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Home and Hearth

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There are a lot of fireplaces around at the moment, so I thought I’d do four different styling scenes for comparison.  In the picture above, you’ll find a country cottage/rustic styling where we are bordering on the cutesy but we aren’t there yet.  It’s warm woods and country prints, especially tartan which is a popular and seasonal texture. The look is homely and comforting, just look at that roaring fire. Wouldn’t you like to put your feet up?

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Next, we have quite a contrast with Industrial styling which is that more utilitarian, every object has to have a purpose and not be entirely decorative.  The lines are angular, with materials which often contain a lot of metal like copper and zinc.  Woods tend to be darker so as to make the metals stand out in stark relief.  It’s a popular style, not least because there’s very little fuss to be made about it.  As a rule, one plant may be included and it’ll be the sort that takes pollution out of the air, something like that.  That deer is not strictly Industrial, in fact she’s not at all, but she is carrying a piece of ivy for decorating.

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This is classical, even historical styling, although strictly speaking, the background should be panelled wood in one texture.  The keyboard is a Clavichord,  a European stringed keyboard instrument that was used largely in the late Medieval, through the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras. It’s a really beautiful piece by Fancy Decor who specialises in furniture and décor through the ages, right up to modern day sets.

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And our last fireplace has that Cute/Folksy styling, a popular decorating genre in our virtual world with more than a few designers making suitable sets.  The style extends to many seasons, here it’s Christmas based. Red, cosy textures, warm woods and soft toys.  Even a bit of tongue in cheek wall decorating here 🙂

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today in detail:-

Newchurch
Charlotte Fireplace for The Liaison Collaborative
(co-ordinates with Charlotte Reading Nook)
Dakkar Shipyard Shelving – LI 5 – for We ❤ Roleplay in zinc and copper versions, plus the Vestry Chair – LI 2 – a L$50 promo piece – lots of sits
Westminster Wall Clock – mainstore – reads SL® Time and
Varick Side Table, Antique Pine – LI 1
Eldridge Industrial Fireplace for INDUSTRIE Event with fully modify chimney surround – change the colour and raise the top part to meet the ceiling if desired – LI 5

Fancy Decor
Annual Christmas Ornament (in group gift area) – LI 1
Bell rings when clicked!
Gordon Collection – classic fireplace, art and candles in different colours – for Collabor88
Fancy Decor: Pillar Fireplace (wood) – LI 7
Fancy Decor: Rubens Portrait – LI 2
Fancy Decor: Pillar Candles (white) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Pillar Candles (red) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Gordon Candlestick (silver) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Wooden Box (painted lid) – LI 1
Christmas Ornaments and trees at Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Fancy Decor: Wire Tree (silver) – LI 1
Black and White Bulb gacha – 10 bulbs at LI 1 each
At Mainstore
Fancy Decor: Clavichord and stool – LI 3 and LI 1
Fancy Decor: Antique Rug – LI 2

Granola.
Carolyn’s Festive Entry Set at FaMESHed
Carolyn’s Festive Entry Bench – LI 4
texture change for seat and wood surround (warm, dark and white)
cosy sit poses for girls and guys
Pillow Set 1 – Green Check – LI 1
Pillow Set 1 – Love – LI 1
Pillow Set 2 – Home. – LI 1
Pillow Set 2 – Red Tartan – LI
Ruby’s Mini Holiday Set for The Liaison Collaborative
Ruby’s Holiday Print – LI 2
Ruby’s Holiday Vase. Winter Pack – LI 2
December Group Gift
Granola. December 2017 Group Gift Red, Silver and Green stars on gold spiral trees – LI 1 each, sizes up well

22769 for THE ARCADE
Mountain Lodge gacha
Granny’s Box of Cookies – LI 1
22769 – Pottery – LI 1
22769 – Rustic Holiday Wreath – LI 2
22769 – Diorama Lantern – LI 5
Winter Glass – 1 LI

eTNIA
Hot Chocolate Kit for The Liaison Collaborative
Whole Milk – LI 1
Irish Cream – LI 2
Almond Milk – LI 2
Powder Cocoa – LI 3
Condiments – LI 1
Dark Chocolate Bar – LI 1
Cup1, Cup2, Cup3 – LI 2 – 3 each

Serenity Style
Nani Winter Friends for The Winter Garden Gacha at The Liaison Collaborative
Serenity Style- Nani Mouse RARE – LI 2
Serenity Style- Nani Cat Sit – LI 1

