Military Might

Army- view from fireplace

A new round of The Challenge opened with the theme Army Style.  A group of talented designers are offering exclusive items with their own take on the theme.  As an American, I think the Army Style theme is perfect to represent and pay tribute to our great country and the bravery of the soldiers who fight for our freedom every day.  Members of my family and friends have served and not wanting to discriminate against the other military branches, I styled the barracks with an Air Forces mini plane (for my uncle), an US Navy Flag (for my grandfather), and Army camouflage chairs (for my Godfather).  The structure of the barracks is Trompe Loeil Chatham Skybox Dark and I created two separate living areas/ rest spot with a camouflage netting dividing the space.  The military furnishings have a masculine feel and could be easily used for a dorm room, office, or man cave!  To see all the designers offers and links, please click here.

US Barracks den

Living Room:

Army Barrack

Rest Area:


4th of July Party!

HOuse & bike

America’s big birthday is coming on Friday, July 4.  This day is very important to those of who celebrates freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  The 4th of July is noted for firework, back yard BBQs, and family vacations at the beach, but it is much more than that.  For my 4th of July tribute, I used the Dragon Magick Wares Take The A-Frame red, white & blue house with large deck an exclusive item from The Designer Warehouse Shopping Event to create the perfect party backdrop.  The Star Beaded Curtains hanging on the windows from Lunar Seasonal Designs are also exclusive at The Designer Warehouse, available until July 10, 2014.

Taxi to The Designer Warehouse please…

exterior dark sky

Aphrodite Shop has a new release, the 4th of July mega party pack with a yummy buffet table including: burgers and fries, red, white & blue lasagna and spaghetti, fried chicken and hot dogs, plus a scrumptious desert table with ice cream cones and cupcakes, and of course unlimited beer buckets, patriotic paper lanterns and RBW balloon arches, Americana beach blankets and umbrella, bikes, and a fire pit (50% off for full pack purchase).  If you are having a party, or just want to celebrate this glorious Independence Day with me, then pop by Aphrodite Shop and allow Marina Ramer to cater.

Taxi to Aphrodite Shop please…

Food table - Aphrodite buffet

Close -up buffet  fries, lasanga, burgers

Desert table

Moby Dick!

Ft Wheelhouse Collection

A new round of The Designer Warehouse Shopping Event opened on June 27 and will last until July 10, 2014.  Finishing Touches is offering the exclusive Wheelhouse Collection, a nautical inspired living room in navy blue and tan, appointed with rope detailed ship wheel coffee table, whale weather-vane, and maritime wall art.  The remain items for the set includes navy blue and tan striped rugs, rusted anchor decor, marine trunk, decorative maps and a captain’s lamp.  24Karat Roux is offering the Wheelhouse Collection set for 50% off, only at The Designer Warehouse Shopping Event.  Taxi please…

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Sweet Dreams!


Retro BR - light & Dream of me table

For some time now I’ve been wanting to style a Palm Springs home on SL.  Palm Springs is a small idyllic resort town in the middle of the California desert, 100+ miles outside LA and near the Nevada border.  This bungalow community is noted for mid-century modern ranch homes, retro vintage interiors, and the hideaway spot for famous Hollywood elite in the Fifties, like The Rat Pack.  When I was about 11, I visited the palm tree-lined two main drag strips with brightly colored homes, 50′s diners, and walls of glass.  I adore living in California because of the diversity of home styles and decor.  At the last C88, the theme was retro/50′s and I went to town grabbing up all the deals.  I purchased the Scarlet Creative Wish You Were Here home and started to create my tribute to Palm Springs with retro inspired decor, hues of yellow, teal, red, black, and white, and my dreamy shabby chic bedroom.  I loved styling the vintage modern bedroom filled with past arcade finds (found at yard sales) and Sway’s Silhouette Floor Lamp, exclusive release for The Challenge (June theme Light).  I enjoyed furnishing the bungalow and can’t wait to showcase the rest of the home soon.

  • Bed: [*Art Dummy!] soma. (vintage swirl, *Arcade)
  • Bed Table: floorplan. sweet dreams nightstand
  • Floor Lamp: Sway’s [Silhouette] Floor lamp . mint
  • Dream Sign: {vespertine-dream light deco/clementine }
  • Rug: tarte. snow white rug
  • Wardrobe, Love Sign, Suitcase Table: *ionic* (*Arcade)
  • Fan: .:Standby Inc. – Industrial Fan (Mint, *Arcade)
  • Sofa: -tb- Charmant Settee – Vintage Rose (*Arcade)
  • Memo Boards: -tb- Bon Voyage – Memo Board (Fashion & Travel, *Arcade)
  • Bird Cage: Sway’s [Birdcage] photo holder

Taxi to Sway’s please…

Retro BR -Love , couch, armoire

Retro BR- 4 Poster bed

Retro - BR

Born inspiration!

Sarasota LR Fish

Kyra Ishtari creator of Serendipity Designs used a Real Life photo as her inspiration for her latest release, the Sarasota Living Room.  The living room is a modern luxury retreat with charcoal grey couches and arm chairs, sleek glass and stainless steel coffee and end tables, and appointed with deep ocean teal accessories.  The set includes two sofas, two arm chairs, two glass end tables, one coffee table with books, tulip and glass fish decor, fireplace with TV unit {fireplace not shown}, two pecan asian side boards with teal vases, two glass lamps with accessories, ocean triptych, jute rug, and teal potted plants.  When I step into the living space, I’m immediately transported to a breezy elegant Floridian estate with crisp white shutter windows, sand coated wide wood plank floors and whispers of the sea crashing on shore.  I love the dark toned furniture, rich textures of the jute rug, and excellent attention to detail in the glass fish display, pecan inlay cabinets, and luminescent jelly fish painting.  The Sarasota Living Room set will add a modern twist to your home.  Taxi please…

Sarasota LR Overview

Sarasota LR close up fish display

Sarasota LR

Sarasota LR Arm chairs

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