Category Archives: kitchen

candy pink.

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A new kitchen from Cory Edo and Trompe Loeil – the Retro Kitchen – available in, like, a trillion colors. A trillion gorgeous colors. This color is candy pink and it’s my #1 favorite. ♥

The Retro Kitchen (available right now at FaMESHed) comes with a rezzer to give you an easy set up like the one above, plus you also get standalone versions of each cabinet and appliance, so you can build your own configuration. That’s good planning right there.

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I love the shine that Cory gets on her metal accents, and I totally love how she uses her brand as, well, as a brand. 🙂 I also prefer a fully stocked cabinet, and Cory includes a bunch of plates and glasses and whatnot – color coordinated, of course – to make it easy to achieve that lived-in look.

My music soulmate, Tegan Serin of floorplan., recently released the adorable Apothecary Chest you can see under the windows. This one is for all your favorite teas.

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And that’s my new favorite chandelier, courtesy of Rayvn Hynes and MudHoney. I love the shape of it and all the little dangly details! It’s also available in several colors, so be sure to check it out!

See the Retro Kitchen from Trompe Loeil at FaMESHed! [SLurl]

Pick up the Apothecary Chest at floorplan.! [SLurl]

Light up your life with the Addison Chandelier at MudHoney! [SLurl]

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kitchen cabinets and appliances: Trompe Loeil – Retro Kitchen (Cory Edo)
muffins: LISP – Bistro Muffin Case (Pandora Popstar)
milk: POST – Mortrud’s Milk Bottle (Van Auster)
kettle: LISP – Kettle Decor (Pandora Popstar)
cookbooks: POST (Van Auster)
wall art: [Commoner] – Scrabble Wall Art (Emery Milneaux)
pot (in the sink): POST – All-Purpose Scullery Pot (Van Auster)
colander: Picnic – antique colander (Nyasyousa Oh)
chandelier: MudHoney – Addison Chandelier (Rayvn Hynes)
daisies: The Loft – White Daisies Pot (Colleen Desmoulins)
chocolate cake: Tres Blah – Pastry Mania – Chocolate Cake (Julliette Westerburg)
salt & pepper: POST – Fairlawn Salt & Pepper Shakers (Van Auster)
lemonade crates & bottles: {vespertine} – Lemonade (Amelie Knelstrom)
dining chairs: The Loft – Roxanne Chair (Colleen Desmoulins)
chalkboard: {vespertine} – daily chalkboard (Amelie Knelstrom)
canisters (on apothecary chest): floorplan. – baking canisters (Tegan Serin)
gumball machine: floorplan. – gumball machine (Tegan Serin)
apothecary chest: floorplan. – apothecary chest (Tegan Serin)
broom: POST – Marquette Broom (Van Auster)
rug: nordari. – weaved. (Jordan Giant)
house: Trompe Loeil – Newport Beach Cottage (Cory Edo)

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sweet tooth.

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It’s time again for The Arcade, an amazing quarterly gacha festival, and I swear it just gets better and better each time! The designers this round have really done amazing things, and I applaud them all!! There are lots of wonderful home and garden items to be had, but I’ll be honest: I am absolutely mental over all the gorgeous food. MENTAL.

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I love really well done food in SL, just to have around as “set dressing”. I think it makes a kitchen or dining room so much more cozy when you can have delicious-looking goodies out and about. For this round of The Arcade, there are three designers who have absolutely stolen my heart (not for the first time): Allegory Malaprop of Schadenfreude, Julliette Westerburg of Tres Blah, and Azure Electricteeth of Tee*fy.

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The colors! The textures! The appliances!!! This isn’t even all that is available from these shops, but I had to give my gacha arm a rest. There is, however, a soft-serve ice cream dispenser from Tee*fy that will be mine. Gacha fates willing, IT WILL BE MINE.

Come try your luck at The Arcade, from now until March 31!! [SLurl]

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Tres Blah (Julliette Westerburg):
Tea Time – Poof Balls
Tea Time – Floral Bunting
Tea Time – Table
Tea Time – Tray of Macarons
Tea Time – Cake
Tea Time – Tin with Flowers
Tea Time – Stacked Cups
Tea Time – TeaPot
Tea Time – Cupcakes

Tee*fy (Azure Electricteeth):
Cotton Candy Maker azure electricteeth
Cotton Candy Set
Beverage Dispenser Fruit Punch
Candy Cake Pops Set
Cake Pop Maker
Popsicle In Ice Pail
Popsicle Maker
Popsicle Maker Tray

Schadenfreude (Allegory Malaprop):
Tako Plate allegory malaprop
Blue Tako Plate-Petits Fours&Orange
Yellow Tako Teacup (tea)
Tako Teacup (tea)
Tako Teacup (hot chocolate)
Tako Creamer
Tako Sugar Bowl
Green Tako Teapot
Lilac Tako Tea Tray

wood backdrop: Second Spaces – Savannah Summer Lounge old wood wall (Elle Kirshner)

by the sea.

