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Art Deco Lounge

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art-deco-lounge

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Art Deco is and was an international design movement, started in 1925. To say that it ended in the 1940s is quite untrue as it’s still being used today in the world of interior design but it was most popular in the 1930s.  The style itself reflected modern technology at the time and was characterised by smooth lines, geometric shapes, forms that were streamlined and bright with the occasional garish colour. Initially, it was a luxury style and a reaction against the austerity of the first World War and used expensive materials like silver, crystal, jade and lacquer. Later on it used cheaper, mass produced materials like chrome, plastics and other industrial items that catered to the growing middle class taste for a design style that was elegant, glamorous and functional.

When I received the “Luxurious Woodburning Stove” from Chez Moi Furnitures showing at the Tres Chic Event, I rezzed it and immediately thought – Art Deco!  This led onto a whole room based on that fireplace, so as a consequence it took a bit of time to get the look right.

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One of the major décor treatments for rooms in the Art Deco period was wall panels. These could be simple, expressing geometric shapes, right through to filled in and decorated panels which were as ornate as the furniture that was put in the rooms. To get this effect I made simple shapes from prims to get the skirting board, panels and shelves – it’s a quick and easy way to change a plain wall into something more period. For the room, I used the beautiful “Flatiron Loft Studio Skybox” from ::Newchurch::  which has these amazing arched windows. See the Windlight effects you can get with these windows and you’ll know what I mean! The Flatiron skybox was inspired by the industrial lofts that you get in many cities which have been converted into apartments. The other end to where I’m standing has a small room with arched window and more conventional ceiling, and I used that for the Art Deco room.

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Close up of that amazing “Cactus Bowl Terrarium” from ::Newchurch::, it’s part of a gacha featuring other terrariums. I find the miniature world fascinating so anything like that is a must have for decorating.

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To show off a couple of the poses for the Woodburning Stove, we dressed as near to 1930s casual as we could and choose an evening Windlight. As it’s freezing in the UK at the moment, the warmth that the stove conveys, even virtually, was welcome! It has a whole barrage of particle effects and sounds to make it like a natural log fire. If you can get a photo at just the right time, then the glow looks really good.

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Wouldn’t you want to laze around in front of a cosy fire? Especially with that nice set of drinks – Art Deco style – by The Loft. It’s part of a whole cocktails set including industrial style trolley. The metal can be changed to gold, silver or black, according to your decorating needs.

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Here’s what I used in detail:

Moz – skirting board, shelves, wall frames, zebra rug

=Mirage= Potted Palm 6

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Gold Vase with Flowers – COMMON – Moroccan gacha
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Banana Tree – COMMON – Moroccan gacha

The Loft & ARIA – Abalone Vases With Peacock Feathers

N4RS – Dragon Egg

Apple Fall – Plaster Horse

Art Deco Standing Radio – Joshua Watson

Apt B // Eco Plant Plaques – Bare Branch (gold) – Eco Plants gacha

The Loft – Pepta Drinks Tray

[ keke ] winter tin – snowdrop wintersky – 5 L$ on Marketplace

Green Orchid GIFT – TERRASHOP

Art Deco Sconce – L. Querrien – adjustable lights via script means you can do a lot with these including radius, fall off and glow
Woodburning Stove, Luxurious – Chez Moi Furnitures at Tres Chic until February 10th

:: N :: Marie Occasional Chair, Eggnog – 16 sits for girls, 8 sits for guys,
LI 3 Copy/Modify
:: N :: Gilles Coffee Table, Brass – LI 1 Copy/Modify
:: N :: Flatiron Loft Studio Skybox, White – LI 33, Copy/Modify
:: N :: Cactus Bowl Terrarium – from Terrarium gacha – LI 4
::NEWCHURCH::

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Visit Chez Moi Furnitures for more decorating ideas, inside and outdoors

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Visit ::NEWCHURCH:: for wonderful period furniture, décor and skyboxes

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Cosmopolitan #09/03 – Decor

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There’s still time to visit round #09/03 of the Cosmopolitan event, it’s on until February 28th!

Today, I’m showing just some of the gorgeous decor on offer.

~*Alchemist*~ – full size telephone boxes and you can have any colour you like as long as it’s red, pink, white or black! Touch the door to open and close, then you can leap inside and check out the animations, some of which are for couples. Perms are copy/modify. Close-up shows the telephone itself. Really liked this one!

Alchemist telephone box

Alchemist telephone box close-up

 

Myrrine – a set of cargo box furniture – lovely stuff! You can purchase the whole set or buy the benches or table separately. The cargo box benches have a couple of texture variations and come with or without cushions and each has a land impact of 3. There’s also 8 single sit animations in the benches. The table is 2 land impact and the separate candles 3 land impact. You can toggle the flames on and off.

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Myrrine benches other texture

Myrrine cargo chess table

 

Decor Junction – have these cute towels racks out. All the decor on the racks are included and amount to a total of 6 land impact, fantastic. I remember when items like these were many more prims when rendered in sculpties! Perms are Copy/Modify.

Decor Junction DJ mesh towel rack

 

Apt B – have the ‘Arden set’ and I’m always impressed with the texturing of any Apt B decor. Arden is no exception. There’s a chair with 19 single sit animations for 3 land impact, a matching Ottoman for 2 land impact and the lamp is another 3 LI and you can retexture that via a HUD. This is a PG version and the set is Copy/Modify.

Apt B - Arden set

 

Here’s your Taxi

LOGO Cosmopolitan

Cheers, m’dears!

Cosmopolitan Round #8 – Decor

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There’s still another week of the present Cosmopolitan event to go and with all the fabulous decor, it’s well worth a visit. Here’s just some of the items on offer 🙂

 

Apt B have the ‘Haven set’ in green. It consists of a hanging seat decorated by lights which has a land impact of 6 and is filled with animations – 7 single, 3 couple – all with swap and adjust features.  There’s a matching crate for 2 land impact and an open book for 1.  Included is a HUD for 4 wood textures from repurposed to stained wood which will match most situations I’d have thought! I used the stained wood here. Very nice copy/modify set at L$299.

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Apt B close up

Alchemist are featuring a set of  ‘Tentacle Lights’ from small to extra large, the latter of which would be suitable for ballrooms. Now I wondered what on earth these lights would look like but I was pleasantly surprised!  Not only do these look fab but they also have full bright, glow and on/off controls. They are selling like hot… err, tentacles at L$150.

Alchemist tentacle light

Myrrine one of my favorite furniture designers have not disappointed this round, they are offering a choice of white or light blue in the ‘Hearty’ set.  The ‘Hearty Bench’ has a land impact of 4, is copy only and has 9 solo sits.  The matching ‘Sofa Table’ is 2 land impact, copy/modify and also includes a book pile at 1 land impact and a letter with envelopes pile for another 1 land impact – both copy/modify.

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Ex Machina. Designer, Hatris, has made my favorite fireplace in ages this round! It’s the ‘Vulcano’ fireplace 1.0. Typically Steampunk in style, all that glowing copper is so comforting. It has a land impact of 4 but if you change the size that may alter, at any rate the script auto deletes after a couple of hours.  However, this is just perfect for most rooms the size it is.  The fire is controlled by a click anywhere on the fireplace. In ALM, the shininess is activated and it looks even more fab!

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Also on offer is the ‘Old Furnace’, a slightly smaller chap that would slot into any bricked area with ease. This is 3 land impact, copy/modify and has the same features as the Vulcano. Both these pieces from Ex Machina are on sale at L$80.

Ex Machina 2

Here’s your taxi!

LOGO Cosmopolitan

 

That’s all for the moment. Cheers, m’dears!