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!”

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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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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Insanity keeps leading you back to me

Insanity keeps leading you back to me
Lights: Under the sea bubbles – Second spaces [Collabor88: 8 July – 6 August]
Mirror: Veronica – Aria [Sou: 27 June – 25 July]

Finley chaise lounge – Aria [Fameshed: 1 July – 27 July]
Lux bar cart – Aria [The mens department: 5 July – 4 August]
Books with apple – Mudhoney
Gretchen sphere – Aria
Buckets of lemonade – Keke [For mix july]

Milk jug flowers – Keke [The seasons story: 10 July – ?]
Metal boxes with and without thyme – Keke [The seasons story: 10 July – ?]
Savannah candle holders – Aria [Uber: 25 June – 23 July]
Potted narcissus papyrace – Aria [Sou: 27 June – 25 July]
Veronica console table – Aria [Sou: 27 June – 25 July]

Veronica round pouf – Aria [Sou: 27 June – 25 July]
Finley decorative books – Aria [Fameshed: 1 July – 27 July]

Filis chair – Sway’s [For mix july]

Curtains: Savannah roman blinds – Aria [Uber: 25 June – 23 July]
House: Edmee – Llorisen

You, Me and The Weekend Sun

You, Me and The Weekend Sun
Structure: Seaside Cabin – Toro @ C88
Outside : Palm Tree (from Walk Like an Egyptian set) – Kalopsia || Hot air balloon tealight – tarte @ Project Limited
Left to right: ropey shelf. wood. – junk || Grandma’s Art (balloon) – Little Llama || message board (mint) – fri.home || Wavie belted chair – Kuro @ ROMP || Toronto study books – Bazar || wall desk. wood. – junk || Leather Globe – LISP || A cup of spring – Eggshell – Half-Deer || Bon Voyage – Stacked Suitcases (old gacha) – Tres Blah || Spring Table Set (Stool & Laced Table, Spring Vase) – Kuro || Radio – Standby Inc. || lemonade – lemon – keke || Little Paris Kitchen – Stove – Tia || snow day string lights – dark – Second Spaces || Fridge (blue) – Soy || tea time/sunrise (the flask and cups on top of the fridge) – vespertine || Scale with Books – Sari-Sari

While we watch the tealights float away….

You might want to grab these tealights now

These adorable floating lights are from tarte @ Project Limited. As the event name suggested, this is limited and will never be sold again. They come in three packs of prettiness and it was really hard to choose which ones I wanted. You can get the fatpack for 750L too, which I was tempted to do but I held back because I may or may not have blown my lindens at C88. *cough*

[Fetch] is closing down…

fetchclosing

But fear not, she is not gone forever! She will be joining forces with Jian to make more pretties. 😀

Grab a mate and head to the prom

Harlow Heslop is hosting a prom!

5th Annual Pixel Prom Ticket Sales
From Harlow Heslop’s Flickr

This is looking to be a fun event! This year’s theme is A Midsummer’s Night Dream. There are only 90 tickets available for each time slot and you can buy tickets for L$350. More info here.

Take lots of pictures if you do attend the prom so I can SLive vicariously through you. 😀 I would love to go, but I have a family gathering that weekend. <3

And then make plans to attend The Ball

Juno Mantel and I are hosting a Regency Ball on September 10th and y’all are cordially invited! 😀 We have uhhhhmmms and aaahhhss this plan for nearly 2 years now, and Juno decided to take action and just do it (and drag me with her).

The Ball - A Grand Regency Affair!There will be vendors making and selling things specifically within the theme if you’re worried about not being properly attired. However, we’re aiming for the sim to be a destination and not a commercial space so if you’re just coming over for a gander, you’re more than welcomed to! 😀 There will be RP opportunities, but you don’t have to RP if you don’t want to. (As a sidenote, I am planning to be there as a clucky, straight-laced, overbearing and nosy middle-aged woman, so be warned!).

We will be publishing more info closer to the date. o/

P.S: I have no idea how to end this post…

Fourth of July is coming….

Tylar Treasures 4th of July Set full

Have you been to The Cookie Jar Community 4th Anniversary Yard Sale yet?  Hurry up……you have until June 30th to grab 14 birthday gifts from The Cookie Jar merchants and take advance of deep discounts on the 13 carts place around the village region.  Tylar’s Treasures is one of the merchants offering you the Stars & Stripes Forever collection perfect for the upcoming USA 4th of July celebration.  The Stars & Stripes Forever set includes a patriotic bench, blue star chest, decorative oar table lamp, stars & stripes heart topiary, nautical oar wall art, and Americana round rug, available as a set, or sold separately both offered at 50% off.  Tylar’s free cookie jar gift corresponds to the Stars & Stripes Forever collection, so be sure to pick it up when head over to The Cookie Jar Community Yard Sale.

Tylar Treasures 4th of July Set

To complete the patriotic scene I used What Next’s Mayfair Trunk (Old Glory)Second Spaces Pratt Table & DecorFinishing Touches Wooden Stars and Twig Wreath White (Star Studded).  You can’t have a 4th of July party without some sweet treats and Aphrodite Shop’s Patriotic Sweets Dispenser and 4th of July Puddings Platter (part of the 4th of July dessert pack) is perfect for the occasion.  Hope you enjoyed my salute to America and hop over to The Cookie Jar to grab Tylar’s Treasures star-spangled deals.

Taxi to The Cookie Jar Community Yard Sale please…

Tylar Treasures 4th of July Set food table

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