Open House: Ravenshire Halloween Village

Ravenshire Open House Sign

The witches have gathered, the ghosts are flying, and the candy bowls have been filled, the Ravenshire Halloween Village is open for trick or treat.  Stop by and enjoy six decorated rooms in different autumnal styles from rustic, to elegant, to country; starting tomorrow October 10 through Monday, October 13, 2014.  I kept everything charming and inviting, nothing too scary, great for families and friends.  Be inspired by some of my favorite designers; for highlights of each room visit this weeks’ past posts.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystical%20Estia/24/152/22

Sway Boo pumpkin

Sway’s Pumpkins

As you walk up the grassy path, Thaino Designs Dont Look Up! ghosts are making their way through the woods.  Bright and cheery Sway’s Boo Pumpkins line the main courtyard area with Roawenwood fountain, Thaino flower cauldron, Aphrodite Shop squirrels (Totally Nutz for you! & My babies nest @ The Seasons Story), and Park Place friendly flying Casper Ghostie Set (@ Mieville Halloween Village).  Near the courtyard is Sway’s Wishing Well (@ Mystic Realms Fair) and Finishing Touches Pumpkin Picker’s Wheelbarrow (subscriber gift).

Death by...

Thaino Designs death by.. & Park Plce Ghostie Set

Sway's Wishing Well, Pumpkin & Finishing Touches Wheelbarrow

Sway’s Wishing Well, Pumpkin & Finishing Touches Wheelbarrow

Leading to the last house are two costumed skeletons and The Mustard Seed Fall Decor (60L special this weekend).  The very last house in the village is dedicated to the upcoming spooky Halloween season with a seance theme room from Finishing Touches Twilight collection complete with charred wood fireplace, sheet draped table and chair, and Victorian royal purple living room decor (Spellbound collection, past Twisted gift) transformed into a waiting area. Hope my village motives you.  Let’s Get Decorating!

FT Twilight collection

Finishing Touches Twilight collection

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His & Hers

Open House Sign blog

First thank you all for your support and great positive feedback with last weeks open house. When my design partner in crime, Niki Silverweb first suggested the idea I was scared that we would be spammed, or no one would show up.  I couldn’t have been more surprised by the great outpouring from friends, designers, and fellow bloggers.  So, since it was a huge success last weekend, we are going to open up our homes this weekend, Sept 13-16. It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase both of our styles.

Landmark: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystical%20Estia/78/30/22

Early in 2014, Niki & I collaborated on our first build together, the Men’s Warehouse, an industrial loft space with game area, bar, Niki’s art studio, and rest/work zone with walls of bricks and open windows.  It is the best guy’s hangout I’ve seen on Second Life.  It’s truly awesome!

BR Window

LR Full

Living Room Backgammon & Baseball

Bar

Art Studio

Bed & Library

A few months ago, I gave you a sneak peek of the bedroom in my retro Palm Springs home. Today, we are going back to the 50’s inspired mid-century modern home with walls of glass, wood paneling, and a very cool side yard.  The home features a stone facade entry with modern art installation (& Snowflake, our DIVA cat’s digs), a large wood-paneled living room decorated in black, white, and yellow with starburst mirror over the see-through fireplace, a music room complete with jukebox and scattered records, and a 50’s kitchen in red, white, and teal, finished with retro appliances, decorative signage, and of course a turkey in the oven!  I tried to stay true to the mid-century movement with sleek lines, bright colors, hard edges, and an overall uncluttered look.  The outside yard plays host to family/friends BBQ with watermelon influenced patio furniture: aluminum lawn chairs, picnic set, drink dispenser, and a pink/white camper!  Wander out back and meet our Sassy and her gang of sheep, relax, stay for dinner, and enjoy (grab a beer at Niki’s)!

Palm Springs Home front

Palm Spring Living Room

Palm Spring Music Room

Palm Springs Bedroom

Palm Spring Kitchen

Bridging our two distinct builds in an enchanting magical forest.  Stop by and check it out this weekend.   Be on the look out for more open houses to come!

Nautical Chic!

Overview Outside Front

As everyone heads to the beach this Labor Day weekend, I wanted to share with you my secluded Nautical Atlantic beach house, which will be open to the public from September 1 to Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 12pm SLT.  This is my first open house, so pop by, enjoy, and check out the build.

