A step back into time…

Farmhouse_Exterior OverviewJust a few days till Halloween and I wanted to share with you one build I’ve been preoccupied with since spring.  I hoped to create the rolling hills of a French countryside wine region similar to Provence using Apple Fall’s rural farmhouse (rare) from the The Arcade March 2015 round.  Nestled in the hillside, the stucco two-story building with creeping ivy, clay tile roof, worn exterior shutters and double barn door has a vintage aged working farm atmosphere. Step outside to be greeted by vineyards, zig-zag rose-bush lined cobblestone path and a secret retreat garden shed. The converted garage barrel room has some of the best views of the lake and hillside.  Come join me on my journey, a step back into time.

Farmhouse Wine Room_Exterior ViewFarmhouse Wine Room_OverviewFarmhouse Wine Room_VineyardsThe interior of the farmhouse is vintage shabby chic with a distinctive feminine feel with rose print chairs and rugs in the living room.  The first floor has an open layout concept with the dining area near the stairwell and the kitchen on the back wall, with views of the sunflower field out the kitchen window. Enticing baskets of fruit and baked goods are arranged on the pantry unit just in reach from the dining table.  The opening under the stairwell has bushels of fresh picked farm apples.  Although small, the kitchen has everything one needs with a vintage stove, butcher block counter tops, farmhouse sink and country stove.

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Farmhouse_Kitchen StoveFarmhouse Kitchen_SinkAs we move upstairs we are awash in royal blue and cream.  Two doll houses grace the window facing the rolling hillside, a cozy chair placed next to the dresser with an antique French perfume print which hangs above.  The inviting bed beckons us with a breakfast tray already made, the dressing area has a corresponding armoire with hat boxes placed on top and a rose detailed ladder for easy access.  Hope you enjoy the trip back in time!

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Structure: Apple Fall Rural Farmhouse RARE

Trees & Landscaping:

  • Studio Skye: Enchanting Forest
  • [DDD]: Vineyard Grapes, Rose Bush (Dirt & Potted)
  • The Little Branch: Sunflower Field, AppleTree*Dark{With Apples Menu}
  • *alirium* tiny forest: Green

Garden Shed:

  • {vespertine}: Haru Garden Shed & Spring Garden Tools
  • Dreamscapes Art Gallery: *Gardener* Table Blue & *Garden* Wheelbarrow Blue
  • PILOT: Water Hose & Garden Supplies
  • DIGS: Verona Mosaic Table & Chairs
  • A.D.D. Andel!: Bird Bath Ivy
  • 36 – 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Clay Pots (past gatcha item)
  • La Galleria: Watering Can and Seed Packets
  • Sari-Sari: Mrs. Bumpkin’s Garden – Welcome Sign (Rare, past gatcha item)
  • [Tia]: Spring Garden Planter

Wine Cellar:

  • ROOST: Wine Cellar Set
  • Aphrodite Shop: “La Bodega” Argentinian Wine Corner Set
  • Decor Junction: Wine Barrel, Wine Bottle Holder & Single Wine Holder/Glasses
  • Tarte: Wine Light
  • [ht:home]: Barrel Lid Wall Deco
  • [ zerkalo ]: Basket

Living Room:

  • Apple Fall: Ulysses Butterfly, Book Shelf, Toile Chair (Cream), Butlers’ Tray Table, Tiffany Tea Pot, Daffodils Jug, Lemon Tea, Kingsbury Pendant Lamp, Shauna’s Chair, Dolly Piano, Teacup Pearls, Frame Shelf, Botanical Prints
  • *ionic*: My Rugs

Dining Room:

  • Apple Fall: L’Olivier, Pottery Dining Table & Chairs, Teacup Rose, Nardyas’ Tulips in Mason Jar
  • Poche: Summer Orange Tart
  • Tres Blah: Tea Time (TeaPot)
  • Erratic / aea – jam&cream

Pantry:

