The Arcade – September 2014

It’s so hard to believe that September is here and that fall is pretty much around the corner. Though the weather hasn’t started cooling off yet, it’s safe to say that fall is definitely among us, what with all the buzzing about the September (fall) round of the Arcade. With the big birthday round and the Arcade turning two this month, the designers that have been invited to participate have really knocked our socks off with some great new releases.

Though there weren’t as many apparel related items as I would have liked to see, I am nevertheless thrilled by the items up for grabs. One of my favorites this round, is the La Petite Joie Cafe Collection from 8f8. The build of the cafe itself is stunning. Warm, rich wood, amazing shadows and crisp textures. I especially love the skylight and how all of the windows can change between two version with just a click.

I spent two days decorating in and around my new cafe with some more of my favorite Arcade pieces. Well, as many as I could fit into one setting, that is. I even managed to squeeze in a few non-Arcade items as well, like this new release long modern sideboard from Molichino. With this being Aurelia’s first foray into furnishings, I must say I am suitably impressed by it and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

The Scene:

8f8 – La Petite Joie Cafe Collection (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Seven Emporium – Giddy Up Sign RARE, No Smoking Sign, Checker Table and Set, Radio 1A579-A and Tossed Dice (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Aria – Gretchen Rugs (fade to black) (golden teal) (cream,) Peonies in a vase, Side Table, Armless Chair RARE, Small Cloche with a pinecone & Wooden Vase Pair (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Boogers – Fly Away, Punkin, Bearchie RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Consignment – Bike Planter (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Fashionably Dead – Cats 2, 16 RARE (mesh) (texture change) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Half-Deer – Kerfluffle Sheep in Hot Cocoa RARE, Chai Latte, Writer & Autumn Love (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Ispachi – Sleeping Puppy in Basket RARE (mesh) & Flipflops (mes) (blue) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Junk – Memory Collector RARE, Keyhole Clock (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
MishMish – Aries, Capricorn, Leo (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Pure Poison – Tammy Boots (mesh) (brown) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Sorgo – Tarot Cards (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Tarte – Books and Tea (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Vespertine – Leaf Herbarium Book (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Zaara – Antique Telephone, Vintage Frames, Camelbone Box and Comb (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Zigana – Stacked Envelopes, Door Deco (mesh) (mixed) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods
Fanatik – Lisbon Roads
Molichino – Long Modern Sideboard (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Mainstore
Artilleri – Autumn Leaves Groundcover

Home Sweet Home

I’ve finally got my dream sim all finished! So it only took three months- who’s counting, right? There is just too much to post all at once, so I decided to share the best part – the house!

I just love decorating and landscaping and spending hours browsing just about everything and anything that can be packed into a house. I would say that my style typically leans towards a vintage/classic and shabby chic look, with lots of light and lots of water! <3

What are your styles and preferences when decorating? I am all ears for others’ inworld homes and sims, so don’t be afraid to share what you’ve come up with!

Location – Pacifico Norte sim

Design Credit for the bathroom goes to Neva Crystall

Picture Set 1:

Bazar – White Beach Cottage (modified,) Floor Pillows
DIGS – Delaney Couch & Armchairs (ivory,) Scriptor Word Art
Trompe Loeil – NYC66 Artichoke Lamp (pearl,) Mendoza Cabinet (white/silver), Curio Table (poplar empty)
{what next} – Charlotte Floor Lamp, Charlotte Coffee Table (summer,) Charlotte Lantern (white,) Summer House Window Seat (modified)
the Loft – Punch Bowl Flowers, Roxanne Vases, Morgan Vase, Wright Noir Candles, Strapped Sphere, Frame Mount, Coffee Cup, Pussy Willow, Tribeca Wall Frame, SL Bus Scroll (modified,) Books and Apples, Antler Candle, Pot Deco, Table Fan Mini, Chalkboard, Wareham Kitchen Accessories
Izzie’s – Sculpted Rug (white)
floorplan – Driftwood Clock Gatcha (plain,) the Great Gatsby Novel, Jane Eyre Novel, Pride & Prejudice Manuscript
Abiss – Dolly Chich Night Table Lamp
[Ink] – Damage Curtain, Plain Curtain
BananaN – Books w/ AO
Elilka Sieyes – Pile of Newspapers
Dutchie – Silver Box, Notebook, Espresso
Mudhoney – White Picture Frames (modified)
[ARIA] – Marea Driftwood and Shells, Bridget Vase with Marigolds
POST – Calla Lillies
Awesome Blossom – Antique Fishbowl
Boom Boom Punky! – Seashell Collection
LAQ Decor – Dinner Table (white)
Y’s House – Vintage Flashlight (white)
Art Dummy! – Seaglass Bottles w/ Candles (clear)
LISP – Coffee Pot, Bistro Clock, Lemons, Mathilde Ceiling Light, Vine Scales
XED Design – Yellow Tulips in White Jug
La Galleria – Dinner Party Kitchen w/ Accessories (modified)
Artilleri – Lopolito Radio (white)
Teawood – Morning Coffee Set

