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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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Cute Halloween

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If you read my blog regularly, you know I’m fond of the cute style, especially in animals and décor.  So today, I present Cute Halloween 🙂  There’s some great products about in the H&G world at the moment and here’s some of my favourite things.

Chez Moi’s Spooky Bed started my inspiration – that Autumnal leaf decoration around the bed frame is really beautifully done. The bed is packed with animations in the tradition of Chez Moi, and there’s both PG and Adult versions available.  At the same Event – ON9 – Newchurch has a unusual vanity set out with some great poses – you can wash your hands, wash your face and clean your teeth – the marble top went so well with the bed, it’s a shame not to pick up both sets.

I’ve also used the Yram Strange Travel Set by Serenity Style and that’s at The Secret Hideout Event (details below). There’s a stage to this set which I put behind the bed and then used the travel features as a side table.  Get that clock of extreme cuteness! It has bunny ears.  The wall decorations of a spooky haunted house, cat and flying bat are from a great gacha by [ zerkalo ]  and that’s at The Season’s Story.  You may have to choose a quiet time to get into that Event as it’s very busy.  I managed with the early am SLT times.

Then the cake!  This is another gacha by Bee Designs at TLC.  The first Play got me the Rare which is that fabulous party cake that the JIAN chipmunks are eyeing up.  Do go and have a look at the JIAN Chipmunk Collection, it’s on at The Season’s Story Event and is so cute you won’t believe your eyes.  You get a big log as a home for them all, décor versions that are animated and no less than 3 versions to wear.  One is on your head/hat which is cheeky to say the least, one is curled up on your shoulder and just peeks out every now and then, and the third is a companion. I couldn’t resist the entire set – could you?!

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

::Newchurch:: Vanity Set currently at ON9 Event
:: N :: Wei Craftsman Vanity, Oak – LI 4
:: N :: Mission Sconce, Mica – LI 1 – light on/off via touch
(also a mirror in this set – Mission Bath Mirror in Oak – LI 1)

Chez Moi Furnitures, currently at ON9 Event through to Oct 28th
Spooky Bed (available in PG and Adult versions) – LI 14

Serenity Style, currently at The Secret Hideout Event
Yram Strange Travel Set
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Stage – LI 7 (enlarged from default)
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Suitcase – LI 2
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Rounded Suitcase – LI 1
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Clock – LI 1

[ zerkalo ], currently at The Season’s Story Event
Halloween Ornaments gacha
[ zerkalo ] Halloween Ornaments – Haunted House – LI 4 (enlarged)
[ zerkalo ] Halloween Ornaments – Cat – LI 2 (enlarged)
[ zerkalo ] Halloween Ornaments – Bat – LI 1

 

NEW Apple Fall
Apple Fall Pyracantha Berries in Glazed Pot – LI 15 (greatly enlarged here and is normally 1 LI). See all the other new Autumn designs for kitchen mainly – take a full wallet! It’s the first table on the left as you go into the garden, can’t miss it.

Bee Designs, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Only L$55 per Play
Halloween party gacha Cake RARE – LI 2
Bat Cans – cute cans with bat wings! – LI 1

 

Ariskea – [Curiosity] Fragment Mirror, from a set currently at FaMESHed and you can purchase the items individually – LI 5
Store #12 in the Green Park Quarter

Fauna:-
Chipmunks from JIAN Chipmunk Collection – the Wanderer has a Land Impact of 7
currently at The Season’s Story Event (sponsor)

Storax Tree – Feline Treasures – Pumpkin Patch – Grey Tan Tabby – LI 4

+Half-Deer+ – Nightglow Bird – Robin – String lights (down) and Lamp (up)
(from a set at Collabor88)

House – a room in Scarlet Creative’s – Blair Keep 1 (212 LI) I did modify the floor and moved it up, the house is not 2 floors usually, just very high ceilings, but shows it can be done.
(Scarlet Creative is changing sims after the 12th Oct, still on MP in the meanwhile, see FB for further info – http://www.facebook.com/scarletcreative)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Opposites Attract

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This is my one and only horror post for the season, I generally do one and then go all folksy/arty again! So here we have Van Helsing losing his resolve and who can blame him. It’s all the fault of McBethany, the comely vampire.