  • Ariskea: [ Pot Pourri ] Seperator with ivy
  • {what next}: Brixton Bakers Rack
  • Apple Fall: Mixing Bowl Set, Lemon Whip Drizzle Cake, Cherry Voulevants
  • Dust Bunny: Fresh Fruit Stand (Blueberry Container, Lemons, Peach Pile, Cherry Container)

Kitchen:

  • Apple Fall: Plantation Set, Mixing Bowl Set, Copper Pan Set, Patchwork Rug, Willow Plates, Pestle & Mortar, Decorative Artichokes, Neva’s Kitchen Shelf, Rosemary, Grass, Heart (Home Sweet Home), Tea Time Tins
  • Floorplan: Vintage Egg Basket, French Plates, Baking Canisters, Recipe Tin, Le Lait Can,  3 Apple Crates
  • Junk: Fresh Eggs Sign
  • 8f8: Green Grocers (Cherry Jam, Strawberry Basket with Pricing, Cherry Basket with Pricing)
  • Cinphul: Lavande
  • Tres Blah: Kitchen Basics – Scale (Black)
  • Tartessos Arts: Coffee Sack
  • Alouette: Basil Plant (Potted)
  • Lark: Jar Utensil Holder & Market Bag (Potatoes)
  • Dust Bunny: Kettle
  • [DDD]: Harvest Bucket (Red, Yellow & Green Apples)

Bedroom:

  • Apple Fall: Old Roman Bed, Pearl Chandelier, Dolly Lamp, Pheasant Feathers, Coffee & Muffin, Book Shelf, Neva’s Laundry Basket, Victoria’s Armoire, An Lar Ladder, Neva’s Sideboard, Roses Box (Pink), Gilt Frame (Landscape), Cornish Dolls House, Victoria’s Dollshouse, Gilt Frame (Portrait), Annan Sidetable, Storage Boxes, Hat Box, Toile Chair (Stain), Feuilles Lantern
  • Cinphul: Lavande
  • Willowinds: Round Cobalt Blue Rug
  • ISPACHI: [Florian] Breakfast Tray, ISPACHI [Florian] Chair & ISPACHI [Florian] Dresser [Eggshell]
  • Floorplan: Rose de Provence
  • {what next}: Nieve Hatboxes

Farmhouse Garden Shed_ Exterior

East Meets West Open House

East vs. West Open House Sign FramedI am so excited to share with you Interior & Spaces first open house for 2015!  Interior & Spaces Home Design is a residential and commercial full service design firm (interior & exterior) established in 2014 by myself and design partner in crime Niki Silverweb.  This year Niki’s workload increased and I took over the reigns as CEO and head designer.  With strategic marketing and phenomenal exposure due to my Avi Choice nomination, my client list and projects exploded.  It’s rare now that Niki & I have the opportunity to work on a sim build together.  We would be honored to invite you to our East Meets West Open House from September 1st-4th!

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Miracles/41/27/22

Bali Ha'i Full ExteriorBali Ha'i VerandaBali Ha'i EntryBali Ha'i TablescapesBali Ha'i Living RoomBali Ha'i Bedroom OverviewBali Ha'i BedBali Ha'i BathroomNiki designed a striking luxurious Balinese tropical oasis fully submerged within the environment and raised it up on stilts with the sound of crashing waves in the distance.  The Trompe Loeil Seaside Cottage is a wooden clapboard one room structure with broad overhangs and open veranda.  For the sim build Niki added mature palm trees and rock walls to enclose the space.  The veranda welcomes the visitor to a gorgeous home with multiple seating around the fire pit, views of the ocean and mountain region, and umbrella drinks ready at the bar.  The one room cabana is divided into three separate areas: living room, dining room and bedroom suite.  The interior of this sophisticated, well-appointed home is contemporary with a strong color palette of aqua, orange, lime and kahului in the living room reflecting island living at it’s best with vaulted ceilings and fans.  Feast your eyes on all the tempting array of delicious delights presented before you on the buffet bar and dining table.  Moving from the main quarters we enter a serene bedroom suite in a neutral palette of white linen and carved wood furnishings.  In the bathroom area is a modern deep soaker tub.  Potted tropical plants and flowers accessorize the cabana.  Niki wanted to highlight Balinese decor with the guiding principles of nature, open areas, light and tropical luxury.

