The Yoga Room

 

Zoey and I picked out the new Scarlet Creative house from Collabor88 called The Emily. The new house was rezed and we set about decorating. Second Life house decorating has a completely different set of adventures to it than real life house decorating, only because everything is aesthetic rather than practical. We have a couple of “dead rooms” in the house, because they don’t really serve a practical purpose. I decided, for now, to turn one of those rooms in a yoga room. I’ll probably use it for photography in the long run.

Many of the objects for the room are ones that I purchased at Collabor88 a few months ago, when they had a gym/workout theme.

The yoga mats are from unKindness and are color/pattern change. The wall pallet and shelves are from Kalopsia, called Kali’s Shelf. The gym locker sideboard is from Second Spaces (one of my favorite places on the grid to get knick knacks and decorative items).

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The candles and incense burner are also from unKindness, as are the “Spiritual Gangster” and “Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe” signs. They were all part of their Yoga Studio Set fatpack. If you want to build a Second Life yoga studio, or just a relaxing space like this, I really recommend grabbing this whole pack.

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The loose hand weights, and the yoga ball are from Kalopsia, from the Kali’s Yoga Accessories pack. The wall tapestry is something that I have had for a while, and I don’t remember where I got it, but it is one of those “base items” that I think are good to collect. When you’re at events, or stores, little random items can really add life to a room, and give it character. I like to buy these things for when I have a project like this, because it give the room a more comfy and lived in feel.

If you haven’t seen the Emily house from Scarlet Creative, it is a gorgeous piece of work. I really love the things that they do there.

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This is all until next time. I will try really hard to update this more often.

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The Trompe Loeil Fisher Point Cottage

I really loved this cottage when I saw it at a recent event. I have to admit that I don’t really need a new cottage or house, but Trompe Loeil makes such beautiful things that I couldn’t resist. And I think that one of the best ways to build a home design “wardrobe” in Second Life is to check out events where items are often going to be sold more cheaply anyway.

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In the background is a pool feature (also from Trompe Loeil) that I will talk about another time. Continue reading “The Trompe Loeil Fisher Point Cottage”

Style Doesn’t Have To Be Pricey

This is my first post here, so try to go easy on me. 🙂

There will be two really important “streams” to this blog, but they both converge. The idea of the House Dressing blog is that I want to show how you can create your own style through being eclectic and without necessarily spending a lot of money in world.

Just like with creating an outfit, it is important to have a solid “library” of things to build from.

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This is our front porch. The build itself is the Bozeman Barn from Barnesworth Anubis. You’ve probably seen it before, because it seems to be pretty popular among Second Life people. It is nice because it is modifiable, which means that you can change textures and make alterations to the build itself.

The new centerpiece of this porch is the potted string light from Floorplan, from the 9/11/15 edition of Fifty Linden Friday. The “Beware Pickpockets And Loose Women” sign is a favorite of mine, also from Floorplan. The bicycles are from a pack from {what next} called the Decorative Huntington Bicycle. The LGBT flag is the Pride Flag from Apple Fall. The rug is LISP, the Faded Summer Rug.

This look is my transition from summer to fall. The bicycles will probably get picked up once “Fall” is in full force, but for now we can hold on to them. This is what I mean by “having a solid library” of decorative items that you can use. If you watch events you can find pieces that you can store away for a rainy day (or the next time that you decide to rez a new home and fill it with furniture). However you find the pieces for your library, it is important to remember to create your own voice when you decorate. Yes, look at real life magazine and the Flickr streams of creators and bloggers, but you really, really need to think about coming up with your style, your voice when you create your space in Second Life.

Everything in world is prefab, what matters is how you assemble things. Your personal style is the jigsaw puzzle and the signs, posters, plants and pieces of furniture that you pick up are the puzzle pieces.

Welcome to House Dressing, I hope that over the course of this blog I show you my voice and my style as we look around the virtual world to find the things that will end up being your home.

Land Impacts: Floorplan potted string light [3], Floorplan “beware” sign [1], {what next} Decorative Huntington Bicycle [6 each], LISP Faded Summer Rug [1].