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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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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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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Fiesta Forever!

Fiesta Forever Beach HutHappy Saturday!  Completing the three beach hut stylings, my last Trompe Loeil Kiya summer shack is a tribute to the 80’s: bright colors, neon and party time.  Lionel Richie’s All Night Long was stuck in my head while decorating this awesome blend of everything fun and cool that represents summer cheer.

Fiesta Front Deck

FT Slice of Life Watermelon Chairs

FT Watermelon Eating Sign

FT Watermelon PunchThe front deck is styled in a watermelon theme using Finishing Touches Slice of Life Collection.  The watermelon print sunbrella, patio chairs, decorative signs and punch bowl table are some of my favorite outdoor garden furnishings and perfect for summer entertaining!

80's Bedroom

80's Lounge Area

Bedroom Patio DoorFor the inside of the one room cabin, Fiesta, I decorated a bedroom and lounge space in vibrant neon colors with Sway’s Tyler Bedroom Set and Sweet Living Room Collection.

Fiesta Back Deck

The Mustard Seed Patio Set Close up

Surf Lounge Area

Back Deck Bar

Bar Close-upFinally, on the rear deck are several rest areas and a bar with yummy food from the grill.  The bright colorful Retro Garden Party Set from The Mustard Seed is texture change and on sale for 50% off at Perfect Ten until July 15th. Hop over to Perfect Ten, grab this steal of a deal and why not host a summer Fiesta party!

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