Checkmate:  Monster Color’s Contribution To The Harmon Room in Lexington
January 19, 2021 0

Fans of the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” will be fascinated by the recreation of the main character’s drug-induced hallucination of an oversized chessboard floating on a hotel room ceiling. If you’re not familiar with the series, it mostly takes place in Lexington, Kentucky.

The 21c Museum Hotel pays homage to the series—and to local author Walter Tevis—with a brilliant recreation of this soon-to-be iconic scene with the debut of The Harmon Room at 21c, courtesy of Monster Color.

Named after the prodigy main character in the series, The Harmon Room is a bona fide step back in time to the 1950s. When you enter this room, you’ll see a vintage display of everything that’s mid-century modern design including accessories (books, chess sets, phones), period furniture, custom wallpaper and draperies.

This beautifully recreated scene would not be complete without the chessboard installation on the ceiling that included the services of the professionals at Monster Color.

According to Cherie Davis, Marketing Manager, “We did not provide or print the large chess pieces on the ceiling, but we did install them. We printed and cut squares of 3M vinyl and applied to the ceiling (with the overall design in mind). We worked closely with the advertising agency (Cornett) and Visit Lex on this, and we were thrilled to be involved in the project!”

If you’re a fan of “The Queen’s Gambit” or American mid-century interior design, you’ll find more here.

For more information on this project, contact Cherie Davis at Lynn Imaging/Monster Color at 859-255-1021 or email her at


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