Hello Again!

Greeting readers and friends!  It’s been far too long since I’ve blogged, in fact it’s been 9 months. No, I don’t have a new bundle of joy to share with you.  So where have you been, you ask?  Well, back in April my Mom had a stroke and it devastated me to my core.  She is paralyzed on her left side, bedridden and recently suffered violent seizures.  I quit my job, put grad school on hold and assumed the role as her full-time caregiver.  As soon as it happened, I wrote a letter to my clients, sponsors and friends, as well as posted it on my Facebook page.  At the time I wasn’t sure how long our journey would be or if I would ever return to Second Life and blogging.  Well, I have yet to step my toe back into SL but I did want to share with you some pictures my dear friend Kirra Frantic took (back in April 2016) of my homes.guys-living-room-baseballsportFirst, in the trio series is my version of a guy’s lakeside hangout chill zone.   A few years back (Fall 2014) my dearest friend & former design partner, Niki and I joined forces to host our first ever open house, His & Her.  My style has always been sweet and girly whereas Niki’s is more masculine and industrial.  Ever since that initial venture I’ve try to design one male focused space a year.  The man cave cabin is a sports lover dream with a game area, baseball memorabilia, vintage vinyl and a cool loft bedroom.  Since I don’t currently have the build up, please feel free to email me if you want to know where I purchased an item.  Stay tuned for an art studio.  Happy decorating!guys-kitchen-dining-view-record-collectionguys-cabin-bedroomguys-cabin-front-view

Modern swanky living!

Swank Feb 2016-Cosmo LR SetHappy Sunday!  Hope you’re having a nice weekend.  Today, I’m showcasing Park Place Cosmopolitan Black Leather Living Room on sale for 50% off until Monday, February 29 at Swank Events 50 Shades of Red!  The Cosmo pieces are sold separately and include a long black leather sofa, corresponding loveseat, 2 contemporary grey tufted leather chairs, low black lacquer coffee table with books, vase and silver plate, 2 white floor ottomans {with and without pillow} and white/black abstract area rug.  Other items available for sale but not shown above are faux window with scene change and floor plant.  The clean lines, dynamic palette and contemporary style blends well with modern art work and sculptural decor.  Dangling from the side wall is Park Place 3-D Cube Wall Art and over the fireplace mantel is The Two of Us Oil Painting offered at the Gacha Good Event Breakfast at Tiffany ending 2/29/16.  I also used Apple Fall Reflector Lamps, Fetch Zaid Room Divider and USB Bamboo Decor (100% donation item- Hope 1), available at the SL Home & Garden Event (2/14-3/6).

Swank Feb 2016-Cosmo LR w:ArtSwank Feb 2016-Cosmo LR HallWe continue our house tour of the Cloverleaf bungalow by Galland Homes spotlighting the living room and the adaptable style of the home.  In the foyer are more exclusive 100% donation items from The Expo including Dixie Dandelion RFL Hope and Odds Chalkboard (Hope 6) and Serendipity Designs Cabarita Bench (Hope 7).

Swank Feb 2016-Cosmo LR Garden ViewShown outside is Galland Homes Outdoor Fireplace (Hope 2) and BeYou World Seabreeze Patio Set (Hope 6), both 100% donation items.

Swank Feb 2016-Cosmo LR KitchenFinally, a glimpse of the Cloverleaf kitchen and a sneak peek of two more 100% donation items; Closer to the Heart Creations Monochrome Dinette (Hope 6) and Serendipity Designs Woodland Outsized Clock (Hope 7), more pictures coming soon.  Hope you stop by Swank Event and take advantage of the great deal on Park Place Cosmo Black Leather Living Room Set, plus there’s free gifts!

Goodnight Sweetheart!

Goodnight Bedroom w:closet (H&G Expo 2016)Today, I have more exclusive 100% donation items from the SL Home & Garden Expo 2016 and we continue our tour of the Cloverleaf bungalow by Galland Homes.  The modern girly bedroom just might be my favorite out of all of them because it’s style after my real life space.  Two primary colors of white and rose quartz dominate the room with three separate areas; a mini office complete with desk, a dressing area and sleeping quarters.  The oversized glamorous white leather tufted bed beckons you to dream about shoes!  The Boudoir Lit in Vanilla by Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine is a 100% donation item at the Expo running from February 14 to March 6, 2016.  Suspended above the bed is Kaya’s Candle and Caged Chandelier.  Another exclusive donation creation is the Vintage Valentine Lace Top Wallpaper pack in seven styles from Irrie’s Dollhouse (both Hope 6).

Goodnight Bedroom (H&G Expo 2016)One underlining theme in the bedroom is birdcages, at first when I saw the spread I was going to call the post Birdcage Boudoir :-)!  If this was a contest, The Mustard Seed (Hope 6) would win for best use of floral display and variety.  From wall mounted cages overflowing with tulips and tied bows, to standing floor units with pretty pinky bird {pic below}, to crystal chandelier tabletop all in pink, Spring has arrived.  The Demi Table and Birdcage Floor Planter are the two 100% donation items, and there is a gacha machine filled with other colored floor stand & tabletop crystal chandelier with 50% of the proceeds donated to Relay of Life of Second Life.

Chic Building- Side Table (H&G Expo 2016)The Mustard Seed- Side Table (H&G Expo 2016)Displayed on The Mustard Seed Demi Tables used as bedside tables are more exclusive donation creations along with Fly with Me figurines by Chic Buildings (Hope 6).  Hope Blocks from Magnum Opus (Hope 1) are on the Expo Hunt for $10L.  Also displayed is Shabby Tabby (Hope 8) bucket of bright roses, paper flowers wall art and some framed brand logos I used in the bedroom.  What Next Amelia Bookcase and Desk flank the fireplace.

