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!

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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…

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!

Taxi to Perfect Ten please…

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

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

Gingerbread Lane

Gingerbread Living Room_Candy Cane Framed 2Happy Holidays!  For those of you living in the United States, I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and took advantage of the Black Friday deals.  I noticed that Linden Labs has 12 Days of Savings on the marketplace, so be sure to check them out before December 7th.  Today’s post will kick off the holiday season featuring a number of different events, hunts and deals available on the grid.  If you’re a bargain hunter, then the entire month of December is your dream; pretty much from mid-November till after the New Year there are special annual events like SL Christmas Expo 2015 (12/3-14/15, benefitting Relay for Life of Second Life), hunts such as Peace on Earth 2015 (12/1/15-1/9/16) and store advent calendars (ie: Sway’s Advent 12/1-24/15).  I’ll try my best to spotlight some of these deals with accompany holiday tunes.

HJM Gingerbread Living Room Set FramedMoose Snowglobe FramedUp first, Perfect Ten has open (December 1st -15th) offering 50% off discount from 10 Home & Garden creators.  I just love the Lodge Xmas Living Room log-style set with gingerbread men patterned cushions and matching Christmas Tree by HJM Designs.  The set includes 2 armchairs, 1 sofa, 1 coffee table, 1 end table, decorative holly pillar candle tray, golden angel candle display and gingerbread men painted ornament tree.  On the coffee table, I accessorized with a plate of fresh-baked gingerbread men cookies, hot cocoa, mini winter scene, Park Place Berry and Evergreen Decor and Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine Jar of Winter w/Bow moose snow globe (50% off @ Perfect Ten).

Sway's Darret Stone Fireplace FramedCreating warmth in the room is Sway’s Darret Stone Fireplace, tools and wooden wall planks previously released at The Liaison Collaborative, now available at Sway Land.  Hanging above the fireplace is Wood Works Christmas Holly Wreath from the Let It Snow Hunt (12/1-31/15) and decking out the drapes are Finishing Touches Pine Swag with doves and peace sign for the Peace on Earth Hunt 8 (12/1/15-1/9/16).

Sway's Katya Chaise Lounge (hohoho) FramedFT Peace Wreath (POE 2015 Hunt) FramedOn the right side of the lodge is Sway’s limited Katya Chaise Lounge in hohoho color palette of red, green and brown, available in Adult or PG version for December Mix Event (until 12/31).  Also flanking the right wall is a hutch with Finishing Touches Peace on Earth dove Pine Wreath, Tylar’s Treasures White with Red Snowflake Tree (50% off @ Perfect Ten) and Dreamland Designs Victorian First Noel Candlesticks (free @ GLH X-mas Fair 2015).

Sway's Oron Table & Chairs FramedNo holiday space would be complete without an inviting dining table ready for a feast.  Sway’s Oron Table & Chair is available at Tannenbaum (11/25-12/25) in dark or white wood and has 10 texture options for the table runner.  Also available at Tannenbaum are the matching Oron Flowerpot Candles.  

Aksanka 93 House Forest Camping FramedHidden Gems in Second Life was designed to support and promote smaller emerging SL creators, so I’m very excited to share with you a new home builder I found, EL Houses by Aksanka93.  The A-frame cabin structure I’m using for this blog can be yours for free on the marketplace.  Check out Aksanka93 store for other homes.  In honor of my country holiday lodge blog, please enjoy “Christmas Cookies” my George Strait.