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

Passport to Style: Far East

Park Place, Far East Style

One of my favorite aspects of being a virtual reality interior designer is that it allows you to travel to all corners of the globe without leaving your home.  Just like in VR fashion styling, I research the origins, location, and decor elements and try to give you a sense of the place.  Last year, I explored the various styles of California design, sharing stories of my family travels.  Lately, I have the travel bug and find myself googling different locales.  Today we have packed our bags and are heading to the Far East!

Park Place, Eastern Shelf Unit

I love the fusion of serene, peaceful, balanced simplicity of Asian decor paired with modern furnishings.  Some key design principles of Oriental style are natural elements, clean lines, Chinoiserie furniture, and circle motif.  Today, I designed a small tea-house space using some of Park Place Home Decor current sale items available at the main store (ending Saturday) and at The Wash Biannual Cart Sale (8/26-9/16).  Park Place Eastern Shelf Unit with Accessories typifies a number of Asian design components from the upper circle unit to the symmetrical balance of the shelving.  I added the Blue Mosaic Bottle Decor, available for $10L at The Wash Cart Sale, to highlight the traditional temple in the middle of the circle unit.  Flanking the Eastern Shelf is the Marble Resting Egret, representing the reflection of nature often found in Far East style.

Park Place, Low Tea Table

Another sale item offered until Saturday is the Low Tea Table with Cushions.  The black coffee table with burgundy cushion seating matches the Eastern Shelf Unit and embodies the clean lines of Asian form.  The tea table comes with a coffee set and to complete the scene, I added the Box of Fine Chocolates (available @ The Wash Sale).

Park Place, Cherry Table Clock

Finally, placed on a storage unit in the corner is the Copper Red Table Clock; the hands on the clock mimic the circular pattern in the shelving unit.  Be sure to check out all the sale offerings at The Wash and stop by Park Place main store for hunt gifts and discounted specials.  Hope you enjoyed the trip and are inspired to incorporate some Far East elements into your home!

Structure: [ht: home], little tea house

  • Park Place Home Decor, Eastern Shelf Unit with Accessories & Low Tea Table with Cushions (discounted @ main store until 8/29)
  • Park Place Home Decor, Blue Mosaic Decorative Jar, Marble Resting Egret, Copper Red Table Clock & Box of Fine Chocolate (on sale for $10L @ The Wash Cart Sale until 9/16)
  • Cleo Design, Parasol Decor, Asian Cabinet & Lamp
  • DDD, Zen Bamboo
  • Alouette, Miniature Zen Garden
  • Zenith, Kiosk Birdcage (Black)
  • bbqq, The Ming Dynasty China Scroll Painting B
  • Newchurch, Kaidan Mission Tansu
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk], My Zen Corner (Zen Stones, Buddha Head Porcelain (Small) & Cherry Blossom Bird Cage)
  • The Mustard Seed, Potted Bamboo Blue Tile

Awash in Roses!

Willowinds Wicker Rose Set

The Perfect Ten event opened on June 1st and will run until June 15th with offerings from 10 home & garden creators some at 50% off.  Today, I designed a summer garden abode using Willowinds Wicker Rose Set, an exclusive discounted item for Perfect Ten, which includes a wicker chaise lounge, ottoman, and trunk.  To complete the space, I accessorized with Park Place Home Decor $10L items available at The Heat Wave Cart Sale event on The Wash sim (until June 10).  The sale items include the Wall Clock, Agave Plant Stand, Vintage Telephone, Globe Light, and Coffee Tray.  Park Place has a few more items discounted at the Cart Sale so hop over to The Wash and check them out!

Taxi to Perfect Ten event please…

Taxi to The Heat Wave Cart Sale please…

Vita Boudoir Group Gift (June 2015)

Lastly, I want to share with you Vita Boudoir Fiskultura new group gift (free to join), I thought the romantic vintage hideaway was the perfect setting to showcase this adorable rose garden of delights outfit.

Structure: Trompe Loeil, Garden Bard Adobe @ Collabor88

  • Willowinds: Wicker Rose Set {lounge, ottoman & trunk with tea-tray} @ Perfect Ten (event discount)
  • Park Place Home Decor: Black Lacquer Wall Clock, Old Fashioned Telephone Decor, Dragon Globe Lamp, Coffee Tray & Agave Plant Stand @ Heat Wave Cart Sale ($10L each)
  • The Mustard Seed: Vintage Rose Bucket
  • Floorplan: Scattered Sheet Music & Typewriter (past Arcade gatcha item)
  • StoraxTree: Affordable Elegance Grand Piano

Monday with Grandpa

Framed Decor Junction- Autumn Patio Set

I never knew either one of my grandfathers, they both passed before I was born.  However, we had a close family friend whose grandfather became like a surrogate older male figure in my life.  We use to go on road trips throughout California, visiting family, friends, amusement parks, and all the crazy roadside attractions that were off the beaten path, like the giant dinosaur statues near Palm Springs.  It was on this trip, Grandpa Roy shared his love for fishing with me.  We trekked up to a dingy little cabin nestled in the woods near a lake.  Not being an outdoorsy kid, the cabin lifestyle was foreign to me, but at the same time exciting.  A small one room wood cabin with pot belly stove that doubled as the fireplace, bunk beds lined one wall and worn beaten up leather armchairs snuggled up next to Grandpa’s prized possession wall filled with pictures of his catch of the day.  There was something very welcoming in this rustic setting.  I have to admit, I never really got the hang of fishing, but the memory was special and I wanted to try to capture it using Decor Junctions autumn patio set. It’s a perfect collection for those chilly fall evenings cuddled up next to the fire, slipping apple cider and eating pumpkin pie!  Taxi please…

Structure: {vespertine}, Chanson Dautomne Skyloft

Other items used:

  • Decor Junctions, Wicker Chair, Wooden Chair, Cedar Trunk & Snack Tray
  • Heart Homes, Fishermans House (Hanging Frames & Deco Frame C)
  • {what next}, Pumpkin Decor
  • Finishing Touches, Autumn’s Embrace (Three-Legged Table)
  • Apple Fall, Woodstock (past gatcha item)
  • StoraxTree, Woven Rug 58 ($10L Cart sale item @ The Wash from 9/17-10/8)