All You Need Is Love…

The Mustard Seed & Kaya's Ray of SunshineHope you had a nice weekend.  Today’s post features two of the hottest trends; geo patterns and the Pantone color of the year Rose Quartz.  Injecting geometric decor in your home adds a modern flair.  From faceted accessories to table or lamps, geo inspired pieces enhance visual appeal & create eye-catching vigor to a room.

What is Pantone color of the year you ask?  Pantone began as the commercial printing company in the 1950’s; best known for its Pantone Matching System, a proprietary color space used in printing, paint, and fabric.  In 2000, Pantone created the “Color of the Year” as a symbolic color selection that serves as a cultural expression of mood and attitude. For the first time ever in 2016, the blend of two colors were selected: Rose Quartz a warm pink with gray undertones and Serenity a cooler sky blue offering a soothing peaceful balance in a turbulent world.  The softer pastel palette mixes well with shades of pinks, purples, grays and creams.

The living room romantic color scheme is the perfect backdrop to add touches of sweet Valentine decor from heart garland, love letters, bird cages and candy heart candles.  Love is in the air and with discount shopping events such as Gacha Good Events Out With The Old…In With The New (closes 1/31/16) and Perfect Ten (2/1/16-2/15/16), your home can feel the love without breaking the bank.  At Gacha Good, I picked up the Love Ladder, All You Need Is Love Chalkboard and XOXO Vase Console Table from Dixie Dandelion, each $50L.  The event is two-prong with new exclusive products on one side of the skybox and gacha machines set up on the other side.  Pop over and check out all the deals.

Over at Perfect Ten and out early, The Mustard Seed has the most adorable Surprise Box gacha item ($50L per play), a round hat box decorated with roses, leaves & heart topper.  The surprise is when you touch the heart topper, a cute piggy flies up out of the box than pops back down.  TMS is also offering the Rose Vase with Pearls and Love Birds with customizable love letters displayed on the coffee table for 50% off.  Also discounted at Perfect Ten is Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine Valentine True set which contains 2 sized pink/red heart garland, pink hurricane candle, and red heart pitcher.  Take a peek at the other merchandize available from 10 home & garden creators all reduced 50% off for two weeks.

Lots of other goodies listed below including brocante, the new partnership of floorplan and consignment.  At Tres Chic, Sway’s is in the mood for love with Birdcage Candle Holder & Wall Decor.  Circa’s Living Tea Room Louis Hooded Chair is now available at the main store location with 10 wood color options and 32 male/female sit animations.  Have a good time decorating for the sweetest season of all!

  • Dixie Dandelion, Love Ladder, All You Need Is Love Chalkboard & Vase XOXO Console Table- all $50L each (@ Gacha Good Events Out with the Old…In With The New Event, until 1/31/16)
  • The Mustard Seed: Love Birds & Mr. Love Letter, Roses with Pearls Vase (@ Perfect Ten, 50% off)
  • The Mustard Seed: Love Surprise Box, Sweetest Love RARE (@ Perfect Ten, gacha item $50L per play)
  • Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine: Valentine Set True {Pink Hurricane Candle, Red Heart Pitcher of Love, 2 size String Pink & Red Hearts}  (@ Perfect Ten, 50% off)
  • Sway’s: [Birdcage] Candle holder (gold & copper) (@ Tres Chic start January 17th-February 10th) 􀀑
  • [CIRCA] Living: “The Tea Room” Louis Hooded Chair Raspberry
  • Fiasco: Melrose Ceiling Lamp (The Challenge, Art Deco Dec 2015)
  • Pilot: Tufted Sofa (Pink), Marble Coffee Table (Gold), Sweet Candy Hearts Candle & Dirty Candy Hearts Candle
  • brocante.: Unfinished wallpaper / geometric
  • Apple Fall: Arts & Crafts Books, Tales of Cupid Book Set, Charles Dickens Book Set
  • {what next}: Maison Drapes
  • [Fetch]: Lazy Rug – Square
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A step back into time…

Farmhouse_Exterior OverviewJust a few days till Halloween and I wanted to share with you one build I’ve been preoccupied with since spring.  I hoped to create the rolling hills of a French countryside wine region similar to Provence using Apple Fall’s rural farmhouse (rare) from the The Arcade March 2015 round.  Nestled in the hillside, the stucco two-story building with creeping ivy, clay tile roof, worn exterior shutters and double barn door has a vintage aged working farm atmosphere. Step outside to be greeted by vineyards, zig-zag rose-bush lined cobblestone path and a secret retreat garden shed. The converted garage barrel room has some of the best views of the lake and hillside.  Come join me on my journey, a step back into time.

