Warm At Twilight


Usually when I am doing a Home & Garden post, I build a set, shoot the photos and immediately take everything down. It’s not that I don’t like the looks I create; rather, I am generally just trying to be tidy and clear the space for the next go around. This time, however, while collecting the credits, I plopped down on the sofa with a sigh. I’m not sure exactly why I did it; it might be because the sofa from .. Warm Animations .. for Shiny Shabby looked so inviting. Perhaps it was because this room has a different feel than most of my settings (slightly more masculine, don’t you think?) Or possible it was because it was a chilly day for spring and the sun had just set in my real world and I simply wanted a comfortable spot to rest my bones.

Whatever the reason, I sat back and relaxed, quiet at home, warm at twilight.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Sofa: .. Warm Animations .. ::Twilight:: Nebula Sofa by WarmAnimations Lisa (available at Shiny Shabby through November 15)
Chair: :HAIKEI: Soft Blanket Fabric Chair by qo0op
Drawings: :HAIKEI: All I wanna do gacha / {5} by qo0op (gacha prize)
Side table: junk. concertina book stool. by Tab Tatham (gacha prize)
Lamp: Side table: junk. kitsch bird lamp. by Tab Tatham
*Coffee table: Ama. : Dreamweaver Coffee Table : White by Amadeo Dubratt
Coffee: HIDEKI – Morning Coffee by Hideki Carami (gacha prize)
Rug: dust bunny . ruffle rug by lxlNoel (gacha prize) – recoloured
Trunk: .05 [ kunst ] – Vintage trunk / red – copper by Kunst Himmel (gacha prize available at Shiny Shabby through November 15)
Fireplace: DIGS – Vesta Fireplace & Rug – Cream by Iris Maskelyne (edited)
*Glass art: [ keke ] glass art – grace by Kean Kelly
Milk jug: [ keke ] milk jug flowers – white by Kean Kelly
Arch mirror: junk. arch mirror. black. by Tab Tatham
Round mirrors: {anc} Looking-glass. {oval mirror} rust and amber by aki69 (gacha prizes)
From Apple Fall by WarehouseFifteenDesigns:
Apple Fall Canvas Tote
Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper
Apple Fall Design Books
Apple Fall Leather Moccasins
Apple Fall Stone Artichoke (Lichen)
Apple Fall Botanical Study 1
AF Harry’s Boat (gacha prize)
Build: (Milk Motion) flat in Montmartre – all white by Marie Lauridsen (in world store currently closed)

Not Shabby At All

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Those of you who know me and my normal style will be shocked to learn that this is not just a set I built for a photo, but my own home. What, you say? That’s right – no retro, shabby chic look this time around, with not a speck of gingham or patchwork to be found. I’ve gone a bit more modern and eclectic, while still comfortable. Even the dog is more angular and sleek instead of fluffy and cute!

I intentionally didn’t allow a peek through the windows; I’m still struggling to let go of my country feel outside 😉

I added a few photos I had on hand to the frames from [ keke ] for Uber…since I could. That’s what they’re for. I’ll be working on shooting photos that fit the new feel of my home, rather than just making photos that I had fit. I plan to change them often; again…that’s what they’re for. They’re versatile and will work in any decor, which I love.

I’m not quite ready to stray too far from a cozy living space, but as an effort to move away from my comfort zone, I don’t think it’s too shabby at all.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly:

    At Uber through August 23rd
    [ keke ] glass art – grace
    [ keke ] simple texture change frame 1
    [ keke ] simple texture change frame 2
    [ keke ] simple texture change frame 3
    [ keke ] simple texture change frame 4

[ keke ] milk bottle flower
[ keke ] abandoned art – feel – white

From ARIA by Yelo Uriza:
[ARIA] Signe sectional sofa
[ARIA] Nikka coffee table
[ARIA] Rosalind long neck swan
[ARIA] Rosalind bent neck swan
[ARIA] Rosalind two book pile

From The Loft & ARIA
The Loft & ARIA – Troubadour Rug by Yelo Uriza
The Loft & ARIA – Troubadour Geometric Table by Colleen Desmoulins

From ~BAZAR~ by Ria Bazar:
~BAZAR~Cutout chair No.1 (Brown)
~BAZAR~Cutout chair No.1 (Light)
Stockholm-Bedroom Painting 02
Stockholm-Bedroom Lamp

From Soy. by Soyoy:
Soy. Potted Pothos
Soy. Grayish day Wooden frame table (gacha prize)
Soy. Super long Hanging Hedera
Soy. Cluttered magazines
Soy. Reed Screen [Sudare] Light -Half rolled

From .:revival:. by Momentous
.:revival:. leather trunk I
.:revival:. pillow pile

SAYO – Ocean Oasis Gacha – Flamingos by Kaysha Piers (gacha prize)
HIDEKI – Steampunk Binoculars Sculpture by Hideki Carami (gacha prize)
*{what next} Bar Drinks Tray by Winter Thorn
*[Fetch] Gilded Lament – Lamp by DistortedDreams
{anc} flottante puppy. cream by aki69

L2 STUDIO West Lake MINI by Lindini2 Lane


1 Tearful

Yes, I’m tearful. Hair Fair 2015 is coming to a close tonight at midnight. You still have time to get down there to pick up your favourite hairstyles and bandanas. As always, the last day of Hair Fair is Bandana Day – the day we wear the bandanas in honour of cancer patients who have lost their hair during treatment.

So, put on a smile through your tears and make one last contribution before the sims close for another year.

*Lingerie: Apple May Design Maitreya Lara Applier – Izzie – Red by Apple May
*Necklace: Salt & Pepper S&P Vicky necklace by xxSaltandPepperxx
Hair: MINA Hair – Grace (no materials) by Mina Nakamura (available at Hair Fair 2015 Redhead Sim)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Summerv3 – America 02 E by aida Ewing (available at Collabor88 June 2015)
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Makeup: {Wicked} Peach – Lament – Eye Makeup by Autumn Amaranth (NEW LOCATION)

Daybed: HIDEKI – Shabby Daybed by Hideki Carami

Pose: aDORKable Poses Marketplace Store: Floored II 5m by Adorkable Peapod

Photos taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet