Spring Getaway!

Thaino Design- Spring cabana

The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, the tulips and daffodils are popping up, and the sun is shining; spring has sprung and it’s time for you to take a spring getaway.  Let your outdoor space become your secret retreat and create an extension to your home with the right selection of furniture and decor pieces.  One can never have too many chairs or tables (as my Mom often says), a soft place to rest after a hard days work in the garden, at work or on the grid shopping.  Thaihiti Baroque, marvelous creator of Thaino Designs offers the ideal spring getaway, an exclusive release at The Collage

Thaino - Patchwork cozy chair

The worn-in patchwork armchair, wicker rose patterned love seat, and bistro table complete with mugs, cupcakes and fruit, will transport you to an enchanting English garden.  And oh yes, I almost forget to mention my favorite item of all (y’all know how much I love my greenhouses, gazebos, pergolas and sheds), the cabana (well at least that’s what we call it in California), is the perfect spot for a cup of tea, sweets, romance, or an afternoon nap. It even has a its own chandelier (how grand)!   The cabana includes a wicker & rose love seat, matching rug, bistro table, candle display, floral arrangements, quilt/blanket rack and tea crate, all draped in white linen curtains.  Ms. Baroque also created charming outdoor decor items including the fun and funky patchwork armchair, multi-pastel colored crates, garden boxes, woven basket and sun hat, bistro set, a triple bird house (tweet sweet), and carrot & tomato planter boxes.  This spring garden getaway is a must have and absolutely adorable!

Thaino - Bistro Table

Thaihiti Baroque is so special, she has thought of every small detail when enjoying the garden, from crystal rose vases, to steaming coffee, to rumples in the rug.  Thaihiti is a gem, she is so positive and polite, her price point is superior and her quality excels!  Please, please, please stop by The Collage and also visit Thaino Designs (I’m sure you’ll be blown away by the variety of special ‘finds’ and you’ll go home with a new cozy experience).

Taxi to The Collage…

Taxi to Thaino Designs…

Thaino - Birdhouse 2

Ready to Plant

Growing veggies - carrots & tomatoes

Thaino Boxes & baskets

Thaino Blanket stand & wicker couch

Thaino - dish box

Let’s Get Decorating! 

Heart of the home!

Happy First Day of Spring!

Kitchen overall

It’s often said the kitchen is the heart of the home.  As some of my SL friends know, I also say right before logging off, ‘oh look at the time…..time for me to burn something.’  All kidding aside, I can cook.  I haven’t burnt the house down yet, or met my future firefighter husband.  My mom always threatens to send me off to the Food Networks Worst Cooks in America, lol.  But my one saving grace is, when my grandmother was still alive, I would make a mean roasted chicken ever Sunday night.  So, if there is anyone out there that can eat roasted chicken 365 days a year, then I’m your girl (I might manage to bake a cookie or two, once in a blue moon).

Range, Teakettle & farm sink

I’ve always wanted to create a cute shabby chic kitchen in Second Life and Thaino Designs released Clara, the perfect one.  Just in time for spring, in a bright and cheerful fuchsia, lime and turquoise with polka dots and an English rose print, this is a shabby chic girls dream kitchen.  It’s simply adorable!!!

Closeup Mixer & Scale

The main kitchen unit includes a rose printed tiled kitchen stove, farmhouse sink, sideboards, upper cabinets, wine rack, microwave unit, island, and china cabinet with matching plates.  All items are sold separately, so if you want to mix and match your current kitchen with a cute shabby chic cabinet or china breakfront, then you have options.  Also, for kitchens pieces, these are a steal.  Thaihiti Baroque, creator extraordinaire of Thaino Design even made matching cupcakes, floral print tea kettle & baking scale, hot pink Kitchen Aid mixer, dish rack, fruit bowl, flowers and coffee/tea/hot cider/hot cocoa.  Everything is available at Thaino Designs, I only added the Apple Fall Azure Refrigerator and some coordinating curtains (took me some time to find just the right texture).  This new release kitchen unit is available at Thaino Designs main store, hop over and pick it up for a fresh cheerful spring look.  Taxi please…

Closeup Microwave, & roses

Kitchen cabinets, kitchen left by stove

Kitchen left overall

turkey open oven door

kitchen right w: fridge

Breakfront, kitchen right

Closeup Cupcakes, Breakfront

Kitchen overall w: island

The Collage | Adorable Charm

Thaino Designs- Overview

When I think of charming shabby chic furniture items, my first thought is always Thaino Designs!  And, Thaihiti Baroque of Thaino Designs has delivered again with the most adorable Gypsy Caravan set available at The Collage! (Sorry for my delay is posting the Gypsy Caravan set, I have the flu and everything is a bit fuzzy.)  The Collage is a home and garden shopping event that opened on February 23rd and will close on March 5, 2014, so hurry over to grab this charming spring set! (After the event is over, items will be available at Thaino store).

The Thaino Design Shabby Caravan set features a floral hand-painted caravan, plant rack, owl painted lawn chairs, tables and tea set, decorative candles snuggled in floral printed drawers and tea cups, flowers in tea pots, window boxes, trellis, clothes line, and a dreamy windmill.  I created a small village setting with two additional shabby chic cottages and some corresponding Thaino Designs floor stools and pouffes (from Jan/Feb round of The Collage).  Ms. Baroque recently has added a gatcha machine at her main store, and you can win fun & flirty Pink Punk Princess skull pieces.  I decorated the pink cottage with the Thaino Skullz sideboard and floor stool.  Each gatcha pull cost $50L and the pieces are an adorable clever addition to your home.  Always good to have a few furniture pieces (or two) that are a bit unexpected, it makes a house a home with personality.  I also used shutter field‘s clever path signs (available at the current round of The Collage).  Taxi please…

Thaino Designs- Carvan

Close-up of Owl Tea Set & Windmill

Plant Rack

Owl Painted set

Pink cottage

Thaino Designs- Pink Skull Sideboard

Punk Princess Skull sideboard & stool

Inside Carvan & clothes line

Close-up Clothes Line

Blue Cottage

Blue Cottage Thaino

Cozy Thaino Blue Chair

Welcome Home!

The Collage new round opens tomorrow, Thursday, January 23rd with lovely home decor pieces perfect for Valentine’s Day!  Eight selected design came together for this special monthly home event that last for 2 weeks offering exclusive creations.  Thaino Designs, Shutter Field, Spargel & Shine Homes, Dreamscapes Art Gallery, PRIME, Sway’s, Bauwerk and Dew Me Designs showed different and unique interpretations of Valentine decor including:  a Victorian romance bedroom set, colorful shabby-chic floral great room furnishings, cozy porch benches, sexy modern living room and a hidden garden for romantic dinners and dancing with your Valentine.  The Collage is a monthly home event with top Second Life interior designers showcasing their creations for  two-weeks starting on the 23rd of each month.  This is a wonderful event that I highly recommend you check out!  Let’s get decorating!

The current round of The Collage has so many great items, enough to fill a whole house!  So, with great joy, I finally had a good excuse to rezzed my Trompe Loeil Willoughby Lakeside Cottage (December round of C88) and started to decorate my Valentine themed home!  As most of you know, I adore Valentine’s Day and love to decorate my SL homes to reflect the different seasons.  Please join me on my open house tour!

The charming white Sweethearts Bench from Dreamscape Art Gallery, flanked by pots of flowers is a wonderful welcome greeting to all!

Jan:Feb '14-Dreamscape White Beanch

Swing open the door to a delightful world overflowing with lively blossom shabby chic items from Thaino Designs.  As we enter into the living room, the Clara Armchair in a fresh and vivid print, hand-painted Clara Coffee TableClara Floor Pillows and crackling fireplace invite us to stay and roast s’mores with our special love.  With our bellies full and fingers sticky, we note the fireplace mantle decorated with a patchwork heart print (Clara Love Heart Pictures) and vibrant love blocks (similar display at The Collage).

Jan:Feb '14- Living Room Overall

Jan:Feb '14- Close-up of Fireplace

Feature items available at The Collage:

  • Armchairs: Clara Armchair 2, Thaino Designs
  • Floor Pillow: Clara Comfy Floor Cushion, Thaino Designs
  • Coffee Table: Clara Coffee Table, Thaino Designs
  • XOXO Sign: Clara Kisses, Thaino Designs
  • Pink Daisy in Heart Pot: Clara Pink Flowers in Love Heart Pot, Thaino Designs
  • Patchwork Heart Prints: Clara Love Heart Pictures, Thaino Designs

Other items:

Transitioning into the great room area, we are welcomed with a soft pink heart cabinet, rose vase, framed heart and XOXO sign, this is the perfect spot to hide love letters or treats.

Jan:Feb '14-XOXO table & Sign (Thaino Designs)

Feature items available at The Collage:

  • Heart Cabinet: Clara Floral Love Heart Drawers, Thaino Designs
  • XOXO Sign: Clara Kisses, Thaino Designs
  • Pink Roses in Vase: Vase Cut Crystal with Pale Multi Roses, Spargel & Shine Homes

Other items:

Moving into the great room area, we see our love has cooked a romantic dinner for two with chocolate cake!  The matching hand painted rose table, sideboard and desk is sweet and enchanting.  The attention to detail Thaihiti Baroque of Thaino Design puts into her endearing creations is wonderful.  (Quick side-note: If you are a lover of vintage or shabby-chic furnishings then Thaino Designs is the store for you.  Not only will you fall in love with the charming items but the prices are great and Thaihiti designs homes as well to store all your finds!)  Notice the matching sideboard, complete with working doors and cabinets, the patchwork hearts wall display, the desk and tufted stool, who wouldn’t be inspired to write love letters while sipping champagne in this room!

Jan:Feb '14-Thaino Designs Dining Room, Sideboard & Desk

Jan:Feb '14-Thaino Designs Floral Sideboard

Feature items available at The Collage:

  • Dining Table, Heart Stools & Food: Clara Romantic Table with Decor, Thaino Designs
  • Sideboard: Clara Sideboard, Thaino Designs
  • Pink Daisy in Heart Pot: Clara Pink Flowers in Love Heart Pot, Thaino Designs
  • Heart Wall Display: Clara Im in Love Picture Frames, Thaino Designs
  • Desk & Stool: Clara Floral Desk & Clara Chill Box, Thaino Designs

Other items:

The darling Clara desk with green crystal knobs is accented with a framed Victorian card, vintage wooden heart tree, teapot lamp, oversized love letter print and a typewriter.

Jan:Feb '14- Thaino Designs Deck & Stool

  • Desk & Stool: Clara Floral Desk & Clara Chill Box, Thaino Designs (feature item @ The Collage)
  • Typewriter: Typewriter White, Floorplan. (Past Arcade Gatcha item)
  • Frame: Frame with Love & Roses Red, *Finishing Touches*
  • Teapot Lamp: Spotty Teapot Lamp, LISP
  • Teapot Candle: Keepsake Vintage Teacup Candle, {what next}
  • Wooden Love Tree: Vintage Love Tree, Cobblestone (Store is closed, MP has items)
  • Bleeding Heart Plant: Lil’ Pot Bleeding Hearts, Hearth & Home
  • Pink Iris in Vase: Exotic Pink Irises White Ceramic Vase, *Finishing Touches*
  • Oversized Love Letter Print: I Love You Canvas, Floorplan. (Free)

Proceeding down the hallway, we are greeted with a pink version of the Dreamscape bench, a quiet place to rest before we retire for the evening and head upstairs to the Victoria bedroom.

Jan:Feb '14- Dreamscape Pink Beanch

Thank you for allowing me to share my home with you today.  Please stop by tomorrow as I highlight the Victorian bedroom and hidden garden area.  All home decor used in this post (unless otherwise noted) is available at The Collage!  Taxi please…