Bedroom Desk & Fireplace (H&G Expo 2016)As we move from the sleeping quarters to the office, La Galleria gorgeous White Column Fireplace sets the tone and creates warmth in the bedroom.  Displayed on the mantel is Daydreamers Love Letters sign re-textured (Hope 7) and The Mustard Seed Pink Camellia Vase {part of the Bird Cage Floor Planter set}.  Hanging above the fireplace is Spargel & Shines Homes Bocas Belle Mirror (Hope 1).

Bedroom Desk (H&G Expo 2016)Close-up Bedroom Desk (H&G Expo 2016)The office area is decked out with sweet treats Frosty Chockberry Cake & Freesia Dessert Plate from BeYou World and Irrie’s Dollhouse Home Picture Frame filled with more expo exhibitor logos used in the bedroom and landscape (all items listed are 100% donation and located on Hope 6).

Bedroom Dressing Area (H&G Expo 2016)Finally, we move into my favorite part of the room, the dressing area complete with a well-organized Glam Closet from Bazar (100% donation item-Hope 8).  The closet is available in white or wood and male/female versions.  It can also be used as individual pieces or a unit to fit your needs.  On top of the closet unit I placed What Next storage boxes (metallic & colors version) previously released at January round of Collabor88, now available at the main What Next store.  Lastly, probably my fave item so far is Bazar round dusty rose tufted Glam Ottoman.  Guarding the dressing area is Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine golden birdcage with hydrangea and blue Parakeet (loved her so much I named her Tweety bird).  Hope you enjoyed the modern girly bedroom and take some time to check out all the exhibitors at the Expo!

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.

All You Need Is Love…

The Mustard Seed & Kaya's Ray of SunshineHope you had a nice weekend.  Today’s post features two of the hottest trends; geo patterns and the Pantone color of the year Rose Quartz.  Injecting geometric decor in your home adds a modern flair.  From faceted accessories to table or lamps, geo inspired pieces enhance visual appeal & create eye-catching vigor to a room.

What is Pantone color of the year you ask?  Pantone began as the commercial printing company in the 1950’s; best known for its Pantone Matching System, a proprietary color space used in printing, paint, and fabric.  In 2000, Pantone created the “Color of the Year” as a symbolic color selection that serves as a cultural expression of mood and attitude. For the first time ever in 2016, the blend of two colors were selected: Rose Quartz a warm pink with gray undertones and Serenity a cooler sky blue offering a soothing peaceful balance in a turbulent world.  The softer pastel palette mixes well with shades of pinks, purples, grays and creams.

The living room romantic color scheme is the perfect backdrop to add touches of sweet Valentine decor from heart garland, love letters, bird cages and candy heart candles.  Love is in the air and with discount shopping events such as Gacha Good Events Out With The Old…In With The New (closes 1/31/16) and Perfect Ten (2/1/16-2/15/16), your home can feel the love without breaking the bank.  At Gacha Good, I picked up the Love Ladder, All You Need Is Love Chalkboard and XOXO Vase Console Table from Dixie Dandelion, each $50L.  The event is two-prong with new exclusive products on one side of the skybox and gacha machines set up on the other side.  Pop over and check out all the deals.

Over at Perfect Ten and out early, The Mustard Seed has the most adorable Surprise Box gacha item ($50L per play), a round hat box decorated with roses, leaves & heart topper.  The surprise is when you touch the heart topper, a cute piggy flies up out of the box than pops back down.  TMS is also offering the Rose Vase with Pearls and Love Birds with customizable love letters displayed on the coffee table for 50% off.  Also discounted at Perfect Ten is Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine Valentine True set which contains 2 sized pink/red heart garland, pink hurricane candle, and red heart pitcher.  Take a peek at the other merchandize available from 10 home & garden creators all reduced 50% off for two weeks.

Lots of other goodies listed below including brocante, the new partnership of floorplan and consignment.  At Tres Chic, Sway’s is in the mood for love with Birdcage Candle Holder & Wall Decor.  Circa’s Living Tea Room Louis Hooded Chair is now available at the main store location with 10 wood color options and 32 male/female sit animations.  Have a good time decorating for the sweetest season of all!

  • Dixie Dandelion, Love Ladder, All You Need Is Love Chalkboard & Vase XOXO Console Table- all $50L each (@ Gacha Good Events Out with the Old…In With The New Event, until 1/31/16)
  • The Mustard Seed: Love Birds & Mr. Love Letter, Roses with Pearls Vase (@ Perfect Ten, 50% off)
  • The Mustard Seed: Love Surprise Box, Sweetest Love RARE (@ Perfect Ten, gacha item $50L per play)
  • Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine: Valentine Set True {Pink Hurricane Candle, Red Heart Pitcher of Love, 2 size String Pink & Red Hearts}  (@ Perfect Ten, 50% off)
  • Sway’s: [Birdcage] Candle holder (gold & copper) (@ Tres Chic start January 17th-February 10th) 􀀑
  • [CIRCA] Living: “The Tea Room” Louis Hooded Chair Raspberry
  • Fiasco: Melrose Ceiling Lamp (The Challenge, Art Deco Dec 2015)
  • Pilot: Tufted Sofa (Pink), Marble Coffee Table (Gold), Sweet Candy Hearts Candle & Dirty Candy Hearts Candle
  • brocante.: Unfinished wallpaper / geometric
  • Apple Fall: Arts & Crafts Books, Tales of Cupid Book Set, Charles Dickens Book Set
  • {what next}: Maison Drapes
  • [Fetch]: Lazy Rug – Square