Passport to Style: Key West

Perfect Ten, Tylar's Treasure Key West Living Room Full

Happy Sunday!  According to the calendar, summer doesn’t end until September 23rd, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy!  Grab your overnight bag, sunscreen and passport, we’re headed to Key West, Florida (USA).  Key West is the southernmost city in the Continental United States, located 129 miles southwest of Miami, Florida, and 106 miles north-northeast of Havana, Cuba.  Cuba, at its closest point, is 94 miles south.  Key West is a small seaport city, total area 7.4 square miles and on the dividing line between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.  It was also a hideaway for authors Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams.  Key West is divided into four distinct areas: Old Town, Casa Marina, Mid-Town and New Town.  With a tropical climate, similar to the Caribbean islands, the bright-colored historic homes (1886-1912) dotting Old Town called conch are wood-framed one or two-story structures built on foundation piers above the ground, with metal roofs, horizontal wood siding, and covered porches, attributed to immigrants from the Bahamas.

Perfect Ten, Tylar's Treasure Key West Living Room Mid Bright

Some Key West design elements are bright colors, clean lines and minimal clutter with the focus on bringing the outdoors in as much as possible through the inclusion of large windows with minimal coverage and vibrant color selections that mimic the sand, sun and sea.  It’s typical to see white furnishings with pops of bright-colored pillows or throws, louver shutters, natural fabrics, coastal art and accessories such as seashells, sailboats or sailfish in this laid-back tropical seaside oasis.

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Tylar’s Treasures newest release Key West Collection at Perfect Ten is a tropical inspired living room collection, available for 50% off from September 1-15 (it’s out early).  The collection includes aqua blue, lime green and crisp white animated rowboat chair and love seat, table lamps with sailboat decal, painted white coffee table and end table, paisley vase with lime twigs, turquoise bowl with floral, sailboat wall art and ceiling fan.  To complete the styling, I incorporated nautical oars, jars filled with sand and shells, seashell art, potted palms, turquoise candle tray, shell rug, bench with aqua toss pillows, captain lanterns and Sway’s mason jar beach vignette with palm tree and animated bird & fish (@Fantasy Gacha Carnival 8/12-9/12).   Tylar’s motto for laid back lifestyle printed on the pillows is “Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses,” so when transforming your home with the Florida Keys look use a vibrant color palette and remember “All you need is LOVE and the BEACH!”

Taxi to Perfect Ten event please…

Sway's Jar World Beach

Structure: Scarlet CreativePetite Cabine

  • Tylar’s Treasure, Key West Collection (Rowboat chair, couch, 2 tables, 2 lamps, wall art, 2 vases & fan) 50% off @ Perfect Ten (9/1-9/15)
  • Circa LivingCyprus Escape Set (Mediterranean Mix: Bench, Table with flower display & trio shell art)
  • Second Spaces, Riviera Pillows & Riviera Candles Teal
  • Floorplan, Captain’s Desk Lantern (Ocean) & Coastal Sideboard
  • StoraxTree, Summer Sun Potted Plant A (***FREE*** Group Gift)
  • Sway’s, Jar World (Beach) @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (8/12-9/12)
  • Shabby Tabby, Beachy Plaques
  • La Galleria, Seashell Aqua Rug & Seashells on Stands
  • Studio Skye, Palm Trees & Sand Dunes

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A Hole in a Treehouse

Tree Abode

Structure: Skydome 2.0 (with sky taken off) with ✤Enchanted Autumn Terrain Texture – Turnip’s Homes
KAZZA ‘The Merchant‘ set for Fantasy Gacha Carnival: ✤Fantasy Abode Tree (ULTRA RARE) , ✤Fantasy Lamp, ✤Fantasy Camp Fire, ✤Fantasy Roast Chicken, ✤Fantasy Cheese Board, ✤Fantasy Mushrooms
Autumn Princess’s Throne – Alouette for Fit for a Princess || Tree Stump Table –Half-Deer || green suitcase books (gacha) – {vespertine} || bookstacks (gacha) – {vespertine} || ✤[a book epiphany] Favourite Place RARE – Kuro

 I’ve always wanted a treehouse when I was kid. Kinda like wanting to turn the family garage into your own apartment when you were a teenager, I suppose. I don’t even know why I had this need, seeing that my brother and I have always had different rooms and so our own personal space. I guess, like many kids my age, you see treehouses on TV and you romanticised the idea of it.

I never did got my treehouse. My father, who is very handy, scoffed at the idea. “Girls shouldn’t climb trees,” was his patriarchal reasoning. “It’s not proper.”

I’ve also always wanted to live in a Hobbit hole.

What’s my point? 😛

Not a point per se, but when I saw this Abode Tree from Kazza for Fantasy Gacha Carnival, I chuckled and thought this was a perfect compromise to my childhood whimsy. It’s a treehouse, but not up a tree and so I shall preserve my ‘properness’. It’s not quite a Hobbit hole either but hey, it is a hole.

I think most of us are familiar with Turnip’s Skydome by now. It’s pretty much the standard skydomes for our virtual world. But did you know there’s a new terrain texture pack out for Autumn?

Turnip's Enchanted Autumn HUD

HUD for Turnip’s Enchanted Autumn Terrain
This is an add-on to the Skydome 2.0. You NEED the Skydome to be able to use this. Get the Skydome from MP here or inworld (where you can also view demo).

I took a picture of my HUD inworld but I don’t think it’s as clear as I want it to be. You can find clearer pics from Turnip Sorbet’s Flickr here. Or better yet, see it inworld…here’s a direct TP to the demo! This is an add-on. To be able to use the HUD, you will need the base Skydome 2.0.

Speaking of which, if anyone reading this is looking for land to rent in a beautiful environment, check this out:

Offbeat Land For Rent

 At time of writing, I believe this land is still available. Turnip owns the Offbeat sim and it’s beautiful, guys. It’s one of my favourite sims since it is home to some of my favourite stores: Turnip’s Homes (well….obviously, right? XD), Half-Deer (the former renter, moving because she is expanding) and Picnic. The boho fashion store So Many Styles and shoemakers FIR & MNA are also in the same sim, so if you have a business you’ll be in good company. Details on Flickr or you can contact Turnip Sorbet inworld about it. 😀

Alrighty, I am sending you on your way now while I enjoy my Friday evening in my treehouse, with a good book and yummy roast chicken! <3