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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Birthday Celebration @ The Cookie Jar!

The Cookie Jar 4th Birthday Gifts

The Cookie Jar is turning 4 and celebrating with free group gifts and a yard sale.  The Cookie Jar is a Community of Home and Garden enthusiasts on the Second Life grid set around a shopping village.  With a wide range of merchants offering styles including anything and everything from whimsical, southwest, traditional, shabby chic, to name a few.  Check out The Cookie Jar community, take a stroll in the village setting, and stop back every month for the discount Perfect Ten event.

Picnic Table Gift

In honor of the fourth anniversary, 14 Cookie Jar merchants have place free group gifts in the center of the village ($0L group join fee).  There are also 13 carts place around the village square with discounted furniture, available until June 30, 2015.  Taxi to the Cookie Jar Yard Sale & Gift Event please…

Finishing Touches Gift

Utilizing some free gifts, I styled a garden with porch, picnic area, and garden swing, ideal to enjoy the warm summer days and upcoming USA holiday.  Inside the summer cottage are two fun chill-out zones.  I also added a few of the free gifts from the HomeStuff group ($50L group join fee) and freebies offered at the FabFree Headquarters.  To complete the scene I put my hunt hat on and scored some great gifts including: Whimsical Happenings Picnic Table Condiment Holder (Keep Calm & BBQ Hunt 6/8-6/21), Shabby Tabby Beach Plaques (enMESHed into Summer Hunt 6/15-7/15), and Fairey Angel Creations Music Cleft Bookends (Music Hunt 6/1-6/30).  Hope you enjoyed the summery (mostly free) styling and take some time to explore all the Hidden Gems in SL!

Summer Hang out area

Music Area

Structure: Trompe LoeilGarden Bard Adobe

Garden Decor:

Porch Decor:

Interior Decor (funky):

Interior Decor (music):

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We can live without ‘em

We can live without 'em (1)

We can live without 'em (2)
Vase – Cleo design [The challenge May]
Orchids – Kalopsia
Sofa: Rosalind – Aria
Tea jug – Cleo design [The challenge May]
Tray with candles and cake: Amal – Sway’s [The challenge May]
Coffee table: Rosalind – Aria
Long neck swan: Rosalind – Aria
The three lamps [tinted] – Kuro [The challenge May]
Marakesh cushions – Shabby Tabby [The challenge May]
Magazine: Amal – Sway’s [The challenge May]
Floor cushion: Shin – Sway’s [The challenge May]
Jugs: Earhtenware – Cleo design [The challenge May]
Mirror: Rosalind – Aria
Skybox: Nicholaston – Theosophy

To the North Pole…

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Igloo – {What next} (@ The Arcade)

Penguin – *MishMish* – Penguin gacha (@ The Arcade)

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Window frame – Sari-Sari  – Black & White christmas

Hot watter bottle – Sway’s  (@ The Arcade)

Dolls – NuDoLu voyage – Tricot de matriochka (@ The Gallery Gift Shop)Snapshot_006 Snapshot_008

Soldiers – Shabby Tabby – Knitty nutcrackers (for The Challenge)

Teddy Bear – ISPACHI – Graham the teddy bear (christmas gift)

Stool – Junk – ivan stool (for Four Walls hunt)

Wood figure – ISPACHI – Mother and child

To the North Pole…

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Igloo – {What next} (@ The Arcade)

Penguin – *MishMish* – Penguin gacha (@ The Arcade)

Buckets – *MishMish* packageSnapshot_004 Snapshot_005

Window frame – Sari-Sari  – Black & White christmas

Hot watter bottle – Sway’s  (@ The Arcade)

Dolls – NuDoLu voyage – Tricot de matriochka (@ The Gallery Gift Shop)Snapshot_006 Snapshot_008

Soldiers – Shabby Tabby – Knitty nutcrackers (for The Challenge)

Teddy Bear – ISPACHI – Graham the teddy bear (christmas gift)

Stool – Junk – ivan stool (for Four Walls hunt)

Wood figure – ISPACHI – Mother and child