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#1 kilgarvan

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 10:30 AM

Anybody make their man cave / war room into more of a "study"?  I'm in the process of trying to make my war room more like a gentleman's study / library with a military twist.  I'm thinking like antique desk, lots of books, gun / sword rack in dark wood, nice bottle of scotch out on a table with some leather chairs, etc, etc

 

Thoughts?  Anybody out there do this?  Got pics???

 

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#2 siege1863

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 11:25 AM

A trench art table lamp and some period images in nice frames for the walls.



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Posted 12 February 2020 - 01:03 PM

In my "Old" Room in Florida I had a lot of my medal collection hanging on the wall - When we moved to Tennessee I needed to declutter and decided that only "Family" related material was going on the walls such as my stuff and my fathers etc. - It gives the room a cleaner look - I got rid of the desk and acquired and antique drafting table 3' x 4' as my computer table which worked out well.

 

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 01:25 PM

  A few years back now I acquired all matching furniture from one collection offered by Ashley Furniture. The collection is Cross Island. Though they have stopped production now, the office suite is still available. I have the desk, chair, and two mid-sized bookshelves in one room of the house. I promised my wife I wouldn't militarize our entire home, so the one room will suffice. I think it gives it a classy look overall. I have many framed pieces as well as several half mannequins to round out the room. 

 

  There are many different furniture options out there. Look around and have fun with it. It's your room, so make it all you!



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Posted 12 February 2020 - 09:00 PM

These photos are a couple of years old and my war room is much more “crowded” now but you can see the big leather club chairs and my little whiskey collection / bar in the corner to the right of the fireplace. I can send you some more ideas and photos if you PM me with your email address. I’ve made many changes since but my big comfy chairs and the whisky bar haven’t changed! 👍🏼🥃😉

 

 

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 03:40 AM

The scotch is in the liquor cabinet, but you get the point...

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:36 AM

Books and helmets make a nice combination; along with a few tasteful accessories on wallspace.



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:24 PM

I can add my 2c. I have never been a uniform guy, but saw a few posts with pictures of uniforms on mannequins....what a difference just one makes....my wife hates my " stuff", but when I pulled my 70's Airborne fatigue and field gear out of the duffel bag and mounted it on a mannequin, all seeing it were impressed. Point- ordnance, firearms, medals, helmets, vintage posters, swords, ordnance,...okay, but rooms are " enhanced" with a uniformed mannequin and give the room that museum "wow" look, which is exactly what your war room should feel like when entering it....wow...image.jpeg

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 07:53 AM

Depending on what you are striving for, sometimes "less is more".

 

Some people take the approach of rather than openly displaying every item they own, they put out the selective best and store the rest.  Otherwise it can turn into an assault on the eye with an overwhelming amount of clutter.

 

A few tasteful posters or large photos can also add to the atmosphere.

 

Be careful with lighting, especially if you are going to display photos or paper.  Even some cloth uniform items can fade over due to  prolonged light exposure.  



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 08:44 AM

Light really fades things that are under glass.

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 03:19 PM

This may spark some ideas 

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#12 manayunkman

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:47 AM

In a gentleman’s world less is more.

Someone less mature like myself the stuff is thick and everywhere.

At least that’s what it was like when I had hundreds of groupings.

#13 Varangian

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:17 PM

This may spark some ideas 

 

A camel saddle!  I used to have a half dozen of them, wish I knew where they are...



#14 917601

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:01 AM

image.jpeg Every room needs a comfortable chair, this one only $17,500.

#15 kilgarvan

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 08:40 AM

Thanks for the help guys, keep the ideas coming....




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