Twisted Victorian Gothic

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Victorian Gothic LRThe Twisted Hunt (9/19-10/19) is well under way and although dubbed the hardest hunt on Second Life, the prizes are worth the effort.  Today, I’m showcasing Finishing Touches main hunt gift the Qi Skybox, side hunt items and a corresponding gacha collection.  The skybox and all the furnishings have a modern Victorian Gothic influence in a black, white and grayscale palette….perfect for a sophisticated Halloween.  Victorian Gothic is an architectural style and movement during the mid-late 19th century, often seen as a sub-style of the broader Gothic Revival style.  It is characterized by gothic details, decorative patterns, scallopping, lancet windows and hood moulding.  Architectural elements such as pointed arches, steep-sloping roofs and fancy carvings like lace ant lattice-work were applied to a wide range of Gothic Revival objects.  The movement is all about drama and elegance with lavish interiors, curved ornate furniture and plenty of decorative details.

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Victorian GothicFinishing Touches Qi skybox has a decorative pattern tiled ceiling, tall narrow pointed arched windows, oversized white candle fireplace and white/black wainscoting.  I styled the Victorian living space with the tufted curved black & white sofas, armchairs and stools enhancing the ornate detailed birdcage chandeliers and patterned tapestry wall hangings.  Pops of red, hanging boston ferns, potted palms and framed Victorian silhouette complete the space.

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Gold SkeletonTo commemorate the 11th Twisted Hunt, Finishing Touches is offering a side hunt with eleven gifts that correspond to the gacha collection.  The hunt items include 3 versions of a skirted table, 3 versions of hanging tapestry, couple rugs with pillows, Persian Grey wrinkled rug, box of skulls, pumpkin trio and ceramic vase.  All side hunt gifts can be found in the Twisted Qi skybox (the main Twisted Hunt gift).  Do you love the Qi skybox?  Need to furnish it, then check out the gacha for beautifully twisted coordinating decor priced at $50 per play.  Try your luck at black or white caged chandeliers, shadow box frames, tulip lamps, coffee tables, and tufted stools (see key below).

_FT_ Twisted Gacha Fall 2015Lastly, 24Karat Roux, owner and creator of Finishing Touches is offering the Rolled Arm Couch & Chair in White Leather and Black Leather for 50% off the regular price during the Twisted Hunt.  The couch and chair were designed to coordinate with the Twisted Qi skybox hunt gift and Twisted gacha decor items.  Hope you are inspired to create an elegance spooky gothic Halloween using the Finishing Touches free Twisted hunt gifts.  Happy Hunting!

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Dreamy Vintage Rose Salon

Dreamland Designs Vintage Rose

Step back to the Victorian era and bathe in luxury.  Dreamland Designs is offering the Vintage Rose collection discounted at Perfect Ten, available until August 15, 2015.  Vintage Rose contains the whitewash bathroom sink with “I ❤ U” steam mirror, claw foot tub with English rose shower curtain, rose draped accent chair and candle caged chandelier {not shown}.  To complete the bathroom styling, I used Spargel & Shine Homes vintage rose painting, Victorian lady perfume ad, antique draped accent bath table and pewter & silk light fixture.  Soak up the glow of yesteryear elegance!

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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!

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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

Spring has Sprung!

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Spring is here, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming, now is the time to enjoy outside living.  Finishing Touches newest released is the Gram’s Roses Collection, a Victorian inspired rattan patio set 50% off at The Perfect Ten Event, available until April 15, 2015.  The Gram’s Roses Set includes: white rattan and english rose printed loveseat (40 animations), rattan patio chairs (22 single animations), rattan and glass coffee table, soft green rug, ottoman with drape, standing bird-cage, drink tray, floor plant, and wooden tub with Gram’s roses.  To complete the porch styling, I added Lunar Seasonal Designs Hyacinths Planter (texture change pot, dirt, grass & flower color), also available at Perfect 10 event for 50% off.  The swan planter and rose painted bench is Finishing Touches Victorian Rose collection offered at the main store.

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While on The Cookie Jar sim, take advantage of the Spring Festival Hunt & Cart Sale (March 20- April 10), and pick up Finishing Touches Spring Planting Wagon (**free** hunt item) & Happy Spring Welcome Mat & Wooden Bucket of Daylilies, both part of the cart sale for $10L each.  There are plenty of discounted offerings and freebies from the Cookie Jar merchant, so take some time to walk around the charming sim and enjoy!  Finally, a spring porch wouldn’t be complete without some birdhouses and four-legged friends, both new items from Dreamscapes Art Gallery.

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Victorian Dream

Steam X Hunt- Victorian Chair & Gear Wall Unit

Calling all Steampunk enthusiasts, I have a new hunt just for you!  Steam X: Dream is a Victorian Steampunk themed hunt with 98 stops running from March 1-31, 2015 presented by Historical Hunt Ltd.  Park Place Home Design (stop #13) is offering an elegant burgundy and gold Victorian armchair, mahogany side table and Frank Lloyd Wright inspired stain glass table lamp as the main gift, perfect for a reading nook.  As a bonus for completing the Steam X hunt, DeAnn Dufaux, designer and owner of Park Place, has also created a modern Steampunk industrial gear wall unit great for a guys room or loft area.   Both of these free home decor items will make a statement in your home.  Good luck and happy hunting!