Fall’s Finishing Touches

On Sunday’s post, I gave you a sneak peek of Finishing Touches Killing Time Twisted Hunt: Time Warp gift.  The Killing Time collection is so wonderful that I wanted to showcase it and some coordinating sets from the original and creative 24Karat Roux of Finishing Touches.  The Twisted Hunt gift features a Salvador Dali inspired bloody melting clock with timepiece canvas display, clockwork inlay bench and table, stool {not shown}, and three hourglass side tables with dripping blood instead of sand.  The gift is sublime and will make a statement for this upcoming spooky season.  Ms. Roux also has a Twisted mini hunt and generously re-released the past 8 gifts from the Fall & Spring Twisted Hunt at her store.

Framed Finishing Touches hunt gift

24Karat Roux designed corresponding sets, Buckskin Living Room, Executive Privilege Office Suite and the Hourglass Table & Chair collection, that will blend perfectly with the Killing Time hunt gift.  The Buckskin Living Room set includes a suede couch (2 styles), armchair, side tables, lamps with suede shades, coffee table, storage unit, richly textured oriental rug, clock, ornamental bowls, hourglass display, and decorative plants.  The color palette in deep rusts, soothing sages, glorious golds, and warm walnut beckon the harvest season, transitioning seamlessly into the holidays.  The Buckskin Set is a cozy, inviting and stylish living collection ideal for your SL home.  Save 50% off during the month of September when purchasing the complete set!

View from the office

LR entry

Buckskin LR Vase

Buckskin Armchair

Side view of Buckskin LR

Close up of decorative bowl display

Every home today needs an office and 24 has crafted a well-appointed, detailed and welcoming Executive Privilege Office Suite with lounge area to complement the Buckskin Living Room Set and Killing Time hunt gift.  The lounge area contains plush brown suede lounge and armchair, walnut coffee table with decorative items, side table with copper vase twig display, magazine rack, a small burgundy, brown and gold rug, and stacks of books. Cozy up and settle in for a good read on a harvest moon.

Office Lounge area

Lounge area close up

Lounge area with window

Adjacent is the Executive Privilege Office with its walnut library pieces, bookcases, shelving and desk set.  The office is perfect for working, studying, or relaxing.  The collection includes bookcases with working glass inlay doors, shelves, a desk set with suede brown chair, large burgundy, brown, gold rug, and large wood clock.  I used the hourglass table & chair set to create a library table great for meetings, or perfect for that heavy reference book. The collections all correlate with each other and can easily be mixed or matched to suit your home needs and style.  All items available at Finishing Touches.

Executive Privilege Office

Executive Privilege Office view from lounge

Desk

Hourglass table & chair set

Hourglass table & chair set full view

Reference Book

The Little Mermaid

Houseboat- Exterior view

This past weekend I attended a friend’s Labor Day party on his houseboat.  I’ve mentioned a few times that I LOVE living in California for a number of obvious reason but one of the main attractions is the diversity of homes.  In the Bay Area it’s common to see mini mansion, ranch, Victorian, craftsmen, Eichler, Spanish, industrial warehouses, and houseboats.  The party was a blast and it inspired me to design Heart Homes Floating House, currently available at Collabor88.  Jaylin Whitewood and Marina Ramer, creators of Aphrodite Shop & Heart Homes were guest designers at the 3rd Anniversary shopping extravaganza, theme Odyssey.  The design duo outdid themselves offering two fully furnished houseboats, Sailors (180 prisms) and Fisherman’s (130 prisms, both copy/modify) for $888L, at a deep discount.  They are also selling an empty house for $188L (57 prisms), as well as complementary pieces.

Houseboat- view from the front door

I used the Floating House with Pier, mixing and matching items from the other two furnished homes with past releases; the Sailor Seabreeze & Seashell Finder bedroom sets (available at the main Aphrodite Shop), to create a mermaid hideaway.  Nautical decor was very popular this summer and I created a whole maritime beach house (hint, hint, open house till Sunday, September 7), but I wanted to style a feminine Mer-creature dwelling in pinks, mint, and sea foam.  Since the floating houseboat is one room, I needed to divide the spaces.  I used the Heart Homes Sailor Seabreeze and Seashell Finder curtains to drape and section off the boudoir area, creating privacy for the little mermaid.  The star of the build is the pink seashell shaped Pure Mermaids Bed sold separately at C88 ($488L).  I highlighted the ceiling with seashell fishing netting and Neptune’ Staff netting on the wall (both from the Fisherman’s House), reminiscent of the depth of the oceans.  I flanked the seashell bed with the seahorse craved Poseidon Fishing Chairs ($288L) in bright pink, purple and teal blue.  Our little mermaid has a lounge spot all her own and a view of the rest of the houseboat.

Houseboat- close up bed area

Houseboat- Mermaid Bed

Houseboat- Poseidon Fishing Chairs

The main area is a sea foam and mint green living room complete the Sailor’s Couple Sofa, Wheel Chandelier, Sailor Boat Table, and Sailor Deco Frames (all from the furnished Sailor House).  I added the Seashell Finder beige fireplace and rug, as well as the Sailor Seabreeze ocean triptych, dresser, wing chairs, rug, and decor.  In the corner of the living room is the large Hades Lamp ($188L), greeting guests and lighting the way.

Houseboat- Living Room

Houseboat- LR Fireplace

The long hall space on the sidewall contains a buffet kitchenette from Brixley and a bistro dining spot from LISP (*not part of Collabor88).  I added a few seashell prints I had in my inventory and inserted the Shipwreck Mirror (Sailor House) in one porthole above the main kitchen counter.

Houseboat- Kitchenette

The outside of the houseboat is just as important as in the inside since so much time is spent enjoying the water views.  Entry deck is appointed with a Rope, Rusty Anchor with Rope, Brass Stand Anchor (Sailor House), and Fishing Rod, Netting with Shark Jaws, and Red Seashell Netting (Fisherman’s House).  I also decorated the exterior of the adjacent houseboat with the Good Catch Fishing Chairs ($288L), Rope, Red Lifeguard Anchor, & Planters (Sailor House).  I had a wonderful time staging the houseboat and showcasing TONS of Heart Homes items.  Hope you RUNNNNNNNNNNN over to C88 before they close (in 2DAYS!!!!!) to steal these deals and always remember Let’s Get Decorating!  Taxi please…

Houseboat- exterior close up