Duvet Day for Cosmopolitan Event, runs through to December 16th
Cosy Christmas gacha
[DD] Christmas stockings – LI 3
[DD] Christmas paper trees – LI 2
[DD] Christmas angel – LI 6
[DD] Christmas metal star wreath – LI 4
[DD] Christmas red berries – LI 4
[DD] Christmas wing chair – LI 5 – cuddles and solo sits (some rez items)
[DD] Christmas toboggan – LI 2

Chez Moi Furnitures for Cosmopolitan

Wooden Christmas Tree and Gifts
Christmas Gift Boxes CHEZ MOI – LI 3
Wooden Christmas Tree (PG) CHEZ MOI – LI 10 – with lots of poses

+Half-Deer+ for Tannenbaum Holiday Market
+Half-Deer+ Hot Chocolate Bar Cart – ALL (linked) – LI 5

KraftWork – mainstore
Wall System – Classic and Christmas versions
Used the rezzer system which will auto rez as many panels as you require, large texture menu, and 1 LI each panel

Apple Fall – Plaster Horse – LI 1
Storax Tree – Feline Blossom Rug An – LI 3

[ zerkalo ] – mainstore
[ zerkalo ] Chess / Karpov vs Unzicker (1974) v1 Metal – LI 2

zerkalo at The Imaginarium – Golden Shade gacha[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Tree Lamp – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Contrabass Bar (RARE) – LI 4
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Golden Vase – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Vintage Keys Cloche – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Rolled up Letters – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Red Vase – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Branches & Cones Centerpiece – LI 1

Black Bantam – Fawn with Ivy gift from ARCADE

Dust Bunny – pilea peper plant – LI 1
from the Natural Habitat 2 set

Crumbs, hope you didn’t fall asleep, that list went on for ages!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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On the street you live

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“I have often walked down this street before;
But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before.
All at once am I several stories high.
Knowing I’m on the street where you live.

Are there lilac trees in the heart of town?
Can you hear a lark in any other part of town?
Does enchantment pour out of ev’ry door?
No, it’s just on the street where you live!”  By the great Nat King Cole

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The above is one of my favourite songs that somehow I associate with Christmas for no other reason than my mum had a Nat King Cole compilation album that she used to break out over the holidays and this was one of the songs on it.

UnKindness’s latest release of a beautiful country cottage with large glass windows and door plus snowy roof gave me inspiration for the rest of the scene above.  Click on the picture for a larger version.

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today in detail:-

uKindness – Countryside Cottage – LI 29
with Snow Roof Topper – uK – Countryside Cottage Snow – Add On – LI 16
currently at Collabor88

Little Branch – Sweet Chestnut *7 LI – {Seasons} *Animated
Winter Hill – LI 1
new Mainstore

Mesh India – Let it Snow 2 gacha, currently at Cosmopolitan
05 MI Snow Sled [4 LI]
06 MI Snow Stump [4 LI]

Izzie’s – Snow Covered Fence and Pole in natural – each piece 1 LI

Image Essentials – Promenade pose prop – Marketplace

Chez Moi Furnitures
Snowman Sack – LI 4 (enlarged from default), at Playing it Forward Event
This will be Transfer/Modify
Wooden Christmas Tree (PG) CHEZ MOI – LI 10
Christmas Gift Boxes CHEZ MOI – LI 3
Currently at Cosmopolitan until December 16th

Duvet Day
[DD] Let it Snow lamp post – From Let it Snow gacha (mainstore)

[DD] Christmas fireplace – LI 3
[DD] Christmas stockings – LI 3
[DD] Christmas wing chair – LI 5 – solo sits and cuddles
[DD] Christmas red berries – LI 4
[DD] Christmas metal star wreath – LI 4
All from Cosy Christmas gacha, currently at Cosmopolitan until December 16th

DaD Design, currently at Playing it Forward Event (starts December 10th 7am SLT)
DaD DESIGN “Illuminated Tree mod.03” m/c
DaD DESIGN “Illuminated Tree mod.02” m/c
DaD DESIGN “Illuminated Tree mod.01” m/c – all LI 3 each
(use indoors or as exterior decor, sizes up well)
DaD DESIGN “Christmas Log basket” m/c V.1.0 – LI 5
These will be Transfer/Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Wild Turkey

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When your turkey’s hopping mad at you, you’ll know! By the way, I didn’t cook one of his friends 🙂

There’s a lot in this scene to show you, so please click on it for the huge version.  Giblets the Turkey is from JIAN’s latest pet series, and what she’s started to do lately is to include a number of static framed versions in the sets.  These are an absolute find for us bloggers, each static is scripted to change frames over a movement, usually 8 in all, you just click until you find the one you want.  So Giblets was fluffing up his tail feathers in annoyance and I put him on frame 4.  The same static versions were in the last set I got of Chipmunks.  Brilliant idea!

