Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Years - a Personal Celebration!!!

I was inspired by both Editorial Clarity's New Years Eve design and CasadeSmurf's White Christmas design.

Over the years, i've given up large New Years Eve parties and have opted for small gatherings with friends.  This design set is reflective of a calmer and more personal celebration.

Since the theme used so much white, i'm afraid i didn't achieve the full effect I was looking for.  Someday i'll learn Photoshop and will be able to refine my pics.

http://editorialclarity.com/2012/12/27/styling-for-new-year-featured-in-royal-living-magazine/
http://casadesmurf.com/2012/12/05/white-christmas/white-christmas/




 








 






 


















If you want additional information, please IM me inworld.  If i've forgotten anything, let me know so I can update my post.

[AF] PARIS Apartment
New Years Party Decorations - Aphrodite Shop
Sofas - Victorian Sofa (3 Seat) - Augyr Design
Tree table (silver) - BSD
Bric-a-brac Winter Chair - what next
Emily Dining Table - Designer Prims
Dining Chairs - Louis XVI Wicker Armchairs - Painter Merriman/Painter Designs
Memories Fireplace - BAZAR
Fireplace tools - part of Tudor House, punchinello Philbin
Chandeliers - Crystal MKI, Jimpsky Rhode/Antique Rhodes Show
Rug - Scarlet Creative Ibiza Rug, large beige rug (by me)
Wall lights - Zacca
Artwork - created by me; {af} Rope suspended Gallery, {af} Memories Art, connected by a string and you could walk forever from grey november gallery,
Mirrors - Fengshui Art Deco Mirror, brietje.munro; DIGS Rae Gothic Mirror - Silver
Open back chair - spare chair - [ba]
Plants - Dutchie, E'lan, Kismet, iTuTu, Jorja's 1 Prim Plants
Decorations - POST, what next, Boathouse (small polar bear), Moco Emporium gold and ebony bowl, POST chinese vases, tall glass vases from BAZAR, Friendship Bear, LeeZu Twiggy Bowl, LISP Star Angel, The LOFT Tic-tac-toe, ARIA Clementine Scupture, Jimpsky Rhodes jewelry box inlay and jewelry box egyptian, {sa} letter press, C&D Designs vintage ribbon ornaments, Trompe Loeil Star Tree Toppers Gold and White, Kismet Antique Trinket jars, verspertine vintage boxes, Bellarose Furniture Horse Sculpture, Prism Furniture Journey in the Garden art piece, Axo's Fine Things Twinkle Twinkle My Reindeer,
Food - Aphrodite Shop, poche, Interior Addiction, Dutchie, POST, jamais, Old World (OW),
Candles - Vent du sud, POST SC, Casa de bebe
Dinner Table - [HANDverk]Tea Party Table.arcade.rare
Credenzas - The Godfrey Credenza by KAYO HOME
Chairs in dining room - :CP: Amisha's Old Saybrook Chair White
White Chair - Palace Armchair white 2010, Painter Merriman
Drink Cart - PILOT, Bridges Bar Cart
Curtains - from MudHoney Priya Bed (PG) set
 

whew........


 






Monday, December 24, 2012

AND THEN IT WAS CHRISTMAS DAY

Someplace to watch the snow fall and keep warm.  I've always wanted to live in a Loft.  [ba] created this fabulous skybox loft and I enjoyed adding my touch.

Have a peaceful and bountiful holiday season.