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Cory Edo can read my brain.

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Seriously, it’s like she scanned my brain for the absolute best cottage I could dream up. And there it is. The Newport Beach Cottage from Trompe Loeil is available right now at this month’s Collabor88…AND it’s only 288L. 2 8 8. Two eighty eight. 288.

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I only change my SL house, like, once every 3 years…and the Newport is totally making me think about making some changes about a year earlier than scheduled. ♥

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Really, it’s just a gorgeous space. I love almost anything coastal, and this is full of coastal charm. It’s also nice and cozy, so it would be easy to fill up and decorate. These are requirements on my checklist.

Also on my checklist: this Cabinet Hutch, also from Trompe Loeil. Omgah love.

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Do you see that the drawers and cabinets open??? I realize that’s not a function that’s really applicable in SL, but whatever! It brings me joy. That weathered wood also brings me joy…and possibly a bit of glee. ♥

Pick up the Newport Beach Cottage and the Cabinet Hutch right now at Collabor88! [SLurl]

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lights: Barn Light – floorplan. (Tegan Serin)
plants: iTuTu (Kao Sands) and *Tatty Soup* (Tab Tatham)
Croquet set, framed leaves: Savannah Summer Lounge – Second Spaces (Elle Kirshner)
chairs, side table, rug, swing, pillow basket: Nicole Porch – MudHoney (Rayvn Hynes)
guitar: Serendipity Garden set – {What Next} (Winter Thorn)

Muffin case, scales: Bistro Kitchen set – LISP (Pandora Popstar)
coffee maker: {af} (Apple Fall)

timelessly contempo

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It’s a new(ish) month, which means new cycles of our favorite events! Cory Edo of Trompe Loeil has some new and awesome sets out at FaMESHed and Collabor88, and you need to check them out. Have I ever steered you wrong?

At FaMESHed, the Contempo Living Room set! A great funky modern set in lots of bright colors.

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And at Collabor88, the Timeless Kitchen. I love this. Oh, and it’s available in an Adult version, too. WINK WINK.

There are a few more color options available, too. Go see.

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creature of habit.

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For someone as wrapped up in SL home & garden as I am, I surprisingly rarely buy  new furniture and/or change up my own living conditions. I tend to keep the same house for years with not a lot of changes to the interior. I think it’s mostly because I’m lazy. That’s one reason why I hardly ever decorate the houses I’m sent for review. Primarily, it’s because I want to showcase the build on its own without distractions…and secondly, because it just takes too much time to really dress up a space properly. What can ya do?

With that said, though, I have recently strayed outside my usual routine. Bought me a new kitchen. Yep. Sure did. Look at me go.


Well, me being me, I did keep several pieces of my old kitchen, too, and just worked in the new stuff. The new stuff happens to be the Vine “Vite” Bistro Kitchen from LISP Bazaar (Pandora Popstar) and I LOVE IT. It’s currently available at CHIC², a great event celebrating the 2nd birthday of Chic Management. (You need to check out the whole event, lots of nice stuff: clothes, jewelry, skins, hair, furniture, poses, and more!) When I saw the Vine “Vite” Bistro Kitchen, I made a snap decision to redecorate!

 

The table and chairs are part of the Castara Dine-in Kitchen from The Loft, and were in my kitchen already. I’ve also kept some accessories and shelves from that set, too. 

The cabinets along the wall are part of the Vine “Vite” Bistro set, and you guys know how I love surfaces on which to put things, so I lovelovelove having this counter space!

The scale, baskets of bread, pastries, and espresso set are also part of the new set. Pandora has really done a great job with her accessories!

The lamps are my favorite. ♥ They’re texture change, as well.

The white cabinet in the background is one of my own pieces from the Second Spaces shop, and one of my personal favorites.

So there ya go – my new(ish) kitchen! It’s nice and cozy, just like I like it.

I went back and looked at my pics from when I first set this house up in January 2011…and I realize that I have made a few other small changes over the past 18 months…so maybe I’ll share those soon, too. Progress!