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

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Castaway Island…

The Challenge- Castaway July 2015A new round of The Challenge has started with the theme Castaway.  For the July round seven designers have created beachy sun-bleached weathered decor items available at their main stores.  Both Kuro and Shutter Field items are discounted for the month of July.  In the scene above I’m featuring Kuro Easy Breeze shack with 6 single and 10 couple animations on sale for 25% off.  Also on display is Hate This Castaway Campfire with on/off touch for smoke and sound on the campfire, and 17 single and 14 couple poses on the hollow log.  Lastly, Shutter Field has created two releases for the themed monthly shopping event both 30% off during July.  In the foreground of the picture is the Castaway Bed and Lantern with 16 single and 8 couple sits and wearable props.  Completing the Castaway collection is the Outhouse Set featuring a twig makeshift bathroom with toilet paper, shovel and buckets.  There are several other designer who have created pieces for The Challenge, so check out the website and Let’s Get Decorating!

Shutter Field Outhouse Set

Scene:

  • Studio Skye: Tropical Plants, Palm Trees and Sand Dunes
  • Kuro: Easy Breeze (25% off discount duration of the event)
  • Hate This: Castaway Campfire 
  • Shutter Field: Castaway Bed & Outhouse Set (30% off discount during July)
  • Serenity Style: Vintage Swimmers (exclusive for On9 until 7/28)
  • Serenity Style: Bag & Boat Decor (part of the Summer Beach Gacha Collection @ OMG! Oh My Gacha until 7/31)

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Join Hands for Nepal Event

Join Hands for Nepal - MSS Black Dress & Vestige Poses - Natulous 1 (fr)

The time is now for the Second Life community to Join Hands for Nepal and help the survivors of the devastating April 25, 2015 earthquake.  At 11:56 NST a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck in the village of Barpark, Gorkha district, the worst natural disaster to occur in Nepal since 1934.  More than 8,000 people were killed and 19,000 injured.  The quake was felt in adjoining areas of India, China and Bangladesh, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest (killing 19) and in Langtang valley (250 missing).  Aftershocks continue to rock the region, with one reaching 6.7 magnitude on April 26, 2015.  A second major earthquake hit a few days ago, on May 12, a 7.3 magnitude with an epicenter near the Chinese border between the captial of Kathmandu and Mt. Everest (80 killed and 2,000 injured).

Valsnia and Ruby Ornamental, Second Life top models and bloggers have come together to organize Join Hands for Nepal charity event benefitting Fashion for Food SL from May 13-16, 2015.  During the four-day event more than 40 designers have created exclusive event items with all the proceeds of the sale benefitting Fashion for Food SL.

Taxi to Join Hands for Nepal Charity Event please….

Event schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, 14:00 SLT: Fashion Showcase by SCALA™ Models
  • Wednesday, May 13th through Saturday May 16th 2015: outfits and jewelry from the participating designers on sale throughout the region, with all proceeds going to the WFP
  • Thursday, May 14th, 2015, 12:00 noon SLT: DJ Bonie Facio
  • Saturday, May 16th, 2015, 14:00 SLT: closing party with SCALA™ DJ – Seashell Dench

16772561624_273d032536_oFashion for Food SL is aimed at raising money which can be put towards the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), which is focusing its efforts on bringing assistance and relief to the outlying regions of Nepal, allowing the government to coordinate efforts along the Kathmandu Valley.  The WFP estimating US $116.5 million is required to provide food for 1.4 million people for a period of three months – that’s US $27 per person per month.

Join Hands is largely organized by the Indian community in SL to support their neighbouring Nepal, with the event region being sponsored by Indian Paradise. The region has been designed to recreate an environment which has been shattered and an earthquake, offering something of a glimpse of the devastation wrought in Nepal.  The fashion show and events area are located towards the centre of the region, while paths winding around the region take visitors past the vendor boards which will be available throughout the fours days of the event.  Note that if you would prefer to donate to the WFP’s work directly, you can do so via their Nepal relief work page.

1st Photo:

  • Dress: Me Sew Sexy, Black Lace Cocktail Dress (exclusive @ Join Hands event)
  • Jewelry: Chop Zuey, Patience Texture Change Set (Group Gift May 2015)
  • Hair: Due, Pia
  • Pose: Vestige Poses, Natulous 1 (exclusive @ Join Hands event)

Join Hands for Nepal - MSS Seafoam Dress & Wht Shoes (fr)

2nd Photo:

  • Dress: Me Sew Sexy, Seafoam Satin Dress (exclusive @ Join Hands event)
  • Shoes: Me Sew Sexy, Miranda White Heels Slink High (exclusive @ Join Hands event)
  • Hair: Wasabi Pills, Irene Sorbet (FaMESHed 3rd Anniversary gift)
  • Bangles: Maxi GossamerPainted Pansies (FaMESHed 3rd Anniversary gift)
  • Earrings: CandyDoll, Lilly (The Chapter Four 2nd Birthday gift)