  • Loft - [ba] snowy city loft with extras - packaged
  • Chairs, bookshelves - mudhoney
  • Christmas Rabbit - *DC*_AlbertLapin_for Display - *COCO*
  • Side table - PILOT - McCoy Bedside Table
  • Coffee table - .lame - Leslie's Sled Table
  • TV - /artilleri/ TV Time * black*
  • Christmas Tree - Stonewood Interiors Woodland Christmas Tree Flocked
  • Dog - Jack dog  AAA Sculpty Creations Animals
  • Window Bench - Scarlet Creative
  • Small Heather - POST / Bayonne Farola-Fireplace
  • Table - *K* Harrogate Trestle Dining Table,  Kismet
  • Table Chairs and line of chairs - 1 Theatre Chair Model; Theatre Seats - 5 Row  by Sculpty Republic (Anthonys Republic)
  • Accessories: Kismet wreath, candles, tv centerpiece, Hanaya- Bark + Driftwood Deer (Snowy), Big Red Poinsettia by World of Wood, Little Poinsettia by poche, POST: "Popcorn Trail" Crochet Spread 1937 (tinted); ::PopArt:: Led xmas Red Reindeer, Planted Half Barrel with Holly - ArchiTech Design in Winter
  • Rug Divine Right of Kings Carpet 1 LovElyDesigns Antique Furniture

IM me inworld if you would like more information



 
  

 







CHRISTMAS - LAST MINUTE TOUCHES


Merry Christmas to all...Happy Holidays and my thanks to all the amazing people in Second Life who are so much fun to know.

I pulled the Scarlet Creative - Paradise Circus Skybox out of my inventory and begin adding all the little holiday treasures i had.

  • The sofa is Scarlet Creative - Brooklyn Sofa
  • Lights over the sofa and credenza are from Bazar
  • Chairs are from LISP - Hodgepodge Chairs
  • One of my favorite pieces - BSD Design Studio - Tree Table (silver)
  • Coffee table is from ++LP2++;  Koushi Table Sunset
  • Wall art - Art Dummy and PopArt, vespertine
  • {what next} Bric-a-Brac Winter Chair (boxed)
  • Packages from Trompe Loell
  • Wardrobes on against the wall are from Black Karbon; Rustic Wardrobe
  • Miscellaneous Christmas Accessories from LISP, +mudshake, Stonewood Interiors, Kismet, Sway
  • Plants from Dutchie and iTuTu
  • Christmas Tree is from *Funky*Junk* Plank Xmas Tree - White
  • The Godfrey Credenza is by KAYO HOME (thank you Editorial Clarity for the preview)
  • TV set is by NsB, part of the Eames House
  • Friendship Bear
  • Rug - i don't remember
Please IM inworld if you would like further information





 





 






Tuesday, November 13, 2012

KISMET Modern Medieval

I love mixing styles and, like most of the Second Life home decorating bloggers, would consider my approach eclectic.

I did the following design for my Kismet home - Ashthorne Manor.

There is so much in these rooms, that a style card would take years to complete (and cost millions of lives).  Let me know if you need any information.











Thursday, October 18, 2012

AUGUSTA'S HOME AT THE GROVE - FINAL SELECTION


I have seven homes created by Cierra Anatine, owner of  KISMET.   I love them all and have used them on my private land for several years.

I decided to place the Ashthorne Manor on my property at The Grove and give it a comfortable, European makeover.  I added the garden conservatory on the side as opposed to the original location at the back.

The landscaping is in a state of disarray, but I'm hoping it will be completed by Thanksgiving.

Today i'm showing the grand view.  You are welcome to visit - it is a Work in Progress!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Seaside%20Drive/42/84/27










Manor: Ashthorne Manor/Conservatory - Kismet

Horse Sculpture:  Gothic Horse - ~*Forest Floor*~

Convertible:  1957 v3.3 - Pro Street Cars

Modern Sculpture:  Symbolic - Faith Maxwell (side of house)

Outside Entry Chandelier:  Cherbourge Deco Ceiling Lamp - POST

Topiary:  Topiary spiral terracotta - G&W

Pumpkin:  Peek-A-Boo Pumpkin - KittyCatS!

Entry Hall Chandelier:  Dandelion Pendant Lamp - Apple Fall

Entry Rug:  Shanghai Club Rug - POST

Entry Table:  Victorian Marquetry Dining Table - Antique Artistry

Table Decorations:  Snuggles, POST, *CASA Bella, Prism Furniture, Painter Designs, G&W, Tesh, Antique Rhodes Show

Sofas:  Mrs. Castaway's Couch, Giraffe - Tatty Soup

Small Round Tables:  Pool tables iron - The Loft

Flowers on table:  Elan

Rugs under tables:  I-Reckon

Bench on landing:  Baroque Bench - Trompe Loeil

Vines on Wall:  InVerse, LISP

Artwork:  Augusta's art








Tuesday, October 16, 2012

LANDSCAPING AT THE GROVE

I am fortunate enough to be working with a talented designer who is landscaping my garden.

