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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Just Be

Just Be
Bigger size in Flickr
✤The Once Travelling Wilbury Chalet – junk || night sky curtain – tarte || Enchanted Woods V2 – Skye Studio

 

“Be like the sun for grace and mercy.
Be like the night to cover others’ faults.
Be like running water for generosity.
Be like death for rage and anger.
Be like the Earth for modesty.

Appear as you are.

Be as you appear.”
Rumi

You read the credits right. Only 3 items rezzed for this pic, not counting the rocks which are my neighbour’s. I thought of derendering it for this pic but you know what? I trust my neighbour’s taste in rocks of the sea variety, so I thought well, why not, right?

It doesn’t look out of place in this pic at all, if I may say so meself.

I wanted to show you guys the caravan/chalet so I thought it best not to clutter it with a million of things.

If you can only have one abode and don’t want to spend a fortune on buying a house and furniture…and if your’e a hippie (because why not?), The Once Travelling Wilbury Chalet from junk will be perfect for you. It’s compact: coming in at 12m x 4m and with a land impact of only 78. So you can rezz several and make a proper caravanserai commune for you and your hippie mates. 😀

The benches, cushions, kitchen sink and bed are all part of the chalet. It’s literally just rezz-and-ready! And you know you can take my word on it since, I like, literally don’t, like, use the word ‘literally’ in, like, a figurative manner. XD

Available in PG and Adult version, perfect for peaceful hippies and randy hippies alike.

Or both.

Because make love, not war, baby.

And be cool. Stay in school. And such and such.

Have a lovely weekend! <3

Castaway Island…

The Challenge- Castaway July 2015A new round of The Challenge has started with the theme Castaway.  For the July round seven designers have created beachy sun-bleached weathered decor items available at their main stores.  Both Kuro and Shutter Field items are discounted for the month of July.  In the scene above I’m featuring Kuro Easy Breeze shack with 6 single and 10 couple animations on sale for 25% off.  Also on display is Hate This Castaway Campfire with on/off touch for smoke and sound on the campfire, and 17 single and 14 couple poses on the hollow log.  Lastly, Shutter Field has created two releases for the themed monthly shopping event both 30% off during July.  In the foreground of the picture is the Castaway Bed and Lantern with 16 single and 8 couple sits and wearable props.  Completing the Castaway collection is the Outhouse Set featuring a twig makeshift bathroom with toilet paper, shovel and buckets.  There are several other designer who have created pieces for The Challenge, so check out the website and Let’s Get Decorating!

Shutter Field Outhouse Set

Scene:

  • Studio Skye: Tropical Plants, Palm Trees and Sand Dunes
  • Kuro: Easy Breeze (25% off discount duration of the event)
  • Hate This: Castaway Campfire 
  • Shutter Field: Castaway Bed & Outhouse Set (30% off discount during July)
  • Serenity Style: Vintage Swimmers (exclusive for On9 until 7/28)
  • Serenity Style: Bag & Boat Decor (part of the Summer Beach Gacha Collection @ OMG! Oh My Gacha until 7/31)

castaway_poster_july_2015

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Shanti

Shanti
Too much stuff to fit in this little box, so credits in the main post <3

It’s been a stressful few days, inner-peace speaking. I’m just clawing for a bit of peace and a modicum of control over my own thoughts. I’ve been battling with decisions about RL work and it’s both scary and overwhelming.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha

I’m taking your advice then, Bodhisattva. So today I’m refusing to think of the past or the future, and concentrate on me and now.

Decorating is definitely my nirvana.

I feel a lot better now.

The day is still not over, so I’m still refusing to tackle the pending issue.

There’s still tomorrow, eh?

<3

The big stuff
Scarlet Creative Petite Cabine – Scarlet Creative
Enchanted Woods v2 -Skye Studio

The Bookshelf
– ✤Aja’s Bookshelf – Vagabond , and in and around the shelf:
– ✤Buddha Head Porcelain – 22769~[bauwerk]
– Oolong Teacup Planter Moth Orchid- Cerise (old gacha) – ARIA
– #11 Antique telephone (old gacha)- Zaara [home]
– #3 Silver jewelry Box (old gacha) – Zaara [home]
– PenHolder PaintBrush – PLAAKA
– Paintbrush Holder – Shabby Chic – Half-Deer
– Row of Books – {what next}
– Arch Papers in baskets – Consignment
– Design Books – Apple Fall
– Tarot Music Box – ‘The Fool’ – !Ohmai
– ✤Razi Dream Art – Fetch
– Old Metal Trunk – Soy @ The Arcade June 2015
– Playful Pup Blonde (old gacha) – fashionably dead
– ✤Cherry Blossom Bird Cage – 22769~[bauwerk]