I think this is my favourite house of all time for darker pictures, it’s the Saint Vivien de Medoc by 22769. Just the right amount of Gothic styling and yet a good batch of windows for moonlight reflections. Also featuring 22769’s new set at Salem – The Messy Witch gacha. There’s some really excellent pieces in this gacha that fit in with the theme, one is the vampire bust (or is it only dessicated and able to be revived), and another is that gold candelabra. You can never find a good candelabra when you want one.

 

The other set I really appreciate is by Fancy Decor and that’s currently at Salem, too. It’s all the weapons that might be in an Exorcist’s arsenal including a glass bottle of Holy Water and the Last Rites book. I was wondering how I might display this and first I was thinking of DC Comic’s John Constantine, and then it all devolved into Van Helsing! You can blame these wretched flu remedies I’m taking, none of which are doing any good. The whole darn pharmaceutical industry needs a good exorcism if you ask me. I will point them in the direction of this excellent gacha.

 

Meanwhile, on the other side of the room is Poe’s Writing Desk Set, a brilliant gacha by unKindness. First of all I thought about designer Jamie’s husband, Poe, and then I realised that even he wouldn’t be using a desk out of the early 19th Century… or would he? Duh, duh, durrrhhhh! But no, this is the desk set of none other than Edgar Allan Poe who wrote such Gothic gems as The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum and the Tell tale Heart. So we have these delightful pieces such as a Raven presiding over an inkwell, complete with one of his feathers as a pen. And then some of Poe’s sketches and ramblings on pieces of paper – I so appreciate all these finer details.

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Here’s all the Home & Garden pieces I used today, in detail:-

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Saint Vivien de Medoc – LI 63 – mainstore
22769 – Victorian Rug – from The Secluded House gacha – Arcade, try resellers
22769 – The Imaginarium – LI 13 – mainstore

The Messy Witch gacha, currently at Salem (Prism Events)
22769 – The Workplace of the Witch – LI 5
22769 – The Chair of the Witch – RARE – LI 5
22769 – Copper Cauldron – LI 1
22769 – Spell Book – LI 1
22769 – Row of Potions – LI 1
22769 – Powder – LI 1
22769 – Potion Bottles – LI 2
22769 – Candles – LI 2
22769 – Azazels Head – LI 1
22769- Vampire Bust – LI 2
22769 – Jars – LI 1
22769 – Mirror Ball – LI 1
22769 – Highdesk – LI 4
22769 – Witch Hat – LI 1
22769 – Sloppy High Shelf – LI 4
22769 – The Magic Mirror – LI 1

October Deco(c)rate
http://decocratesl.com
*HEXtraordinary* – Harvest Lantern – LI 2
Mesh India – Harvest Moon Tree Light – LI 3
Mesh India – Harvest Moon Pumpkin Light – LI 1

unKindness – Poe’s Writing Desk Set, currently at Salem (Prism Events)
uK – Poe’s Writing Desk – LI 3
uK – Raven Inkwell – LI 1
uK – Raven Feather Quill – LI 1
uK – Poe’s Writing Chair – LI 1
uK – Poe’s Sketches Parchment – LI 1
uK – Poe’s Ramblings Parchment – LI 1

Fancy Decor – Exorcism Kit, currently at Salem (Prism Events)
Fancy Decor: Exorcism Kit RARE – LI 10
Fancy Decor: Table/wall Cross – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Last Rites – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Closed Book – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Pewter Candlestick – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Small Chalice – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Holy Water – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Wafer Tray – LI `
and Holdable Cross

Storax Tree – Feline Treasures – Nap time – Siamese Pumpkin – LI 3

Cheeky Pea – :CP: Roll in the Hay Set – Firepit – LI 3

The Loft, currently at Collabor88
The Loft & ARIA – Cozi Potted Caladium
+Half-Deer+ – Nightglow Bird – Robin – Lantern (from 4 sets) at Collabor88

Trees:-
The Little Branch
LB_Canadian Red Maple {4Seasons} *Animated

KIDD Landscaping – Halloween Web Nest Tree (from Halloween Grassy Landscape Kit Theme)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Market Le Cute

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This has to be one of the cutest markets you’re ever likely to come across!  Featuring products from Serenity Style, Raindale, TLC Home Collection, Storax Tree, Little Branch and others. I was really fortunate that all these sets matched up!

