Make You Feel My Love

Happy February!  My cousin Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Thursday and forecasted six more weeks of Winter.  How is Phil my cousin you ask?  Well, I’m born on groundhog day and I figure any dude that only appears once a year and sleeps the rest is a kindred spirit… (now you know why styling bedrooms is my fav).  This birthday was very different from any other because my mom was not feeling well enough to partake and I went out to dinner with a dear girlfriend. We had a wonderful time and I got to laugh, act silly and just relax for a moment.  As we painted the town red, Valentine’s Day theme permeated the air.  With 10 days till cupid’s arrow hits you, I have a number of events, gifts and freebies to highlight in today’s blog.valentines-day-red-purple-passionFirst up, the Perfect Ten event runs from 2/1/17-2/15/17 and I’m so happy to be back blogging for The Cookie Jar merchants.  It’s been an ongoing partnership since 2014 and as always the two-week event spotlights 10 home & garden designers with exclusive items half price or less. Above, I used HJM Designs Heart Decor Hanger on the windows, Adorably Strange Wares Flora Amour Ladder Decor & Hipster Celebration Table (3 tier cake on milk can), and Lunar Seasonal Designs Heart Jar of Lights & Shabby Chic Wooden Heart Marquee Sign.  The jar of hearts is menu driven with the option to change the texture of the jar, ribbon, color of lights/hearts and glow level.  The wooden heart marquee is super cool with the ability to change the text to spell up to three lines 8 letters each and change the color of everything.love-me-love-me-not-huntI also used HJM Designs Love Heart Decoration (large red heart with rose on right wall), Tool Shed Tubey Heart Decor on windows and Park Place Home Decor The Two of Us purple floor rug and pillows, all items on the Love Me…Love Me Not hunt until 2/28/17.  To finish off the styling, I used Sway’s Ahara Wicker Chairs and Button Floor Lamps (past FLF), Half Deer Fairylight Balloons and What Next Amelie Tall Chest of Drawers, both Fifty Linden Friday items for 2/3.  Lastly, you can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day without chocolate; StoraxTree has a nice red heart box for free on the Where’s Cupid Hunt available until 2/14/17.love-me-love-me-not-hunt-go-frock-yourself-nailsAnd ladies, while shopping for Valentine’s Day decor, don’t forget to style a little something for you too!  Glory’s looking a bit sexy this morning wearing Wicked Jennifer Blouse with Bra, Georg Bellic Design Loves me Skirt Black Big Hearts {both top and skirt fit classic and mesh avi’s} and Go Frock Yourself Heart Balloon Slink nails, all on the Love Me…Love Me Not Hunt (till 2/18).  Her hair is Clawtooth Up and Away and Reign Pattern Pumps for mesh appliers (both 2/3 FLF).  Last but not least, Chop Zuey is offering the Love Knot set for the Fabulously Free in SL group (free to join), so now you’re ready for Amore!

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Merry & Bright!

ski-cabin-2016-side-viewHappy December!  I know it seems a bit strange to offer joyous holiday spirit 19 days or so into the month, but I was so preoccupied in sharing my older home design with you, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to carve out time to return to Second Life and style for the holidays.  Well, I just had too…the design bug bit me and with a few sleepless nights, I created a cute little ski chalet using What Next  Alpine Cabin.  Surprise, surprise…the cabin and most of the holiday decor from What Next is currently part of the 12 Days of Savings 50% off marketplace special (ends 12/25/16).  I think this is the first year What Next and other home designers are participating in the MP blowout.  Last year, I cleaned up on Truth Hair and Mandala Jewelry.

ski-cabin-2016-porch-front I love styling porches…the entryway needs to be inviting and cozy.  With multiple lanterns, benches and welcome mat, Santa is sure to stop here first.  I even left some hot cocoa and cookies on the ski lift for him!

ski-cabin-living-2016 ski-cabin-bar-2016ski-cabin-bar-closeupInside the one room cottage is a warm retreat with lots of seating, presents and stocking ready to be filled.  An overall Nordic Winter theme in red, cream and touches of green is felt throughout the room.  Lots of trees in every style are tucked in the corners and a sweet treat coffee bar displaying Brook Hill Living Finse Deer Tableware complete the Merry & Bright lodge!