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Finishing Touches Retro LR Set

Nine days till my all time favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day!  Today, I styled a cute retro living set, I Heart You from Finishing Touches, that is ideal for your romantic days and night offered at 50% off the Perfect Ten event until February 15, 2015.  Perfect Ten is a new monthly home and garden shopping event bought to you by The Cookie Jar Community and replaces The Designer Warehouse at the newly remodeled sim location.  Each and every item is exclusive to the event and is offered half price or less of retail.  Perfect Ten event will be available from the 1st -15th every month, pop over and check out all the offerings.  Taxi to Perfect Ten please…

Finishing Touches Retro Sofa close-up

Finishing Touches I Heart You Retro Living Room set consists of an almond leather retro styled sofa and chairs with red/white polka dot heart pillows and throw.  The sofa contains 30+ animations for singles, friends and couples, including a marriage proposal.  Chairs have 16 single male/female animations.  The living room set also includes a plush red rug, texture change coffee table (glass or wood top), decorative accessories {rose vase, gift & box of chocolate}, and red/white polka dot wall frame.  Also available at Perfect Ten are the matching red and cream Feel the Love Heart Floor Poufs (10 couple animations) and adorable I Heart You Screens (both retail price).  I used Lunar’s Seasonal Designs Menu Driven Romantic Roses Chandelier to complete the room (50% off @ Perfect Ten).  Other decorative accessories include Alouette’s Cupid’s Arrow (past group gift), Half Deer’s Sweetmallow Hot Cocoa (FLF), and Dreamscapes Art Gallery’s Tulip Bunch E (group gift).

FT Stupid Cupid hunt gift

Finishing Touches is participating is the Stupid Cupid Hunt (2/1-15) and the Love is an Art paint easel hunt item complemented perfectly with the retro I Heart You living room collection. The easel has animations including sitting or painting with a wearable paint brush and palette. To finish the room design, I added Sway’s Signs of Love and dug deep into my inventory for some other Finishing Touches Valentine decor including the heart topiary, silver love picture frame, and hanging rose hearts, similar items available at the main store.

Recipe for Love Kitchen Set

Recipe for Love close-up

24Karat Roux, designer and owner of Finishing Touches has brought the love into the kitchen with the Recipe for Love Set.  The set comprises of a kitchen island with baking animations, mixing bowls, jars of joy, humor, tenderness and romance, and the recipe for love chalkboard sign.  Also available in the collection is a hutch and spice rack.  Have fun in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day with Recipe for Love!

Taxi to Perfect Ten please…

Taxi to Finishing Touches please…

Bask in the Glow of Autumn

Autumn Porch Overview Framed

The waning days of autumn are upon us and for Americans, Thanksgiving is 12 days away.  The grocery stores are filling up with families buying turkey and all the fixings, soon the malls will have hurried shoppers busting down the black Friday doors, and before we know it Christmas and the New Year will be here.  Now is the time to slow down, reflect on the past year, be thankful for friends and family, and celebrate your blessings.  Recently, I did just that, after a few unfortunate incidents, I had too much and needed to walk away from Second Life.  I was drained, discouraged, disappointed, and deflated.  This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful to Niki Silverweb, Ayla Zhoy and Morgan Mickalobe who supported and encouraged me to return to SL.  Your kindness, care and friendship mean the world to me.  So this Thanksgiving who are your thankful for?

Side Porch View Framed

My love for virtual interior design was calling out and I wanted to design an autumnal cottage with a large veranda located by a lake with views of apple orchards and snow-capped mountains.  I envisioned Lake Tahoe, CA in the early fall when the weather is wonderful, the air is crisp but not too chilly cold, the nights are still, and the trees are bare with views of clear skies, filled with stars and full moons.   The ivy covered porch is overflowing with cozy spots, delicious delights, unexpected guests, and nods to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Creating a warm, welcoming, inviting place with crackling fire from the hearth is sure to be the area where your guests will relax after the harvest feast!

Front Porch Framed

Hearth Area:

Hearth Area Framed

Close up of Fireplace Framed

Log Bench:

Sway's Log Bench Framed

Wood Bench:

Bench with cat Framed

Twyla’s (the Turkey) Garden:

Turkey Garden Framed

Structure: Heart Homes, Autumn Lovenest II (Exclusive @ Room 69, till 11/20)

  • Trees: Studio Skye, Enchanted Forest & Silver Birch
  • Wishing Well: Finishing Touches, Falling Leaves Well (** Free @ Homestuff Lounge**)

Hearth Area:

Log Bench:

Wood Bench:

Twyla’s (the Turkey) Garden: