An embassy was a building where diplomats representing a specific government could live and/or work on the territory of another polity. A consulate was a subdivision of an embassy. The head of an embassy was called ambassador.
To create the Orion embassy outpost on Qo'noS for the final episode of DIS Season 1, the DIS art department did a series of concept illustrations for what it would be. "We had a Klingon drinking tent and we made all these different stalls," recalled Production Designer Tamara Deverell. Since the DIS staff were attempting to make use of what they already had because it was the end of the show's first season, they created an Orion sex cabaret by redressing the set of a Klingon graveyard chamber from the Sarcophagus spacecraft. Deverell, upon designing the Orion set's architectural elements, took cues from Star Trek: The Original Series. The art department also took inspiration from several Eastern cultures. "We used Indian carved room dividers and Moroccan tapestry, and Far east fabrics," said Deverell. "It was lush like a bordello in the 1800s. We were allowed to go crazy."