His & Hers

Open House Sign blog

First thank you all for your support and great positive feedback with last weeks open house. When my design partner in crime, Niki Silverweb first suggested the idea I was scared that we would be spammed, or no one would show up.  I couldn’t have been more surprised by the great outpouring from friends, designers, and fellow bloggers.  So, since it was a huge success last weekend, we are going to open up our homes this weekend, Sept 13-16. It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase both of our styles.

Landmark: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystical%20Estia/78/30/22

Early in 2014, Niki & I collaborated on our first build together, the Men’s Warehouse, an industrial loft space with game area, bar, Niki’s art studio, and rest/work zone with walls of bricks and open windows.  It is the best guy’s hangout I’ve seen on Second Life.  It’s truly awesome!

BR Window

LR Full

Living Room Backgammon & Baseball


Art Studio

Bed & Library

A few months ago, I gave you a sneak peek of the bedroom in my retro Palm Springs home. Today, we are going back to the 50’s inspired mid-century modern home with walls of glass, wood paneling, and a very cool side yard.  The home features a stone facade entry with modern art installation (& Snowflake, our DIVA cat’s digs), a large wood-paneled living room decorated in black, white, and yellow with starburst mirror over the see-through fireplace, a music room complete with jukebox and scattered records, and a 50’s kitchen in red, white, and teal, finished with retro appliances, decorative signage, and of course a turkey in the oven!  I tried to stay true to the mid-century movement with sleek lines, bright colors, hard edges, and an overall uncluttered look.  The outside yard plays host to family/friends BBQ with watermelon influenced patio furniture: aluminum lawn chairs, picnic set, drink dispenser, and a pink/white camper!  Wander out back and meet our Sassy and her gang of sheep, relax, stay for dinner, and enjoy (grab a beer at Niki’s)!

Palm Springs Home front

Palm Spring Living Room

Palm Spring Music Room

Palm Springs Bedroom

Palm Spring Kitchen

Bridging our two distinct builds in an enchanting magical forest.  Stop by and check it out this weekend.   Be on the look out for more open houses to come!

Sweet Dreams!


Retro BR - light & Dream of me table

For some time now I’ve been wanting to style a Palm Spring home on SL.  Palm Springs is a small idyllic resort town in the middle of the California desert, 100+ miles outside LA and near the Nevada border.  This bungalow community is noted for mid-century modern ranch homes, retro vintage interiors, and the hideaway spot for famous Hollywood elite in the Fifties, like The Rat Pack.  When I was about 11, I visited the palm tree lined two main drag strip with brightly colored homes, 50’s diners, and walls of glass.  I adore living in California because of the diversity of home styles and decors.  At the last C88, the theme was retro/50’s and I went to town grabbing up all the deals.  I purchased the Scarlet Creative Wish You Were Here home and started to create my tribute to Palm Springs with retro inspirited decor, hues of yellow, teals, reds, blacks, and white, and my dreamy shabby chic bedroom.  I loved styling the vintage modern bedroom filled with past arcade finds and Sway’s Silhouette Floor Lamp, exclusive release for The Challenge (June theme Light).  I enjoyed furnishing the bungalow and can’t wait to showcase the rest of the home.

Taxi to Sway’s please…

Retro BR- 4 Poster bed

Retro BR -Love , couch, armoire

Retro - BR