Red, White & Blue Beach HutsAmericana Beach HutLunar Seasonal Design Animated SeagullLemonade Beach HutLemonade Hut- DeckFiesta Front DeckBedroom Patio DoorOn the other side of the beach sim are three shacks all with different themes: Americana, Nautical and 80’s Neon Miami.  These beach shacks are typical of California coastal living, small interiors with large porches and back decks.  The Americana hut is decked out in Red, White & Blue, ready to celebrate with BBQ, picnic table and a smorgasbord of sweet treats.  Or maybe you prefer sipping lemonade and watching the sun set, then the Nautical hut is for you.  Complete with a bar, chill zone and tons of spots to relax.  Grab your Ray-Bans and acid-washed jeans, head over to the 80’s neon Miami hut for all your Fiesta Forever dreams.  This hut was designed with a colorful bedroom, party deck and watermelon themed front porch.  I enjoyed creating these three different spaces and there’s something for everyone, so head over and check them out!

Celebrate America!

Red, White & Blue Beach HutsHappy July!  In just a few days the great nation of the United States of America will celebrate it’s independence with fireworks, backyard BBQ and pool parties.  I love the 4th of July and couldn’t let the holiday pass without styling three adorable beach shacks in red, white & blue!

Americana Beach HutToday, I will feature the red Trompe Loeil Kiya (available @ Collabor88) American shack decked out with Finishing Touches Patriotic Swags 2 Stars (Stripes/Stars/Stripes), Antique Hanging StarsPatriotic Sling Chair (Stars & Stripes), Red Charcoal BBQ & Blue Metal Wheelbarrow Beer Cooler.  I’m ready for a 4th of July party and fireworks display.  Finishing Touches’s charcoal BBQ has multiple options for rezzable meats and grill-master poses for singles and couples.  The wheelbarrow beer cooler is dispensable.  24Karat Roux, creator and owner of Finishing Touches is offering the stars & stripes patriotic sling chairs as a subscriber gift until July 5, so hop over and grab them for the upcoming holiday.  July 1st also marks the opening day for the Perfect Ten event, running from 1st – 15th each month with deep discounts on exclusive items.  For the July round, Lunar Seasonal Designs created a fun animated Seagull eating french fries, the perfect deck mate!

Lunar Seasonal Design Animated SeagullInside the Americana beach hut, I designed a sweet treat buffet table using The Mustard Seed Lighthouse Table.  Aphrodite Shop’s Fruit Kebabs Platter, Patriotic Cupcakes, Fruit Desserts Dispenser, and July 4th Ice Cream (part of the 4th of July dessert pack) are on display.  Flanking the sweet treat buffet bar are two HJM Designs Gingham Rattan Chairs in Blue & Red, I picked up at Perfect Ten.  To complete the patriotic theme decor, I used Finishing Touches Twig Wreath White (Star Studded), Americana Collection Hanging Quilt (Stars & Stripes), Patriotic Wooden Stars, and Americana Collection Stacked Boxes Patriotic Flag.

Americana Inside

HJM Designs & Finishing Touches

HJm Designs & The Mustard SeedOn the rear deck is where all the fun will happen.  From sun-lounging, to riding bikes in the sand dunes, or kicking back and relaxing with friends and family.  The final details make all the difference in a great party.   I just love Finishing Touches Picnic Table w/Sunbrella Blue, it has rezzable meals for each guest and matches the Red Charcoal BBQ & Blue Wheelbarrow Beer Cooler perfectly.  I hope you are inspired to show your patriotic spirit, celebrate this wonderful holiday and decorate your home in Red, White & Blue!   Wishing you a happy 4th of July!