Farmhouse Wine Room_Exterior ViewFarmhouse Wine Room_OverviewFarmhouse Wine Room_VineyardsThe interior of the farmhouse is vintage shabby chic with a distinctive feminine feel with rose print chairs and rugs in the living room.  The first floor has an open layout concept with the dining area near the stairwell and the kitchen on the back wall, with views of the sunflower field out the kitchen window. Enticing baskets of fruit and baked goods are arranged on the pantry unit just in reach from the dining table.  The opening under the stairwell has bushels of fresh picked farm apples.  Although small, the kitchen has everything one needs with a vintage stove, butcher block counter tops, farmhouse sink and country stove.

Farmhouse LR_View from KitchenFarmhouse Living Room_Piano

Farmhouse Dining Room_View of KitchenFarmhouse Kitchen_Tea Time

Farmhouse_Kitchen StoveFarmhouse Kitchen_SinkAs we move upstairs we are awash in royal blue and cream.  Two doll houses grace the window facing the rolling hillside, a cozy chair placed next to the dresser with an antique French perfume print which hangs above.  The inviting bed beckons us with a breakfast tray already made, the dressing area has a corresponding armoire with hat boxes placed on top and a rose detailed ladder for easy access.  Hope you enjoy the trip back in time!

Farmhouse Bedroom_WindowFarmhouse Bedroom_OverviewFarmhouse Bedroom_Armoire

Structure: Apple Fall Rural Farmhouse RARE

Trees & Landscaping:

  • Studio Skye: Enchanting Forest
  • [DDD]: Vineyard Grapes, Rose Bush (Dirt & Potted)
  • The Little Branch: Sunflower Field, AppleTree*Dark{With Apples Menu}
  • *alirium* tiny forest: Green

Garden Shed:

  • {vespertine}: Haru Garden Shed & Spring Garden Tools
  • Dreamscapes Art Gallery: *Gardener* Table Blue & *Garden* Wheelbarrow Blue
  • PILOT: Water Hose & Garden Supplies
  • DIGS: Verona Mosaic Table & Chairs
  • A.D.D. Andel!: Bird Bath Ivy
  • 36 – 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Clay Pots (past gatcha item)
  • La Galleria: Watering Can and Seed Packets
  • Sari-Sari: Mrs. Bumpkin’s Garden – Welcome Sign (Rare, past gatcha item)
  • [Tia]: Spring Garden Planter

Wine Cellar:

  • ROOST: Wine Cellar Set
  • Aphrodite Shop: “La Bodega” Argentinian Wine Corner Set
  • Decor Junction: Wine Barrel, Wine Bottle Holder & Single Wine Holder/Glasses
  • Tarte: Wine Light
  • [ht:home]: Barrel Lid Wall Deco
  • [ zerkalo ]: Basket

Living Room:

  • Apple Fall: Ulysses Butterfly, Book Shelf, Toile Chair (Cream), Butlers’ Tray Table, Tiffany Tea Pot, Daffodils Jug, Lemon Tea, Kingsbury Pendant Lamp, Shauna’s Chair, Dolly Piano, Teacup Pearls, Frame Shelf, Botanical Prints
  • *ionic*: My Rugs

Dining Room:

  • Apple Fall: L’Olivier, Pottery Dining Table & Chairs, Teacup Rose, Nardyas’ Tulips in Mason Jar
  • Poche: Summer Orange Tart
  • Tres Blah: Tea Time (TeaPot)
  • Erratic / aea – jam&cream

Pantry:

  • Ariskea: [ Pot Pourri ] Seperator with ivy
  • {what next}: Brixton Bakers Rack
  • Apple Fall: Mixing Bowl Set, Lemon Whip Drizzle Cake, Cherry Voulevants
  • Dust Bunny: Fresh Fruit Stand (Blueberry Container, Lemons, Peach Pile, Cherry Container)

Kitchen:

  • Apple Fall: Plantation Set, Mixing Bowl Set, Copper Pan Set, Patchwork Rug, Willow Plates, Pestle & Mortar, Decorative Artichokes, Neva’s Kitchen Shelf, Rosemary, Grass, Heart (Home Sweet Home), Tea Time Tins
  • Floorplan: Vintage Egg Basket, French Plates, Baking Canisters, Recipe Tin, Le Lait Can,  3 Apple Crates
  • Junk: Fresh Eggs Sign
  • 8f8: Green Grocers (Cherry Jam, Strawberry Basket with Pricing, Cherry Basket with Pricing)
  • Cinphul: Lavande
  • Tres Blah: Kitchen Basics – Scale (Black)
  • Tartessos Arts: Coffee Sack
  • Alouette: Basil Plant (Potted)
  • Lark: Jar Utensil Holder & Market Bag (Potatoes)
  • Dust Bunny: Kettle
  • [DDD]: Harvest Bucket (Red, Yellow & Green Apples)

Bedroom:

  • Apple Fall: Old Roman Bed, Pearl Chandelier, Dolly Lamp, Pheasant Feathers, Coffee & Muffin, Book Shelf, Neva’s Laundry Basket, Victoria’s Armoire, An Lar Ladder, Neva’s Sideboard, Roses Box (Pink), Gilt Frame (Landscape), Cornish Dolls House, Victoria’s Dollshouse, Gilt Frame (Portrait), Annan Sidetable, Storage Boxes, Hat Box, Toile Chair (Stain), Feuilles Lantern
  • Cinphul: Lavande
  • Willowinds: Round Cobalt Blue Rug
  • ISPACHI: [Florian] Breakfast Tray, ISPACHI [Florian] Chair & ISPACHI [Florian] Dresser [Eggshell]
  • Floorplan: Rose de Provence
  • {what next}: Nieve Hatboxes

Farmhouse Garden Shed_ Exterior

A Fresh Spin on Fall!

Softer shade for Fall

Are you craving a fresh spin on Fall decor?  Think softer, light palettes with metallic gold embellishment as your statement piece.  It’s about changing people’s perspective of what’s expected.  Use muted salmon instead of orange, beige replaces chocolate-brown and pale olive sage for rich forest green.  These tones work perfectly right now where in some parts of the country the weather is warm.   Accent with a few lighter shade pumpkins, neutral leaves and barrels of apples.  Look for this unexpected trend to last through winter with creams, ivories and whites dominating the color scheme.

I was inspired to create a ‘whiter shade of pale’ autumn living room using Clutter for Builder Felled Fabric Textures (3 packs, 10 color/prints in each) available for $10L each at The Wash Biannual Cart Sale (8/26-9/16).  Also offered at The Wash Cart Sale are 4 Fall Concept Wall Frames, each with an image of leaves, tree, and Autumn word art.  Using the texture packs, you can design the fall frames in your own unique style, or add the textures to pillows and/or window coverings.  To complete the room, I used Park Place Home Decor Haven Accent Chair (Coffee & Cream), Jian Wine CartSerenity Style My Old Piano (natural) and Cleo Design’s Fireplace.  Some decorative accessories include Dreamscapes Art Gallery Apple Buckets, Autumn Decor Shutter A and Sina Wall Board (over fireplace), What Next Decorative Pumpkins, Shutter Field Fall Letter Decor and Pumpkin Lanterns, and Serenity Style Dizzie Room Divider (available @ Mesh Avenue starting 9/10/15).  Hope you enjoyed the romantic mood for autumn and are inspired by the color palette to try it in your Second Life home!

Softer shade for Fall, close-up

Lastly, I want to mention The Rezzie Awards nominations are open until September 12th.  The Rezzie Awards were founded by Fallacy DeCuir (Tool Shed) and Kat Alderson (Clutter for Builders) in 2014 as a people’s choice award for home, decor, landscaping, and creators tools.  So show your support and love to your favorite SL Home & Garden stores by nominating them here:

http://tinyurl.com/RezzieNominations

CAST YOUR VOTES between September 14th and September 27th.
A link to the voting page will be available here:
https://toolshednews.wordpress.com/the-rezzie-awards/

The winners will be announced October 1, 2015 here: https://toolshednews.wordpress.com/the-rezzie-awards/

Structure: Scarlet Creative, Hudson Townhouse

  • Park Place Home Decor, Haven Accent Chair (Coffee & Cream)
  • DIGS, Seddon Coffee Table (Natural)
  • Dreamscapes Art Gallery, Apple Buckets, Autumn Decor Shutter A & Sina Wall Board
  • La Galleria, Pillows (re-textured)
  • Shutter Field, Fall Letter Decor & Pumpkin Lanterns
  • Sway’s, Alice Topiary (Mediterranean C & D)
  • Serenity Style, My Old Piano & Dizzie Room Divider (@ Mesh Avenue Event 9/10/15)
  • Apple Fall, Charlotte’s Pears, Books, Handbag & Scarf, Coffee & Muffin, Unknown Specimen
  • What Next, Decorative Pumpkins & Maison Drapes (re-textured)
  • The Loft, Little Yellow Candle & Alex Lantern Orange
  • Jian, Wine Cart
  • Cleo Design, Fireplace
  • LISP, Portland Fire Accessories & Blinds Wide Long (Chestnut)
  • Junk, Firewood Holder
  • Fancy Decor, Birch Candles
  • Pilot, Romantic Candlesticks (Gold) & Chandelier (Gold)
  • StoraxTree, Woven Rug 61

Living in Serenity Style!

Serenity Style- Summer CampI am one of those interior designers who have multiple projects going at the same time.  I get an idea in my head and start playing around with it in-world.  Most of my concurrent assignments are about 50-75% done, so a few weeks ago I challenged myself to finish them before Fall starts.  I’m very happy to share with you my take on a one-room, multiple-use country home, perfect as a mini summer retreat, designed exclusively with Serenity Style.  Over the course of the week, I will post a series of blogs highlighting each area of the house.

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen overview

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen Breakfast

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen Breakfast close-up

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen Coffee Bar

Structure: Trompe Loeil Garden Bard Adobe

Breakfast Nook:

  • Shutter Field, Porch set (Stripe)
  • Pilot, Window Shade (Fun Pack 2)
  • Sways, Filis Lamp
  • Serenity Styles, Flower Pitcher, Milano Caffe Cup & Muffins, Coffee and cookie (part of the Le Petit Bistro Gatcha collection)

Country Kitchen:

  • Serenity Styles, Antique Kitchen Set (cupboard, chest, bucket & decorative accessories), Le Petit Bistro Gatcha Collection (coffee machine, coffee bags, cookie boxes), Time Memory Collection (chair, flower bag, table, tray, ladder & jar), Retro Frames & Lamp
  • Lark, Chalkboard Mug Holder

Final Hours…

The Mix & Wayward Carnival July 2015

Is it just me or are there a ton more monthly events that feature home decor this year?  It seems like I spend most of my time looking at Seraphim blog, then when I get in-world I’m distracted with outstanding projects and miss the event entirely.  So I’m playing a little catch-up.

Today’s styling features Sway’s items for the Mix event (ending July 31) and Wayward Carnival (ending today, July 30).  The Mix event is a new monthly HUD- base shopping experience broken into three categories; New, Sale or Exclusive.  You do not need the HUD to shop, it only allows you to view in-world the participating stores and supplies a direct TP.  Sway’s is offering the limited (only sold for the Mix) Filis Collection in Black & White.   The set includes two bean-bag sling chairs (one black & one white), black & white end tables, paper ball lamps, and decorative accessories.   The B&W Filis is an adaptation of the spring release of the same set.  Take a peek of the offerings on Seraphim, lots of great deals you don’t want to miss!

The folks behind the uber popular Wayward Hunt (in April) have created the Wayward Carnival event, with fun summer items, to whimsical circus inspired products, be sure to check it out before it closed tonight.  Sway’s created Ines Canopy Sofa, a wicker lounge with five texture options for the mattress, pillows and canopy.  This is a must for relaxing sun-filled summer days!  Serenity Style is also participating in the event with a cute amusement park influenced Candy Carnival cart, heart cookies and muffins ferris wheel.  Yummy!

Finally, I mentioned in my last post credits that Fetch is closing their doors on July 31 and having a 50% off sale.  I wanted to include a few products in my styling today, pop over and grab the deals before there gone!

  • Sway’s: Filis Collection in Black & White, Summer Drinking Jars
  • Sway’s: Ines Canopy Sofa @ Wayward Carnival 
  • Serenity Style: Muffin Ferris Wheel @ Wayward Carnival
  • Pilot: Lemonade Tray, Lemon Bucket, Leaning Dip Frame, Treble Clef (black)
  • Fetch: Lazy Rug (15 textures), Love & Laugh Wall Signs, Zaid Room Divider (texture change) Closing July 31, 2015
  • New Church: Crusoe Driftwood Table (The Challenge July Castaway round)
  • Little Llama: Mr. Meow Wall Clock (The Challenge August Electronics round, starts 8/1/15___New store, New look 50% off sale till August 7)
  • New Church: Zeus M-D1 Digital Camera (The Challenge August Electronics)