On the wall
– ✤Fishercat – Kuro
– butterfly diagram print – floorplan
– ✤Deva hanging tapestry – ARIA @ uber
– ✤Razi Mirror (the one in the middle)- Fetch
– ✤Gilded Lament Mirror – Fetch
– diy color swatch board – vespertine
– ✤Hanging Coconut Bowl with Cactus – Soy @ The Arcade, June 2015

Seating Area
– ✤Signe sectional sofa – ARIA @ FaMESHed, and on and around the sofa:
– Bletchley Typewriter_Red – Eli Baily
– pride & prejudice manuscript – floorplan
– Journal [girly] – PILOT
– caged wisdom – floorplan
– Cat – 11 Sitting (old gacha) – fashionably dead

Window area
– ✤ Our Secret Camp -Toran (that’s the hanging bit on the window sill) – Soy @ The Arcade June 2015
– 18 Rajastani wall hanging *elephant* (old gacha)- Zaara [home]
– ✤Old Radio LP player – Soy @ The Arcade June 2015which is sitting on top of:
– Trunk table *truck art* (old gacha)- Zaara [home], and on top of the radio are…
– ✤Signe potted narcissus papyraceus – ARIA @ FaMESHed
– Carriage Clock (od gacha) – Apple Fall

Shanti

Shanti

Too much stuff to fit in this little box, so credits in the main post <3

It’s been a stressful few days, inner-peace speaking. I’m just clawing for a bit of peace and a modicum of control over my own thoughts. I’ve been battling with decisions about RL work and it’s both scary and overwhelming.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha

I’m taking your advice then, Bodhisattva. So today I’m refusing to think of the past or the future, and concentrate on me and now.

Decorating is definitely my nirvana.

I feel a lot better now.

The day is still not over, so I’m still refusing to tackle the pending issue.

There’s still tomorrow, eh?

<3

The big stuff
Scarlet Creative Petite Cabine – Scarlet Creative
Enchanted Woods v2 -Skye Studio

The Bookshelf
– ✤Aja’s Bookshelf – Vagabond , and in and around the shelf:
– ✤Buddha Head Porcelain – 22769~[bauwerk]
– Oolong Teacup Planter Moth Orchid- Cerise (old gacha) – ARIA
– #11 Antique telephone (old gacha)- Zaara [home]
– #3 Silver jewelry Box (old gacha) – Zaara [home]
– PenHolder PaintBrush – PLAAKA
– Paintbrush Holder – Shabby Chic – Half-Deer
– Row of Books – {what next}
– Arch Papers in baskets – Consignment
– Design Books – Apple Fall
– Tarot Music Box – ‘The Fool’ – !Ohmai
– ✤Razi Dream Art – Fetch
– Old Metal Trunk – Soy @ The Arcade June 2015
– Playful Pup Blonde (old gacha) – fashionably dead
– ✤Cherry Blossom Bird Cage – 22769~[bauwerk]

On the wall
– ✤Fishercat – Kuro
– butterfly diagram print – floorplan
– ✤Deva hanging tapestry – ARIA @ uber
– ✤Razi Mirror (the one in the middle)- Fetch
– ✤Gilded Lament Mirror – Fetch
– diy color swatch board – vespertine
– ✤Hanging Coconut Bowl with Cactus – Soy @ The Arcade, June 2015

Seating Area
– ✤Signe sectional sofa – ARIA @ FaMESHed, and on and around the sofa:
– Bletchley Typewriter_Red – Eli Baily
– pride & prejudice manuscript – floorplan
– Journal [girly] – PILOT
– caged wisdom – floorplan
– Cat – 11 Sitting (old gacha) – fashionably dead

Window area
– ✤ Our Secret Camp -Toran (that’s the hanging bit on the window sill) – Soy @ The Arcade June 2015
– 18 Rajastani wall hanging *elephant* (old gacha)- Zaara [home]
– ✤Old Radio LP player – Soy @ The Arcade June 2015which is sitting on top of:
– Trunk table *truck art* (old gacha)- Zaara [home], and on top of the radio are…
– ✤Signe potted narcissus papyraceus – ARIA @ FaMESHed
– Carriage Clock (od gacha) – Apple Fall