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Home Sweet Home Show

The Home Show is one of my favorite events in SL. It’s always well designed, easy to navigate (great for someone who gets lost so easily) and looks adorable every year. Plus, there are awesome stores, and I always get to discover new things and fall in love all over again with old favorite designers. And anyone who knows me is fully aware of my obsession with changing houses in SL! In the below pics, ALL items except my Turnip’s skydome can be found at this year’s Home Show. Like the adorable little cottage from tarte, and the lovely garden shed from Sway’s, both seen below. The gorgeous trees are from Jian, a brand new store by one of the designers behind the beloved SL store Dysfunctional Designs.

Home Sweet Home Show

Falling in love again with a designer I already know? Oh, yeah. Look at these adorable fawns from Half-Deer. I dare you not to fall in love. And something new, to me at least… Terrashop! Look at the lovely tulips.

Shelter from the storm

Window Seat

Through open windows, dreams can enter

Be sure to check Home Show out today! It runs through May

The Home Show

~Lucie

Credits:
Outside:
Turnip’s: Skydome 2.0 (60×60) w/spring texture hud add on
tarte. weathered shack
Sway’s [Peony] Garden Shed (linked), [Peony] Flower box
Jian – Ash Tree (Triple), (Tall), (Large)
Terrashop: Rose Tulips, Pink Geranium on a Chair
+Half-Deer+ Sleeping Deer Fawn – Snow
+Half-Deer+ Quiet Deer Fawn – Chocolate

Inside
MudHoney Round Trestle Table – Pine
MudHoney Natalie Chair – Floral
Myrrine: Lemonade glasses from Lemonade Stand
Second Spaces – Rhodes windowseat – grey
Second Spaces – step shelves – brown
[Brixley] Cecelia mirror
Fancy Decor: Warm Words (Home), (Forever & Always)
Terrashop: Crocuses in the Cup

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For Amy

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~Albus Dumbledore

Amy, you are proof this is true. Your strength and courage and openness as you battle for your life is remarkable and admirable. You are a beautiful warrior. You are all the cliches that are corny but exist because of people like you… because sometimes you just can’t find better words for someone.

My life has been better because you’ve been a part of it. You’re dedicated, determined and devoted in your work, and I believe that this will carry you far in everything you do, especially this.

Your talent has brought joy and light and geekiness and laughter to my SL homes. Your kindness has made me believe that, in a world so often dark and cruel, there is light and gentleness yet. I am honored to consider you my friend.

I sincerely hope Leaf on the Wind makes your London dreams come true… because you deserve to have all of your dreams come true.

Love,
Lucie

My outfit is by Somnia and will be available at Leaf on the Wind when it opens on January 10th. Both the top and skirt include a hud to change the colors, and both are available in lights and darks.

For Amy

London Bound

If you are unfamiliar with Amy’s story, and the goal of the Leaf on the Wind event, please visit the Leaf on the Wind blog for more info.

Credits
Fashion:
Belleza: Mae TLC – Fair makeup 5 w/gloss 2
Tableau Vivant: Celestia hair – reds Collabor88
Buzzeri: Lillian eyes – Chlorine
Somnia: Squidgy Jumper – Lights, Cheerio skirt – Lights Leaf on the Wind
Cae: Eternity ring, Interlaced Collar (collar is new for Romp @ mainstore)
Hello Dave: Dark2Nude Ombre nails for SLink
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, Mesh feet – Mid
Livalle: Oxford heels – grape
Schadenfreude: Chibi Cat – Sweetie
Infiniti: Basics pose 10

Decor:
Alouette: Letter Tiles – Live Love Laugh
Mudhoney: Ophelia Console Table – tobacco
Dust Bunny: vintage frames, twinkley twigs
Dysfunctional Designs: Mountain Lodge Retreat

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My bags are(n’t) packed…

I’m getting ready to go away for our 10th anniversary, but I wanted to quickly share some of the goodies from The Home Show. No time for my usual chatter, so just trust me that it’s all awesome and you need to go. Like. Now.

