Making an entrance!

Entry Hall

They say you only have one chance to make a first impression.  The same applies to your home as it’s a reflection of your personality and style.  A great foyer serves a dual purpose, first function and then an inviting space to greet your guest.  I styled a ‘under the sea’ themed summer beach house highlighting a few key elements to make a greeting entry including: table/cabinet, mirror, chair, empty baskets for keys, newspaper or mail, baskets of pillows or blankets for the porch, potted plants, lighting, and some fun decorative accessories.  One could also add a collection of family photos or coat rack/umbrella stand.  Don’t over look the importance of the first impression of your home.

Structure: Barnesworth Anubis, Hampton Cottage

  • Second Spaces: Under the Sea dresser (light blue seahorse)/bubble lights, Salvaged Console, Riviera pillows/deco clock/candles (teal)/blues boxes, Trinket Box (beige)
  • LISP: Jasmine Forest Chair
  • Lark: Cambria Basket
  • Dust Bunny: Coral bottle & Coastal Vases (Blue, past Arcade item)
  • Floorplan: Mermaid Print, Captain’s Desk Lantern (Ocean)
  • Apple Fall: Seaside Candle
  • La Galleria: Wreath Seashell Rustic (***FREE***)
  • Balaclava: Seahorse Candlestick (Silver)
  • Trompe Loeil: Beachside Cabinet (Blue)
  • The Mustard Seed: Plant in Vintage Crock Pots (discounted @ Perfect Ten until August 15, 2015)
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Summer Days!

Tylar's Treasures Summer Days Collection

Happy first Monday of August!  A few days ago Perfect Ten August round kicked off with 10 designers and creators offering new exclusives discounted up to 50% off.   Perfect Ten monthly shopping event runs from 1st – 15th every month and hosted on the Cookie Jar sim.  Today, I’m featuring Tylar’s Treasures Summer Days Collection including teak lounge with 11 single and 8 couple sits, 30 intimate poses, and dance & lotion animations.  There is also a texture change umbrella with teak table and summer beach bag in 7 texture options.  The Summer Days collection is sold as a set or separately.  In addition, Tylar is offering the Pool Float with 6 texture choices and solo/couple animations, all available at Perfect Ten Shopping Event.

The Aloha Fair 2015 Free Gifts

Aloha Fair-close-up sunglasses

I also wanted to mention The Aloha Fair launched on July 27 and is available until August 10th with lots of free summer fun items including my Hawaiian bikini (group gift), dress, sunglasses, jewelry, hair flowers and beach ball pose.  Stop by, grab the Aloha gifts and soak up the sun on Tylar’s Treasures beach lounge!

Aloha Fair

  • Azalea Thrird Life: Aloha Bikini (Aloha Fair Group Gift)
  • Immunda: [Aloha Animated Beach Dress]
  • E C R U: “Elika” Necklace: Moss (8 texture options)
  • Vanity Hair: Hair Flowers
  • Ghee: Aloha Bangles
  • XXY Poses: Best Friends (Couple Pose with Beach Ball)

Aloha Fair- immunda Beach Dress

Daydream Believer…

Angel Summer Tent- The Lexi project

Happy August!  I can’t believe it August, can you?  Not sure where the time went, but I’m in denial.  On the up side, just 4 months till Christmas and soon I can start styling interiors and exteriors for my favorite season, Fall.  But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s squeeze out every last-minute of summer.  When I think of this time of the year, I’m transported back to my childhood with tons of sleepover parties under the stars, party games and our best-loved (often well-worn out) teddy bears and dollies along for the fun.  Fast forward a few years, the kids are all grown-up and the stuffies are left to play and cause mischief.  Using Serenity Style Angel Summer Tent from The Lexi Project, I created a whimsical corner hideaway.  The Lexi Project is going strong and each day the grand donation tally is updated on the The Lexi Project blog.  We still have not reached the goal of $12k, but I have faith we will.  You have eight more shopping days (August 9, 2015) to check out over 350+ designers and creators exclusive items with 100% of all proceeds donated to The Lexi Fund.  So, get shopping and know that your purchase will help one of our own Second Life residents.

The whole space was created with Serenity Style products.  I would particularly like to highlight The Country Drawer set available today ONLY (Saturday, August 1, 2015) for The Neighbourhood and The Country Chest & Cutie Monster from Cosmopolitan Bi-Weekly Event ending tomorrow Sunday, August 2, 2015.  I also want to feature the Gypsy Soul Dreamcatcher over the tent bed, part of  the My Gypsy Soul Caravan on sale at Tres Chic until August 5th and the Wooden Swing Bench & Tic-Toc Wall Art available at The Fantasy Collective through August 15. Have fun with these cool unique design offers.  Happy weekend & happy shopping!

Taxi to Serenity Style please…

Structure: Trompe Loeil Garden Bard Adobe

  • The Country Drawers (The Neighbourhood special offer)
  • Ladder with Towel (part of My Forest Warehouse @ The Gacha Garden summer edition 8/1-8/22)
  • Angel Summer Tent (@ The Lexi Project)
  • Gypsy Soul Dreamcatcher (part of the My Gypsy Soul Caravan @ Tres Chic 7/16-8/5)
  • Wooden Swing Bench & Tic-Toc Wall Art (@ The Fantasy Collective 7/22-8/15)
  • Bowling Ball Pins, Tic-Tac-Toe Game & Rocking Horse {part of the Old B&W Toys Decor Gacha Collection for the Black Fashion Fair April 2015}, Tea Time Set, Sweet Woods, Let Out Sadness Window, Summer Pouf & Summer Bag {part of The Summer Beach Gacha Collection}  Mr. Foxy Green stuffy {part of Mr. Foxy Gatcha for The Thrift Shop November 2014), Love Sign & Things To Do Sign (@ Serenity Style)

The Sea is Life

OMG Summer Beach Gacha & On9 Event July 2015In my last post, I gave you a taste of Serenity Style Summer Beach Gacha Collection available at OMG! Oh My Gacha event until July 31.  Today, I wanted to featured the whole beach collection which consists of a bag, towel, hammock, boat decor, pouf, and rare beach shack, $80L a pull.  Also included in the seaside scene is the Vintage Sea Decor Set available at On9 event until July 28.  The Vintage Sea Decor Set includes animated vintage swimmer rings and chalkboard “Sea is Life” decor with paddle and floater rings.  To complete the shoreline styling, I used the “Sea Side” wooden decor fence with animated pillows on sale at The Chapter Four event until July 25.  Lastly, I’m giving you a sneak peek of Sway’s Summer Drinking Jars on sale for Fifty Linden Friday, out early.  Hope you enjoyed my mini coastal staging perfect for summer loving!

Castaway Island…

The Challenge- Castaway July 2015A new round of The Challenge has started with the theme Castaway.  For the July round seven designers have created beachy sun-bleached weathered decor items available at their main stores.  Both Kuro and Shutter Field items are discounted for the month of July.  In the scene above I’m featuring Kuro Easy Breeze shack with 6 single and 10 couple animations on sale for 25% off.  Also on display is Hate This Castaway Campfire with on/off touch for smoke and sound on the campfire, and 17 single and 14 couple poses on the hollow log.  Lastly, Shutter Field has created two releases for the themed monthly shopping event both 30% off during July.  In the foreground of the picture is the Castaway Bed and Lantern with 16 single and 8 couple sits and wearable props.  Completing the Castaway collection is the Outhouse Set featuring a twig makeshift bathroom with toilet paper, shovel and buckets.  There are several other designer who have created pieces for The Challenge, so check out the website and Let’s Get Decorating!

Shutter Field Outhouse Set

Scene:

  • Studio Skye: Tropical Plants, Palm Trees and Sand Dunes
  • Kuro: Easy Breeze (25% off discount duration of the event)
  • Hate This: Castaway Campfire 
  • Shutter Field: Castaway Bed & Outhouse Set (30% off discount during July)
  • Serenity Style: Vintage Swimmers (exclusive for On9 until 7/28)
  • Serenity Style: Bag & Boat Decor (part of the Summer Beach Gacha Collection @ OMG! Oh My Gacha until 7/31)

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