Cabin: What Next, Alpine Cabin (50% off on marketplace)

Porch

  • Floorplan: Ski Lift Bench & Ski Patrol Sign
  • What Next: Winter Harvest Red Lanterns & Picnic Hamper, Holiday Eggnog Latte & Gingerbread Cookies, Wintery Porch Sign, Chimenea, Merry Welcome Mat & Winter Bench, Holiday Wreath, Petite Mailbox (most items are on sale for 50% off on marketplace)

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All You Need Is Love…

The Mustard Seed & Kaya's Ray of SunshineHope you had a nice weekend.  Today’s post features two of the hottest trends; geo patterns and the Pantone color of the year Rose Quartz.  Injecting geometric decor in your home adds a modern flair.  From faceted accessories to table or lamps, geo inspired pieces enhance visual appeal & create eye-catching vigor to a room.

What is Pantone color of the year you ask?  Pantone began as the commercial printing company in the 1950’s; best known for its Pantone Matching System, a proprietary color space used in printing, paint, and fabric.  In 2000, Pantone created the “Color of the Year” as a symbolic color selection that serves as a cultural expression of mood and attitude. For the first time ever in 2016, the blend of two colors were selected: Rose Quartz a warm pink with gray undertones and Serenity a cooler sky blue offering a soothing peaceful balance in a turbulent world.  The softer pastel palette mixes well with shades of pinks, purples, grays and creams.

The living room romantic color scheme is the perfect backdrop to add touches of sweet Valentine decor from heart garland, love letters, bird cages and candy heart candles.  Love is in the air and with discount shopping events such as Gacha Good Events Out With The Old…In With The New (closes 1/31/16) and Perfect Ten (2/1/16-2/15/16), your home can feel the love without breaking the bank.  At Gacha Good, I picked up the Love Ladder, All You Need Is Love Chalkboard and XOXO Vase Console Table from Dixie Dandelion, each $50L.  The event is two-prong with new exclusive products on one side of the skybox and gacha machines set up on the other side.  Pop over and check out all the deals.

Over at Perfect Ten and out early, The Mustard Seed has the most adorable Surprise Box gacha item ($50L per play), a round hat box decorated with roses, leaves & heart topper.  The surprise is when you touch the heart topper, a cute piggy flies up out of the box than pops back down.  TMS is also offering the Rose Vase with Pearls and Love Birds with customizable love letters displayed on the coffee table for 50% off.  Also discounted at Perfect Ten is Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine Valentine True set which contains 2 sized pink/red heart garland, pink hurricane candle, and red heart pitcher.  Take a peek at the other merchandize available from 10 home & garden creators all reduced 50% off for two weeks.

Lots of other goodies listed below including brocante, the new partnership of floorplan and consignment.  At Tres Chic, Sway’s is in the mood for love with Birdcage Candle Holder & Wall Decor.  Circa’s Living Tea Room Louis Hooded Chair is now available at the main store location with 10 wood color options and 32 male/female sit animations.  Have a good time decorating for the sweetest season of all!

  • Dixie Dandelion, Love Ladder, All You Need Is Love Chalkboard & Vase XOXO Console Table- all $50L each (@ Gacha Good Events Out with the Old…In With The New Event, until 1/31/16)
  • The Mustard Seed: Love Birds & Mr. Love Letter, Roses with Pearls Vase (@ Perfect Ten, 50% off)
  • The Mustard Seed: Love Surprise Box, Sweetest Love RARE (@ Perfect Ten, gacha item $50L per play)
  • Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine: Valentine Set True {Pink Hurricane Candle, Red Heart Pitcher of Love, 2 size String Pink & Red Hearts}  (@ Perfect Ten, 50% off)
  • Sway’s: [Birdcage] Candle holder (gold & copper) (@ Tres Chic start January 17th-February 10th) 􀀑
  • [CIRCA] Living: “The Tea Room” Louis Hooded Chair Raspberry
  • Fiasco: Melrose Ceiling Lamp (The Challenge, Art Deco Dec 2015)
  • Pilot: Tufted Sofa (Pink), Marble Coffee Table (Gold), Sweet Candy Hearts Candle & Dirty Candy Hearts Candle
  • brocante.: Unfinished wallpaper / geometric
  • Apple Fall: Arts & Crafts Books, Tales of Cupid Book Set, Charles Dickens Book Set
  • {what next}: Maison Drapes
  • [Fetch]: Lazy Rug – Square

Interior & Spaces Styles BOSL!