The Otterbury Tree platform is by Raindale  and you see the top portion of it here, with decorative lights and just the beginning of the ladder down to the ground.  It’s all wooden parts and has a couple of versions, one contains a tree in Autumn livery.

Now on top the platform, I’ve place the total version of TLC Home Collection’s Animated Harvest Scenery, this contains all the items together. This is also available in a version without shadows. Other versions are the Barn Owl with Fence and Sign, and the Harvest Mice and Apple Crates. These are modify so you’ll be able to split them up like I always do 🙂

Interspersed is Serenity Style’s wonderful gacha set – Arya Wooden Forest Friends – lots of versions of various forest animals and birds made in wood cutout style. This is such a delightful and folksy set which you’ll find at the current Lootbox gacha event.

Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, near the village of Cheddar, Somerset, England.  It’s a magical place of prehistoric caves and hill climbs. I think this set has captured some of the whimsical qualities of the area.

Now here’s some of the mice which are after the apples, they look like tiny field mice and they are extra cute because the animation has them wriggle their noses and look around!

 

Here’s a close-up of the Farmer’s Market stall, and just look at how beautifully the fruit and veg are made, and another of those cheeky field mice is investigating the produce.

 

If you’re admiring the bobcat resting under a pumpkin patch here (and who wouldn’t) let me tell you that he’s a mere L$20 for Storax Tree group members! You do get the most generous group gifts and discounts from this design house so it’s well worth joining.

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Here’s details on all the Home & Garden products I used today:-

Storax Tree – latest group offers and gifts
Feline Treasures – Pumpkin Patch – Doma Bobcat – LI 5 – larger than default

Serenity Style – Arya Wooden Forest Friends gacha – exclusive for Lootbox Gacha
Serenity Style-Arya Wooden Forest Friends RARE – LI 3
Serenity Style-Arya Wooden Forest Friends -Fox1 and Fox2 – LI 5 each
Serenity Style-Arya Wooden Forest Friends -Bird1 and Bird2 – LI 2 smaller than default
Serenity Style-Arya Wooden Forest Friends -Owl – LI 3
Serenity Style-Arya Wooden Forest Friends -Mouse1 and Mouse3 – LI 3 each

Raindale – Otterbury Tree Platform – exclusive release for Decor Circle which runs through to October 10th
2 types of foliage and 2 versions with and without tree – LI 15/LI 8
You only see part of the Otterbury here, it’s taller with more of a ladder.

TLC Home Collection – Animated Harvest Scenery – Old Town Farmer’s Market,
currently at Tres Chic Designer Circle
TLC Animated Harvest Scenery Fatpack – at LI 20

JIAN – various pumpkins from the Pumpkin Collection with Kittens

{what next} – wonderful group gift
{what next} Fall Apples Centrepiece and {what next} Fall Apple Candle – single

Landscaping:-

The Little Branch – Hello Tuesday bargain which was still there this morning so go and check – Canadian Red Maple {4 Seasons} *Animated- they are 7 Land Impact at the default size but I modifed them for LI 3
Sweet Chestnut* 7 Li {Seasons} *Animated – this was in the August Deco(c)rate Box with the Zen theme – modified for LI 4

Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 – 4 (clearing) – on Autumn 2 texture
Forest Floor – by Vita’s Ground Textures – Autumn Dry Leaves

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Yellow

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“Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah they were all yellow” ~ Coldplay

As soon as I saw the rustic gold fountain fireplace by unKindness, currently at FaMESHed, I wanted to do this picture. Traditionally on Second Life® yellow is considered a less than perfect colour, especially in fashion, but it can be just beautiful when creatively mixed with contrasting colours.  Also featuring one of the rooms in Merak’s Abandoned Moroccan House which you can find in the most recent edition of Builder’s Box.

