Act today to change tomorrow!

Team Diabetes_Connie's Set

If I said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, my favorite part of Second Life are the charity fundraisers benefitting first world nonprofits.  I love seeing SL residents come together to support one another and the generosity of SL designers make it possible.  Today, I’m very excited to share with you Team Diabetes of Second Life, a new fundraiser event benefitting American Diabetes Association.

The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.  The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.  The ADA delivers services to hundreds of communities and provides objective and credible information and resources about diabetes.

With 100% of the proceeds of sales donated to the ADA, Team Diabetes of Second Life has a number of fundraiser events on the schedule including Fall Showcase 2015 & Art in Hat 2015 (in Nov).  The Fall Showcase 2015 will offer a different selection of creators every 3 months.  You can also donate directly on the Team Diabetes website.  This charity strikes a personal chord with me because I recently discovered both of my great-grandmas had diabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.  Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar.  Hyperglycemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over time leads to serious damage to many of the body’s systems, especially the nerves and blood vessels.

In 2014, 9% of adults 18 years and older had diabetes.  In 2012 diabetes was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths.  More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.  WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030.

DeAnn Defaux, owner and creator of Park Place Home Decor was also touched by diabetes and has designed a living room collection in honor of her long time friend Connie, who has been living with diabetes since she was 15 years old.  The Connie Set is available until Oct 31, 2015 with 100% of all proceeds going to Team Diabetes of SL.  The set includes a blue love seat (representing the blue circle in the logo for The World Diabetes Day and the official color for the International Diabetes Federation), wooden and glass coffee table with decorative accessories, books and pussy willow vase.  The Connie love seat has male/female animations as well as couple animations.

To complete the styling of the living space, I wanted to enhance the blue color palette by using ancient Chinese blue & white temple jars placed upon a blue tiled antique Spargel & Shine Home white stone Madison Fireplace ($10L on Antique Grid Autumn Hunt) and aged Serenity Style whitewash piano creating a relaxed mood.  Pops of blue are renforced in the mug on the coffee table and handbag scarf on the piano bench.   Softer green rug draws your eyes to Serenity Style Soul Happy Chest Collection (green), discounted 25% at On9 (until 10/28/15).

Lastly, I wanted to give you an update on the Rock Your Rack 2015 event I blogged last week…drumroll please: total raised for the National Breast Cancer Foundation is $658,991L or $2,500 USD.  Please continue your generosity for this very important ADA inaugural charity fundraiser, look for my blog post on Art in Hats 2015 coming soon!

Taxi to Park Place Home Decor please…

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Classic with a contemporary twist: 24 Event

Park Place Home Decor, 24 Event Ashford LR (hallway view)Have you heard about the 24 Event?  24 2015 is an annual event that brings together the top Second Life designers in fashion (male & female) and home decor (70 total) for one week (September 11-19, 2015).  Each store offers an exclusive limited quantity item only available at the event.

Park Place Home Decor, Ashford LR (full room)Today, I have the pleasure of sharing with you Park Place Home Decor event exclusive Ashford Living Room, a classic formal styling in black, white, taupe and gray.  The 24 exclusive Ashford Living Room Set includes:

  • White sofa with gray accent pillows
  • Black wood upholstered armchairs with white/tauped striped fabric on back & seat
  • Taupe ottomans with, or without pillows
  • Upholstered contemporary coffee table
  • Tray with books and magazines
  • Walnut end tables
  • Gray and white table lamps
  • White decorative jar & pink vase floral arrangement
  • Beige leaf patterned rug
  • White drapes
  • 6 earth shadow framed wall art

Park Place Home Decor, Ashford LR (close-up tray)Also included in the collection (not shown) an additional empty white coffee tray and animated faux snow window. The Ashford Living Room collection is a classic and perfect for your SL entertainment needs.  I can see holiday decor blending nicely with this grouping.  Run over to the 24 Event by September 19th to get the collection before it’s gone forever!

