Monday, January 13, 2020

Salon de Guerre wargames room part 1

Just a little excited!

This week we have started the redecoration of the 18th century  “salon de Guerre”. The Wargames room on the first floor, using the name borrowed from Versailles Salon de Guerre, although it is has later  baroque interior. The Salon has unique curved corners and  door, squared 18th century panels and timber rails and a deep decorative cornice.

When we were looking for a house for the business twe were looking for a building with three entertaining salons. L'Hotel de Hercé (the houses name) fully met the requirements with two salons for entertaining guests on the ground floor and this Salon on our first floor.  

Every Wargamers dream is a permanent location for the Wargames table, miniatures and militaria collection, I used to in Australia, have a shed for storage and table or used the dining room table for gaming, but had no permanent location for wargaming.

I am quite excited to finally have such a fantastic room and permanent location for my collection of miniatures and militaria I have collected over the years. It will be a great asset for the business to have such a unique room for a wargames table that all of our Wargame Holidays and B&B guests can enjoy.

I have been planning this room since we purchased the house in 2017, researching colours and the layout of what I want to achieve, I am seeking a sort of gentlemans club feel, but also practical, and a inspiration for all of the wargaming community also. 

A have made a short video of the what the room looks like before we really get stuck into the preparation and painting. Plus added a few pictures of what it looked like before. Hopefully we will be complete in around three weeks for the preparation and painting.

Video here on my channel


And some images


The curved entrance door

The curved corners

Curved corners

Above the fireplace, the typical 18th century panels

16 comments:

  1. Absolutely sensational, what a showstopper of a room this will be!

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    1. Thanks Michal, I am hoping it lives up to my expectations

      cheers
      Matt

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  3. Absolutely amazing. Great progress with the job.

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    1. cheers Bartek, looking forward to it

      cheers
      Matt

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  4. What a fantastic place, room...and location, in France!!

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    1. cheers Phil, yes it is, we still pinch ourselves!

      cheers
      Matt

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  5. Very, very impressive. Love the high ceiling.

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    1. thank you Dean, the ground floor ceiling is 4.3m, so even higher

      cheers
      Matt

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  6. Wow! You are lucky. It’s true that everyone wants a permanent set up for their wargaming. I fortunate that I have a permanent painting area but still have to set up and tear down war games when I borrow the living room. 😀

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    1. I have always had a permanent painting area, but not a dedicated Wargames roo
      . I have had several garages though!

      Cheers
      Matt

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  7. That is exciting Matt. A much more impressive wargaming 'den' than the old shed, hey?!

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  8. This looks just wonderful. My wife and I usually vacation in France every year so we'll have to see if we can schedule a stay at your lovely accommodation.

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    1. Drop us a email Curt, we are filling up quickly.

      Cheers
      Matt

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