Merak’s “Abandoned Moroccan House” is a beautiful piece of carefully observed architecture which has real atmosphere, especially when viewed in various Windlight settings. It has a decorated courtyard which is open to the elements, and stone steps to the roofed house area. Land Impact is 110 with Permissions of Copy/Modify.  It would be perfect both on a themed sim and as a roleplay building.  Once furnished the atmosphere would change into a lived-in building so lots of decorating possibilities with this home.

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s details of the Home & Garden products I used:-

unKindness – Fireplace Fountains & Accessories Set, currently at FaMESHed Event to September 27th

uK – Fireplace Fountain Rustic Gold – LI 3
uK – La Luna Frame – LI 2
uK – La Luna Candle Waterfall – LI 2
Fireplace also in Rustic Blue, Rustic Pink, Rustic Red, Rustic Tan, Rustic Teal and Vintage White. La Luna Candle also in Crisp Day and Moonlight.
Sold individually or in a FatPack which is the only place where you’ll get those accessories!

[Merak] – Abandoned Moroccan House – LI 110
Builder’s Box – August 2017

Storax Tree (on group offer for L$20) Feline Treasures – Naptime – Siamese Pumpkin – LI 3

Ariskea – The Florist gacha, currently at The Arcade Gacha
Ariskea[Florist] – Decay Vase Cuivre
Ariskea[Florist] – Dry Fruit
Ariskea[Florist] – Peach iris
Ariskea[Florist] – Yellow Roses

Ariskea  – [March] Yellow Chair [7 Anim] – March group gift

FIN – Fifties TEPPAZ Player YELLOW

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Cattails – Yellowed

[ Organica ] Hyacinth (Yellow)

IDEZA – Yellow Zinc Star – from Around the Propellers gacha

{anc} NO LIMITS // flying dove.B [egg-yellow] 1 Li

Happy Mood – HPMD* Little Birds (no script) — yellow — type A
HPMD* Little Birds (no script) — yellow — type B

Two Moon Gardens – Dancing Butterflies – Yellow

[ zerkalo ] – Seaside Treasures gacha – Books & Seashells

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Room with a View

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I’ve got lots of products to show you in this post, and the interesting thing is how well they all go together!  The feature picture shows me settling down to a nice computer session and all the dog wants to do is to go out – typical 🙂  Back in the platform known laughingly as real life, we actually have our neighbour’s dog, Bonzo, lodging with us for a month.  He’s a black lab and is a very good ratter – which we need around this rural village because the darn things keep multiplying and looking for a warm home for the winter.  So far, Bonzo has got 2 rats for which he gets a reward of his favourite cheese, I asked Dorothy to stock up on the cheese because I suspect he’ll sort out more before the month is up.  Back to Second Life® and I’m in a very nice skybox called, “Hamptons” (which I believe is a district in New York Long Island) and it’s by Galland Homes.  This is the very first time designer, Rob, has included a couple of texture changers – you’ll see them below.

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Let’s have a look at the skybox first.  There’s a couple of interconnected rooms, one which you could use for the bedroom and there’s a lot of choice on the colour changer for the walls.  I was using one of the mocha colours here, which I think is calming.

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Now this is showing more of the lounge, which is the main room.  The fireplace can be switched on and off via the panel on the wall next to it and you can control media and store your favourite landmarks from that very panel – see the notecard that comes with the skybox.  There’s a beautiful skylight ceiling effect, double windows either side of the fireplace and panelled walls.  The wooden flooring runs through the entire skybox and I think the whole effect it makes for a posh home.

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Close-up of the fireplace showing a few of my Arcade treasures and some bargains from Apple Fall which I found on Marketplace with the resellers. That vintage white radio goes particularly well, don’t you think?  And unfortunately I left my breakfast tray there – the dog is eyeing it up!

