Sunday, March 29, 2009

Wine Tasting in Aquitaine Coeur

Les Amis du Coeur gathered for an afternoon of "sipping & stomping" on March 29 ((2009)).

Friday, March 20, 2009

Petit Trianon: The Billard Room

Petit Trianon Billard Room
For a while now I have been working on the Billard Room, located on the ground floor of the Petit Trianon.

In rl this room has recently been restored with plain white boiserie. I decided to be a bit more elaborate in sl and took my inspiration from "la salle des jeux de la reine Marie Antoinette" (Marie Antoinette's games room) in the Chateau de Compiègne. I used details from the wallpaper and boiserie which abounds with cherubs and flowers on a white background.I have been working with a new technique that creates three dimensional sculpts and used this to create some new accessories for this room. Both the Cherub Mirror and the Cherub Wall Sconce take advantage of this 3D modelling. These items are original to Compiègne and it was fun to put them back together here. I also added an old favourite, The Queen's Boudoir Fireplace since it also featured cherubs and flower garlands.

Petit Trianon Billard Room

A large framed print of Louis XIV playing billards (1694), a Louis XVI billard scoreboard made in Sèvres porcelaine and a Louis XVI "Aspasie" Cabinet round out the furniture & accessories made to date.

For those of you that enjoy little secrets, look for the hidden door that goes from the billard room to the room for the china & silverwear. It is located to the right of the fireplace as it is in rl :))

Sunday, March 15, 2009

St. Patrick's Day in the Coeurs

The green beer was flowing and everyone's feet were flying as St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in the Languedoc Tavern on March 15th ((2009))!!