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Behind the Set: The Decor of True Blood

The decor on the set of HBO’s series True Blood has changed dramatically from its humble beginnings in Season One. Set designer Daniel Bradford and production designer Suzuki Ingerslev have taken the set from country chic to dazzling and grandiose. Check out our favorite looks:

Salome’s Boudoir, Season 5

New to Season 5 of the show, Salome is an ancient character from the new testament. The Bible depicts her as a dangerous and seductive female, which is a perfect description of her character in True Blood. Her boudoir is sensuous and stunning, featuring an elevated bed enveloped in shimmering gold drapery and chinoiserie bedding. The room has an exotic yet Art Deco feeling, with exaggerated luxury from floor to ceiling. “We were for a set that would be intimate and highly sexual,” describes Ingerslev (LA Times). The walls glisten with a gold grasscloth wallpaper and pop with mural panels of Schumacher’s Chiang Mai Dragon, while wood frame armchairs with Greek Key cushions offer scaled-down pattern.

true blood decor season 5 salome's bedroom

Fabricut Fabric - Bolsa - Gold 2987406
Fabricut Fabric – Bolsa – Gold
Duralee Fabric - 15358-324 Goldleaf
Duralee Fabric – 15358-324 Goldleaf
Schumacher Fabric - Velours Oriental - Tuscan 64831
Schumacher Fabric – Velours Oriental – Tuscan

Salome's Room - True Blood Decor Season 5

Schumacher Wallpaper - Chiang Mai Dragon - Lacquer 5001061
Schumacher Wallpaper – Chiang Mai Dragon – Lacquer
Schumacher Fabric - Greek Key - Ruby 174502
Schumacher Fabric – Greek Key – Ruby
Schumacher Wallpaper - Ningbo Sisal - Soft Gold 524313
Schumacher Wallpaper – Ningbo Sisal – Soft Gold
Ralph Lauren Wallpaper - Acacia Grass - French Blue LWP62741W
Ralph Lauren Wallpaper – Acacia Grass – French Blue

Bill Compton’s Home, Season 1

In Season One Bill’s home in Bon Temps looks worn from years of neglect. Peeling paint, gauzy drapes, and a wine-red velvet sofa create a ghostly feeling in the space.

Bill Compton home season 1 true block decor

Andrew Martin Wallpaper - Crackle - Blue
Andrew Martin Wallpaper – Crackle – Blue
Winfield Thybony Wallpaper - Argenta - Bone WGA2537
Winfield Thybony Wallpaper – Argenta – Bone
Duralee Fabric - 51160-792 Off White
Duralee Fabric – 51160-792 Off White
Fabricut Fabrics - Altruistic - Cabernet 3398902
Fabricut Fabrics – Altruistic – Cabernet

Bill’s Compton’s Home, Season 4

At this point in the series, Bill has become Vampire King of Louisiana, and his home reflects his new-found authority.

Bill’s Bedroom

Truly the star of Bill’s house, the bedroom reflects a sumptuous, sexy masculinity with a leather upholstered headboard, grey silk throw pillows in a variety of sizes, geometric patterns, strong striped bedding, and a pop of red. The Moroccan-esque dark trellis wallpaper, apparently a hot topic amongst avid viewers, gives the room a well-traveled feeling.

Bills Bedroom True Blood Interior Decor

Decor of Bill Comptons House True Blood

York Wallpaper - Lattice - CX1227
York Wallpaper – Lattice – CX1227
Duralee Fabric - 15357-285 Grey Black
Duralee Fabric – 15357-285 Grey Black
Lee Jofa Fabric - Atelier Stripe - Stone 2011133_11_0
Lee Jofa Fabric – Atelier Stripe – Stone
Duralee Fabric - 32490-15 Grey
Duralee Fabric – 32490-15 Grey
Fabricut Fabric - Iron - Ebony 3469503
Fabricut Fabric – Iron – Ebony 3469503
Schumacher Fabric - Chain Link - Navy 174495
Schumacher Fabric – Chain Link – Navy
Robert Allen - Adelle - Cedar
Robert Allen – Adelle – Cedar

The Office

Bill’s office is dark, contemporary and commanding with a mix of charcoal grasscloth & damask wallpaper and crocodile leather upholstered chairs. The furniture styles reflect a Hollywood Regency style. Suzuki Ingerslev says, “It is meant to be his lair. We wanted the room to be extremely masculine and authoritative and could be a place from which King Bill could stage his power plays.” (LA Times)

True Blood Interior Decor - Season 11 - Bill's Office

Casadeco - Ornament Wallpaper - Noir 13489220
Casadeco – Ornament Wallpaper – Noir

True Blood Interior Decor Season 11 Bill Compton's Office

Fabricut - Aluminum - Licorice 3472107
Fabricut Fabric – Aluminum – Licorice
Schumacher Wallpaper - Celebes Sisal - Lichen 5000732
Schumacher Wallpaper – Celebes Sisal – Lichen

The Foyer

The foyer has a luxe and elegant ambience, with old and new aspects. Standouts include the classic chandelier that is surrounded by a rusted iron sphere, the copper metallic wallpaper, and the zebra skin rug. “We want audiences to feel his worldliness and quiet power,” says Ingerslev (LA Times).

Decor of True Blood - Bill's Foyer Season 5

Winfield Thybony Wallpaper - Ferrata - Copper WVS5212
Winfield Thybony Wallpaper – Ferrata – Copper

The Living Room

Because Bill’s foyer leads directly into his living room, the color palette is similar. Although the shades in the space are neutral, the many textures in the room like suede and wool provide cozy dimension. We also see the same cream drapes in the living room as we did in Bill’s office. Get the look by attaching border trim in four horizontal lines about 1/4 of the way up the drapes.

True Blood Interior Decor Bill Compton Living Room

Greenhouse Fabric - 93689 - Nu Mocha
Greenhouse Fabric – 93689 – Nu Mocha
Ralph Lauren Fabric - Burke Wool Plain - Camel Hair LCF64266F
Ralph Lauren Fabric – Burke Wool Plain – Camel Hair LCF64266F
Fabricut Fabric - Capri - Sesame 3423304
Fabricut Fabric – Capri – Sesame 3423304
Fabricut Trim - Creed - Coal 3401507
Fabricut Trim – Creed – Coal

 

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