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Here is that lovely desk set by Serenity Style again, and I took the photograph in a vintage windlight.  Now this set is called, “Inspired Space” and it’s an update of a set that appeared in a recent Deco(c)rate subscription box.  The table is functional and it has hidden compartments and drawers that you could keep your valuables in – what a good idea.  This is currently in the mainstore and has a 20% discount for group members.

Look at my fab briefcase resting by the desk. This is the latest product by Petit Chat. Now it’s actually an avatar accessory but I am using it as décor here and it’s only 2 Land Impact even at this size so why not.  There are 3 versions – denim, moire and shiny – and HUDs are included, so you can make your own “Happy Briefcase” as you wish. Nothing like choice, I always say. This is currently at The Chapter Four Half Price Room.

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Now to the bedroom.  I decided to use a pink wall colour as I had the rose sofa and bed from Scarlet Creative’s Sofia set.  Now I had this flying dove out from anc. Ltd, and managed to take a photograph with him in the right place after about 5 attempts but he does match some of the pale lemon cushions.  The gorgeous daisy basket is by Chez Moi Furnitures and is another item currently at The Chapter Four. Better visit this round, it looks good!  Finally, the Chronos Side Table is by ::Newchurch::, currently at We ❤ Roleplay and I like this table very much. The table top is a working clock on Second Life® time and the rest of it is kinda clocky too, with cogs and swirls.  Click on all the pictures for a larger version.

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Thought I’d fiddle with the wall panels to show you some more goodies.  This one features the “Mobile Library” by eTNIA. It is a lovely piece which has 6 animations with props included, so here I’m reading a book.  This will be at the new edition of The Liaison Collaborative, which starts today, I believe.

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View from above and if you enlarge the picture you’ll see that one of the books is entitled, “Second Life® Mesh for Noobs”! I’m reading, “How to successfully ignore your dog when he wants to go out all the time”. I’ll let you know if I  learn anything useful.

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And this is the new gacha by [ zerkalo ] – Antique Memories gacha, which is currently at The Imaginarium Event (Gimme Gacha Productions). This is a lovely, poignant set sprinkled with beautifully meshed keepsakes that you could use anywhere, not just in this set.  There’s even a leather bound journal. I’ll be using these pieces a lot.

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Here’s all the Home & Garden products I used:-

Skybox – “Hamptons Skybox” from Galland Homes, currently at The Chapter Four
2 Texture Change HUDS – LI 45 and you’ll need 25 metres to rez this
control box by fireplace – fire on/off – set up and receive media – store landmarks for easy TP

Lounge:-

Serenity Style – “Working Space Set” – updated, mainstore, 20% discount for Group members!

Serenity Style- Working Space Desk – LI 8
Serenity Style- Working Space Chair – LI 6 – 7 great poses, I’m using the Feet Up animation, others examples are Typing and Inspiring
Serenity Style- Working Space Shelf – LI 4
Serenity Style-Working Space PC All in One – LI 1
Serenity Style- Working Space Workbook – LI 1
Serenity Style- Working Space Keyboard – LI 2
Serenity Style-Working Space Mouse – LI 1
Serenity Style-Working Space Picture Frames, 1, 2 and 3 – LI 1 each

Petit Chat – “Happy Briefcase”, currently at The Chapter Four half price room –
3 options (Denim, Moire and Shiny Colours), L$90 only! This is an accessory for women but I used it as a décor piece – LI 2. For the single briefcase you have a HUD with 8 colour options for the buckle. If you get the Fatpack, there’s a full HUD with 8 options for the buckle and 8 options for the strap.

JIAN –  ‘dorable Danes 10. Harlequin Wander Pup – this is a big pup but then Great Danes are big anyway! Another Arcade gacha prize.

