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

Park Place’s generous offers

The Lexi Project Donation- Haven Chair & Table Clock

Hello again!  I know, I’ve been missing in action for a few weeks.  I’ve been working feverishly on a client project and honestly, I’ve hit more roadblocks that any Daytona 500 speed racer.  Time to take a break and share with you Park Place Home Decor’s generous offering for The Lexi Project, a fundraising event for Lexi Zelin, owner of AngelRed Couture.  My favorite part of Second Life are the numerous charity events that help real life causes; from the recently wrapped up Hair Fair that benefited Wigs for Kids, to Relay for Life SL that aids American Cancer Society, to tons more, and I’m always willing to land a hand.

Lexi Zelin, owner and creator of AngelRED Couture, has recently been diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Mounting medical bills and expenses are the last thing the 28-year-old mother needs to stress over.  Over 350+ generous designers and creators have come together at The Lexi Project, with 100% of all proceeds going straight to Lexi running from July 26th to August 9th.  There are also donation kiosks at the event location and for those of you who would like to donate directly, Lexi set-up a GoFundMe page.   Let’s come together and meet or beat Lexi goal of $12k, we are half way there.  The Lexi Project blog tells more about her story, has a complete designer list and gives a daily update on the funds raised.

DeAnn Dufaux of Park Place contributed the Haven Accent comfy barrel chair in 3 different colors (sunshine red {orange}, purple passion {eggplant} and coffee & cream {taupe}), and 3 version of a table clock (white marble, walnut & gold and black marble).  With just one month of summer left, it’s time to start thinking of autumn and slowly transitioning your interior.  Deep sumptuous plum is a major trend in home decor for fall especially when paired with brass and gold accents.  Infusing color and rich textures like jade green, grey and umber coupled with current styles like jute enhance the autumnal feeling and makes your home on trend!  Hop over and spend some Linden knowing your purchase will help Lexi.

The Lexi Project Facebook

The Lexi Project Flickr Pool

Lexi’s Gofundme

The Lexi Project – Blog

Taxi to The Lexi Project please… 

  • Park Place: Haven Accent Chair (Purple Passion) & Black Marble Table Clock @ The Lexi Project
  • Meshworx: Web Table (Rusty Metal)
  • LISP: Faded Summer Rug (Misty Grey)
  • Theosophy: Cheriton Side Table (Gold)
  • DIGS: Cairns Table Lamp (Brass)
  • The Loft: Mara Leather Tray, Concentric Gold, Horn Accent Spiral, Strapped Sphere (m), Bennet Magnolia Vase, Bacall Desk, Bacall Chair, Banker’s Desk Lamp, Bacall Accessory Tray
  • MudHoney: Wooden Orb, Marble Orb, Ophelia Box & Madagascar Boxes
  • %Percent Furniture: %Flec Lamp (black/gold) (The Challenge August Electronic round)
  • Apple Fall: Chinese Credenza, Dusk Canvas {no longer available}
  • Fetch: Zaid Room Divider (texture change, closing July 31, 2015)
  • What Next: Maison Drapes (fog)

Sunny’s Garden Cafe

FamouStation Caffe Di Milan June 2015

A current trend in Silicon Valley, CA (USA) is converting old Victorian homes into community gathering cafes.  Situated in garden settings, these new coffee houses have a kid’s play area, teen hangout lounge space and patio bistro seating.  Steps away from revolutionary technology, seniors are organizing chess clubs, new moms are sharing tips, high schoolers are cramming for quizzes, play dates are formed and industry moguls discuss emerging trends.  The coffee-house serving as a community dwelling place is not a new idea, but one that was reborn from the bland uniformity of the major brand that dominates the industry.  Anywhere in the world, a Starbucks looks and feels the same, with overpriced cups of java that you can’t pronounce or calorie counts you don’t wish to acknowledge.  Don’t get me wrong, time is limited and these coffee factories will serve your immediate needs, but your experience is impersonal, pre-packaged and undistinguishable.

FamouStation Caffe Di Milan (coffee shop) June 2015

I loved the community coffee shop idea and wanted to reproduce a garden cafe in Second Life using Serenity Style latest release Caffe Di Milan for FamouStation, available until June 17, 2015 at 1pm SLT.  To complete the cafe I used Serenity Style Le Petit Bistro, previously released for the February round of Gatcha Mania, now available at the main store.  For the teen hang-out lounge space of the cafe Sway’s Filis set was perfect.  The Filis paper lanterns hang throughout the cafe with the low bean-bag style chairs snuggled in the bay windows…ideal for teens.  Fresh cut flowers are placed on all bistro tables inside and outside of the cafe, reflecting respect for the garden environment. Take a step back to the future and experience the warmth and vibrancy of hometown Americana!

FamouStation Caffe Di Milan (overview) June 2015