As you can see, things are in flux :)

 
 
 


SKIN:  [PF] Alyx <Honey> - Candy Hearts

SHAPE:  Juicy - Bridgette

HAIR:  =Dela*= Mesh Hair "Moelleux" Brown 1

GLASSES:  DECO - Cat's Meow Glasses - Cherry

BRACELET:  [ glow ] studio - Boyfriends Watch with Bracelets (glow-silver)

JACKET:  [monso] My Yagu Jacket

PANTS:  [monso] My Overall (bottoms only)

BELT:  *~MM's~* - [Wide]BR-SuspendersBelt+GardeningScissorsBag

BOOTS:  [h] EarthKeeper - Women - Red/Green

SHOVEL:  Coopville (part of vegetable garden)



SETTING:  My home at 4 Seaside Drive, The Grove

MY HALLOWEEN DIVA!

I can't believe all the wonderfull things that are available to celebrate Halloween.  And so much of it is free!

I'm channeling my horrific Diva self.

Skin:  *LpD* Skins*  *Andrea Witch* Skin Group Gift (Special edition for Halloween)

Shape:  Dutch Touch - MeNSje

Boots:  *LpD*   *OldBoy* Unisex Boots! wine

Outfit:  HPMD*   Happy SproutSeat-beige

Hair:  *BC322 Ogre Girl (fat pack) black

{what next}:  Lots of Jack O Lanterns – (pumpkin on shoulder)

Setting:  My country house – Lindini L2 West Lake House


If you have never visited *BC322 Skull&Bones* Headquarters, you have to go.  Fun and cheap stuff.










Enjoy and Happy Halloween

Thursday, September 27, 2012

LIVING LARGE AT THE GROVE

I have the perfect 1/4 sim where I create and destroy to my heart's content.

I was looking for a more permanent presence - someplace with a lot of style.  Viola!  Let me introduce you to my home at The Grove.

Since I have neither the inclination, skill nor the time to build my own home, i purchased a "modest" dwelling from the Marketplace.  Pre 'Fabulous Odette Mansion - French Country House.

I dropped my new home onto my plot and it already looks grande.  I am waiting for the sim owner, Umberto Giano, to assign a landscape artist to help me realize my vision.

In the meantime, I took some pictures of the work in progress.  More to follow!


















I began working on my parlor or formal living room and am still tweaking.





















Pictures of the Foyer.






Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix died September 18, 1970, 42 years ago.  I could go on and on about the contributions he made to modern music, instead, I honored him in a small Salon.

 


Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Family Room

I was lying on my sofa watching a NASCAR race and decided to try to recreate my family room.

This is a loose rendition because it doesn't include a TV set, but it is close.

The house I used is River Run from Varriele Designs.  It is such a warm and amazing home.







Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Litte Sanctuary

When fall arrives, I tend to get more introspective.
Things aren't so important and their is time
to pick up a favorite pasttime.
For me....I love to get down to some
serious reading!!!!
 
 
In every heart there is a room
A sanctuary safe and strong
To heal the wounds from lovers past
Until a new one comes along...Billy Joel
 
 


 





Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Pergola with a View!

This summer I saw so many tents, pergolas and summery patios.  The deck of my own home faces a dense Maryland forest and I love it, but the summer mosquitoes can be really annoying.

I did my own version on the edge of a grassy cliff for Second Life.

I wish I were there now! 

 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Been a Little Busy!

I've been working on a design setting for Inspiration Book.  I am so proud of my association with the amazing group of designers who participate.

Here are some photos of the bedroom, I hope you enjoy. 

My Bedroom from the outside, View from the Hall, Inside and from the Dressing Room.