Landmark: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystical%20Estia/22/37/22

Model LM: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystical%20Estia/64/32/2 (door is short)

Suggested windlight: Coastal Afternoon

Kiddie Pool

I loved the Scarlet Creative Atlantic Home offered at June Collabor88 and wanted to create a hidden beach hideaway that’s casual, yet chic.  I envisioned the beach home to serve as a family & friends entertainment center complete with a casually sophisticated dining room furnished with Trompe Loeil’s Darya Dining Room set, formal living space appointed with Floorplan’s Sailor collection, and a family room finished with Cleo Designs’ Nautical ensemble.  The heart of the home is always the kitchen which I placed in the middle of the beach shack complete with Scarlet Creative sink, stove, and Cheeky Pea Boat Wine Bar.  The entry hall greets guests with a welcome sign and bench; turn the corner and a small office with scenic view serves as creative inspiration.  Finally, the back of our casa functions as a ‘Anchors Away’ bedroom accessorized with maritime decor, boat oars, framed nautical art, model ship & lighthouse, and an over stuffed linen cabinet.  I loved designing our beach home and can’t wait to share it with you.   Grab a burger from the outside grill, build sandcastle dreams and ‘catch the waves.’  Late dinner is served at nightfall while stargazing.  So stop on by, be inspired and let’s get decorating!

Entry:

Front Door

Ice Cream Cart

Office:

Office

Kitchen:

Kitchen Overview

Bedroom:

Bedroom Overview

Family Room:

Family Room Overview

Dining Room:

DR Overview

Living Room:

LR Overview

Structure: Scarlet Creative, Atlantic

Outside:

  • Canoe, Shower, Changing Room, BBQ, Picnic Table, Lounge Chairs & Umbrella: Cleo Designs
  • Deck Chairs, Rocking Chair, Surfboards, Ice Cream Cart, Marina Porch Lamp/Sign & Doormat: What Next
  • Kiddie pool: Dreamscape Art Gallery
  • Sandcastle Build Set & Kites: Boogers
  • Lover’s Sandcastle: Follow Us
  • String Lights: Floorplan
  • Blue Changing Room & Aluminum Chairs: Shutter Field

Entry/Office:

  • Bench: Sway’s
  • Life’s A Beach Sign: Brixley
  • Shutter Divider & Beach Hut Clock: What Next
  • Hemingway Desk: Standby Inc

Kitchen:

  • Boat Wine Bar: Cheeky Pea
  • Fridge: Culprit
  • Sink/Stove: Scarlet Creative
  • Canister: Floorplan
  • Newspaper/Coffee Cups, Toaster, Chalk Board: What Next
  • Lifesaver Clock: Intrigue Co
  • Wooden Signs: The Mustard Seed
  • Starfish Rug: StoraxTree
  • Bread & Artichokes: Apple Fall

Bedroom:

  • Bed & Nightstands: Alouette
  • Framed Oars, Hanging Oars, Whale Flag, Nautical Chest, Stripe Rug & Curtains: Floorplan
  • Linen Cabinet: Second Spaces
  • Lounger: Cleo Designs
  • Recycled Desk & Harry’s Boat: Apple Fall
  • Barrel Stool & Boat Bookcase: BellaRosa Furniture
  • Anchor Lamps: Serendipity Designs
  • Maritime Knot Art: Sway’s
  • Candles & Let your dreams sail Sign: What Next
  • Lighthouse: Hearth & Home

Family Room:

  • Nautical Sofa & Bookcase: Cleo Designs
  • Spool Table, Chevron Curtains, Hanging Oars, Woven Baskets, Wave Rug: Floorplan
  • Lanterns, Manhattan Lamp & Plants: Apple Fall
  • Coffee Table: BellaRosa Furniture
  • Sea Creature Sculpture: Heart Homes

Dining Room:

  • Dining Table, Chairs & Accessories: Trompe Loeil
  • Sailor Lanterns Hanging: Floorplan
  • Nautilus Seashell: The Loft
  • Ship Wheel: Serendipity Designs
  • Bronze Whale: Finishing Touches
  • Rug: Mudhoney (Zelia)

Living Room:

  • Sofa, Armchair (Stripe), Armchair (Navy/Wht), Coffee Table, Side Table, Stripe Rug, Captain Lantern, Anchor & Basket: Floorplan
  • Bronze Lantern & Standing Boat Oars, Harry’s Boat & Fern: Apple Fall
  • Lighthouse: Blueberry Hill

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