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*Second Spaces* Then & Now! part 4

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Welcome to part 4 of the Second Spaces Then & Now series! Those of us who have been in SL for a while know how far design has come over the years. It’s a lot of fun to look back and see what SL looked like in 2005, 2006…and to appreciate the improvements and advancements since then. This series is a fun look at some of SL’s best designers to see how they’ve grown over the years. I also hope this might inspire those who are interested in starting their own designs – everyone has to start somewhere!

[to see previous Then  & Now posts, select “Then & Now” from the Categories drop down on the left of the page!]

Ramos Designs

Susan and xTrojan Ramos are the creative team behind Ramos Designs, a shop that continues to be one of my favorite spots for basics and fundamentals, and one that I recommend frequently to folks just starting down their SL decorating path. Susan told me that she’s deleted her old inventory, so we can’t take a stroll down that memory lane…but she did provide me with some pics of the Ramos store over the years. I love being able to see the physical growth of the brand!

Here’s where Ramos started – the 2004 shop is their very first!

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*Second Spaces* Then & Now! part 3

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then & now

Welcome to part 3 of the Second Spaces Then & Now series! Those of us who have been in SL for a while know how far design has come over the years. It’s a lot of fun to look back and see what SL looked like in 2005, 2006…and to appreciate the improvements and advancements since then. This series is a fun look at some of SL’s best designers to see how they’ve grown over the years. I also hope this might inspire those who are interested in starting their own designs – everyone has to start somewhere!

[to see previous Then  & Now posts, select “Then & Now” from the Categories drop down on the left of the page!]

AMBIANCE Interactive

Desiree Bisiani is the designer behind Ambiance, and I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know her over the past few months. Ambiance is known for — well, being interactive. 🙂 Desiree’s designs today are full of texture change options, tons of animations, a multitude of great accessories, and her room sets are truly full sets – everything you need is included.

Of course, this is Then & Now, so let’s rewind to March/April 2007…

Then: Desiree’s First Bedroom (it didn’t even have a set name 😉 )

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*Second Spaces* Then & Now! part 2

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then & now

Welcome to part 2 of the Second Spaces Then & Now series! Those of us who have been in SL for a while know how far design has come over the years. It’s a lot of fun to look back and see what SL looked like in 2005, 2006…and to appreciate the improvements and advancements since then. This series is a fun look at some of SL’s best designers to see how they’ve grown over the years. I also hope this might inspire those who are interested in starting their own designs – everyone has to start somewhere!

The Loft

Anyone who has read this blog knows that I love The Loft. Like, seriously love it. Colleen Desmoulins is the designer and has been my biggest inspiration to 1) get started in SL design and 2) keep at it. When I originally found The Loft store –  back when it was a medium-sized shop on some sim or another – that’s when I realized what SL can offer in the way of interior design. Colleen’s work gets better and better with each new set, and I have really enjoyed watching the progression.

Of course, as mentioned in Part 1 of this series — everyone has to start somewhere. 🙂 Colleen sent me a few items from her earliest collections, circa early 2006  — without further adieu, let’s check ’em out. 😉

Then: Sage Sofa Chair, Dru Loveseat, Dru Coffee Table

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That’s right – soak up the non-sculpted, visible-poseball goodness! 🙂 But wait, there’s more!

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*Second Spaces* Then & Now! part 1

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then & now

Welcome to the Second Spaces Then & Now series! Those of us who have been in SL for a while know how far design has come over the years. It’s a lot of fun to look back and see what SL looked like in 2005, 2006…and to appreciate the improvements and advancements since then. This series will be a fun look at some of SL’s best designers to see how they’ve grown over the years. I also hope this might inspire those who are interested in starting their own designs – everyone has to start somewhere!

[ba] Barnesworth Anubis

Then: Valencia House

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