East Meets West Open House

East vs. West Open House Sign FramedI am so excited to share with you Interior & Spaces first open house for 2015!  Interior & Spaces Home Design is a residential and commercial full service design firm (interior & exterior) established in 2014 by myself and design partner in crime Niki Silverweb.  This year Niki’s workload increased and I took over the reigns as CEO and head designer.  With strategic marketing and phenomenal exposure due to my Avi Choice nomination, my client list and projects exploded.  It’s rare now that Niki & I have the opportunity to work on a sim build together.  We would be honored to invite you to our East Meets West Open House from September 1st-4th!

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Miracles/41/27/22

Bali Ha'i Full ExteriorBali Ha'i VerandaBali Ha'i EntryBali Ha'i TablescapesBali Ha'i Living RoomBali Ha'i Bedroom OverviewBali Ha'i BedBali Ha'i BathroomNiki designed a striking luxurious Balinese tropical oasis fully submerged within the environment and raised it up on stilts with the sound of crashing waves in the distance.  The Trompe Loeil Seaside Cottage is a wooden clapboard one room structure with broad overhangs and open veranda.  For the sim build Niki added mature palm trees and rock walls to enclose the space.  The veranda welcomes the visitor to a gorgeous home with multiple seating around the fire pit, views of the ocean and mountain region, and umbrella drinks ready at the bar.  The one room cabana is divided into three separate areas: living room, dining room and bedroom suite.  The interior of this sophisticated, well-appointed home is contemporary with a strong color palette of aqua, orange, lime and kahului in the living room reflecting island living at it’s best with vaulted ceilings and fans.  Feast your eyes on all the tempting array of delicious delights presented before you on the buffet bar and dining table.  Moving from the main quarters we enter a serene bedroom suite in a neutral palette of white linen and carved wood furnishings.  In the bathroom area is a modern deep soaker tub.  Potted tropical plants and flowers accessorize the cabana.  Niki wanted to highlight Balinese decor with the guiding principles of nature, open areas, light and tropical luxury.

Red, White & Blue Beach HutsAmericana Beach HutLunar Seasonal Design Animated SeagullLemonade Beach HutLemonade Hut- DeckFiesta Front DeckBedroom Patio DoorOn the other side of the beach sim are three shacks all with different themes: Americana, Nautical and 80’s Neon Miami.  These beach shacks are typical of California coastal living, small interiors with large porches and back decks.  The Americana hut is decked out in Red, White & Blue, ready to celebrate with BBQ, picnic table and a smorgasbord of sweet treats.  Or maybe you prefer sipping lemonade and watching the sun set, then the Nautical hut is for you.  Complete with a bar, chill zone and tons of spots to relax.  Grab your Ray-Bans and acid-washed jeans, head over to the 80’s neon Miami hut for all your Fiesta Forever dreams.  This hut was designed with a colorful bedroom, party deck and watermelon themed front porch.  I enjoyed creating these three different spaces and there’s something for everyone, so head over and check them out!

Filed under: Aphrodite Shop, Bathroom, Bedroom, Dreamscapes Art Gallery, Events, Finishing Touches, Home & Garden, House Builds, Interior Design, Living Room, Open House, Sway’s, The ? Room Tagged: 80’s style, Americana, Backyard BBQ, Bali, Balinese, Bathroom, beach decor, beach house, Beach shacks, bedroom, contemporary design, East Meets West, Finishing Touches, Gloria Silverstone, Hidden Gems in Second Life, homestaging, Interior & Spaces, Interior & Spaces Home Design, interior design, interior design blogger, interior designer, interior styling, living room, nautical, Niki Silverweb, open house, party house, Scarlet Creative, SL Interior Design, stilt houses, summer decor, Summer house, Sway’s, tablescape, The Loft, Trompe Loeil, veranda

