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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Latest additions to the Hotel Mame

Hello,
Here are the latest additions to the Hotel Mame.
I started building it about 6 months ago and it's the first time I spend so much time on a project.
Parquets:


For the Salon, I chose to do Parquet Versailles. It is quite long to do as each square (5cm X 5cm) is composed of about 40 small pieces... I used walnut wood.






For the other rooms I did Point de Hongrie, which is easier to assemble...



The yellow room

It is not completely done but the picture will give you an idea. I managed to make curtains that looked natural ( I hope...) Sometimes I see great rooms but the curtains are too thick or too big and they spoil the effect. I must say little fabric is used to make real-looking curtains.



The billiard


I didn't know what to do with this room which only had bookcases and looked a bit empty, so I added a pool table and now I think it looks better.



I don't know how many books I made but it took me days, LOL! I am not ready to make a whole library!

The room of the five senses
Its name comes from the 5 panels I found on Internet. They are 
decorative panels called the "Les five senses" painted by Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755) 
Eighteenth century pastoral scene  representing trees and landscape as well as in the foreground characters, painted for the cabinet of the Queen Marie Leczinska in Versailles
I chose to paint the panels turtle dove grey. Now I need to do the parquet. I haven't decided yet if I'll make curtains or not. The other question is about the furniture, I borrowed the one you see from another house...



That will probably be another bedroom with grey furniture and parquet Versailles.
La salle a manger

I changed the table cloth, a long one looked better, I think.


As you will see on the picture below, each room is an individual box. A box within a box. I can move it in and out. It makes wiring very easy and I could imagine changing one room for another one, or add elements or paint it a different color.


 I connected the chandeliers and lamp to a box controlled by a remote.









 I hope you have enjoyed reading about the Hotel Mame. It's a big house. I tried to recreate the atmosphere of a French house built in the XVIIIth century.
I didn't fill the room with furniture. Maybe because I see too many rooms filled with furniture and an accumulation of objects isn't always successful. Or maybe it's just my style.....