BOSL Traditional Xmas

Traditional Christmas (section #1)

Greetings fellow interior designers, Second Life residents and friends!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.  Big congrats to Hidden Gems for its’ 3rd year anniversary.  I’ve been bursting at the seems to share some exciting news with you, my interior design company, Interior & Spaces Home Designs, was hired to design four areas on The Best of SL sim for the BOSL’s Holiday Lyric Hunt (December 13th-31st).  BOSL is the premier fashion agency, magazine and shopping district as well as the organizers of the Miss Virtual World Academy, MVW and Mr. Virtual World Pageant.   I’m truly honored to have the opportunity to expand my business from residential home consultation to sim builds for fashion agencies.  The Holiday Lyric Hunt is taking place in four sectors of the shopping district offering male/female/unisex and home decor gifts.  I designed four theme scenes: traditional Christmas (section #1), silly snowmen (section #2), winter landscape (section #3) and modern holiday glam (section #4) using products from Sway’s, What Next, Finishing Touches, Park Place Home Decor, Dreamscapes Art Gallery, The Mustard Seed, Potomac Signature Homes, Chez Moi, Vespertine, The Loft, Convair, Baclava, Trompe Loeil and Silvery K.  Please stop by the different locations to check them out and feel free to contact me for exact product information or design consultation at gloriasilverstonesl@gmail.com.  Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

BOSL Snowman Overview

Silly Snowmen (section #2)

BOSL Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape (section #3)

BOSL Holiday Glam

Modern Holiday Glam (section #4)

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Deck the Halls!

Windlight Winter Art Show & Showcase_Winter LodgeWindlight Winter Art Show and Showcase opened Monday, December 7th and will run until Sunday, December 13th presented by Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team of the American Diabetes Association. This special holiday event brings together Second Life artists and creators on one sim with fun activities and daily entertainment, click here for an event calendar.

WINDLIGHT WINTER ART SHOW & WINTER SHOWCASE POSTERThe best parts of SL is the creativity of its residents and the Winter Art Show has 20+ artist participating with individual booths displaying their work for sale.  In today’s post, I’m honored to feature Ilyra Chardin Winter Grounds, a beautiful snowy bank landscaping in my winter lodge styling.  Ms. Chardin is an enormously talented designer and digital digital artist, specializing in mixed media storybook and landscape art, creating poetic serene portraits that welcome the viewer.  She’s been featured at The Raglan Shire Art Walk, Builders Brewery Relay for Life Art Auction, Windlight Gallery as a Windlight Fellow, The Cheeky Lady Art Gallery, Creations for Parkinson Gallery, and in Art in the Park (a Gallery that she curates).  Ilyra was featured in the November 15, 2015 issue of SL Enquirer in an article by Dean Lawson, entitled, “The Multiple Layers of Ilyra Chardin.”  She is a Windlight Artist and Feature Contributor for Windlight Magazine.  She is also a feature photographer, artist and writer for Avi Choice Magazine.  Please take time to stop by Ilyra booth at the Winter Art Show and explore her enchanting world…..Taxi please!

Another wonderful part of the Windlight Winter Art Show & Showcase are the merchants who have generously donated 100% of the proceeds of sale to ADA.  Above, I used a number of exclusive releases and 100% donations items from creators at the Showcase including Potomac Signature Homes, Park Place Home Decor, The House of Avro and Kaerri.  Stop by the event and check out all the offerings, participated in the Christmas Tree Ornament Hunt, buy a ticket to the Winter Queen raffle (100% donated), or cheer on your favorite Ginger Bread House builders!  If you prefer to donate directly to the American Diabetes Association, kiosks have been placed at the event or you can give online.  I hope to see you there!

Art Work: Winter Grounds by Ilyra Chardin & Solitude by Richie-Narstrom

  • Potomac Signature Homes: Rustic Holiday Living Room {sofa, loveseat, armchair, end table, table lamp, standing lamp & rug} & Dark Green Spruce Christmas Tree
  • Potomac Signature Homes: Basset in Bed, Holiday Wreath {not at the Showcase}
  • Park Place Home DecorWinter Garden Ottoman 1, Holiday Rattan Patio Chair {100% donation items}, Holiday Hanging Bag Planter w/Poinsettia,
  • The House of AvroSwag Garland with Baubles, Victorian Planter w/Poinsettia, Poinsettia Arrangement, Planter w/Bauble Poinsettia, Christmas Stocking w/Puppy & Christmas Stocking w/Cat
  • Kaerri: Mantle Decor, Filled Xmas Stocking, 2015 Red/Star Xmas Tree