Americana Deck

Taxi to Perfect Ten please…

Taxi to Finishing Touches please…

Fourth of July is coming….

Tylar Treasures 4th of July Set full

Have you been to The Cookie Jar Community 4th Anniversary Yard Sale yet?  Hurry up……you have until June 30th to grab 14 birthday gifts from The Cookie Jar merchants and take advance of deep discounts on the 13 carts place around the village region.  Tylar’s Treasures is one of the merchants offering you the Stars & Stripes Forever collection perfect for the upcoming USA 4th of July celebration.  The Stars & Stripes Forever set includes a patriotic bench, blue star chest, decorative oar table lamp, stars & stripes heart topiary, nautical oar wall art, and Americana round rug, available as a set, or sold separately both offered at 50% off.  Tylar’s free cookie jar gift corresponds to the Stars & Stripes Forever collection, so be sure to pick it up when head over to The Cookie Jar Community Yard Sale.

Tylar Treasures 4th of July Set

To complete the patriotic scene I used What Next’s Mayfair Trunk (Old Glory)Second Spaces Pratt Table & DecorFinishing Touches Wooden Stars and Twig Wreath White (Star Studded).  You can’t have a 4th of July party without some sweet treats and Aphrodite Shop’s Patriotic Sweets Dispenser and 4th of July Puddings Platter (part of the 4th of July dessert pack) is perfect for the occasion.  Hope you enjoyed my salute to America and hop over to The Cookie Jar to grab Tylar’s Treasures star-spangled deals.

Taxi to The Cookie Jar Community Yard Sale please…

Tylar Treasures 4th of July Set food table

Wine Cellar

Heart Homes- La Bodega Set (Vineyard)

Aphrodite Shop and Heart Homes have paired up to bring you a taste of their country, Argentia.  The design duo are participating in The Multicultural Menu Event (June 1-21), a food fair where designers select a menu from 6 different global cuisine; Asian, European, Mediterranean, North American, South American, and South Pacific.  Marina Ramer (Aphrodite Shop) and Jaylin Whitewood (Heart Homes) are offering a number of new releases at the fair and they are located in the South American area (green on map below).

Heart Homes- La Bodega Set

When I first saw Aphrodite Shop/Heart Homes new releases, I was immediately drawn to the “La Bodega” set, wine barrels repurposed into chairs and a coffee table.  Old flashbacks of my childhood flooded in and I became nostalgic. Some of my first remembrances were at wineries in Napa, CA (USA), I recall playing in the vineyards, the harvest crush, the smell of oak barrels, great food, music and laughter.  Distance memories now but they gave me inspiration to create a vineyard and cellar room in SL.

Aphrodite Shop- Picadita Argentina

Heart Homes “La Bodega” set includes 2 barrel chair {20 animations & props}, barrel coffee table, animated wine & cheese board, framed wine bottle wall art, and texture change cow hide rug {4 texture options}.  I also used Summer Wine fat pack.  The “Picadita Argentina” wine and cheese board can be purchased separately, all available at the Multicultural event.  Pop over to The Multicultural Menu Event and check out all the goodies!

Taxi to The Multicultural Menu please…

Heart Homes- La Bodega Set (Framed Art)

Aphrodite Shop- Summer Wine Fatpack

Heart Homes- La Bodega Set (Vineyard & Apple Trees)

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Structure: Apple Fall, Rural Farmhouse (March 2015 Chapter Four Rare prize)

  • Roost, Wine Cellar Set
  • Heart Homes, “La Bodega” (barrel chairs, barrel coffee table, wine & cheese board, framed wine bottle wall art, & cow hide rug) & Summer Wine fat pack @ The Multicultural Menu
  • [ht: home], Barrel Lid Wall Decor
  • tarte., Wine Lights
  • [ zerkalo ], Basket (Group Gift March 2015)
  • Decor Junction, Wine Barrel, Wine Bottle Holder & Single Wine Holder & Glasses
  • [DDD], Grape Vineyards