Living in Serenity Style!

Serenity Style- Summer CampI am one of those interior designers who have multiple projects going at the same time.  I get an idea in my head and start playing around with it in-world.  Most of my concurrent assignments are about 50-75% done, so a few weeks ago I challenged myself to finish them before Fall starts.  I’m very happy to share with you my take on a one-room, multiple-use country home, perfect as a mini summer retreat, designed exclusively with Serenity Style.  Over the course of the week, I will post a series of blogs highlighting each area of the house.

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen overview

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen Breakfast

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen Breakfast close-up

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen Coffee Bar

Structure: Trompe Loeil Garden Bard Adobe

Breakfast Nook:

  • Shutter Field, Porch set (Stripe)
  • Pilot, Window Shade (Fun Pack 2)
  • Sways, Filis Lamp
  • Serenity Styles, Flower Pitcher, Milano Caffe Cup & Muffins, Coffee and cookie (part of the Le Petit Bistro Gatcha collection)

Country Kitchen:

  • Serenity Styles, Antique Kitchen Set (cupboard, chest, bucket & decorative accessories), Le Petit Bistro Gatcha Collection (coffee machine, coffee bags, cookie boxes), Time Memory Collection (chair, flower bag, table, tray, ladder & jar), Retro Frames & Lamp
  • Lark, Chalkboard Mug Holder

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)

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)

Fiesta Forever!

Fiesta Forever Beach HutHappy Saturday!  Completing the three beach hut stylings, my last Trompe Loeil Kiya summer shack is a tribute to the 80’s: bright colors, neon and party time.  Lionel Richie’s All Night Long was stuck in my head while decorating this awesome blend of everything fun and cool that represents summer cheer.

Fiesta Front Deck

FT Slice of Life Watermelon Chairs

FT Watermelon Eating Sign

FT Watermelon PunchThe front deck is styled in a watermelon theme using Finishing Touches Slice of Life Collection.  The watermelon print sunbrella, patio chairs, decorative signs and punch bowl table are some of my favorite outdoor garden furnishings and perfect for summer entertaining!

80's Bedroom

80's Lounge Area

Bedroom Patio DoorFor the inside of the one room cabin, Fiesta, I decorated a bedroom and lounge space in vibrant neon colors with Sway’s Tyler Bedroom Set and Sweet Living Room Collection.

Fiesta Back Deck

The Mustard Seed Patio Set Close up

Surf Lounge Area

Back Deck Bar

Bar Close-upFinally, on the rear deck are several rest areas and a bar with yummy food from the grill.  The bright colorful Retro Garden Party Set from The Mustard Seed is texture change and on sale for 50% off at Perfect Ten until July 15th. Hop over to Perfect Ten, grab this steal of a deal and why not host a summer Fiesta party!

Lemonade Summer!

Lemonade Beach HutI’ve been trying to write this blog post for little over a week but real life kept getting in the way.  My plan was to highlight some Trompe Loeil Kiya beach shacks that were available at June Collabor88 and the interiors, unfortunately the new July round of C88 started yesterday.  Since I styled the beach shacks interiors and have photos, I would suggest if you like any previously released items from C88 hop over to the brands main store.  I also wanted to share a few more Perfect Ten discounted items from the July round, available July 1st-15th.

Lemonade Hut- DeckOn the front deck of the Trompe Loeil Kiya beach hut is the adorable Dancing Pineapple from MishMish lounging on the Teebrook’s Cubbyhole Lemonade Summer Adirondack chair with umbrella and tray table, discounted item at Perfect Ten.  Yellow, ocean blue and touches of red is the color palette throughout the summer cabin.  The color trend in 2015 is blue and bridges all seasons with different tonalities.

Lemonade Hut- Flip FlopsEasy living is a necessary for summer fun!  Finishing Touches Potted Beach Sign (Sun & Surf) and LISP Summer Punch Vintage Deck Chairs are the perfect choice for summer days.

Lemonade Inside BarAs we move into the one room cabin, ocean blue/teal and yellow are the dominate colors with a nod to nautical decor with Cheeky Pea Boat Wine Shelf,  Sway’s Ahoy anchor stools (texture change seat), Dreamscapes Art Gallery Ahoy Console Table, Floorplan Spool Bar Table (texture change base) and Hanging Oars.

Lemonade Inside Rowboat ChairOn the other side of the space the seafarers theme continues with the Hearth & Home Old Rowboat Chair (on sale @ Perfect Ten) and Dreamscapes Art Gallery Ahoy captain ship wheel.

Lemonade Inside Whale Coat RackHaving a whale of a good time in the cabana with Sway’s Whale Coatrack and Second Spaces Life’s A Beach Shelf resonates with vibrant blues and greens.

Lemonade Hut- Outside Back Deck FlamingoOn the back deck, Dreamscapes Art Gallery Beach Lounge with fire pit has several fun whimsical summer print.  The Mustard Seed copper flamingo beach welcome sign greets guests.

Lemonade Hut- Outside Back DeckLastly, Tylar’s Treasures Shipshape Coastal Light Collection includes boat seat, table and lighthouse decor with animations (dance, kisses, couple/single sits) 50% off at Perfect Ten.  Completing the scene is Free Bird Beach Towel Rack and LISP Summer Punch Vintage Deck Chairs.  Hope you have a nice summer and enjoy the rays!