Welcome to Silverlake Village!

winter-landscape-village-grandmasHi again, can you believe it’s the last day of January already?  I can’t!  This month sure flew by quickly.  Did you know that today is National Hot Chocolate Day, in fact I’m sipping one right now.  Any excuse for delicious chocolate works for me!  Today, I wanted to share with you my home sim, Silverlake Village.  I mentioned earlier this month that since I’m slowly returning to SL, I didn’t have a opporunity to ‘go-all-out’ for Christmas 2016, so there are just a few items in my Winterfest scene.  On my little slice of virtual heaven, I created a country village with four builds nested into the snowy mountains.  The first home {shown above} is the Home for the Holidays December 2015 arcade gacha items from What Next.  All the gacha items are displayed including the adorable five-room winter cottage I dubbed grandma’s house.  The two-story stoned build with porch, snow roof, outdoor string lights and working indoor fireplace is the perfect winter backdrop for the cute snowman, holiday bike decor and snowflake bench {some of the other gacha items}.  Grandma’s house is ideal for all seasons with a no snow option and is sure to remain on my homestead.  winter-landscape-village-shopNext is Josette Boutique {in green} by Trompe Loeil, also available in 3 other colors {red, blue and black}.  Every good village needs a coffee shop, so I converted the space into a cafe with my living quarters upstairs.  The cafe has lovely etched windows with an open floorplan in warm woods and a ladder leading up to the loft with fireplace.  So far, I spotlit the lower level and this coming week, I’ll focus on the bedroom for upcoming Valentine’s Day post.  For outside decor, I used Tylar’s Treasures Cold Winter Night Bench {3 couple cuddle poses only}, hunt gift for Ball of Yarn Hunt (ends today, 1/31/17).  Also shown is Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall set {free}. winter-landscape-village-conservatoryMy third stop on the tour is the Iona Conservatory by Trompe Loeil which I’m transforming into a romantic spot.  Either a fancy restaurant or a small theater lends itself to the beautiful glass and brick single room copper roof architectural gem.  Also shown in the exterior is What Next Wintry Pembury Bench, Winter Harvest Lanterns and Trompe Loeil Valiano Fountainwinter-landscape-village-ski-patrol-cabinLast but not least is the Alpine Cabin by What Next, which I nicknamed the Ski Patrol Cabin because every country village burrowed in the snowtops needs a friendly snow bunny!  This home is decked out mostly in wintery decor with nods to Nordic decor, details here.  Thank you for allowing me to share my homes with you.  In the past, I’ve never had time to capture the place I call home, just whatever I was blogging at the time.  This year, I want to remember everything and have fun!

Hello Again!

Greeting readers and friends!  It’s been far too long since I’ve blogged, in fact it’s been 9 months. No, I don’t have a new bundle of joy to share with you.  So where have you been, you ask?  Well, back in April my Mom had a stroke and it devastated me to my core.  She is paralyzed on her left side, bedridden and recently suffered violent seizures.  I quit my job, put grad school on hold and assumed the role as her full-time caregiver.  As soon as it happened, I wrote a letter to my clients, sponsors and friends, as well as posted it on my Facebook page.  At the time I wasn’t sure how long our journey would be or if I would ever return to Second Life and blogging.  Well, I have yet to step my toe back into SL but I did want to share with you some pictures my dear friend Kirra Frantic took (back in April 2016) of my homes.guys-living-room-baseballsportFirst, in the trio series is my version of a guy’s lakeside hangout chill zone.   A few years back (Fall 2014) my dearest friend & former design partner, Niki and I joined forces to host our first ever open house, His & Her.  My style has always been sweet and girly whereas Niki’s is more masculine and industrial.  Ever since that initial venture I’ve try to design one male focused space a year.  The man cave cabin is a sports lover dream with a game area, baseball memorabilia, vintage vinyl and a cool loft bedroom.  Since I don’t currently have the build up, please feel free to email me if you want to know where I purchased an item.  Stay tuned for an art studio.  Happy decorating!guys-kitchen-dining-view-record-collectionguys-cabin-bedroomguys-cabin-front-view

New Year. New Space!

Dreamland Designs- Ashley BedroomIt’s a New Year, time for a fresh start, a clean slate and time to redecorate your home.  Today, I have a contemporary bedroom suite from Dreamland Designs with clean lines in a soothing earthy palette of soft greens, beiges, taupes, browns and creams available for 50% off at Perfect Ten until 1/15/16.  The Ashley Bedroom set includes beige linen padded headboard bed with cozy comforter and throw, two white end tables, modern beige linen table lamps, wooden bench with soft green cushion, decorative accessories {books, handbag, shoes, mirror} and neutral rug.  The bed is fully animated with PG & Adult animations.  To enhance to natural tones of the bedroom set, I accessorized with Trompe Loeil Haldis Tapestry redwood grove, Astrid Chair in nostalgia haze and Apple Falls Monogram Luggage. Unleash you’re inner nature lover and revamp your space with Dreamland Designs!

