Dark Romance

dark-romance-bedroom-brook-hill-living-park-placeHappy Saturday!  Hope your week went well.  I’ve been battling a flu/cold all week, so I’m going to skip waxing poetically and get right to the point.  Today’s post features a few time sensitive events closing on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  First up is Park Place Home Decor Black Leather Chaise, Red Heart Garland Wall Decor, Gray Shag Diamonds Area Rug, Leafy Green Table Plant and French Walnut Round Accent Side Table exclusive for the Swank Event ending 2/28/17.  The theme for February was truly, madly, deeply; which inspired the darker boudoir.  Next is Brook Hill Livings recent release for the February round of The Crossroads Event, the Wagner Chair in Ebony and Spotlight, closing 2/28/17.  I also used the Faun Chandelier in Midnight, available for sale at the main store.  The remaining decor items are from a new to me subscriber monthly event called Deco(c)rate.  On the 8th of every month a mystery box with 15 semi-exclusive items from top H&G designers are delivered to your inventory, if you reserved your cart for $1,500L before the 7th.  Afterward the price doubles to $3,000L.  In today’s post, I used Mudhoney Ginny Bed, Second Spaces Mood Lighting Candles, Cheeky Pea Forgotten Places Fireplace, Hextraordinary Antique Cherub Lamp, Stockholm & Lima The Lovers Trail and Serenity Style All for Love Suitcase.  There are a number of other items that I hope to showcase before the new March boxes arrive.  Personally, I’m still a little on the fence about a subscription event, time will tell if it’s for me.  (I do love my bargains :-))  Lastly, I mentioned in my last blog post I wanted to spotlight more gifts from the Love Me…Love Me Not Hunt (ending 2/28) and Gloria is sporting the Facepalm Just Love red silk sleep shirt in standard sizing and mesh compatible.  Gloria’s golden locks are HoneyAna, the new group gift from Truth Hair ($350L join fee).  Hope you enjoyed the post, I’ve got couple more planned for the weekend….stay tuned!love-me-love-me-not-hunt-facepalm

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Autumn Glow

Dreamscapes Art Gallery_Autumn Glow (Photo Hunt -Oct 2015)I adore fall, it’s my favorite time of the year to decorate.  From the glorious colors, to the fresh crisp smell in the air, and the yummy baked goods, it’s simply divine.  It’s easy to be inspired by this magical season and design a warm cozy retreat.  Today, I’ve created an autumnal living space using tons of free hunts items from The Seasons Story 2nd Anniversary, Chez Moi Spooky Hunt, and The Photographers Hunt $5L (all ending October 31, 2015).  I also included Sway’s Victor Wood Burning Stove & Storage Bench both deeply discounted 50%- 75% off for the Mix Event also ending October 31st.  Lastly, Sway’s Erika Set in Harvest (available @ Uber, ending today 10/23/15) was the ideal living room collection to use, bringing all the colors of fall into the space. The Erika Set includes a couch with 16 single & friends animations (up to 3 avis’s), 8 couple animations, 3 texture options for the pillows, coffee table, and decorative accessorizes (2 vases, bowl with apples).  There are numerous hunts and freebies being offered now, so take advantage of the gifts and have fun decorating!

Chez Moi Spooky Hunt Gifts

Structure: Vespertine, Chanson Dautomne Skyloft

  • Sway’s: Erika Set in Harvest (Uber, 10/23/15)
  • Sway’s: Victor Wood Burning Stove & Victor Storage Bench (50-75% off Mix Event, 10/31/15)
  • Dreamscapes Art GalleryCountry Life (The Photographers Hunt, 10/31/15)
  • Sway’s: Enchanted Branch Shelf, Fall Jar with Acorns and Candle, Branch Wrapped Candle, Pumpkin Line & George Hat Stand
  • Dreamscapes Art Gallery: *Pumpkin* Bucket A, *Apples* Wood Buckets, *Autumn* Deco Shutter B & *Candle Chair* Autumn
  • Cheeky Pea: Autumn Crate Decor
  • Junk: Bartlet Rug (One)
  • Shutter Field: Fall Letter Decor
  • Vespertine: Vintage Postbox (Yellow)
  • The Season Story (2nd Anniversary gifts): A.D.D.Andel! Wooden Pumpkins, The Horror! Vampkin, unKindness Comfort Tubby (Autumn), C’est la vie ! Autumn Mug, Poche Applepie 2015, Roawenwood Cake Donuts Platter & Tomoto Tourou
  • Chez Moi’s Spooky Hunt: Fall Wreath (gift #2), Fall Big/Small Fan Pumpkin (gift #4), Entry Halloween Decor (gift #11), Happy Halloween Doormat (gift #10) & Chair/Blanket Fall into Fall (gift #12)