Fireplace scene:-

Various Apple Fall gacha pieces – store or MP resellers
7. Apple Fall Patchwork Rug
8. Apple Fall Roses Jug
6. Apple Fall Shauna’s Chair
Apple Fall Retro Radio

22. erratic – lsm – breakfast – beans & eggs

[-BLUE SKY-] Brighton gacha – Mirror, Cactus C, Console Decor 2, currently at The Arcade Gacha

Bedroom scene:-

Chez Moi Furnitures – “Daisy Basket”, currently at The Chapter Four to October 1st
I enlarged this a bit and it’s at LI 11 for the size you see

Scarlett Creative – Sofia Set gacha – The Arcade
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Sofa Rose MT
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Bed Rose MT
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Clock Bird MT

::Newchurch:: – Chronos Side Table, White, currently at We ❤ Roleplay
The clock on this table actually works and there are 3 versions of the table – white, gold and walnut – Land Impact is 3

Duvet Day – Garden room gacha – furry rug

BUENO-Night Table-Light – from He Said, She Said gacha – September Arcade Gacha

:HAIKEI: Belong To You / GACHA / {5} – Cactus garden with HUD pink/blue

{anc} NO LIMITS gacha // flying dove.B [egg-yellow] 1 LI
Gently flaps around in a small circle

Killer’s Productions – Valentine rose petals and candles grouping

WallSaying1 by Starr Ghost

Lounge texture panel versions:-

eTNIA – Mobile Library, currently at The Liaison Collaborative from September 7th – The item includes 6 animations and props included. I used the Read 2 and received a book!

Storax Tree – Clay and Bamboo Vases Ae
Stoax Tree – Coffee Break – Black Cat B

DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony gacha – Bamboo Mat

[ zerkalo ] – from Antique Memories gacha at The Imaginarium Event (Gimme Gacha Productions)

I’ve used direct landmarks to the Arcade Gacha items, if you would like to see a shopping guide for the September Event, check out HERE.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

NY City Basement Living

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KraftWork‘s offering for the quarterly subscription Builder’s Box is the “NY Basement Loft” Skybox. It’s unusual because as well as the superbly meshed interior which includes fireplace, candles and picture, there’s a small garden with steps leading to a tenement surround, just as if you were in the City and had made a good job of utilising every bit of space you could.

Here’s the skybox unfurnished.  It has a footprint of 12 by 23 metres which is big enough for some decent decorating so I went full steam ahead!

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I just don’t think you could safely have the bathroom in full view but on the other hand you’d want to air it from time to time by opening the doors to the garden. So I screened it off with partial fretwork screens by Newchurch.   I suppose in real life you could also use that posh glass screening that you can make opaque via an electronic switch.   There’s a large, luxurious shower included here because there’s enough room for a bit of luxury

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Just a bit of decorating for the garden and it features KraftWork’s group gift for August, the Puebla Chair which is a tribute to designer Nod’s architectural past.

“As some of you may know I am an architect in real life. The first job I was offered was from a Mexican architect that had long before moved from Puebla, Mexico to São Paulo during the 1960’s. His name was Aurelio Martinez Flores. His work was part of the modernism movement in Brazil that would give shape to generations of designers, including me. It was his ideas that became the foundation for the greatest Brazilian architects in modern times including Isay Weinfeld, Marcio Kogan and Mario Biselli.  This is a replica of  one of his few furniture designs he did and is a Second Life® tribute to a man who both inspired me and gave me, just 20 years ago, my first chance in life to chase a dream.”

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The kitchen is small but contains all the essentials such as a good fridge, cooker and hob.  Lots of other industrial and brightly coloured décor adds to the usefulness.  I dare say that if you added more cupboards above the unit you’d get more kitchen paraphernalia in!  I just love that looped bulb by Seven Emporium complete with fittings, it’s the little things that add to the detailing and sense of home.

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Here’s the dining area and this is a very cheerful dining table set by BaZar which will rez a number of meals with central decoration.  You can clear up afterwards with just one click, if only it were the same in real life! Multiple trips to the dishwasher and back, wiping the glass clean and rearranging the centrepiece. By the time you’ve finished – especially if you have to wash up without said dishwasher – you’re ready for the next meal to replenish the energy.


