Hope Springs Eternal

Spargel & Shines Bocas Belle CottageHappy Sunday!  The SL Home & Garden Expo 2016 will come to a close this evening.  If you haven’t stopped by yet, this is your last chance to grab some 100% donation items, hunt for home decor treats and be inspired to re-decorate for spring!  There are so many wonderful product, I wish I had more time to share.  Last night, we learned that Relay for Life of Second Life raised over $15,354 or a little under $4 million Lindens ($3,838,469L), so let’s join together and push the grand total over the $4M mark, I know we can do it!

Spargel & Shines Bocas Cottage & TMS GreenhouseFor my last post for The Expo, I wanted to showcase the lovely Spargel & Shines Homes (Hope 1) Bocas Belle Cottage and both of Tylar’s Treasures 100% donation items: Spring Chalkpaint Bench and Spring Gazing Ball.

What Next Spring Garden Gacha (Arcade 3:2016)Completing the scene is What Next Spring Garden gacha items from the current round of The Arcade and Doormat with Wellies (past FLF).

Finishing Touches For the Birds Garden Set & TMS GreenhouseAlso shown are Lunar Seasonal Designs Menu Driven Blooming Shamrocks in Basket, Finishing Touches pastel For the Birds Garden Set featuring repurposed fence & birdhouse armchairs (so cute) and The Mustard Seed Greenhouse/Cottage, Weeping Willow Tree, Hydrangea Planter and Wall Fountain, all available for 50% off at Perfect Ten (3/1-3/15).

TMS GreenhouseI converted the inside of The Mustard Seed greenhouse into a relaxing hideaway with Circa Living Bon Vivant Cafe Set in Florals & Colour Frames (50% off at The Expo -Hope 7), and Jolie spring ottoman in aqua, yellow polka-dot area rug and chest cabinet with flower vase in delight serving as a buffet table for sweets, available at the main store (pic below).  Flanking the buffet table inside and over the planter boxes outside are Finishing Touches Wall Mount Half Bird Cage (50% off at Perfect 10).  All the flowers displayed in the greenhouse in pots, milk cans or watering cans are part of the new spring garden collection from Finishing Touches available at the main store (there are some very specials items, please stop by to check them out).  Finally, at the foot of the bistro table is TMS Curious Kitties with Bunny Baskets and Carrots…..just in time for Easter.  Hope you have a nice end to the weekend, stop by the SL Home & Garden Expo and take advantage of the great deals at Perfect Ten!

Circa Living Cafe Table & Jolie Chest:Ottoman:Rug

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I Heart U!

FT I Heart U LoveseatOne week away from cupid’s arrow hitting you!  Today, I have a wonderfully adorable Valentine theme collection from Finishing Touches.  The cream and red polka-dot I Heart U groupings contains a bedroom suite (50% off), living room set, additional decor and gifts.  Shown above is the I Heart You Loveseat available for 50% off during the month of February at the Homestuff Sales Room.  The heart-shaped loveseat has 44 animations (24 single & 20 couple/cuddle) and 6 texture change options.  Additional accessories in the I Heart You series include the love drawers (open/close), room screens, framed heart Amour wall art, shadow box frames, tri canvas lip prints, candle holders and flower planter.  On top of the love drawers are the new February subscriber gift, Love Trees, available at the main Finishing Touches store (free until 2/14/16).  The metal bucket holder with stick wooden tree, red berries and heart ornaments are a sweet extra to the collection.  Also shown is Chez Moi Heart Hunt three lovers gifts (hunt ends Feb 14) at main Chez Moi store.

FT I Heart U BedroomFT I Heart U Bed (Close up)Another part of the I Heart You collection is a bedroom suite that is available for 50% off at Perfect Ten until February 15, 2016.  The bedroom set consists of cream embossed leather high back wing bed frame with ivory & red polka dot heart linens with 54 animations for singles and couples including breakfast in bed.  There are 12 textures options for the bedclothes.  The grouping also includes two studded taupe armchairs (12 fabric change), two beige bench side tables with frames, candles, book & roses, red rug, two cream/red polka dot bed ottomans, three heart wall art and bed tray.  This modern suite is perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond!

FT I Heart U Retro LRFT I Heart U Gift24Karat Roux, designer & owner of Finishing Touches has created the accompanying I Heart You Retro Living Room set in cream embossed leather sofa and chairs with red heart accent pillows.  The retro sofa has 30+ animations for singles, friends (up to 3) and couples poses (including marriage proposal) and the chair has 16 animations for male/females.  I Heart You Retro Button Living Room collection also includes texture change oval coffee table with chocolate box & rose vase and red rug.  Also shown above and available in four styles is a subscriber special offer, All You Need Pegged Shelf.  The cute pegged shelf is a perfect match to the collection and has been deeply discounted to $40L until 2/14/16.

FT I Heart U LR Coffee Table (Close-up)Finally, displayed on the coffee table are Vintage Valentine cards, a free gift from La Galleria.   Speaking about La Galleria, have you noticed the swanky luxuriously elegant build the I Heart You grouping is in…isn’t it divine.  I can’t wait to showcase to rest of the Palos Verdes home to all, be on the look out for an upcoming blog post.  For now, I’ll tease with my pics and highly encourage you to take a trip to La Galleria.  Hope you enjoyed my Valentine interior styling, I love this collection and with some smart shopping you can save you linden and furnish a beautiful home.

Everything’s coming up roses!

Tylar's Treasure- Rose Arbor & Lunar Seasonal FlowersHappy February!  Today is my big birthday, the one I’ve been dreading for years…..the one I’m in denial about.  As I look at the scope of my life, I should have done more, traveled more, seen more, failed more, accomplished more, basically the next half of my life, I need to create adventures and live life fully.

Tylar's Gazebo Feb 2016Today’s post continues the Valentine theme only this time bringing the love outdoors with Tylar’s Treasures Rose Arbor offered for 50% off at Perfect Ten (2/1-15/16).  The rose patterned draped arbor includes a chaise lounge with dance, single female poses and 44 intimate couple animations.  Behind the arbor is Tylar’s Treasures Valentine Proposal Gazebo scene with pink trees & shrub.  The gazebo animations include couple dancing, cuddling, kissing, wedding proposal and acceptance kiss pose, available at the main store.  Also shown in the first photo are Lunar Seasonal Designs menu driven heart flower beds and planter, offered at Perfect Ten for 50% off.  Have a great Groundhog Day; Punxsutawney Phil & I will be ringing in our special day and wishing for an early spring!

Structure: Trompe Loeil, The Karin Cottage (Sky)

  • Finishing Touches: Trio of Roses & Hearts (Pink), Trio of Roses & Hearts Topiary (Pink), Roses are Red Hanging Heart, Crazy Daisies Birdhouse Trio, Victorian Rose Bench, Victorian Rose Swan Planter, Roses Are Red Topiary, Roses are Red Woodland Bench & Summer Garden Tiered Dessert Tray
  • Alouette: Pansy Fence Planter (White) & Pansy Plant
  • Apple Fall: L’Olivier
  • A.D.D.Andel!: Potted Plant Lavender
  • [DDD]: Rose Bush (Potted)
  • O.M.E.N: Dear John – Diaries & Love Letters Mail Box
  • Lunar Seasonal Designs: Menu Driven Planter & Bed of Heart Flowers (@ Perfect Ten, 50% off)
  • Tylar’s Treasures: Rose Arbor, Valentine Proposal Gazebo & Tiered Candleholder (Pink)
  • Jian: Beaumont Brick Path & Boxwood Shrub (Hedge)
  • LISP: Rain or Shine Table & Chairs (Texture Change)
  • What Next: Antique Heart String Lanterns

Contemporary & Cozy

Out with the old 2016- Contemporary Art Galley (framed)Park Place Home Decor is participating in a new event called Gacha Good Events Out With the Old…. In With the New! (1/10-1/31) offering a collection of chairs and decor items in different styles ranging from contemporary to rustic.  At the event there are a few new releases and two gacha machines, one filled with chair ($75L) and the other contains decorative accessories ($35L).  To give you an idea of the diversity of products available, I styled two spaces; an art gallery and a cozy cabin.

The art gallery is inspired by the Dada movement, best known for cubism with artist such as Marcel DuchampHans Richter, and Max Ernst.  Dada influenced later avant-garde development of surrealism and pop art.  I wanted to create a tension filled space with a feeling of the unexpected including the Park Place 3-D Cube Wall Decor (on wall & floor), Tabletop Wireframe Decor, and Autumn Wooden Wall Planters (on window), all gacha decor items.  In the gallery, I also used Gold Dust Canvas, Haven Accent Chair (Berry) and Leaf Chair (Harvest Gold), two gacha chair items.  Lastly, I accessorized with Sway’s Facette Collection including the vase & wall art (Jan 2016 Mix event, until 1/31), hanging lights and table, all in multiple color options.

Out with the old 2016- Cazy Cabin (framed)The other space is a rustic cozy cabin designed with two new releases from Park Place at the Out with the Old event; the French Provincial Drop-Leaf Desk with Chair & Accessories and Wood Burning Stove with Brick Floor Hearth.  Also shown are the gacha items Home & Hearth Wing Chair and Comfort in Blue Easy Chair.  I accessorized with Finishing Touches Northwoods Lodge Collection (wall signs, table, lamps, lantern, candle, books, trunk & hanging log cabin quilt) and La Galleria’s Pinecone Accent Pillow and Winter Scene Quilt (both free items).  Check out the Out With the Old…. In With the New! event running until January 31, 2016!

Snowy Days!

Finishing Touches- Winter Edge Collection (frosted)Perfect Ten is ringing in the New Year with 10 home & garden designers offering discounts on new releases until January 15, 2016.  For my first interior design post of the year, I’ve created a cozy winter escape compete with crackling fire, tray of hot cocoa and comfy spots to snuggle up on a cold winter night using Finishing Touches Winter’s Edge collection.  The grouping consists of white/soft blue sofa and two armchairs with snowflake pillow accents, white wood oval coffee table, two versions of bare branch room dividers {open & covered}, marble fireplace, planted twinkle trees, decorative vases, framed artwork {not shown} and rug available for 50% off.  To finish the styling, I added What Next Vermont Hot Chocolate Tray (Cream) and Snowflake Slippers (subscribers group gift).  I also used Park Place Home Decor Let it Snow snow globe on the coffee table and Circa Living snowflake lanterns on the mantle and floor ($5L gift).  Finally, no alpine winter getaway is compete without some Happy New Year presents and a pearl decorated tree from Dust Bunny.  Finishing Touches Winter’s Edge collection is a great set and captures the icy seasons perfectly, stop by before 1/15/16 to take advantage of the discount!

Taxi to Perfect Ten please…

Finishing Touches- Winter Edge Collection (close-up frosted)