Seaside Living

Seaside Living

Transitioning seasons can be one of the hardest and most challenging aspects in home design.  A solution is to add the upcoming seasons decorative accessories or color palette. The above seaside cabin living room space is awash in soft blues and greens, a typical spring color palette and the addition of nautical oars, sail boat, seashells and beachy wall art makes this an inviting spring/summer getaway.  Get a jump start on summer by checking out the Perfect Ten event (June 1-15) where you can find Tylar’s Treasures “Sea” oar sign, repurposed barrels side tables, oar table lamps, and compass rug all for 50% off.  I also used Shutter Field Beach Living Set released for the May round of The Challenge theme: Holiday/Beach and accessorize with The Mustard Seed Beachy Signs, Floorplan Oar Frames and Apple Fall Storm Lamp.  Hope you are inspired to change it up and Let’s Get Decorating!

Taxi to the Perfect Ten event please…

Seaside Living Room

Seaside LR-Close up of Sea Sign

Structure: Scarlet Creative, Petite Cabine

A Fall Cabin in the Woods

Outside

When I saw Trompe Loeil’s Rivershire Waterwheel House offered at Collabor88 July (Safari Chic) round, I was immediately inspired to create a Oktoberfest theme build.  Unfortunately, I designed about 90% of the structure when our sim was attacked by spammers, then two weeks later, our landlord went crazy and I lost everything.  Well I take that back, he threw everything back at me in clumps in my lost and found folder and it’s taken me sometime to regroup and re-stage the house.  I’m happy to now present our formerly known as Oktoberfest house, now dubbed fall-fest Cabin in the Woods.

Chicken

The Rivershire Waterwheel House truly embodies melding nature into the home.  The cobblestone cottage with working waterwheel is built into a mountain rock.  The inside of the 2 story structure is supported by a large tree trunk with climbing ivy creeping onto the exposed stone walls.  Our cozy two room abode features large planked beamed and vaulted ceilings, arched doorways, intricate parquet wood flooring, and a dominate stain-glass circular window with bench.  The first floor has been styled in four separate areas; living room with plush leather sofa and chair overlooking the lake view, entertainment area with an apple delight sweet treat dessert bar leading into the dining spot with beautiful elegant autumn table setting and yummy candy apple center piece, and finally near the tree trunk stairwell the kitchenette houses a wine bar and pantry.  The overall vibe of the downstairs is rustic charm with notes of steampunk and autumn bliss.  The upstairs loft area has been transformed into a fairytale bedroom with two antique twin brass beds with patchwork duvet, soft inviting armchairs, and favorite plush friends (Snow Angel & Mr. Wiz, when our plushy friends are not causing trouble at the cabin, they hang out at Sway’s).  Hope you enjoy the spotlight of our autumn cabin in the woods and it will inspire you to decorate with nature in mind.  Have fun this holiday season, rethink the expected, and remember always Let’s Get Decorating!

Front Door

Living Room:

Living Room

Pumpkin Pie

Sweet Treat Dessert Bar:

Dipper Bar

Dipper Bar Divider close up

Dinner Table:

Dining Room Table

Close up of table setting

Kitchenette:

Kitchenette

Main floor overview

Loft Area:

Overview loft

Fairytale bedroom

Furry Friends

Bedroom Hutch

Structure: Trompe Loeil, Rivershire Waterwheel House

Outside:

Living Room:

Sweet Treat Dessert Bar:

Dinner Table:

  • Table & Chair Set, Place Settings & Chandelier: Apple FallPottery Dining Set, Pumpkin Place Setting & Pearl Chandelier
  • Acorn Candles: Alouette
  • Wine Glasses & Votive Candles: The Loft
  • Red Candy Apple Centerpiece: Poche, Apple of the forest 

Kitchenette:

Loft Area:

  • Brown Leather Armchair: DIGS, Heritage Chairs
  • Wooden Trunk (Open): Decor Junction
  • Brass Antique Beds: Vespertine, Wildwood Daybed
  • Hanging Lantern: Trompe LoeilPaxton Lantern
  • Keepsake Box: KalopsiaOld Box (Green)
  • Teddy Bears: Sway’s, Cookie Bears (Angel & Wizard)
  • Victoria’s Dollhouse: Apple Fall
  • Coat Rack: What Next, Cedar Log Hatstand
  • Hutch: PilotHeirloom Hutch [Floral]- Sage Green
    • Trompe Loeil: Lite Wreath, Red Cardinal, Star on Stick, Rustic Frame, Topiary (2013 Advent Calendar Items, Arcade Dec 2013)
    • Park Place: Plaid Folded Blankets

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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