Backyard Brunch

Lemon Breeze

The Cordelia

The Reed Family

More from The Home Show when I return! See ya on the flip side…

~Lucie

Credits:
Alouette: The Cordelia House The Home Show
Mudhoney: Leslie Patio Set The Home Show
DIGS: Briggs candlesticks – Brass The Home Show
DIGS: Briggs Planted Vase The Home Show
[DDD]: Orchard Tree – Citrus The Home Show
Pixel Mode: Chandelier – Long – Pewter The Home Show
Lark – Farmer’s Market items – Manchego Cheese, Croissants, Preserves, Honey, Bike (RARE) past Arcade items
[DDD]: Gardenbed – Flowers – SemiCircle
What Next: Garden Paving Stones
Zigana: leaf .firefly grass
Botanical: Aspen trees
Organica: Cosmos – yellow & pink edged
Barnesworth Anubis: Planters (gift, available at The Home Show), Flowering Vines
Sway’s: [Heart] Garden Arch The Home Show
Kuro: Forest loveseat – white The Home Show
[DDD]: Cattails – Greeny
MishMish: Duck A – Brown, Duck B – White, Duck B – Green The Home Show
Rustica: SkyMoon environment
My pet KittyCatS

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The Time Travelers’ Clock Tower

Pixel Mode has an absolutely amazing release at FaMESHed this month, and if you haven’t been yet you really owe it to yourself to go check out this skybox. I’ll be honest… I am rarely even the skybox sort. I like having doors to the outside. But the moment I saw this, I feel head over heels in love. It’s so unique and quirky, but beyond that the detail on this build is utterly exquisite. The surrounds on this skybox include a version called Earth View. My sister Isley saw it and said it was like a view from the TARDIS. My inner geek loved this, and so I decorated this while trying to imagine what the Pond’s suite in the TARDIS might’ve looked like.

The furniture in this first pic is also from the current round of FaMESHed, from Trompe Loeil.

TARDIS Suite TARDIS

This build has a gorgeous loft, with a bathroom off of it. I set this up as the Pond’s bedroom.

Dreams of Melody

Here are some pics of the bathroom. The shower is fully functional, with both single and couple poses. It can also be removed.

Wash time away

Lessons for Sochi

This is a must have build for any sky dwellers who, like me, prefer the unusual and love richly detailed builds. Be sure to check it out!

~Lucie

Credits
Pixel Mode: Clock Tower Skybox FaMESHed

Pic 1:
Trompe Loeil: Ines Chair Nostalgia – Rose & Plum, Ines Coffee Table – Natural, Ines Wall Fountain, Ladder Shelf Natural + Books, Ines Floor Lamp Tan Diamonds all @ FaMESHed
Half-Deer: Romeo & Juliet Hedgehogs Mingle
Imeka: Heart Cookies

Pic 2:
Trompe Loeil: Gramercy bedroom suite – Black/Silks
MudHoney: Fleur Runner
LISP: Slippers Decor
Apple Fall: Baby Dresser – Mahogany, Crib – Mahogany, Baby Changer – Mahogany, Nelly the Ele, Lotions
Intrigue: Plushie Pals: Otis the Pug
Pixel Mode: Love Doves Wall Art

Pic 3:
Schadenfreude: PurpleyPink & YellowPink Flower Votive Candles Mingle
Vespertine: fresh peppermint soap/unwrapped, gardener shrub soap/unwrapped, pack of soaps, hand creme, tea tree lotion, sheabutter lotion
Pixel Mode: Towels (from Natural Hot Tub set – not pictured here, but post featuring it to come soon)
Dutchie: towel on the ground, linen chest, bathrobe blue
MudHoney: Eva Mirror

Pic 4:
Dutchie: trash basket
DIGS: Leaf Mirror – White
What Next: Candles (from Rosa pallet shelf and tinted)
Apple Fall: Scented Candle – Sandalwood

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Autumn Collaboration

A new round of Collabor88 opened this week, and the colors are rich, vibrant and perfect for October! You can check out the whole catalog here. It’s a must-not-miss round (but aren’t they all?)!

I fell head-over-heels for this dress from The Secret Store. It just screamed my name, and I had to fight the urge to fatpack it. But if I’d done that, I wouldn’t have been able to grab so many of the other goodies I wanted, so I simply picked my favorite color combo. The gorgeous house in the background is from Trompe Loeil, and also at Collabor88. I will have more photos of that before this round ends, but you simply must see it in person to appreciate the rich textures and amazing details on this build. The potted mums I snagged recently from MudHoney, and the pile of pumpkins are from Eleventh Hour’s pumpkin gacha at the Fantasy Gacha Fair (more from that event soon). I bought my leafy autumn grass from Zigana last year, and the adorable log path was a wonderful find from Alchemy for just 1L! The autumn rules sign was part of vespertine’s Arcade gacha this past round. I don’t know if they’ve made those available in the mainstore yet.

