jamal and Hakeem create soap opera styled drama that makes fans want for more but I can’t help but notice the home and office interior design.
I’ve highlighted some of the design methods that make the interiors of Empire a stand out and totally believable design fit. It’s a rich, urban cool style you just might want to copy for your own home.
Come along as I take a closer look at the interiors of Empire.
Larger than life art makes a major statement in almost every scene on Empire.
Several large abstract artworks by emerging artist Michael Savoire have been featured on Empire this season.
Visible symbols of success are everywhere – recognize
Everything about Cookie from her dress to her apartment says I’m here now deal with it. Especially to Anika her arch nemesis. Cookie’s has already settled into her nemesis new office. Lucious you are next.
Lucious, king of his self created jungle, is Large & In charge
Lighting sets almost any mood
A No Drama Zone to heal with music therapy
Hakeem and Jamal are genuinely concerned and support their brother Andre as he recovers from a bipolar disorder episode.
The hospital therapy center soft neutral hues and candles set a serene atmosphere for healing.
I hope you’ve enjoyed a look at the interiors of Empire, the Inner Sanctum of Rich Urban Cool.
Until next time ….