Taxi to 24 event please…

Park Place Home Decor, Ashford BookcaseDeAnn Dufaux of Park Place Home Decor, also designed corresponding items in the Ashford collection: walnut bookcase, desk and beige desk chair (back wall) available at her main store, on sale this weekend (all under $100L). The Ashford Walnut Bookcase is filled with books, storage, frames, files and decorative items.  The matching Ashford Walnut Desk, with open and close drawers, is the ideal spot to relax or work.  The desk includes reference books and beige table lamp.  Who wouldn’t want to get down to business in the cozy and oversized upholstered beige Ashford Desk Chair?  Also on sale this weekend for $60L is the Copper Plate Table Centerpiece.

Park Place Home Decor, Ashford LR (Desk & Chair)To bring the outside in, I used Park Place Birch Tree Picture wall art over the Ashford Desk.  The black frame and leaf outline enhances the black classic lines in the Ashford Living Room collection.  You can find the Birch Tree art at the 24 event!  Lastly, Little Branch Potted Bilbo Birch Tree is a free group gift and can be found at the Cosmo Shopping Region.  Hope you’re inspired by the classic with a contemporary twist living room, so Let’s Get Decorating!Park Place Home Decor, Autumn Candleholder

Passport to Style: Far East

Park Place, Far East Style

One of my favorite aspects of being a virtual reality interior designer is that it allows you to travel to all corners of the globe without leaving your home.  Just like in VR fashion styling, I research the origins, location, and decor elements and try to give you a sense of the place.  Last year, I explored the various styles of California design, sharing stories of my family travels.  Lately, I have the travel bug and find myself googling different locales.  Today we have packed our bags and are heading to the Far East!

Park Place, Eastern Shelf Unit

I love the fusion of serene, peaceful, balanced simplicity of Asian decor paired with modern furnishings.  Some key design principles of Oriental style are natural elements, clean lines, Chinoiserie furniture, and circle motif.  Today, I designed a small tea-house space using some of Park Place Home Decor current sale items available at the main store (ending Saturday) and at The Wash Biannual Cart Sale (8/26-9/16).  Park Place Eastern Shelf Unit with Accessories typifies a number of Asian design components from the upper circle unit to the symmetrical balance of the shelving.  I added the Blue Mosaic Bottle Decor, available for $10L at The Wash Cart Sale, to highlight the traditional temple in the middle of the circle unit.  Flanking the Eastern Shelf is the Marble Resting Egret, representing the reflection of nature often found in Far East style.

Park Place, Low Tea Table

Another sale item offered until Saturday is the Low Tea Table with Cushions.  The black coffee table with burgundy cushion seating matches the Eastern Shelf Unit and embodies the clean lines of Asian form.  The tea table comes with a coffee set and to complete the scene, I added the Box of Fine Chocolates (available @ The Wash Sale).

Park Place, Cherry Table Clock

Finally, placed on a storage unit in the corner is the Copper Red Table Clock; the hands on the clock mimic the circular pattern in the shelving unit.  Be sure to check out all the sale offerings at The Wash and stop by Park Place main store for hunt gifts and discounted specials.  Hope you enjoyed the trip and are inspired to incorporate some Far East elements into your home!

Structure: [ht: home], little tea house

  • Park Place Home Decor, Eastern Shelf Unit with Accessories & Low Tea Table with Cushions (discounted @ main store until 8/29)
  • Park Place Home Decor, Blue Mosaic Decorative Jar, Marble Resting Egret, Copper Red Table Clock & Box of Fine Chocolate (on sale for $10L @ The Wash Cart Sale until 9/16)
  • Cleo Design, Parasol Decor, Asian Cabinet & Lamp
  • DDD, Zen Bamboo
  • Alouette, Miniature Zen Garden
  • Zenith, Kiosk Birdcage (Black)
  • bbqq, The Ming Dynasty China Scroll Painting B
  • Newchurch, Kaidan Mission Tansu
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk], My Zen Corner (Zen Stones, Buddha Head Porcelain (Small) & Cherry Blossom Bird Cage)
  • The Mustard Seed, Potted Bamboo Blue Tile

