Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Challenging Myself with Color

In my suburban Christmas home from The Domineaux Effect, I tinted the walls in each room to reflect the theme of that space.

I prefer warm, natural, autumny colors and started to decorate, but found myself in the same rut.

Working outside my comfort zone, I thought I would pick a color at random for my bedroom and got the color - purple, plum, violet, mulberry, pansy, thistle, orchid, etc.  This is not a color I would choose to work with, but I gave it my best shot and i'm kinda pleased with how it turned out.

You are welcome to visit: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Park%20Circle/108/219/28

One interesting item of note:  I wanted a dressing table, but couldn't find one that fit my vision.  I took a $1 L table from Bazar (Good morning set), unlinked it and modified the size, then added Wrought Iron Mirrors from THE LOFT (size reduced) and got the exact look i was after.

Bazar link - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/L%20A%20Dreams/47/225/23







Credits: (the major pieces)

Melino (Tara Tagore) - Inlay Bed
AF - Mother of Pearl Inlaid Chest
The Loft - Casolare Mirror White
Atelier Kreslo - Elle Kirshener - Morning Coffee Bench
Trompe Loeil - Curio Table Poplar Endtable Poplar
Trompe Loeil - Wood and Metal
MudHoney - Neve Chair White
Cheeky Pea - Rue Abel Loveseat
BSD  Design Studio - Tree Table Silver
Funky Junk - Plank Xmas Tree White
Scarlet Creative - Ooh La La Side Unit (two)
lame - Mimi's Rug Ironwork
Designer Prims - Elle Crescendo - 14 Rugs in One
Scarlet Creative - Snood rug
Cheeky Pea - Ansel Wall Art Frames
floorplan - Color Block Curtains - re-textured
LISP - Activity Poufz - Pebble 6











Friday, December 20, 2013

Come One, Come All to The Winter Ball





A Reminder - The Grove Country Club Estates is hosting a formal Winter Ball for the residents of Second Life and you are all invited.  

Come and enjoy the Narnia-themed venue by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative and listen to Samm Qendra perform.  This will be followed by live mixes from DJ Andrejno Taurus.

Date: December 21st
Time: 4pm SLT
Location: To Be Announced

WELCOME!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

THE WINTER BALL AT THE GROVE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES

Are you prepared to walk through the doors?  Enter a world where it is "Always Winter, but Never Christmas".



The Grove Country Club Estates is hosting a formal Winter Ball for the residents of Second Life set in a hauntingly whimsical Narnia-theme venue by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative.

Entertainment will include the vocal stylings of Samm Qendra followed by live mixes from DJ Andrejno Taurus

Date: December 21st
Time: 4pm SLT
Location: To Be Announced





Walk through the Wardrobe - The Ball Awaits!



Monday, December 16, 2013

2013 - SUBURBAN FAMILY CHRISTMAS - LIVING ROOM

We drive ourselves crazy to prepare for the Christmas Holiday.  Just the right decorations, setting the right mood, getting the right gift - all conspire to make us forget what is important.

My Suburban Family Living Room isn't uber-stylish, but designed to draw everyone in and allow them to fully participate in the Holiday Season.

I've provided a 360-View of the room - Credits at the end with major pieces cited. Please let me know if you have any questions.  

And please feel free to visit. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Park%20Circle/96/228/27












CREDITS:

Apple Fall - Fashion Couch - Artisan
Apple Fall - Mother of Pearl Inlaid Chest
Apple Fall - Icon Tower Lamp - Lust
Apple Fall - Designer Table - White
Trompe Loeil - Holiday Couch
Encore - Grandfather Clock - light
Sanctuaire - Winter Stool - Snowflake
Art Dummy - Summertide mirrors
Art Dummy - Wintertide Chair (snowflake two)
DIGS - Cairns Coffee Table - Walnut
Bazar - Christmas Sofa
The Loft - Chandelier Light
The Loft - Chanson Chair Leather Off White
The Loft - Alderan Rug Griege
The Loft - Printed Jute Rug
Kayo Home - The Godfrey Credenza
TA - Merry Christmas Tree
Barnesworth Anubis - Reference Book Shelf - White
Atelier Visconti - Etienne Side Table
Fanatik Home - Chandelier Bronze




