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!

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Contemporary & Cozy

Out with the old 2016- Contemporary Art Galley (framed)Park Place Home Decor is participating in a new event called Gacha Good Events Out With the Old…. In With the New! (1/10-1/31) offering a collection of chairs and decor items in different styles ranging from contemporary to rustic.  At the event there are a few new releases and two gacha machines, one filled with chair ($75L) and the other contains decorative accessories ($35L).  To give you an idea of the diversity of products available, I styled two spaces; an art gallery and a cozy cabin.

The art gallery is inspired by the Dada movement, best known for cubism with artist such as Marcel DuchampHans Richter, and Max Ernst.  Dada influenced later avant-garde development of surrealism and pop art.  I wanted to create a tension filled space with a feeling of the unexpected including the Park Place 3-D Cube Wall Decor (on wall & floor), Tabletop Wireframe Decor, and Autumn Wooden Wall Planters (on window), all gacha decor items.  In the gallery, I also used Gold Dust Canvas, Haven Accent Chair (Berry) and Leaf Chair (Harvest Gold), two gacha chair items.  Lastly, I accessorized with Sway’s Facette Collection including the vase & wall art (Jan 2016 Mix event, until 1/31), hanging lights and table, all in multiple color options.

Out with the old 2016- Cazy Cabin (framed)The other space is a rustic cozy cabin designed with two new releases from Park Place at the Out with the Old event; the French Provincial Drop-Leaf Desk with Chair & Accessories and Wood Burning Stove with Brick Floor Hearth.  Also shown are the gacha items Home & Hearth Wing Chair and Comfort in Blue Easy Chair.  I accessorized with Finishing Touches Northwoods Lodge Collection (wall signs, table, lamps, lantern, candle, books, trunk & hanging log cabin quilt) and La Galleria’s Pinecone Accent Pillow and Winter Scene Quilt (both free items).  Check out the Out With the Old…. In With the New! event running until January 31, 2016!

New Year. New Space!

Dreamland Designs- Ashley BedroomIt’s a New Year, time for a fresh start, a clean slate and time to redecorate your home.  Today, I have a contemporary bedroom suite from Dreamland Designs with clean lines in a soothing earthy palette of soft greens, beiges, taupes, browns and creams available for 50% off at Perfect Ten until 1/15/16.  The Ashley Bedroom set includes beige linen padded headboard bed with cozy comforter and throw, two white end tables, modern beige linen table lamps, wooden bench with soft green cushion, decorative accessories {books, handbag, shoes, mirror} and neutral rug.  The bed is fully animated with PG & Adult animations.  To enhance to natural tones of the bedroom set, I accessorized with Trompe Loeil Haldis Tapestry redwood grove, Astrid Chair in nostalgia haze and Apple Falls Monogram Luggage. Unleash you’re inner nature lover and revamp your space with Dreamland Designs!

Taxi to Perfect Ten please…

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