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

Filed under: Freebies, Home & Garden, Interior Design, Living Room, Monthly shopping events, Perfect Ten, Sales & Specials, Sway’s Tagged: 50%off, beach decor, Circa Living, coastal decor, Fantasy Gacha Carnival, floorplan, free, freebies, Gloria Silverstone, group gift, H&G Blogger, Hidden Gems in Second Life, Home & Garden Blogger, Home design, interior design, Key West, La Galleria, Perfect Ten, Sales & Specials, Scarlet Creative, Second Life, Second Spaces, Shabby Tabby, StoraxTree, Studio Skye, summer decor, Sway’s, tropical style, Tylar’s Treasure

Until these scares are turned

Until these scares are turned
Garden lounger: Dreamer – Sway’s [Mix: August]
Jar lantern: Lisbeth twinkly jar lantern – What next [Collabor88: 8 August – 6 September]
Sparkles: Shimmer cloud – Keke [Collabor88: 8 August – 6 September]
Book: Daydream – Floorplan [Collabor88: 8 August – 6 September]
String lights: Lisbeth twinkly jar string lights – What next [Collabor88: 8 August – 6 September]
Blanket with picknick supplies: Listbeth – What next [Collabor88: 8 August – 6 September]

Fence: Beach fence – Keke
Hedges: Conifer unkept hedges – Digs

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

Final Hours…

The Mix & Wayward Carnival July 2015

Is it just me or are there a ton more monthly events that feature home decor this year?  It seems like I spend most of my time looking at Seraphim blog, then when I get in-world I’m distracted with outstanding projects and miss the event entirely.  So I’m playing a little catch-up.

Today’s styling features Sway’s items for the Mix event (ending July 31) and Wayward Carnival (ending today, July 30).  The Mix event is a new monthly HUD- base shopping experience broken into three categories; New, Sale or Exclusive.  You do not need the HUD to shop, it only allows you to view in-world the participating stores and supplies a direct TP.  Sway’s is offering the limited (only sold for the Mix) Filis Collection in Black & White.   The set includes two bean-bag sling chairs (one black & one white), black & white end tables, paper ball lamps, and decorative accessories.   The B&W Filis is an adaptation of the spring release of the same set.  Take a peek of the offerings on Seraphim, lots of great deals you don’t want to miss!

The folks behind the uber popular Wayward Hunt (in April) have created the Wayward Carnival event, with fun summer items, to whimsical circus inspired products, be sure to check it out before it closed tonight.  Sway’s created Ines Canopy Sofa, a wicker lounge with five texture options for the mattress, pillows and canopy.  This is a must for relaxing sun-filled summer days!  Serenity Style is also participating in the event with a cute amusement park influenced Candy Carnival cart, heart cookies and muffins ferris wheel.  Yummy!

Finally, I mentioned in my last post credits that Fetch is closing their doors on July 31 and having a 50% off sale.  I wanted to include a few products in my styling today, pop over and grab the deals before there gone!

  • Sway’s: Filis Collection in Black & White, Summer Drinking Jars
  • Sway’s: Ines Canopy Sofa @ Wayward Carnival 
  • Serenity Style: Muffin Ferris Wheel @ Wayward Carnival
  • Pilot: Lemonade Tray, Lemon Bucket, Leaning Dip Frame, Treble Clef (black)
  • Fetch: Lazy Rug (15 textures), Love & Laugh Wall Signs, Zaid Room Divider (texture change) Closing July 31, 2015
  • New Church: Crusoe Driftwood Table (The Challenge July Castaway round)
  • Little Llama: Mr. Meow Wall Clock (The Challenge August Electronics round, starts 8/1/15___New store, New look 50% off sale till August 7)
  • New Church: Zeus M-D1 Digital Camera (The Challenge August Electronics)

Filed under: Events, Home & Garden, Interior Design, Living Room, Monthly shopping events, Sales & Specials, Serenity Style, Sway’s, The Challenge Tagged: black & white, discount, festival, Fetch, Gloria Silverstone, Hidden Gems in Second Life, Home & Garden, Home & Garden Blogger, home decor, Home design, interior design, interior design blog, interior design blogger, interior designer, interior styling, interiors, Little Llama, living room, Mix event, New Church, Pilot, Sales & Specials, Seraphim, Serenity Style, SL Interior Design, summer decor, Sway’s, The Challenge, Wayward Carnival