Dark Romance

dark-romance-bedroom-brook-hill-living-park-placeHappy Saturday!  Hope your week went well.  I’ve been battling a flu/cold all week, so I’m going to skip waxing poetically and get right to the point.  Today’s post features a few time sensitive events closing on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  First up is Park Place Home Decor Black Leather Chaise, Red Heart Garland Wall Decor, Gray Shag Diamonds Area Rug, Leafy Green Table Plant and French Walnut Round Accent Side Table exclusive for the Swank Event ending 2/28/17.  The theme for February was truly, madly, deeply; which inspired the darker boudoir.  Next is Brook Hill Livings recent release for the February round of The Crossroads Event, the Wagner Chair in Ebony and Spotlight, closing 2/28/17.  I also used the Faun Chandelier in Midnight, available for sale at the main store.  The remaining decor items are from a new to me subscriber monthly event called Deco(c)rate.  On the 8th of every month a mystery box with 15 semi-exclusive items from top H&G designers are delivered to your inventory, if you reserved your cart for $1,500L before the 7th.  Afterward the price doubles to $3,000L.  In today’s post, I used Mudhoney Ginny Bed, Second Spaces Mood Lighting Candles, Cheeky Pea Forgotten Places Fireplace, Hextraordinary Antique Cherub Lamp, Stockholm & Lima The Lovers Trail and Serenity Style All for Love Suitcase.  There are a number of other items that I hope to showcase before the new March boxes arrive.  Personally, I’m still a little on the fence about a subscription event, time will tell if it’s for me.  (I do love my bargains :-))  Lastly, I mentioned in my last blog post I wanted to spotlight more gifts from the Love Me…Love Me Not Hunt (ending 2/28) and Gloria is sporting the Facepalm Just Love red silk sleep shirt in standard sizing and mesh compatible.  Gloria’s golden locks are HoneyAna, the new group gift from Truth Hair ($350L join fee).  Hope you enjoyed the post, I’ve got couple more planned for the weekend….stay tuned!love-me-love-me-not-hunt-facepalm

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Park Place’s generous offers

The Lexi Project Donation- Haven Chair & Table Clock

Hello again!  I know, I’ve been missing in action for a few weeks.  I’ve been working feverishly on a client project and honestly, I’ve hit more roadblocks that any Daytona 500 speed racer.  Time to take a break and share with you Park Place Home Decor’s generous offering for The Lexi Project, a fundraising event for Lexi Zelin, owner of AngelRed Couture.  My favorite part of Second Life are the numerous charity events that help real life causes; from the recently wrapped up Hair Fair that benefited Wigs for Kids, to Relay for Life SL that aids American Cancer Society, to tons more, and I’m always willing to land a hand.

Lexi Zelin, owner and creator of AngelRED Couture, has recently been diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Mounting medical bills and expenses are the last thing the 28-year-old mother needs to stress over.  Over 350+ generous designers and creators have come together at The Lexi Project, with 100% of all proceeds going straight to Lexi running from July 26th to August 9th.  There are also donation kiosks at the event location and for those of you who would like to donate directly, Lexi set-up a GoFundMe page.   Let’s come together and meet or beat Lexi goal of $12k, we are half way there.  The Lexi Project blog tells more about her story, has a complete designer list and gives a daily update on the funds raised.

DeAnn Dufaux of Park Place contributed the Haven Accent comfy barrel chair in 3 different colors (sunshine red {orange}, purple passion {eggplant} and coffee & cream {taupe}), and 3 version of a table clock (white marble, walnut & gold and black marble).  With just one month of summer left, it’s time to start thinking of autumn and slowly transitioning your interior.  Deep sumptuous plum is a major trend in home decor for fall especially when paired with brass and gold accents.  Infusing color and rich textures like jade green, grey and umber coupled with current styles like jute enhance the autumnal feeling and makes your home on trend!  Hop over and spend some Linden knowing your purchase will help Lexi.

The Lexi Project Facebook

The Lexi Project Flickr Pool

Lexi’s Gofundme

The Lexi Project – Blog

Taxi to The Lexi Project please… 

  • Park Place: Haven Accent Chair (Purple Passion) & Black Marble Table Clock @ The Lexi Project
  • Meshworx: Web Table (Rusty Metal)
  • LISP: Faded Summer Rug (Misty Grey)
  • Theosophy: Cheriton Side Table (Gold)
  • DIGS: Cairns Table Lamp (Brass)
  • The Loft: Mara Leather Tray, Concentric Gold, Horn Accent Spiral, Strapped Sphere (m), Bennet Magnolia Vase, Bacall Desk, Bacall Chair, Banker’s Desk Lamp, Bacall Accessory Tray
  • MudHoney: Wooden Orb, Marble Orb, Ophelia Box & Madagascar Boxes
  • %Percent Furniture: %Flec Lamp (black/gold) (The Challenge August Electronic round)
  • Apple Fall: Chinese Credenza, Dusk Canvas {no longer available}
  • Fetch: Zaid Room Divider (texture change, closing July 31, 2015)
  • What Next: Maison Drapes (fog)

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

Trending: Boho Chic

Boho Overview

A current trend in interior design is Bohemian!  The Boho Chic style is denoted by collected items from world travels, selected finds at yard sales/ flea markets, and your own creative inspiration; largely centered on global aesthetics and imported products.  Patterns, colors, and styles are intermingled to create lounge style spaces.  Furniture is low to the ground with multiple floor pillows in seating areas and walls are covered with hanging tapestries and beaded curtains.  This is the genesis of the great room where function meets style.