The Give Thanks poster is by Dahlia in celebration of  CozySL.com new subscription service. Wendz will keep us up-to-date with Home & Garden events, ideas and free gifts.  See below for SLurl, it’s a must.

I have a new Sponsor – Granola.  – and I’m showing the  Tabitha’s Beaded Curtains  above, gorgeous and versatile.   Granola. is a brand new Home and Garden shop inspired by vintage, Bohemian and rustic styles, you’re going to love them like I do.

The Mission table and chairs set is by Newchurch and so well made.  I really enjoy this style and actually have a real life set in our dining room at home.  These have cherry and oak versions, I used the oak here.  There’s a massive texture change menu for both the table runner and the chair  cushions which include special Autumn and Holiday textures for the runner.  The Fiona Buffet and Hutch is also by Newchurch, all that pottery is tintable for different looks (I used red in honour of Giblets) and the hutch has black and white wood variants.

Fancy Decor’s  Thulden Collection is just behind the Harvest feast table – the texturing on these pieces are amazing, that lamp really shines with metallic glory and the cream vases glint in any light, so well worth purchasing.

The room is in Convair’s latest Builder’s Box offering, the Holiday Cottage.   This house has a lot of great points about it such as being usefully compact, feeling just right when you walk around the building,  a beautiful front lounge window area and peaceful textures within and without.

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Umm, how do I explain peaceful textures – it’s just that they don’t make you tired out looking at them but feel as if you could put with them for a long time and not get fed up.  The other side of the building has this fabulous chimney rising up and also a nice weathervane.

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Here’s some pictures of the inside. The wood texture is superb and has that easy, soft look of certain woods.  All rooms are able to be separately tinted as you wish. The doors are configured by a menu accessed by click-dragging off the door. The menu appears as you release the mouse button.

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And going upstairs…

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Convair has a special offer for us, too, visit the Convair mainstore on or after November 27th to receive a holiday gift of a custom snow roof for your new home in time to celebrate the holiday season!

Now here’s all the Home & Garden products I used in detail:-

CONVAIR Holiday Cottage – the footprint as sized is 13.6m x 25.25m. The land impact at this size is 152 LI.   Find it in the Builder’s Box Christmas Village box.  Don’t forget to visit the mainstore to pick up that Snow Roof.

Fancy Decor – Thulden Collection, currently at Collabor88 – buy individually as well as in a FatPack
Fancy Decor: Thulden Dresser – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Dresser – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Bowl – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Lamp – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Clock – 2 LI – click and set your own Time Zone and Access rights

Fancy Decor: Autumn Centerpiece – LI 6 from the Abigail Dining Collection

Newchurch – Mission Dining Set – ON9 – to November 28th – Oak and Cherry versions

:: N :: Spindle Side Chair, Oak – LI 2 – lovely dining poses for ladies and gents

: N :: Spindle Arm Chair, Oak – LI 3 – lovely dining poses for ladies and gents

:: N :: Keyhole Trestle Table 2, Oak, Large with texture change tablecloth
– LI 2 / LI 2

Fiona Hutch & Buffet – black and white versions – at The Chapter Four in the Under 100L room, runs to the end of the month

:: N :: Fiona Buffet and Hutch, Black – LI 10 in total, can tint the pottery set any colour!

Granola. – Tabitha’s Beaded Curtains. Dark. – LI 4 – great detail, strings of polished beads drop from a top board, each string is finished with a knot of the placement strings, lovely.
Currently at District 20 Event
Also white and light versions in pack.

