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!”

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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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Making an entrance!

Entry Hall

They say you only have one chance to make a first impression.  The same applies to your home as it’s a reflection of your personality and style.  A great foyer serves a dual purpose, first function and then an inviting space to greet your guest.  I styled a ‘under the sea’ themed summer beach house highlighting a few key elements to make a greeting entry including: table/cabinet, mirror, chair, empty baskets for keys, newspaper or mail, baskets of pillows or blankets for the porch, potted plants, lighting, and some fun decorative accessories.  One could also add a collection of family photos or coat rack/umbrella stand.  Don’t over look the importance of the first impression of your home.

Structure: Barnesworth Anubis, Hampton Cottage

  • Second Spaces: Under the Sea dresser (light blue seahorse)/bubble lights, Salvaged Console, Riviera pillows/deco clock/candles (teal)/blues boxes, Trinket Box (beige)
  • LISP: Jasmine Forest Chair
  • Lark: Cambria Basket
  • Dust Bunny: Coral bottle & Coastal Vases (Blue, past Arcade item)
  • Floorplan: Mermaid Print, Captain’s Desk Lantern (Ocean)
  • Apple Fall: Seaside Candle
  • La Galleria: Wreath Seashell Rustic (***FREE***)
  • Balaclava: Seahorse Candlestick (Silver)
  • Trompe Loeil: Beachside Cabinet (Blue)
  • The Mustard Seed: Plant in Vintage Crock Pots (discounted @ Perfect Ten until August 15, 2015)

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Summer Days!

Tylar's Treasures Summer Days Collection

Happy first Monday of August!  A few days ago Perfect Ten August round kicked off with 10 designers and creators offering new exclusives discounted up to 50% off.   Perfect Ten monthly shopping event runs from 1st – 15th every month and hosted on the Cookie Jar sim.  Today, I’m featuring Tylar’s Treasures Summer Days Collection including teak lounge with 11 single and 8 couple sits, 30 intimate poses, and dance & lotion animations.  There is also a texture change umbrella with teak table and summer beach bag in 7 texture options.  The Summer Days collection is sold as a set or separately.  In addition, Tylar is offering the Pool Float with 6 texture choices and solo/couple animations, all available at Perfect Ten Shopping Event.

The Aloha Fair 2015 Free Gifts

Aloha Fair-close-up sunglasses

I also wanted to mention The Aloha Fair launched on July 27 and is available until August 10th with lots of free summer fun items including my Hawaiian bikini (group gift), dress, sunglasses, jewelry, hair flowers and beach ball pose.  Stop by, grab the Aloha gifts and soak up the sun on Tylar’s Treasures beach lounge!

Aloha Fair

  • Azalea Thrird Life: Aloha Bikini (Aloha Fair Group Gift)
  • Immunda: [Aloha Animated Beach Dress]
  • E C R U: “Elika” Necklace: Moss (8 texture options)
  • Vanity Hair: Hair Flowers
  • Ghee: Aloha Bangles
  • XXY Poses: Best Friends (Couple Pose with Beach Ball)

Aloha Fair- immunda Beach Dress

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Celebrate America!

Red, White & Blue Beach HutsHappy July!  In just a few days the great nation of the United States of America will celebrate it’s independence with fireworks, backyard BBQ and pool parties.  I love the 4th of July and couldn’t let the holiday pass without styling three adorable beach shacks in red, white & blue!

Americana Beach HutToday, I will feature the red Trompe Loeil Kiya (available @ Collabor88) American shack decked out with Finishing Touches Patriotic Swags 2 Stars (Stripes/Stars/Stripes), Antique Hanging StarsPatriotic Sling Chair (Stars & Stripes), Red Charcoal BBQ & Blue Metal Wheelbarrow Beer Cooler.  I’m already for a 4th of July party and fireworks display.  Finishing Touches’s charcoal BBQ has multiple options for rezzable meats and grill-master poses for singles and couples.  The wheelbarrow beer cooler is dispensable.  24Karat Roux, creator and owner of Finishing Touches is offering the stars & stripes patriotic sling chairs as a subscriber gift until July 5, so hop over and grab them for the upcoming holiday.  July 1st also marks the opening day for the Perfect Ten event, running from 1st – 15th each month with deep discounts on exclusive items.  For the July round, Lunar Seasonal Designs created a fun animated Seagull eating fresh fries, the perfect deck mate!

Lunar Seasonal Design Animated SeagullInside the Americana beach hut, I designed a sweet treat buffet table using The Mustard Seed Lighthouse Table.  Aphrodite Shop’s Fruit Kebabs Platter, Patriotic Cupcakes, Fruit Desserts Dispenser, and July 4th Ice Cream (part of the 4th of July dessert pack) are on display.  Flanking the sweet treat buffet bar are two HJM Designs Gingham Rattan Chairs in Blue & Red, I picked up at Perfect Ten.  To complete the patriotic theme decor, I used Finishing Touches Twig Wreath White (Star Studded), Americana Collection Hanging Quilt (Stars & Stripes), Patriotic Wooden Stars, and Americana Collection Stacked Boxes Patriotic Flag.

Americana Inside

HJM Designs & Finishing Touches

HJm Designs & The Mustard SeedOn the rear deck is where all the fun will happen.  From sun-lounging, to riding bikes in the sand dunes, or kicking back and relaxing with friends and family.  The final details make all the difference in a great party.   I just love Finishing Touches Picnic Table w/Sunbrella Blue, it has rezzable meals for each guest and matches the Red Charcoal BBQ & Blue Wheelbarrow Beer Cooler perfectly.  I hope you are inspired to show your patriotic spirit, celebrate this wonderful holiday and decorate your home in Red, White & Blue!   Wishing you a happy 4th of July!

Americana Deck

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Taxi to Finishing Touches please…

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Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt… where fairies come to play

Midsummer Night's Dream Hunt 6

One of Second Life’s most popular hunt is back for the sixth year, the Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Kastle Rock.  The MND 6 Hunt is unique from most hunts on the grid because it’s broken into six different paths, with over 100+ stores offering male/female/unisex/petite and home furnishings until July 21, 2015.  Kastle Rock’s hunter guide will provide more information for each path (hints & LM) and a gift preview page.

Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy play by William Shakespeare (1590- 1597), portraying the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of AthensTheseus, and Hippolyta.  These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (mechanicals), who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set.

Today, I will be showing three fantasy garden decor hunt gifts from Finishing Touches, Dreamscapes Art Gallery, and Park Place Home Decor.  Finishing Touches Enchanted Forest Swing is a whimsical weathered ivy-covered solo swing with 6 animations.  Fairy Set by Dreamscapes Art Gallery is a playful free formed twig chair (13 animations) and tree stump coffee table with candle display.  Park Place Fallen Log Bench with blanket and plants is perfect for summer picnic and cuddling with your sweetie, chalk full of single/couple poses. Below are the vendor ads for the 3 hunt items above.  Good luck on the Midsummer Night’s Dream hunt and have a merry time!

Finishing Touches Enchanted Forest Swing (Titania Path – Hint: Ascend the stairs to gaze upon the Tree of Life)

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 Dreamscapes Art Gallery Fairy Set (Puck Path – Hint: O sleep! O gentle sleep!)

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Park Place Home Decor Fallen Log Bench (Puck Path – Hint:

“Time so quickly flowing past
we watch it go with growing angst
Stop that CLOCK, it goes too fast
and earn our most undying thanks!!”)

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