Boho LR

For my build, I used several items from the new cycle of The Perfect Ten event (available until 3/15/15, event items are discounted) including Heart & Homes Boho Green Spring Set (rug & chair) and Willowinds Conway Couch, as well as Little Llama Grandma’s Desk prints from The Challenge March round (theme Globetrotter).  I also used Sway’s Phoda Wicker Chair, exclusively at Ubertheme bohemian.   Most of the other items in the space were ‘finds’ in my inventory from past shopping adventures, my sponsor blogger packs, borrowed from friends (Thanks Morgan!), and current Arcade items.  Let your imagination flow and embrace the spirit of the Boho movement.  Happy decorating!

Boho Piano

Boho Tent Bed

Nautical Chic!

Overview Outside Front

As everyone heads to the beach this Labor Day weekend, I wanted to share with you my secluded Nautical Atlantic beach house, which will be open to the public from September 1 to Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 12pm SLT.  This is my first open house, so pop by, enjoy, and check out the build.

Landmark: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystical%20Estia/22/37/22

Model LM: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystical%20Estia/64/32/2 (door is short)

Suggested windlight: Coastal Afternoon

Kiddie Pool

I loved the Scarlet Creative Atlantic Home offered at June Collabor88 and wanted to create a hidden beach hideaway that’s casual, yet chic.  I envisioned the beach home to serve as a family & friends entertainment center complete with a casually sophisticated dining room furnished with Trompe Loeil’s Darya Dining Room set, formal living space appointed with Floorplan’s Sailor collection, and a family room finished with Cleo Designs’ Nautical ensemble.  The heart of the home is always the kitchen which I placed in the middle of the beach shack complete with Scarlet Creative sink, stove, and Cheeky Pea Boat Wine Bar.  The entry hall greets guests with a welcome sign and bench; turn the corner and a small office with scenic view serves as creative inspiration.  Finally, the back of our casa functions as a ‘Anchors Away’ bedroom accessorized with maritime decor, boat oars, framed nautical art, model ship & lighthouse, and an over stuffed linen cabinet.  I loved designing our beach home and can’t wait to share it with you.   Grab a burger from the outside grill, build sandcastle dreams and ‘catch the waves.’  Late dinner is served at nightfall while stargazing.  So stop on by, be inspired and let’s get decorating!

Entry:

Front Door

Ice Cream Cart

Office:

Office

Kitchen:

Kitchen Overview

Bedroom:

Bedroom Overview

Family Room:

Family Room Overview

Dining Room:

DR Overview

Living Room:

LR Overview

Structure: Scarlet Creative, Atlantic

Outside:

  • Canoe, Shower, Changing Room, BBQ, Picnic Table, Lounge Chairs & Umbrella: Cleo Designs
  • Deck Chairs, Rocking Chair, Surfboards, Ice Cream Cart, Marina Porch Lamp/Sign & Doormat: What Next
  • Kiddie pool: Dreamscape Art Gallery
  • Sandcastle Build Set & Kites: Boogers
  • Lover’s Sandcastle: Follow Us
  • String Lights: Floorplan
  • Blue Changing Room & Aluminum Chairs: Shutter Field

Entry/Office:

  • Bench: Sway’s
  • Life’s A Beach Sign: Brixley
  • Shutter Divider & Beach Hut Clock: What Next
  • Hemingway Desk: Standby Inc

Kitchen:

  • Boat Wine Bar: Cheeky Pea
  • Fridge: Culprit
  • Sink/Stove: Scarlet Creative
  • Canister: Floorplan
  • Newspaper/Coffee Cups, Toaster, Chalk Board: What Next
  • Lifesaver Clock: Intrigue Co
  • Wooden Signs: The Mustard Seed
  • Starfish Rug: StoraxTree
  • Bread & Artichokes: Apple Fall

Bedroom:

  • Bed & Nightstands: Alouette
  • Framed Oars, Hanging Oars, Whale Flag, Nautical Chest, Stripe Rug & Curtains: Floorplan
  • Linen Cabinet: Second Spaces
  • Lounger: Cleo Designs
  • Recycled Desk & Harry’s Boat: Apple Fall
  • Barrel Stool & Boat Bookcase: BellaRosa Furniture
  • Anchor Lamps: Serendipity Designs
  • Maritime Knot Art: Sway’s
  • Candles & Let your dreams sail Sign: What Next
  • Lighthouse: Hearth & Home

Family Room:

  • Nautical Sofa & Bookcase: Cleo Designs
  • Spool Table, Chevron Curtains, Hanging Oars, Woven Baskets, Wave Rug: Floorplan
  • Lanterns, Manhattan Lamp & Plants: Apple Fall
  • Coffee Table: BellaRosa Furniture
  • Sea Creature Sculpture: Heart Homes

Dining Room:

  • Dining Table, Chairs & Accessories: Trompe Loeil
  • Sailor Lanterns Hanging: Floorplan
  • Nautilus Seashell: The Loft
  • Ship Wheel: Serendipity Designs
  • Bronze Whale: Finishing Touches
  • Rug: Mudhoney (Zelia)

Living Room:

  • Sofa, Armchair (Stripe), Armchair (Navy/Wht), Coffee Table, Side Table, Stripe Rug, Captain Lantern, Anchor & Basket: Floorplan
  • Bronze Lantern & Standing Boat Oars, Harry’s Boat & Fern: Apple Fall
  • Lighthouse: Blueberry Hill

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