Picture Set 2:

Bazar – White Beach Cottage (modified,) Open Book
Dutchie – Summer Bed Bondage II, Robe, Antique Bathroom Closet, Dropped Dress
Mudhoney – Love Is All You Need Poster (modified), Great Day Poster (modified) White Frames (modified)
Abiss – Dolly Chic Table Lamp, Dolly Chic Night Stand, Dolly Chic Vase (white iris)
Izzie’s – Sculpted Rug (white,) Sculpted Rug (stripes)
Apple Fall – Evelyn Throw Cushions (white,) AIR Notebook, Magazines, Cinema Letters
The Loft – Wright Noir Orchid Buds, Wright Noir Candles, Strapped Sphere, Frame Mount, Round Cage Candle, Logie Tulips, White Books, Coffee Cup, Punch Bowl Flowers, Books and Apples, Roxanne Vases, Morgan Pedestal, Bailey Bathroom Supplies, Oriana Basket of Towels
La Galleria – White Pitcher w/ Tulips (modified)
{what next} – Charlotte Floor Lanterns (white)
LISP – Lullaby Shell Vase, Petal and Candle Tray, Rose Petals
Boom Boom Punky! – Seashell Collection
NODE+ – Tableau Picture (modified)
Trompe Loeil – Curio Table (poplar empty)
Art Dummy! – Stacked Cups and Strawberries
LAQ Decor – White Armchair with Blanket
Turnip’s Homes and Stuff – Tea House Tablecloth (modifed)
Tartesso Arts – Photostudio Magazines
DIGS – Delmare Slipper Bathtub (white)
[ARIA] – Lola Leafy Plant
NOTsoBAD – Felip Alarm Clock, Cosmetic Set
Y’s House – Vintage Hall Tree
iTutu – Small Wooden Stool (white)
Zigana – Weathered Mirror
floorplan – Pride & Prejudice Manuscript
[Ink] – Damage Curtain, Plain Curtain
Zooby – Ultimate White Cat

Picture Set 3:

Bazar – White Beach Cottage (modified)
{what next} – Novelle Office Set, Bloggers Memo Board, Blog Desk Print, Charlotte Floor Lanterns (white,) Marin Porch Light
Apple Fall – AIR Notebook, Junkyard Door (Hepburn,) Cinema Letters, Vogue Frame (modified)
Dutchie – Fashion Magazines, Espresso, Rocking Chair (light,) Porch Bench (light)
the Loft – Tribeca Desk, Bailey Chair, Frame Mount, Wright Noir Candles, Pussy Willow, Tribeca Entertainment Center (white)
Izzie’s – Sculpted Rug (white,) Sculpted Rug (stripes)
[ARIA] – Cleo Deco Paper and Pen, Yarina Deco Books Pile
PILOT – Check Mate White
Mudhoney – White Frames (modified)
Fluid Furniture – Large Vintage Mirror
Tartesso Arts – Photostudio Camera and Lens
Abiss – Dolly Chic Table Lamp
Boom Boom Punky! – Seashell Collection
BananaN – Books w/ AO
[Ink] – Damage Curtain, Plain Curtain
iTutu – Garden Accessories & Plants
Y’s House – Display Baskets, Step Ladder (white)