The Home & Garden Expo 2014

I have all to do to catch my breath after my home decorating extravaganza of the past few days! After spending endless hours at the 2014 Home & Garden Expo, I parked my butt in these new Wingback Chairs by Apple Fall and decorated my new house from Culprit until I couldn’t keep my eyes open.

Granted, it’s taken me four days, but I just love the open feel of this villa (minus a few minor tweaks of my own here and there.) The rooms are huge and plentiful, the arches beautiful, the textures crisp and I love that the villa itself could be perfectly suited in a country setting, atop Mediterranean cliffs or in a rich vineyard in Tuscany. The options are endless!

If you love home and decor in Second Life, the Home and Garden Expo is undoubtedly one of the biggest events to catch over 90 of your favorite designers across nine sims. It’s also a great way to donate to such a wonderful charity as Relay for Life in Second Life.

Do visit the website too, especially if you are looking for direct landmarks!

The Home and Garden Expo runs from September 16-28.

Build:

Culprit – Villa Sirocco (mesh) (modified) NEW RELEASE @ the Home & Garden Expo 2014

Patio & Courtyard :

Trompe Loeil – Valiano Fountain (mesh) (copper), Valiano Bistro Table & Chairs (mesh) (copper)
Apple Fall – L’Oliveri, Huge Palm, Tiffany Tea Pot RARE, Lemon Tea
What Next – Amalfi String Lights (mesh) (white), Coastal Cottage Breakfast Cafetiere (mesh), Bloggers Book & Pen (mesh)
Striped Mocha – Moroccan Lantern (mesh) (copper/natural) NEW RELEASE @ The Home & Garden Expo 2014
Aria – Gretchen Vintage Rug (mesh) (cream) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Bazar – Floria Books
Tres Blah – Small Vase of Roses (mesh) (pink)
The Loft – Coffee Cup, Meid Lilacs (white), Enamel Tea Pot, Logie Baby’s Breath, Claryon Curtains (mesh) (white)

Bedroom:

Apple Fall – Annan Bed w/ Curtains & Annan Reclaimed Wardrobe, Wicker Basket, Sketchbook, Dress Form w/ Dress, Monogram Luggage Bag, Woodstock, Fashion Trunk (mesh) (classical), , Tied Books, Resting Easels, & Gilt Frame (mesh) (landscape), Pheasant Feathers, Dolly Lamp (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade & Pumpkin Clonch (mesh) (natural) NEW RELEASE @ The Home & Garden Expo
Scarlet Creative – Meribel Cabinet (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Tres Blah – Gold Mason Jar w/ Roses (mesh) & Art Supplies (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Bazar – Floria Tea Light, Floria Antique Clock, Floria Candlesticks
NotsoBad – Felip Alarm Clock (mesh) (white)
DIGS – Scriptor Word Art (mesh) (dream)
Pixel Mode – The Sewing Room – Windsor Chair (mesh) (white) & Sewing Maching RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
The Loft – Frezza Baby’s Breath, Bacall Mirror (mesh) (copper)
Cheeky Pea – Garden Party Birdcage (mesh)
Zaara – Chandelier RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Bathroom:

Apple Fall – Nouveau Screen, Scented Candle (jasmine), Beauty Is Picture, Ceramic Bottles,
DIGS – Delmare Slipper Bathtub (mesh) (stone)
LISP – Petals (tinted)
Bazar – Floria Bathroom Candlestick (mesh)
Floorplan – Open Heart Book (mesh)
Zaara – Antique Telephone, Colonial Sidetable (pink), Colonial Vanity RARE, Vintage Frame (15), Camelbone Box and Comb, Kohl Tikka Pots, Silver Jewelry Box & Colonial Vanity Stool (mesh) (ivory/gold) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
The Loft – Bennet Magnolia Vase, Oriana Basket of Towels, Devon Mirror (mesh) (antique copper) Group Gift
Dutchie – Cotton Robe (mesh), Dropped Dress (mesh)

Living Room:

Apple Fall – Design Books (mesh), Wingback Chair 4 (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Home & Garden Expo
The Loft – Bennet Chaise (mesh) (offwhite), Roxy Square Vintage Sack Pillow, Wright Noir Candles, Pillow Holder (mesh) (beech)
Bazar – Dining Room Plant (mesh)
Trompe Loeil – Curio Table (mesh) (poplar)
ReBourne – Antique Table Round (mesh)

Dining Room:

Apple Fall – Cat Art, Fairfax Sideboard, Urne de Terra Cuite, Stature Fireplace RARE, Edi’s Lamp (mesh) (wicker), Wheelback Chair (mesh) (country) NEW RELEASE @ The Home & Garden Expo
The Loft – Punch Bowl of Flowers, Alders Mirror, Neo Mirror, Roxy Pillows, Bailey Dining Table

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)

Cold Shoulder

Yes, after a busy holiday season and so much going on inworld, I am finally able to post on a more regular basis, so a big thank you to all my readers for hanging in there!

For my first post of the new year, I wanted to hit up a new release since I’ve missed out on so much these past few weeks. I haven’t shopped at coldLogic since last summer when I blogged their previously released ‘Bringing Sexy Back’ line, so when I got the news of their latest releases, I rushed right on over and grabbed a few.

I wanted to stick with a cozy look, but I couldn’t help sprucing up the simplicity of a sweater and leggings with these killer Indra heels from SLink, an add-on to the medium mesh bare-feet. I am so tickled by this concept, especially since it allows me to wear my mesh feet on a regular basis with only a minimal fuss to take off or change shoes. I love it!

My Outfit:

coldLogic – Yapple Sweater (mesh) (cream) & Hill Leggings (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE

Truth Hair – Marley w/roots (mesh) (espresso)

SLink – Indra Heels (mesh) (black) & Women’s Medium Height Barefeet (mesh) & Mesh Hands (mesh) (relax l&r)

u.f.o – Shoulder Motor Bag (black)

Maxi Gossamer – All Seeing Eye Necklace & Ring (mesh)

Steinwerk – Aviator Sunglasses

Poses from Exposeur

Location @ NOTsoBAD