You're all invited into my livingroom!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by STEVE THE SWEDE, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    After a long renovation project and lots of cash spent my new livingroom is finally starting to come together the way me and my girlfriend wanted it. Most of the props are still missing and the final prop display are far from finished but at least you get the idea. We really didn't want the props just to be stuffed into a dark corner but rather decorate the room around them, sort of giving the room a feel that worked well with the props. We also wanted the Star Wars /space theme to be present all over the room and not just around the prop "wall". We tried to get kind of a "cloud city" feel into our home, trying to pic out furnitures and lights that resembled those used on the set. As I said, still tons of stuff to do and add but at least it's finally starting to come together. Please step inside. :cheers

    The hall with an original Swedish 1977 Star Wars teaser poster on the wall.

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/hem-21.jpg[/image]

    Hall detail, close up on the "bespin" styled wall paper.

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    The entrence to the living room seen from the hall. Original Swedish 1980 Empire strikes back poster on the wall.

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    The livingroom seen from the oposite side.

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    A view from the otherside showing the "movie" corner with a DLP projector.

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    A close up of the Vader painting my girlfriend painted for me.

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    Another view of the room.

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    The still very much WIP prop wall.

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    And a final close up of the prop section.

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    I really hoe you like it so far and I'm looking forward to show it when everything is in place. Still lots of helmets and studio scale models that haven't been finished or mounted yet. :) Thanks for looking, welcome back any time.

    Steve.
     
  2. punisher

    punisher Sr Member

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    VERY nice. I love the modern look of it all.
    especially your round gloss white chair.
    I think im in love.
    great job...
    -Scott
     
  3. bcgd

    bcgd Well-Known Member

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    I HATE YOU... :) Great job man. :thumbsup

    (What movie is the big wad of laundry on the chair from? :lol LOL)
     
  4. rmschneider104

    rmschneider104 Sr Member

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    That At-At on the pedastal looks wonderful. Very museum like in its quality. Very nice job. Also, I still love the Vader art on the big wall.

    Just don't overdo it. Simple looks better, if you ask me. Otherwise, it will just look cluttered, like my basement. :)
     
  5. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    Great pad. I think you should come over here and decorate my house now.

    :D
     
  6. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    I agree, great touch having the base recessed into the pedestal. :thumbsup
     
  7. fettster

    fettster Sr Member

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    looks a nice set up.

    I really like the half stormtrooper you got there.
     
  8. cking

    cking Sr Member

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    Wonderful rooms Steve.

    I LOVE this approach to interior design. You and your girlfriend have made a very good job of this. VERY jealous.

    Chris
     
  9. HDPE

    HDPE Well-Known Member

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    Very very classy. :)
     
  10. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    Inspiring and very stylish. I like.
     
  11. hollywoodhardware

    hollywoodhardware Sr Member

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    Now that's what I call stylish. You got a great taste buddy.

    Thomas
     
  12. Bantha Crossing

    Bantha Crossing Well-Known Member

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    Love the chair. :D Very 60's & 70's retro look.
     
  13. lesternessman

    lesternessman Well-Known Member

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    how often do you have to dust? :D Great set up. Thanks for sharing.
     
  14. _Lee_

    _Lee_ Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOW.. Amazing Steve :)

    I love the half stormtrooper too.Can i ask how many components you actually have on it?I was considering doing this myself due to space issues and i think yours looks great.I am assuming you only have the front and back plates,chest/shoulder straps and shoulder armour,and of course the amazing helmet :D

    Cheers

    Lee
     
  15. buckettt

    buckettt Well-Known Member

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    Lucky...


    that looks awsome......totally love the trooper bust
     
  16. Gigatron

    Gigatron Sr Member

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    Looks sweet :thumbsup

    I always imagined that that must be what it's like to actually live in Ikea :p :lol

    Great job, Steve.

    -Fred
     
  17. Tol Skorr

    Tol Skorr New Member

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    Very Classy. Me likey alot.
     
  18. Trallis

    Trallis Well-Known Member

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    wow that is unreal. you dont have to tell me, but you better tell me where you got that white and red chair. :cry
     
  19. SithLord

    SithLord Sr Member

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    I love Swedish style....so clean and modern....can't wait to see more on display. What really impresses me is how efficiently you've made use of the space in the room....almost like an art gallery. :thumbsup

    :cheers,

    Thomas
     
  20. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    Groovy baby. :thumbsup
     
  21. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Looks awesome..
    I can't wait to see what more SS stuff you got going on.
    Lynn
     
  22. Durasteel Corporation

    Durasteel Corporation Well-Known Member

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    Its so ironic ----but maybe it isnt---that the Vikings are ultra modern now.