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Snowy Days!

Finishing Touches- Winter Edge Collection (frosted)Perfect Ten is ringing in the New Year with 10 home & garden designers offering discounts on new releases until January 15, 2016.  For my first interior design post of the year, I’ve created a cozy winter escape compete with crackling fire, tray of hot cocoa and comfy spots to snuggle up on a cold winter night using Finishing Touches Winter’s Edge collection.  The grouping consists of white/soft blue sofa and two armchairs with snowflake pillow accents, white wood oval coffee table, two versions of bare branch room dividers {open & covered}, marble fireplace, planted twinkle trees, decorative vases, framed artwork {not shown} and rug available for 50% off.  To finish the styling, I added What Next Vermont Hot Chocolate Tray (Cream) and Snowflake Slippers (subscribers group gift).  I also used Park Place Home Decor Let it Snow snow globe on the coffee table and Circa Living snowflake lanterns on the mantle and floor ($5L gift).  Finally, no alpine winter getaway is compete without some Happy New Year presents and a pearl decorated tree from Dust Bunny.  Finishing Touches Winter’s Edge collection is a great set and captures the icy seasons perfectly, stop by before 1/15/16 to take advantage of the discount!

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Finishing Touches- Winter Edge Collection (close-up frosted)

East Meets West Open House

East vs. West Open House Sign FramedI am so excited to share with you Interior & Spaces first open house for 2015!  Interior & Spaces Home Design is a residential and commercial full service design firm (interior & exterior) established in 2014 by myself and design partner in crime Niki Silverweb.  This year Niki’s workload increased and I took over the reigns as CEO and head designer.  With strategic marketing and phenomenal exposure due to my Avi Choice nomination, my client list and projects exploded.  It’s rare now that Niki & I have the opportunity to work on a sim build together.  We would be honored to invite you to our East Meets West Open House from September 1st-4th!

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Bali Ha'i Full ExteriorBali Ha'i VerandaBali Ha'i EntryBali Ha'i TablescapesBali Ha'i Living RoomBali Ha'i Bedroom OverviewBali Ha'i BedBali Ha'i BathroomNiki designed a striking luxurious Balinese tropical oasis fully submerged within the environment and raised it up on stilts with the sound of crashing waves in the distance.  The Trompe Loeil Seaside Cottage is a wooden clapboard one room structure with broad overhangs and open veranda.  For the sim build Niki added mature palm trees and rock walls to enclose the space.  The veranda welcomes the visitor to a gorgeous home with multiple seating around the fire pit, views of the ocean and mountain region, and umbrella drinks ready at the bar.  The one room cabana is divided into three separate areas: living room, dining room and bedroom suite.  The interior of this sophisticated, well-appointed home is contemporary with a strong color palette of aqua, orange, lime and kahului in the living room reflecting island living at it’s best with vaulted ceilings and fans.  Feast your eyes on all the tempting array of delicious delights presented before you on the buffet bar and dining table.  Moving from the main quarters we enter a serene bedroom suite in a neutral palette of white linen and carved wood furnishings.  In the bathroom area is a modern deep soaker tub.  Potted tropical plants and flowers accessorize the cabana.  Niki wanted to highlight Balinese decor with the guiding principles of nature, open areas, light and tropical luxury.

Red, White & Blue Beach HutsAmericana Beach HutLunar Seasonal Design Animated SeagullLemonade Beach HutLemonade Hut- DeckFiesta Front DeckBedroom Patio DoorOn the other side of the beach sim are three shacks all with different themes: Americana, Nautical and 80’s Neon Miami.  These beach shacks are typical of California coastal living, small interiors with large porches and back decks.  The Americana hut is decked out in Red, White & Blue, ready to celebrate with BBQ, picnic table and a smorgasbord of sweet treats.  Or maybe you prefer sipping lemonade and watching the sun set, then the Nautical hut is for you.  Complete with a bar, chill zone and tons of spots to relax.  Grab your Ray-Bans and acid-washed jeans, head over to the 80’s neon Miami hut for all your Fiesta Forever dreams.  This hut was designed with a colorful bedroom, party deck and watermelon themed front porch.  I enjoyed creating these three different spaces and there’s something for everyone, so head over and check them out!