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
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Four Seasons of Boudoirs

In my last post for Parachute Homes, I highlighted my six essentials to a dreamy night sleep.  I created four bedroom spaces each featuring a different season.  I wanted to provide you with some more photos and style card for each. Hopefully you are inspired to create your own sanctuary and take into consideration some of my tips.

Anchors Aweigh

Anchor Summer Retreat

Summer Side Table

Summer Sheet Pic

Summer Side View

Structure: Scarlet Creative, Petite Cabine (Collabor88 April 2015)

  • Apple Fall: Dreams Bed (Burnished Brass), Harry’s Boat, Glass Bubble Lamp, Storm Lamp (Old Wood) & Seaside Candle
  • Floorplan: Waves Rug, Captain’s Coffee Table (Blue), Sailor’s Chair & Pillow (Stripes), Jute Baskets, Sailor’s Spool Table, Hanging Oars & Anchor Marquee Light
  • The Loft: Nautilus & Neo Mirror
  • Pilot: Nautical Hanging Chair & Potted Plant Shelves (Navy)
  • Ria Bazar: Traveler Diary, Map, Book & Clock
  • Sway’s: Anchor Decor Cushion, Kyla Chest Bench/Wall Art & Nautical Decoration (Arcade Gacha June 2015)

Autumn Glow

Bed Full

Trunk Left View

New York

Copper Chair

Autumn Glow Bathroom Darket

Structure: Trompe Loeil, Brooklyn Carriage House

Bedroom:

  • Pilot: Tufted Leather Bed (Brown)
  • Apple Fall: Monogram Suitcases, Reading Pile, Annan Reclaimed Wardrobe, Monogram Luggage Bag & Rope Suspended Gallery
  • The Loft: Linen Trim Rug Brown, Manhattan Print, New York Print, Alex Lantern Orange, Twisted Vase, Storage Box Old Map, Lola Bowl Ebony & Concentric Gold
  • Trompe Loeil: Gramercy Steamer Trunk Brown, Gyroscope Lamp Polished & Astrid Chair Natural
  • Zerkalo: Coffee and Chocolate (Past group gift)
  • Kaerri: Orchid Ikebana (**Free**)
  • Ria Bazar: Toronto Living Room Chandelier, Bedroom books&glasses & Living room bookshelf 1
  • Redgrave: *001 CROWN Side Chair

Bathroom:

  • The Loft: Bacall Mirror Copper, My Love My Beard Towel Basket & Leather Side Table Sienna
  • Apple Fall: Copper Tub, Sunrise Mirror, Lange Washstand & Porthole Mirror (Gold)
  • Ria Bazar: Arizona Entrance Rug & Torronto Slippers
  • Pixel Mode: Victoria’s Bath (White Towel Stack)
  • Pilot: Railroad Tie Chandelier

Winter Noir

Winter Noir Overview Full

Noir Bed

Porthole Mirror

Fireplace

Noir Bathroom Screen

Structure: Trompe Loeil, Chatham Loft Skybox (Dark)

Bedroom:

  • Scarlet Creative: Nostaglia Bed Wood (Black)
  • Apple Fall: Nouveau Screen, Mother of Pearl Inlaid Chest, Design Books, Porthole Mirror (Silver & Gold), Chrysler Armchair, Empire Coffee Table & Trellis Circular Rug (Black)
  • {theosophy}: Eighteenth Amendment Lamp (Black) & Godre’r Telescope (Gold)
  • Dust Bunny: Traveler’s Table
  • Ria Bazar: Traveler Vintage Personal Items & Diary
  • Sway’s: Katya Chaise Lounge (Black Leather)
  • Cobblestone: Hollywood Glam Rug {no longer in business}
  • MudHoney: Zoe Chair (Black) & Zoe Mirror (Gold)
  • LTD: Studded Cushion (Monochrome & 24K, past group gift)
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk]: Foxglove in Vase & Decorative Balls
  • .:Stone Misery:.: Leather Pouffe (Black **FREE** on Leather & Lace Hunt)
  • Floorplan: Nostalgic Chandelier (Gold)

Bathroom:

  • Concept}: MinBath
  • Pilot: Romantic Candlesticks (Gold)
  • Apple Fall: Ornate Mirror
  • The Loft: Bacall Mirror Copper
  • Trompe Loeil: Ines Wall Fountain & Cobble Hill Pencil Sketch Skyscraper