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Now I thought the best thing to do about the bedroom was to use some sort of a hanging bed or loft bed so that you could have a study area underneath with your computer at the ready.  Fortunately, Goose supplied this great hanging bed which I modified to match the bright colours of the basement.  But can you live with only one wardrobe and one chest of drawers?  I’m sure I couldn’t, at home I’ve got 2 large wardrobes and 3 chest of drawers I’m ashamed to say, and that doesn’t count what I’ve got in the airing cupboard and stored in the attic *laughs*.  The Seven Emporium sign says L O V E and like all good things to do with that activity, you need to turn it on!

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The lounge is my top picture but here’s another just to show you the view from the garden door.  Click on any of the four doors and they will individually open and close.  A nice snuggly double set of sofas from Duvet Day, set the bright colour in this otherwise neutral loft.  All the remains for me to say is… would you like to live here?

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

With special thanks to Agustkov of Seven Emporium for letting me have 1K worth of goods in return for a daft poem!

Living Room
[Fetch] Arora Phone (gold) –
Duvet Day – Midnight in Marrakech mosaic table – gacha at Cosmopolitan Event
Midnight in Marrakech banana tree
Midnight in Marrakech pouffe
Midnight in Marrakech striped sofa
22769 – Light Curtain
22769 – Sphinx Statue Copper
22769 – Monstera Plant
The Loft – Nelson Metal Bowl – currently at UBER
Ariskea – [ Petite Paris gacha] Rose Vase Pink
Storax Tree – Feline Treasures – Naptime – Solids Siamese d

ARIA– Dido Cheese Platter And Wine Glasses
Dysfunctionality – Thick Fur Rug A
KraftWork – Vintage Big Broadcast Radio from Vintage Radio Gacha
LAQ Decor ~ White – Glass Cabinet (part of a set)
Apt B // LTD Gacha Antlers
Seven Emporium – 7 – Neon Legs
7 – Turntable Boombox TT-X9-1000
BaZar – Nelle Dining set – Nelle – Kitchen table (Dinner 4 displayed)
Nelle – kitchen chair
[USB] – Retro TV Table
[USB] – Retro TV
[USB] – 8 Track Player

Bedroom
Seven Emporium – 7 – Love Box Sign
7 – Dancer Neon (updated)
GOOSE – Hanging bed plaid – (modified for textures)
The Orange Works – The Miri Computer Desk and The Miri Computer Chair
Myrrine – Nereus cabinet with tassel
Nereus stool blue stripes (modified for colour)
Raindale ~ Birdside chest of drawers – from Birdside Gacha
Alouette – Round Wooden Mirror

Bathroom
(FDD) Simplicity Shower – Friendly
DIGS – Ondine Washbasin – Driftwood
DIGS – Cosmetics – Assorted Creams
DIGS – Dental Hygeine – Toothbrush & Toothpase
MudHoney – Cooper Toilet
MudHoney – Cooper Magazines
MudHoney – Cooper TP Stack
MudHoney – Cooper Vanity Mirror
MudHoney – Cooper Tiered Shelves
MudHoney – Cooper Plant
MudHoney – Cooper Rolled Towels
MudHoney – Cooper Bath Towels
MudHoney – Cooper Body Brush
Screening from Newchurch
:: N :: Shen Screen (3), Light Teak – part of the Shen Set

Kitchen
{vespertine}– small spaces kitchen
The Loft – Gerzzo Microwave Oven Red
The Loft – Gerzzo Kettle Red
Apple Fall – Pan Rack
[Tia] – Olivia Kitchen – Toaster
Shutter Field – sf – olive oil bottle
sf – stacked bowls – blue
sf – bread board
%Percent – Kitchen Breadbox (poodle) *MESH*
Seven Emporium – 7 – Dart Target
7 – Wall Bulb
Chez Moi Furnitures – Industrial Shelf from Industrial Kitchen Set

Garden
The Ruddy Duck Co – Hibiscus Bucket- Pink
KraftWork – Puebla Chair – Group Gift – Texture Change

SkyboxBuilder’s Box HQ
KraftWork – NY Basement Loft – 172 LI
12 by 23 footprint – frame and candles included
100% original Mesh Skybox – Copy/Modify

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