Autumn Collaboration

This stunning skin is from Collabor88, too. It’s by Glam Affair and is another in the Neva series. This is one of my all-time favorite Glam Affair faces, so I was absolutely thrilled to see it in two tones (Jamaica, as seen here & Artic). I also grabbed some new lashes recently. Mon Cheri released their Falsies lashes, and I have to say, I love them. You have two options for wearing them; one where the bottom and top lashes are one object, and one where you add them separately. They are hud controlled and there are lots of fun variations, like dip dyed and glitter. There are also 3 styles of lashes. I highly recommend the demo, which you can use to practice fitting. I’m not the best at fitting lashes, and it took me a while, but I did get them to fit (about as well as I ever get lashes to fit) after about 45 minutes.

Neva by Glam Affair (Collabor88)

Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!

~Lucie

Credits
Skin: Glam Affair – Neva – Jamaica Collabor88
Hair: LeLutka – Canto – Jessica
Lashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies
Eyes: IKON – Perspective – Storm
Dress: The Secret Store – Jezibell Dress – Eggplant Collabor88
Hands: SLink – Relaxed
Tights: Adam N Eve – Pantyhose for SLink feet
Feet: SLink – Medium
Shoes: fri.day – Peggy t-straps – Aubergine
Poses: Embody – Cutie pack (not yet released)

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My Bungalow: Part 1

I fell in love with the Barnesworth Anubis Carraway Bungalow that was part of Collabor88 in August. It’s a big house, so it took me a while to decorate it! I have a LOT of pics for this house, so I decided to break it down into two posts.

I modified this house a good bit, in terms of textures. Some of the walls I just tinted, and some I used wallpaper on. Unlike some mesh houses, that was possible with this one. It took some trial and error, but it was a lot of fun to do. I like customizing houses, so that they feel more “me.” I never used to do this, but my BFF Rosa got me hooked, and now I love it.

So, here are the pics… or at least the first batch. I’ll try to keep my comments to a minimum. As always, please click through the pics to see them bigger in Flickr. You’ll also find notes on each pic with where each item is from. If I missed something (I hope not!) or you want more info, feel free to ask in the comments here or on Flickr, or IM me in world.

Autumn Daze

Porch

I have to say this… the Carraway comes with several gorgeous built in cabinets and shelves. The best part? They are all functional, meaning they open!

Mantle

I wanted to particularly point out the adorable Friends artwork seen in this next collage because it is an item from Sway’s for the current round of The Arcade, and you only have a few more days to go try to win it!

It's the little things

Live comfortably

This college shows the dining room built in, which I photographed with some doors open, so you could get a better idea for what I mean about what an awesome detail this is.

And everyone was invited

The second post will be coming soon, so keep an eye out for it!

~Lucie

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Goodbye to Wynter…

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. ~Jane Austen

I love that quote. I’m a homebody. This is true in SL and RL alike. While I love traveling, and a good road trip can make me about the happiest person on earth, at the end I am always happy to come back to my own bed, to the comforts and familiarity of my own home.

In SL, I love changing houses. I love decor. I love the lack of dust and dirt. 😛

In January, I started to use this adorable Wynter Cottage from Funky Junk. It’s the first house I’ve ever had where I retextured the rooms. My BFF Rosa is always retexturing houses, but I’ve always just bought houses I loved the textures in, so I never bothered. I liked this house as it was, but I wanted to get creative and find ways to make it more “me,” so I decided to try it. I honestly expected to fail… but I wound up loving the results, at least I did after hours and hours of internal debate! The textures I used are all from Insight Designs, with the exception of the study, which are from (]LL[) Designs.

Probably not surprisingly, with a name like Wynter, this home has frosted windows, and there’s an option to make it looking like it’s snowing outside, by clicking on the home control system. While we will likely get snow where I live until mid-May (sometimes later), I’m ready for spring! And so, since I know I will want to change houses soon, I decided it was time to snap some pics of this one.