    I say maybe not becasue the Vikings hade a definate history of incorporating the best of all cultures....such as your pad Steve..kewl.

    Hey were did you get the red vader panelling....that is uber hip dude.

    Whole place makes me think of something out of Clockwork Orange.
     
  23. CTF

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    :lol Kinda does, but take that as a compliment. :) All ya need now is a big *. :confused Ah, I mean a piece of art... I'm not saying, ah, never mind. :unsure

    :p
     
  24. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    I said it when you showed the pic your girlfriend painted for you and I'll say it again... she is very cool and understanding. :D

    Very nice... elegant but yet a hint of geekness. :D
     
  25. Durasteel Corporation

    Durasteel Corporation Well-Known Member

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    that freaky woman table creeped me out as a kid. Steve appears to have better taste. :)
     
  26. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very slick.. "Ikea boy." ;)
     
  27. gizmo

    gizmo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    OOOOOH that`s nice. :eek You and your missus have very good taste.
    I love the half trooper.


    Cheers
    Ben
     
  28. qwa_raig

    qwa_raig Active Member

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    Thanks for sharing the pics, it gave me lots of ideas to improve my set up. I really liked the set up for the AT-AT and trooper bust. That Vader painting is just great also. The shoe behind the door give it that lived in look. I give it an A+ and look forward to seeing the progress.
     
  29. DARTH SABER

    DARTH SABER Master Member

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    WOW, great display room.

    Room has a bit of a "2001" and "Clockwork Orange" feel to it.

    DS
     
  30. Henry Wayne

    Henry Wayne Active Member

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    Very nice room.. :eek

    I love it..
     
  31. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Coming along very nicely, Steve.

    But didn't you say you were getting rid of everything except ESB? I think you'd better remove that ANH teaser poster from your hallway and send it over here right away. :love

    Seriously, lovely job by you and your ladyfriend. And as kewl as all those props are (love the AT-AT pedestal.), the Vader screens she painted for you still get my vote as most outstanding single item. :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup

    Looking forward to more shots as work on the Wall of Props continues.
     
  32. Coinprop

    Coinprop Well-Known Member

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    Very nice Steve.
    The white "base" for the At-At, is it custom made?
     
  33. Aztecface

    Aztecface New Member

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    Now that's a way of displaying a collection. I've been waiting to see your stuff for a couple of years but somehow it feels like you're holding back something.
     
  34. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In a previous thread, Steve already indicated there would be no photographs of his girlfriend. :p
     
  35. Star Wars Helmets

    Star Wars Helmets Sr Member

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    Steve

    You've got class mate.

    Looks superb

    Cheers

    Jez
     
  36. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    Thanks a lot for all the kind words. Both me and my girlfriend (she's been working just as hard on the rooms as me) are very thrilled you guys like it. The 2001/clockwork orange comments are a great compliment to her, she did most of the decorating and she worked hard to get that retro look.

    rmschneider104, you're absolutely right. Not overdoing it has been one of our biggest prioritys. I've actually sold off two thirds of my collection in order to keep it clean. The new aditions will replace some of the temporary stuff. It's will still remain clean I promiss. :)

    Lee, it's a GF suit. I have the entire armour and it will be mounted onto a full manequin. Right now there's the helmet, front and back armour, and the shoulder bells.

    Trallis, the chair is a "panton lounge ball". We imported it from Germany, pretty cool right.

    Durasteel Corporation, the Vader pannels are acrylic paintings done by my girlfriend to me as a gift.

    temponaut, yes you're right. I will eventually get rid of everything not ESB. The ANH teaser poster in the hall will stay though, no matter what. ;)

    Coinprop, yes the AT-AT pedistal were custom made, I have more on the way that will hold some new stuff.

    Aztecface, you're absouletly right. The coolest stuff haven't even been added yet. I have at least two new helmets and three studio scale models that haven't been finished yet. Keep an eye open for new posts in the future. ;)

    Thanks again all, really looking forward to show it all again when it's finally finished.

    Steve.
     
  37. Lupus Yonderboy

    Lupus Yonderboy Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant job mate.
    Congrats to you and the GF on a job well done.
    There's something special about those red Ericsson "Cobra" phones... :)
    /Pontus
     
  38. GeneralMayhem

    GeneralMayhem Sr Member

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    Very stylish, and surprisingly uncluttered display. Great work.

    :thumbsup
     
  39. darthwhitey

    darthwhitey Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    really a great lookin setup...nice work

    brad
     
  40. jhusel

    jhusel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOW, that is absolutely incredible looking. By far one of the nicest display rooms/apartments I have ever seen. So sleek and classy. I am very jealous.

    Jhusel
     
  41. Duck9000

    Duck9000 Well-Known Member

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    Great setup. :thumbsup And nice collection, BTW
     

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