Parisian Springtime

Scarlet Creative Bed Full

Bed Side View

Sofa & side table

Bathtub

Close up Vanity

Structure: Scarlet Creative, Hudson Townhouse

Bedroom:

  • Scarlet Creative: Amelie Lounger, Single Amelie Sofa, Meribel Cabinet & Meribel Stool
  • Apple Fall: Dolly Lamp, Carriage Clock & Nardyas’ Tulips in Mason Jar
  • La Galleria: Pastel Chinese Flower Tree Rug & Butterfly Pillows (**FREE**)
  • LISP: Sewing Prints 1 & Chloe Print
  • {what next}: Maison Drapes (long length), Paperdoll Mannequin (**FREE**), Leora Hatbox Stool & Morning Tea Chandelier (Pink Crystal)
  • Alouette: Meghan Clock (White) & Bird Cage Candle Holder
  • {theosophy}: Wall Panel (Whitewash)

Bathroom:

  • Scarlet Creative: Amelie Vintage Bath and Shower, Amelie Towel Rack & Meribel Day Sofa (Past Arcade items)
  • Pixel Mode: Victoria’s Bath (Soap Basket, Past Arcade items)
  • Second Spaces: Lennon Linen Cabinet (White)
  • La Galleria: Feizy Champagne Carved Squares LT Rug
  • Lark: Crawford Dressing Table, Stool, Hat Boxes, Glove Box, Mirror, Wall Hook & Slip
  • The Loft: Bacall Bowl of Roses Cream, Bacall Accessory Tray & Bacall Portrait (Gold)
  • Cleo Designs: Make up Set
  • Ria Bazar: Torronto Makeup Mirror & Slippers
  • Black Tulip: Time in Paris Clock

A Stately Manor

Manor House

Only 2 more days for the 7th Annual Second Life Home & Garden Expo 2014!

Today, I have a very special treat for you, a French Provincial Manor Home, Maison d’Ete by Tess Spargel of Spargel & Shines Homes.  I’ve had the wonderful fortune to work with Ms. Spargel a number of times in the past and at each opportunity I’m blown away by Tess’s incredible attention to detail, fine finishing and quality of design.  All items are copyable.  Spargel & Shine Homes point of view is antique ‘super chic.’  Elegance and refinement define this special designer, whether a home, a store build, or gorgeous furniture.  The Maison d’Ete house is a stately three-story white plaster facade with iron balconies, window boxes, and a grand wrap around terrace.  Two stories come with their own working fireplace, a main control system for the door & window openings, and window treatments.  The drapes consist of sheers, powder blue satin pull backs, or bare. The main floor has numerous working doors that open to the terrace.  Inside the grand manor you are greeted with a stunning staircase and a tiled great room with ample space for generous seating areas.   The powder blue walls are offset by gilded gold paneling.   The home is truly exquisite, inviting and livable.  For the SL Home & Garden Expo Tess released the E’te Dining Set* (table & chairs with rezzable food, wine & lace table-cloth) and E’te Decor Set* (paintings, rug, urns, mirror, and candelabra), all donation items on Sim 6.

LR Overview

In this space, I created a music room using Kaerri Garden Piano* (Sim 8)Steaming Ahead Victorian Garden Bench (Sim 4), and Organica Belvedere Leather (Sim 6) seating area, adding a modern and whimsical nod to the formal elegant home.  In separate areas of the grand room are small places to rest, relax, talk and enjoy the music.  A tasteful and charming home filled with a touch of class!

* = Donation items

DR Overview

Piano

Table from Balcony Door

Louis Chairs & Table

Fireplace

Fireplace & Piano

Purple Area

Purple LR view of paino

Home and Garden Expo (HGE) raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL).  Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can get more information about RFL of SL here: http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/.

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The Space Between

Johandez Bedroom
More goodies from SL Home & Garden Expo 2014!  Since I’ve been tagged queen of the boudoir (just call me bedroom eyes, giggles), I wanted to create something a bit different, a raw sophisticated haven using HGE exclusives from Johadez Garden Bed*, Fence, and Dead Tree print, Follow Us Girly Desk*, Bed Tray (Rare Gacha)Kaerri Side Table and Caged Dove, and Revival XO Sign*.  I love the golden fields of barley and autumn trees in my garden, it reminds me of Andrew Wyeth’s famous painting Christina’s World (1948), so I changed viewpoitns to have the garden view as the backdrop in my luxurious rustic bedroom.  I don’t normally add music to interior design blog posts because I don’t want it to distract from the items, but this room is calling out for some Nina Simone.  Enjoy!