First up is the bathroom. I haven’t had a bathroom in SL in a really long time, and I still don’t have a toilet, since Rosa gave me a cute little outhouse. But I loved the elegance of the Ondine bath set from What Next and wanted to build a bathroom around it. The reclaimed fireplace is also from What Next, but the candles used to light it are from Art Dummy, as is the Silence wall art. You can click through to flickr and hover over this image (or any other in this post) to get details on where each item is from, or you can ask me in comments. Or even IM me in SL. I don’t bite!

Bathroom Collage

The second floor of the Wynter Cottage is a huge attic room, which is a great master bedroom that leaves plenty of room for little nooks. I created a music nook and a comfy little reading nook. I fell head over heels in love with the Chair De Lune moon chair from floorplan. Really, it is called a chair, but it would work as a bed, too. It has sleeping poses and it’s so darn cute. I love anything with moons or stars, so I knew I’d need this one when I saw it. My music nook consists of various What Next pieces.

Attic hang out areas

My bed set is the gorgeous one from LAQ Decor. I’ve used the bed in posts before, and will again… but it’s unlikely it will ever look exactly the same twice. That’s because there are tons of color options. The comforter, top sheet, pillows and even the wood on this bed all have so many color/pattern/wood choices. Then, just to add to it, you can tint all the various parts, which really makes this incredibly versatile. It’s also mesh, and the LI is really low… just 12 for the nightstands (all the stuff you see on them is affixed to them) and the bed! My chair is from Senzafine, and the pile of books are Old Books from Garden Of Dreams.

Bedroom

My living room is nearly entirely What Next. I used the Charlotte set. The cats and the tea and cupcakes are the only items not from What Next in this pic. Well, and obviously the house. It was January, but I wanted splashes of color, and cheer. It’s weird for me, since I’m not really into pink (poor Rosa nearly passed out), but I really wanted to feel like it was almost spring… now, today, it finally is!

Living Room

I turned the screened in porch into my study. Since it was, in fact, still winter I added a cozy woodburning stove from Lisp. I really love how this room came out. My younger sister Ali and Rosa like to tease me about my “clutter” love, but it makes me feel cozy. I’d have even more clutter if I could! My baby sister Isley’s things are in the study, including the What Next chalkboard I always rezz for her so she can study her letters and numbers. 😉

Study

This next picture is from a part of the living room I didn’t photograph, mainly because it involves furniture I’ll soon be using in a new home style blog. But I had to snap a pic of this spool table top from floorplan and the items I rezzed on it. The little box is from Beach Street, and I just adore it. I’ve felt that way about tea my entire life. I don’t know why, but tea has always made me feel comforted and calm, yet sophisticated and worldly… all at the same time. My journal is from What Next, and the teacup lamp is Lisp.

Tea

Finally, the kitchen. Again, it’s been a long time since I had a kitchen in SL. I fell in love with this Lisp kitchen, and I knew I had to have it. My art is from a combo of What Next and Sway’s. My little piggy bank is from Sway’s, too. I love her. She has pretty flowers (not visible here) on her side. She also works, so feel free to come by and pay my piglet (just kidding… you’d get kicked if you’re not on my security, lol). My teacups and spoons chandelier is also from Sway’s. I have a bit of a “thing” for spoons because of something called The Spoon Theory. The Spoon Theory was written by Christine Miserandino, and it was how she explained life with a chronic illness (in her case, lupus) to her “healthy” friend. I’ve used it many times myself, since first reading it, to try to better explain life with fibromyalgia. If you talk to me, you’ll frequently hear me say “I have no spoons” or something akin to that. Well, that’s what it refers to, and so between that and my insane tea obsession, I had to have this lamp!

The dining set from What Next is technically intended to be a garden set, but I had to have it for my little kitchen. I loved the fresh feel of the strawberries, and again, despite my usual aversion to pink, I felt the splash of fresh was very welcome in the long winter months.

Kitchen Collage

And now, with the arrival of Spring, I think it’s time to say goodbye to Wynter… you’ve been a great house, and undoubtedly one I’ll return to next year.

~Lucie

Credits: Click through to Flickr to see notes on where each item is from. Feel free to ask specific questions!