Winter Blues!

Circa Living- Winter Solstice & WinterWoodsBrrr, bundle-up  it’s getting cold out there!  Today, you’re in luck, I styled a warm and cozy living space using CIRCA Living latest releases from the OMG! and Mix event in cool icy blues and winter whites.  The Winter Solstice collection is a lounge room gacha at the OMG! Oh My Gacha event that closes in 4 days and cost $65L per play.  There are 12 common items and 3 rares to win, all transferable.  Part of the Winter Solstice collection shown above includes blue ribbed area rug, floor cushion (9 sit animations), rattan ball floor lights, hexagon hive wall shelf, chalkboard art, light blue beanbag chair (26 sit animations) and modern fireplace with decor.  To complete the styling of the living room, I added some WinterWoods pieces available for the Mix Event until January 31, 2016.   The WinterWoods items shown above are the Ornate Bench in Frost Blue and Stick Tree Set in Winter Blues.  I also included part of the WinterWoods collection; branch coffee table, mini forest bucket and decorative light trees, all available at CIRCA Living main store.  The final touches of the winter wonderland space includes La Galleria snowflake toss pillows, wall decor and lantern (freebies), Plethora hanging snowflakes and snow-dusted white winter trees.  Hope you enjoyed my winter blues inspired living space and I encourage you to hop around the grid to create your own!

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!

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

Passport to Style: Key West

Perfect Ten, Tylar's Treasure Key West Living Room Full

Happy Sunday!  According to the calendar, summer doesn’t end until September 23rd, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy!  Grab your overnight bag, sunscreen and passport, we’re headed to Key West, Florida (USA).  Key West is the southernmost city in the Continental United States, located 129 miles southwest of Miami, Florida, and 106 miles north-northeast of Havana, Cuba.  Cuba, at its closest point, is 94 miles south.  Key West is a small seaport city, total area 7.4 square miles and on the dividing line between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.  It was also a hideaway for authors Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams.  Key West is divided into four distinct areas: Old Town, Casa Marina, Mid-Town and New Town.  With a tropical climate, similar to the Caribbean islands, the bright-colored historic homes (1886-1912) dotting Old Town called conch are wood-framed one or two-story structures built on foundation piers above the ground, with metal roofs, horizontal wood siding, and covered porches, attributed to immigrants from the Bahamas.

Perfect Ten, Tylar's Treasure Key West Living Room Mid Bright

Some Key West design elements are bright colors, clean lines and minimal clutter with the focus on bringing the outdoors in as much as possible through the inclusion of large windows with minimal coverage and vibrant color selections that mimic the sand, sun and sea.  It’s typical to see white furnishings with pops of bright-colored pillows or throws, louver shutters, natural fabrics, coastal art and accessories such as seashells, sailboats or sailfish in this laid-back tropical seaside oasis.

Perfect Ten, Tylar's Treasure Key West Living Room Close

Tylar’s Treasures newest release Key West Collection at Perfect Ten is a tropical inspired living room collection, available for 50% off from September 1-15 (it’s out early).  The collection includes aqua blue, lime green and crisp white animated rowboat chair and love seat, table lamps with sailboat decal, painted white coffee table and end table, paisley vase with lime twigs, turquoise bowl with floral, sailboat wall art and ceiling fan.  To complete the styling, I incorporated nautical oars, jars filled with sand and shells, seashell art, potted palms, turquoise candle tray, shell rug, bench with aqua toss pillows, captain lanterns and Sway’s mason jar beach vignette with palm tree and animated bird & fish (@Fantasy Gacha Carnival 8/12-9/12).   Tylar’s motto for laid back lifestyle printed on the pillows is “Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses,” so when transforming your home with the Florida Keys look use a vibrant color palette and remember “All you need is LOVE and the BEACH!”

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Sway's Jar World Beach

Structure: Scarlet CreativePetite Cabine

  • Tylar’s Treasure, Key West Collection (Rowboat chair, couch, 2 tables, 2 lamps, wall art, 2 vases & fan) 50% off @ Perfect Ten (9/1-9/15)
  • Circa LivingCyprus Escape Set (Mediterranean Mix: Bench, Table with flower display & trio shell art)
  • Second Spaces, Riviera Pillows & Riviera Candles Teal
  • Floorplan, Captain’s Desk Lantern (Ocean) & Coastal Sideboard
  • StoraxTree, Summer Sun Potted Plant A (***FREE*** Group Gift)
  • Sway’s, Jar World (Beach) @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (8/12-9/12)
  • Shabby Tabby, Beachy Plaques
  • La Galleria, Seashell Aqua Rug & Seashells on Stands
  • Studio Skye, Palm Trees & Sand Dunes

Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way!

Bunny Hop Circa Pink Bunny Set

Super quick post this Easter weekend featuring Circa Living Easter Elegance Set available for free for SL Frees & Offers group members at the main store.  The Easter Elegance set includes a side table with pot of tulips and pink bunny printed side chair with 9 female sit animations. I added The Mustard Seed’s Bunny Hop wall decor (group gift) and La Galleria’s Easter Basket (free) to make the perfect accompaniment for a nook.  Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Potomac Signature Homes, Holiday Lane Bedroom FR

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Potomac Signature Homes, Holiday Lane Bedroom (close-up) FR

After a cup or two of hot chocolate, night fell on the North Pole and the Misses showed me my room for the evening.  The rustic charm of the winter lodge living room continued into the guest bedroom.  The Potomac Signature Homes Holiday Lane bedroom is a cozy retreat with an oak four-poster bed adorned with garland and wrapped in red and green wool tartan duvet, matching plaid lampshades and quilted wreath.  Oak side tables and dresser, snowflake rug, and a sparkling frosted Christmas tree complete with quilted handmade tree skirt, candle and string lights, ornaments, poinsettia, and “spinning” silver snowflake topper welcomes and charms the bedroom. The Holiday Lane bedroom is available at the SL Christmas Expo 2014!

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Potomac Signature Homes, Bed (close-up) FR

The side wall is decorated with Dreamscapes Art Gallery Christmas Forest wood trees which create the feeling of Christmas glow.  Finishing the bedroom is the comfy sage and poinsettia Jolly Velvet Chaise Couple Lounge, decked out with snowflake blankets and pillows by Circa Living and a charming holiday themed corner side table with wooden tree and Christmas signage by The Mustard Seed (both Homestuff Hunt gifts).

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Circa Living & The Mustard Seed Homestuff Hunt FR

On our shopping trip, I picked up some cute Christmas lingerie.  First up is Carrie’s Lingerie Holiday Grace lace and silk poinsettia print bra and boyshorts, part of the Penny Wishes Hunt (a portion of the sale is donated to RFL) at the SL Christmas Expo 2014 AviChoice sim.  I accessorized the Carrie’s Holiday Grace set with Purple Moon Cycle in Emerald & Topaz Set (Hunt for the Bells- 100% proceeds donated to RFL) and Cucbis dans la Chocolaterie Bracelet & Ring (Naughty or Nice Hunt), both items available on Sim 1 at the SL Christmas Expo 2014 until December 15, 2014.  Wreath with teddy bear and trees by Potomac Signature Homes.

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Carrie's Lingerie Holiday Grace Set

And, last is Mona Red Kitty Set, a red and black kitty cat printed boyshort and bra set by Blacklace Lingerie, part of the KittyCats Advent Calendar.  I’m also sporting Chop Zuey Hearts of Hope set, both items free for all.  Joy to the World, and look forward to a glimpse into Santa’s toy land tomorrow!

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Kitty Cats Advent Blacklace & Chop Zuey Joy

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Potomac Signature Homes, Frosted Christmas Tree