Thursday, December 12, 2013

2013 - SUBURBAN FAMILY CHRISTMAS - PART 1

Coming home for the Holidays!  I imagine driving home in my old wagon - loaded with gifts and luggage - pulling into the driveway of my family's home and being warmed by the sights and sounds of a my childhood.

I have designed this home with that sentiment.  I have prepared a few rooms and it is a work in progress, but you are welcome to visit - anytime.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Park%20Circle/75/217/26







CREDITS:

House - The Old Orchard Cottage by The Domineaux Effect
Paving - Fanatik Architecture Lisbon set
Door Rug - *Y's HOUSE* Rug_wool09_a(Sculpted)
Bushes - archiTech, Kismet
Trees - Heart Garden, we're CLOSED
Winter Arch and Hedge - 3D Trees, Nadine Reverie
Gate and Fence - The Hole Junk Yard - Broken Gate, Post and Side Fencing
Urn - winter plants - Anneone
Lighted Garland - Patron - Mantle Wreath Red Lights
Door Wreath - *MCS* Wall Lamp w/Pine Wreath & Red Bow (lamp removed)
Sled - Cheeky Pea - Chilly Sled! - White
Packages - Alouette - THE ARCADE, December 2013




Tuesday, December 10, 2013

FANATIK - ERA Build


I am adding the pictures for now.  Will write more in the next day or so.




CREDITS

:Fanatik Architecture: ERA
[Con.] Fossil Hunter - T-Rex RARE
MudHoney Harper Bookcase (two linked together)
!JD Mechanical Toy Factory - Metal Work Bench (from Garage set)
-JoHaDeZ- Advent Candleholder
Artwork - Kismet Frame Texture, my art from internet


Friday, December 6, 2013

THE ARCADE - WHERE ARE THE POLAR BEARS?




The one thing I miss in this round of The Arcade - no polar bears.  Do you have any idea how hard it is to find good polar bears?  I think that would have been a huge seller this year.  Anyway, I found lots of Penguins.

News Flash - I found a rideable Polar Bear on the Marketplace
Standard  Polar Bear Rider2 ( animated ) by Sky Nation Designs (last picture)







Credits:
 
The Arcade:
{what next} - Winter Wonderland Igloo
The Secret Store - Vintage Ice Skates Frosted Leaf
*MishMish* - Penguin Gacha (various)
""D!va"" - Hair "Daisy" (Type A)(Garnet)
 
Other Items:
RH Designs - Christmas Penguin 2010 
AAA Sculpty Creations Animals - Humbolt Penguins
*Great North* - Lawn Chair - Red
{what next} - Pine Ridge Campfire
~Empyreal Dreams~ - Book Lovers Holiday Tree [14 prim]
3D Trees - Christmas Tree (thin) 5 LI silver
+sanctuaire+ - Winter Stool - Snowflake
*MCS* (Mairead Fitzgerald) - Pole Lantern Single Plain (Winter Holiday Village)
(LSD)Antlers~wear (Lisamaree.docherty)

On Me:
AOHARU - KnitScarf_G2_Nordic/Red
[SS] - Lana Banana Bikini polka dots
(LSD) (Lisamaree.docherty) - Antlers~wear
Skin: Pink Fuel - Harley - Lid 02- (ltbrow - a)

 
 
 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

PIED-A-TERRE

We all have a personal space the reflects our deeper self.  I created this little space for my Bohemian whims.  I like it so much, that I don't change it very often, except for Seasonal changes.

Up here in the snowy skies, I am able to think and plan.  This is my perfect retreat in the clouds.