Give Thanks Banner GIFT 2017 – subscriber gift from CozeySL.com
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JIAN Turkey collection – birds included – wanderer, companion (do you really want a turkey following you around?  You do… well here’s a good one), static frame pose versions – 2 LI each, currently at District 20 Event

Kaerri – Autumn Sunflower Arrangement LI 7 Copy only
(found at The Frost Fair)

KraftWork – Fontainebleau Side Table – LI 1

=Mirage= Potted Palm 6

k o s m ii – Akuryou Neko [group gift] – little cat on top of Fiona Buffet

MudHoney – Briley Fringe Rug – a 6 Republic special

Apple Fall – Pyracantha Berries in Glazed Pot (2017 piece)
Apple Fall – Pumpkin Place Setting – gorgeous and only 1 LI each

Food:-
From Dust Bunny’s Harvest Feast (full set), currently at Collabor88

dust bunny . harvest feast . cranberry sauce – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . mashed potatoes – LI 2
dust bunny . harvest feast . sweet potato casserole – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . green beans – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . turkey . full set exclusive – LI 2
dust bunny . harvest feast . filling/stuffing – 1 LI
dust bunny . harvest feast . pumpkin pie – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . gravy boat – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . dinner rolls – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . cranberry punch pitcher – LI 1 and tumblers to go with it, copy them around the place settings

{vespertine} apple pie & plums – LI 2 (also at Collabor88) and because you need a choice of two puddings at such a feast!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Old Friends Feast

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Two old friends celebrating Dia de los Muertos with authentic food and a very posh dining set!

I set the scene in Serenity Style’s Attic skybox, part of a gacha that’s on the current PocketGacha round, this is a beautiful skybox which has a huge picture window at one end and a sunbeam effect. It takes a bit of building around that light prim but you if do it away from the prim, then gather everything up and slide it into place, you’ll have no problems. The rest of the skybox has doors to a large room and on the floor there’s a hatchway to the rest of the house – if you had one! The flying sheets of music are also from that gacha, another great piece for decorating.

The posh Abigail Dining Set is by Fancy Decor and it is currently at Collabor88. I’m a bit late with this set because of being ill – but it is well worth collecting. The texturing is second to none and I just adore those chairs with their fancy high back fretwork. The place settings are so easy to deal with, too – cutlery, plates, napkins and a pumpkin starter are all in one piece. That white coffee pot and cups set are also very nice and I’ll be using that again and again, it’s a classic.

The authentic pottery, food and picture are from the eTNIA set to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. The multi-day originally Mexican holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world, being absorbed within other deep traditions for honouring the dead.

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today in Detail:-

Fancy Decor, Abigail Dining Set – currently at Collabor88
Available as a FatPack or individually:-
-Abigail Place setting includes…
-Place Setting – LI 2
-Water Glass – LI 1
-Coffee Cup – LI 1
-Coffee Pot – LI 1
-Salt & Pepper Shakers – LI 1
-Abigail Rug – LI 1
-Abigail Dining Table (with optional table runner – LI 1) – LI 2
-Abigail Dining Chair (with eating/drinking animations) – LI 1
-Autumn Centerpiece (Each flame on/off on touch)

Serenity Style – My Attic gacha – current PocketGacha
My Attic Skybox- RARE – LI 24
I used the picture window end of the box, it has a beautiful sunbeam effect
My Attic- That Old Music – sheets of music on the ground and flying around – slightly modified – LI 4

TLC Home Collection – TLC Black Swan (from Resting in Moonlight Set, currently at the  Cosmopolitan Event) – LI 2

TLC Swan Swimming Adult – LI 3, from Swan Family Set – mainstore

eTNIA – Dia de los Muertos set, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
Santa Muerte – LI 3
Agua Dulce – LI 1
Black Candle – LI 1
Deadly Tamales – LI 1
Pan de Muerto – LI 1
Un muerto – LI 1
Dark Cup – LI 1
Arroz – LI 1

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Autumn Vase with Flowers – LI 2

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Twinkling Ivy – Straight C – LI 1
Texture change ivy with glow lights from set with different strands

Here’s to a peaceful weekend!

So until next time I’ll say, Cheers m’dears:)

While mum was out…

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A beautiful, feminine room and that’s just what the naughty kitten likes the most! She’s trying on tiara and earrings (with difficulty) and is just about to get her paws on the make-up. Let’s hope mum gets back soon 🙂

The star of the show (apart from the kitten) is the beautiful “Crawford set” by Fancy Decor. Designer, Jake, was inspired to make the set after he’d watched a scene in the television series “Feud” which chronicles the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford when they took part in the 1962 film, “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”. The marbled art is original and was created by Jake in Real Life using the creative method of marbling paper.