* = Donation items

Structure: Thaino Designs, Dreamer House (available @ HGE)

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Harvest Moon Hideaway!

Framed Final Harvest Moon Hideaway

The 7th Annual Home & Garden Expo 2014 opened Tuesday, September 16 and will run until September 28, 2014, featuring over 80 creators on 9 sims.  Home and Garden Expo (HGE) raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL).  Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can get more information about RFL of SL here: http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/.

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In the past, I had the good fortune to participate in the Relay for Life Christmas Expo 2013 and the Fashion for Life 2014 event, both part of the umbrella of RFL of SL fundraising events.  This season is equally exciting and I was selected as an official blogger for HGE where home builders, interior designers, and landscape artists present display exhibits for inspiration and donation.  All the creators designed two exclusive items for sale with 100% of proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society.  Styles range from shabby chic to modern, Victorian to gothic, rustic to whimsical.  Other offerings at SL Home and Garden Expo are building classes, raffles, silent auction, gacha, and two hunts.  Anything and everything you would want for your home, property, store, or sim is available at the Home Expo 2014.

Thaihiti Baroque of Thaino Designs created an adorable octagonal shape Secret Wood House with flower window boxes, cream and pink plaid draw-back curtains, valances, and wainscoting.  I was inspired by the upcoming Autumnal season and wanted to build a Harvest Moon Hideaway with a fireplace, small bistro area, rest/relax spot with tea set, and reading nook.  Adorned in fall colors of orange, brown, golds, rust reds, celery greens, and blues, with touches of Halloween pumpkins and black cats.  Furnished with items exclusive at Home Expo from Cleo Designs, Thaino Designs*, Follow Us*, Dreamscapes Art Gallery, Good Furniture, Shabby Tabby, Kaerri, Serenity Style*, La Vieux Carre, Hanaya, and Striped Mocha*.  Pop over to the Home & Garden Expo and explore all 9 sims, be inspired, be generous, donate, and remember always Let’s Get Decorating! Taxi please…

Framed Flower Window Box

Framed Peek inside

Framed Coffe Table & Reading Nook

Framed Bistro Area

Framed View from inside

* = Donation items

Structure: Thaino Designs, Secrets Wood House

Outside Decor

  • Thaino Designs (Sim 1): Pumpkin Seat*, Pumpkin Floor Decor* & Pumpkin Flower Beds
  • Dreamscapes Art Gallery (Sim 4)Leaf Lampstands A/Autumn
  • Hanaya (Sim 6): Apple Bobbing Barrel (Classic Hunt Gift)
  • Other items used (not part of HGE): Pilot Barrel Pumpkin Display, Studio Skye Enchanting Forest & Silver Birch Trees

Inside Decor

  • Thaino Designs (Sim 1): Hanging Pumpkins Baskets*
  • Cleo Designs (Sim 6): His & Her Chairs (Orange & Brown, Classic Hunt Gift), Coffee Table with Tea Set, Apples, and Pastry Decor, Fireplace, Reading Nook Beach & Decorative Shelves, Shutter Wall Hanging & Strawberry Cake
  • Dreamscapes Art Gallery (Sim 4)Fall Chairs with plaid blankets and decorative candles, Leaf Chairs (Autumn & Summer) & Halloween Frame A
  • Shabby Tabby (Sim 8): Autumn Mantel Decor
  • Kaerri (Sim 8): Felicity Flower Umbrella 
  • Striped Mocha (Sim 1)Copper Kettle with Candles & Pumpkins*
  • Serenity Style (Sim 3): Journey Stepladder*
  • La Vieux Carre (Sim 8): Old Elm Spice Rack
  • Follow Us (Sim 4): Home Sweet Home Sign* (part of the Girly Desk set)
  • Good Furniture (Sim 5): Bistro Table
  • Other items used (not part of HGE): Shutter Field Pumpkin Lanterns, StoraxTree Rustic Rug 10 

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