I used Vespertine's Camille Skybox for my canvas.  It is an imposing home for such a small footprint.









CREDITS - Not all items given credit.

floorplan. - vintage travel poster
floorplan. - drive-in speaker
The Loft  - Starburst Mirror Bronze
The Loft - Molinari Outdoor Rug
Apple Fall - AF Milan Lounge (Mustard Flax)
Apple Fall - AF Fashion Trunk (Ink Stained)
Apple Fall - AF Ram Chaise (Dark Chocolate)
MESHWORX - Wave_Coffee_Table Wood 1 (Mod/Copy Only)
MESHWORX - Factory Cabinet v8 Re-size Script (Copy only)
ISPACHI Mesh Art - Gazelle's Head
Dutchie library (multiple parts added together)
*K* Abingdon Book Stand (brown)
11th Hour: The Landon Chair - Wood
[Vintage] ~ (MESH) Surface (floor camera)
Trompe Loeil - Cobble Hill Bedroom Bench w/Blanket Black Wood
Trompe Loeil - Cobble Hill Bed Black Frame CH Fabrics {A}
Trompe Loeil - Gyroscope Floor Lamp Rusty
Culprit - Dragon with the Girl Tattoo
+ILO+ Standing Ashtray
[PM]Pixel Mode - Cohen Dining Table
[PM]Pixel Mode - Cohen Chair
StoraxTree Mesh (Kate McLaglen) - Winged Venus Statuary
POST - Lonsdale Ashtray Stand (unscripted)
POST - Shanghai Club Rug (non-alpha)
DIGS - Behrouz Rug
7 - The Filmore Factory Clock and City Signs
22769 ~ [bauwerk] - Classic Pouf Cow Fur Black
Scarlet Creative - Autumn Reclaim Candle Set 
Books and Accessories by varied artists








Tuesday, December 3, 2013

WINTER ARCADE GACHA EVENT - DECK THE HALLS!


 
 

I'm loving all the decorations and creative touches available at The Arcade this December.  I can fill my house with tasty goodness and gifts without limit.





CREDITS:

Picture 1
Kayo Home - The Godfrey Credenza
O.M.E.N - Rapunzel's Tower, Aladdin's Palace, Beauty & Beasts Castle
Schadenfreude - Storybook Royalty: Crown of Clubs, Crown of Diamonds
EoD - Affair Candelabra 3
The Loft - Alderan Candle Vase
LISP - Pine Garland Red
Alouette - Cookie Tins, Presents
22769 ~ [bauwerk] - X-Mas Balls King. Empty King - Four Walls Hunt


Picture 2
Mantel ~ The Old Orchard Cottage ~ (no fan script) TDE
Alouette - Gingerbread House, Toy Soldiers, Merry Christmas Decoration - THE ARCADE
Culprit - Partridge in a Pear Tree
[HANDverk] - Reindeer Head.holiday.wreath
Vent du sud - Plumgasm candles
Kismet - Golden Holly in Ceramic Pot



Monday, December 2, 2013

WINTER ARCADE GACHA EVENT - NEVER TOO MANY BEARS!


I love this time of year.  The Arcade Gacha Event is full of cool things for the holidays and for the Winter season.

I received a promotional copy of Boogers Arcade Bears - There are 16 adorable bears in the collection.

I have added some of my other favorite bears


 

 
BEARS:

Boogers Bears
  • Rudolph Bear
  • Henry Bear
  • Navy Davey Bear
  • Miley Bear
  • Eugene Bear
  • Angel Bear
  • Alabaster Whittensfield III Bear


Other Much Loved Bears
  • *MCS* - Razzle Dazzle Polar Bear w/ WREATH
  • Antique Artistry - Jumbo 1906 Antique Steiff Bear
  • Sway's - Cookie Bear "KITE"
  • Sway's - Cookie Bear "Horseman with Rocking Horse"
  • Balder.Foehammer - Viking Teddy Bear