Park Place’s generous offers

The Lexi Project Donation- Haven Chair & Table Clock

Hello again!  I know, I’ve been missing in action for a few weeks.  I’ve been working feverishly on a client project and honestly, I’ve hit more roadblocks that any Daytona 500 speed racer.  Time to take a break and share with you Park Place Home Decor’s generous offering for The Lexi Project, a fundraising event for Lexi Zelin, owner of AngelRed Couture.  My favorite part of Second Life are the numerous charity events that help real life causes; from the recently wrapped up Hair Fair that benefited Wigs for Kids, to Relay for Life SL that aids American Cancer Society, to tons more, and I’m always willing to land a hand.

Lexi Zelin, owner and creator of AngelRED Couture, has recently been diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Mounting medical bills and expenses are the last thing the 28-year-old mother needs to stress over.  Over 350+ generous designers and creators have come together at The Lexi Project, with 100% of all proceeds going straight to Lexi running from July 26th to August 9th.  There are also donation kiosks at the event location and for those of you who would like to donate directly, Lexi set-up a GoFundMe page.   Let’s come together and meet or beat Lexi goal of $12k, we are half way there.  The Lexi Project blog tells more about her story, has a complete designer list and gives a daily update on the funds raised.

DeAnn Dufaux of Park Place contributed the Haven Accent comfy barrel chair in 3 different colors (sunshine red {orange}, purple passion {eggplant} and coffee & cream {taupe}), and 3 version of a table clock (white marble, walnut & gold and black marble).  With just one month of summer left, it’s time to start thinking of autumn and slowly transitioning your interior.  Deep sumptuous plum is a major trend in home decor for fall especially when paired with brass and gold accents.  Infusing color and rich textures like jade green, grey and umber coupled with current styles like jute enhance the autumnal feeling and makes your home on trend!  Hop over and spend some Linden knowing your purchase will help Lexi.

The Lexi Project Facebook

The Lexi Project Flickr Pool

Lexi’s Gofundme

The Lexi Project – Blog

Taxi to The Lexi Project please… 

  • Park Place: Haven Accent Chair (Purple Passion) & Black Marble Table Clock @ The Lexi Project
  • Meshworx: Web Table (Rusty Metal)
  • LISP: Faded Summer Rug (Misty Grey)
  • Theosophy: Cheriton Side Table (Gold)
  • DIGS: Cairns Table Lamp (Brass)
  • The Loft: Mara Leather Tray, Concentric Gold, Horn Accent Spiral, Strapped Sphere (m), Bennet Magnolia Vase, Bacall Desk, Bacall Chair, Banker’s Desk Lamp, Bacall Accessory Tray
  • MudHoney: Wooden Orb, Marble Orb, Ophelia Box & Madagascar Boxes
  • %Percent Furniture: %Flec Lamp (black/gold) (The Challenge August Electronic round)
  • Apple Fall: Chinese Credenza, Dusk Canvas {no longer available}
  • Fetch: Zaid Room Divider (texture change, closing July 31, 2015)
  • What Next: Maison Drapes (fog)

Victorian Dream

Steam X Hunt- Victorian Chair & Gear Wall Unit

Calling all Steampunk enthusiasts, I have a new hunt just for you!  Steam X: Dream is a Victorian Steampunk themed hunt with 98 stops running from March 1-31, 2015 presented by Historical Hunt Ltd.  Park Place Home Design (stop #13) is offering an elegant burgundy and gold Victorian armchair, mahogany side table and Frank Lloyd Wright inspired stain glass table lamp as the main gift, perfect for a reading nook.  As a bonus for completing the Steam X hunt, DeAnn Dufaux, designer and owner of Park Place, has also created a modern Steampunk industrial gear wall unit great for a guys room or loft area.   Both of these free home decor items will make a statement in your home.  Good luck and happy hunting!