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.

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

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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Serenity Style Summer Hideaway

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Bedroom

Happy Saturday!  I know, I promised I would feature each part of the one-room Summer hideaway, designed exclusively with Serenity Style, in a series this week, I’m sorry real life had other plans.  So I’m going to combine a few areas and wrap up the house tour in this post.  I have too many other projects and blog posts I need to finish.  That being said, let’s continue our journey moving from the kitchen into the bedroom.  Vintage worn-in country charm is predominate in the space with make-shift fence headboard, purple and soft green quilted duvet, eclectic wall art, and an assortment of rustic storage options.  The bedroom area is warm and inviting capturing the joy of a relaxing summer refuge.

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Bathroom

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Bathroom Close-up

It’s time to unwind and de-stress in the giant soaker tub, star-gazing while soaking away your troubles in the bathroom.  Simply appointed with a the basic essentials of a wardrobe, some decorative accessories, and an inviting chair.

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Living Room

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Overview

The washroom also serves as a backdrop for the living room with low table and floor seating.  With a pallet functioning as a coffee table, multiple pillow options for chairs, hanging paper lanterns above and games scattered around, an informal free-spirited mood encapsulates the one room summer studio.

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Laundry

Finally, as we return to the bucolic setting, the side porch is being used for vintage country laundry and beyond the sunflower fields, in the distance are a collection of rusty old machines.  Each zone of the tiny house has delights found at Serenity Style.

Structure: Trompe Loeil Garden Bard Adobe

Bedroom

  • Pilot, Window Shade (Fun Pack 2)
  • Sways, Filis Lamp
  • Serenity StyleGood Day Set (Bed & Wall Art), Sweet Wood, Flower Wood Fence, Sewing Box, Winter Rug, Vintage Stars Set (Stars Cabinet Decorated, Vase & Basket), Spring Chic Flowering Pot (part of the Spring Chic Set), Vintage Radio, Secret Shelf, Rusty Set (Mirror, Chest, Blanket & Box)

Bathroom

  • Serenity Style, Soak Your Troubles Bath Set (Black Bathtub, Message in a Bottle & Soak Your Troubles Frame), Spring Chic Bench (part of the Spring Chic Set), Spring Dreams Set (Spring Wardrobe & Chair), Oh My Owl!, Tazzo Home Decor Set (Tazzo Clock, Home1, Home2 & Boxes in Blue), Cucu Clock

Living Room

  • Serenity Style, Letters of Love Set (Table & Pillows), Vintage Record Player, Birdie Pillows, Flower Pot (part of Spring Flowers Gatcha), Tea Time Set, Tic Tac Toe (part of Old B&W Toys Gatcha)Milano Caffe Cup & Milano Muffins (part of Caffe Di Milano Set), Cute Scrabble 1 & 2, Stars Wood Puf (part of Vintage Stars Set)

Laundry

  • Serenity Style, The Country Laundry Collection (Country Double Sink, Country Washboard Shelf & Country Bucket & Dryer), Old Rust Collection (car, water pump & gas pump)

Filed under: Bathroom, Bedroom, Home & Garden, House Builds, Interior Design, Living Room, Serenity Style, Vintage Tagged: Bathroom, bloggingSL, boho, country, Gloria Silverstone, Hans Inshan, Hidden Gems in Second Life, home decor, Home design, house build, interior design, interior design blog, interior design blogger, interior designer, interior styling, laundry, living room, rural, Rustic charm, Second Life, Serenity Style, SL Interior Design, summer camp, Summer house, tiny house, washroom

Living in Serenity Style!

Serenity Style- Summer CampI am one of those interior designers who have multiple projects going at the same time.  I get an idea in my head and start playing around with it in-world.  Most of my concurrent assignments are about 50-75% done, so a few weeks ago I challenged myself to finish them before Fall starts.  I’m very happy to share with you my take on a one-room, multiple-use country home, perfect as a mini summer retreat, designed exclusively with Serenity Style.  Over the course of the week, I will post a series of blogs highlighting each area of the house.

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen overview

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen Breakfast

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen Breakfast close-up

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen

Serenity Style- Summer Camp Kitchen Coffee Bar

Structure: Trompe Loeil Garden Bard Adobe

Breakfast Nook:

  • Shutter Field, Porch set (Stripe)
  • Pilot, Window Shade (Fun Pack 2)
  • Sways, Filis Lamp
  • Serenity Styles, Flower Pitcher, Milano Caffe Cup & Muffins, Coffee and cookie (part of the Le Petit Bistro Gatcha collection)

Country Kitchen:

  • Serenity Styles, Antique Kitchen Set (cupboard, chest, bucket & decorative accessories), Le Petit Bistro Gatcha Collection (coffee machine, coffee bags, cookie boxes), Time Memory Collection (chair, flower bag, table, tray, ladder & jar), Retro Frames & Lamp
  • Lark, Chalkboard Mug Holder

Filed under: Home & Garden, House Builds, Interior Design, Kitchen, Serenity Style, Sway’s, Vintage Tagged: country decor, Gloria Silverstone, H&G Blogger, Hans Inshan, Hidden Gems in Second Life, Home & Garden, home decor, Home design, house build, interior design blogger, interior designer, interior styling, interiors, kitchen, Lark, Pilot, Rustic charm, Second Life, Serenity Style, Shutter Field, SL Interior Design, summer camp, summer retreat, Sway’s, tiny house, Trompe Loeil, vintage

Dreamy Vintage Rose Salon

Dreamland Designs Vintage Rose

Step back to the Victorian era and bathe in luxury.  Dreamland Designs is offering the Vintage Rose collection discounted at Perfect Ten, available until August 15, 2015.  Vintage Rose contains the whitewash bathroom sink with “I <3 U” steam mirror, claw foot tub with English rose shower curtain, rose draped accent chair and candle caged chandelier {not shown}.  To complete the bathroom styling, I used Spargel & Shine Homes vintage rose painting, Victorian lady perfume ad, antique draped accent bath table and pewter & silk light fixture.  Soak up the glow of yesteryear elegance!

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Filed under: Bathroom, Home & Garden, Interior Design, Monthly shopping events, Perfect Ten, Sales & Specials, Vintage Tagged: Bathroom, clawfoot tub, discount shopping event, Dreamland Designs, Gloria Silverstone, H&G Blogger, Hidden Gems in Second Life, Home & Garden Blogger, home decor, Home design, interior design blogger, interior designer, interior styling, luxury living, monthly shopping event, Perfect Ten, rose, Sales & Specials, SL Interior Design, Spargel & Shine Homes, Tess Spargel, Victorian, vintage, Vintage Rose

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)

Filed under: Freebies, Home & Garden, Interior Design, Monthly shopping events, Sales & Specials, The ? Room, The Challenge, The Mustard Seed Tagged: Apple Fall, Balaclava, Barnesworth Anubis, beach decor, beach house, bloggingSL, Dust Bunny, entrance hall, floorplan, foyer, free, freebies, Gloria Silverstone, H&G Blogger, Hidden Gems in Second Life, Home & Garden, Home & Garden Blogger, home decor, Home design, interior design blogger, interior designer, interior styling, interiors, La Galleria, Lark, LISP, mermaid, mermaids, Perfect Ten, seahorse, seashells, Second Life, Second Spaces, SL Home, SL Interior Design, summer, summer decor, The Mustard Seed, Trompe Loeil, under the sea