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

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

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)

Filed under: Freebies, Home & Garden, Interior Design, Monthly shopping events, Sales & Specials, The ? Room, The Challenge, The Mustard Seed Tagged: Apple Fall, Balaclava, Barnesworth Anubis, beach decor, beach house, bloggingSL, Dust Bunny, entrance hall, floorplan, foyer, free, freebies, Gloria Silverstone, H&G Blogger, Hidden Gems in Second Life, Home & Garden, Home & Garden Blogger, home decor, Home design, interior design blogger, interior designer, interior styling, interiors, La Galleria, Lark, LISP, mermaid, mermaids, Perfect Ten, seahorse, seashells, Second Life, Second Spaces, SL Home, SL Interior Design, summer, summer decor, The Mustard Seed, Trompe Loeil, under the sea

Daydream Believer…

Angel Summer Tent- The Lexi project

Happy August!  I can’t believe it August, can you?  Not sure where the time went, but I’m in denial.  On the up side, just 4 months till Christmas and soon I can start styling interiors and exteriors for my favorite season, Fall.  But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s squeeze out every last-minute of summer.  When I think of this time of the year, I’m transported back to my childhood with tons of sleepover parties under the stars, party games and our best-loved (often well-worn out) teddy bears and dollies along for the fun.  Fast forward a few years, the kids are all grown-up and the stuffies are left to play and cause mischief.  Using Serenity Style Angel Summer Tent from The Lexi Project, I created a whimsical corner hideaway.  The Lexi Project is going strong and each day the grand donation tally is updated on the The Lexi Project blog.  We still have not reached the goal of $12k, but I have faith we will.  You have eight more shopping days (August 9, 2015) to check out over 350+ designers and creators exclusive items with 100% of all proceeds donated to The Lexi Fund.  So, get shopping and know that your purchase will help one of our own Second Life residents.

The whole space was created with Serenity Style products.  I would particularly like to highlight The Country Drawer set available today ONLY (Saturday, August 1, 2015) for The Neighbourhood and The Country Chest & Cutie Monster from Cosmopolitan Bi-Weekly Event ending tomorrow Sunday, August 2, 2015.  I also want to feature the Gypsy Soul Dreamcatcher over the tent bed, part of  the My Gypsy Soul Caravan on sale at Tres Chic until August 5th and the Wooden Swing Bench & Tic-Toc Wall Art available at The Fantasy Collective through August 15. Have fun with these cool unique design offers.  Happy weekend & happy shopping!

Taxi to Serenity Style please…

Structure: Trompe Loeil Garden Bard Adobe

  • The Country Drawers (The Neighbourhood special offer)
  • Ladder with Towel (part of My Forest Warehouse @ The Gacha Garden summer edition 8/1-8/22)
  • Angel Summer Tent (@ The Lexi Project)
  • Gypsy Soul Dreamcatcher (part of the My Gypsy Soul Caravan @ Tres Chic 7/16-8/5)
  • Wooden Swing Bench & Tic-Toc Wall Art (@ The Fantasy Collective 7/22-8/15)
  • Bowling Ball Pins, Tic-Tac-Toe Game & Rocking Horse {part of the Old B&W Toys Decor Gacha Collection for the Black Fashion Fair April 2015}, Tea Time Set, Sweet Woods, Let Out Sadness Window, Summer Pouf & Summer Bag {part of The Summer Beach Gacha Collection}  Mr. Foxy Green stuffy {part of Mr. Foxy Gatcha for The Thrift Shop November 2014), Love Sign & Things To Do Sign (@ Serenity Style)

Filed under: Bedroom, Charity, Events, Home & Garden, Interior Design, Sales & Specials, Serenity Style Tagged: 100% donated, charity, Charity event, childern, Cosmopolitan Bi-Weekly Event, fundrasier, Gloria Silverstone, H&G Blogger, Hans Inshan, Hidden Gems in Second Life, Home & Garden, Home & Garden Blogger, home decor, Home design, interior design, interior design blog, interior designer, interior styling, interiors, playful, Serenity Style, SL Interior Design, summer, summer decor, The Fantasy Collective, The Lexi Project, The Neighbourhood, toys, Tres Chic, Trompe Loeil, whimsical

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!

Filed under: Bedroom, Finishing Touches, Home & Garden, House Builds, Interior Design, Living Room, Monthly shopping events, Perfect Ten, Sales & Specials, Sway’s, The Mustard Seed Tagged: 1980’s, 80’s style, bar, beach decor, beach shack, discount shopping event, fiesta, Finishing Touches, flamingo, Garden decor, Gloria Silverstone, Hidden Gems in Second Life, Home & Garden, Home & Garden Blogger, home decor, Home design, interior design, interior design blogger, interior styling, interiors, Jian, Lionel Richie, LISP, neon lights, party, Perfect Ten, Sales & Specials, Slice of Life, summer, summer decor, Sway’s, The Mustard Seed, Trompe Loeil, watermelon