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used and take care – I modified some of them to match the beautiful turquoise theme:-

Fancy Decor: Crawford Cabinet (white) – LI 3 – Copy/Modify
Fancy Decor: Marbled Art (gold) – LI 1 – Copy/Modify
Fancy Decor: Lucite Candlesticks Set – LI 1 each – Copy/Modify
Fancy Decor: Sphere Art Sculpture (gold) – LI 1 – Copy/Modify
All pieces from the “Crawford Set” at the Collabor88 Event

Air – Flower Lanterns gacha Enchantment Event – Water Lily White, Cherry Blossom White
SOY – Cosmetic Decor Set on Marketplace

JIAN – No. 5 Siamese Companion Kitten from Pudgy Persians gacha at The Gacha Garden

Daidem and Earrings in Sky by Yokai from Tale of Rapunzel gacha at Enchantment Event

Perfume bottles from GDit from “Art Deco Set” on Marketplace

KraftWork –  Wall System – Tropical – comes with an align script and texture changer – LI 1 for each panel – Copy/Modify

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – hanging flowers at The Liaison Collaborative Event, runs to May 30th – these have two colour versions in sets.
22769 – Hanging Plant – Style Two – LI 5 – Copy/Modify
22769 – Hanging Plant – Style Two – on Plant stand – LI 6 – Modified the wood stand

Chair Watercolor by Chez Moi Furnitures – piece from the “Watercolor Vanity Set” – modified for the colour, the chair is white. Land Impact is 1 and the set is currently at the new round of Tres Chic Event. Contains 16 interactive vanity poses, most rez props.

Cactus Bowl Terrarium by ::Newchurch::
{what next} – Stack of Books from the “Palma Set”
Apt B // Zebra Hide Rug
[ zerkalo ] Fresh Roses – White – modified one of the vases for colour
Magnolia Cupcake by Plastique – from the Sugar High gacha

Cheers m’dears 🙂

Duvet Day – asleep again!

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Darn it, but if the dog’s asleep again when he’s supposed to be protecting the tea table!  That cheeky squirrel’s just about to take a large chunk out of the cupcakes 🙂

Featuring a charming gacha set called “Spring Welcome” which is by Duvet Day and it’s available at the new round of the Cosmopolitan Event. Every piece is just heaps of spring gorgeousness, from the delicate daffodil plant pot to the trug of tulips collected from the garden.  Here’s the pieces in detail:-

[Duvet Day] Window Divider RARE – LI 4 – lights switch on/off with touch
[DD] Spring Lace Patio Table RARE – LI 2
[DD] Spring Patio Chair – LI 2 – 6 solo poses for men/women
[DD] Spring Daffodils – LI 2
[DD] Spring Bread Basket – LI 1
[DD] Spring Cup Cakes – LI 3
[DD] Spring Pillow Basket – LI 2
[DD] Spring Trug of Tulips – LI 4 – all at the Cosmopolitan Event for a couple of weeks

Other Home & Garden items used:

JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – Arcade Gacha – LI 1
JIAN :: Squirrel (Wanderer) – from Squirrel Oak Tree
KraftWork  – Vintage Tea Toaster Radio – LI 2 – Cosmopolitan Event

8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wall Grapevine Left – gacha – try MP
Terracotta planter – Sacred Roses Store
Decking – Moz
House is Scarlet Creative Emily 2 – LI 49 – currently at Collabor88

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Marrakech Marvel by [ba] Barnesworth Anubis!

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ba - Marrakech Riad -frontal view

I do wish Barnesworth would stop producing all these excellent buildings as it’s hazardous to my pocketses! This is the ‘Marrakech Riad’ available at Collabor88 for the January round through to February 6th at a reduced cost of L$288.  After that date you can purchase from the mainstore and on Marketplace at full price.

ba - Marrakech Riad - side view

This is an open concept home built around a beautiful landscaped courtyard. It features two private rooms and 3 courtyard facing open rooms. There’s also two rooftop decks with pergolas for plenty of flexibility of use.

ba - Marrakech Riad - landing

Land impact is 231 LI and the house has a 28 x 22 metre footprint. As with all [ba] houses, Marrakech Riad is fully customizable with tinting or using your own textures or tints via the Edit menu so you can make your home really unique. Suitable plants are included!

ba - Marrakech Riad - central stairsway

Scripted features include an easy to use central control for access, windows and doors.

ba - Marrakech Riad - entrance

Visit Collabor88 Event until February 6th

Visit [ba] mainstore

Check out [ba] on Marketplace

ba - Marrakech Riad - looking up

Cheers, m’dears 🙂