One reason I started this group was to let SL residents know that there are some great home and garden designers out there. So I decided to set myself a challenge – decorate a home with items from Touch of Home designers stores with only 300 prim, which also had to include the house!
Using a small 30×30 platform in the sky here is the first “Touch of Home” makeover!
The first home is a great little lighthouse beach house. Just one room but airy, cosy and just right for a small cove or beach section.
This cute cottage was built by Mac Shoreman of Shoreman Designs and co-owner of Thingies. It can come with or without the lighthouse attached, same with the dock. It’s less than 60 prims and is a fantastic little cottage. The cute mermaid picture next to the front door is from Tab Tatham of Tatty Soup.
I recommend the dock – it gives you an outdoor space for relaxing by the ocean on this great hammock by Honey Lustre of Lustre Designs, also the other co-owner of Thingies. The bamboo pot plant is by Wipster Baxter of Scandanavian Designs.
Or you can enjoy a few hours watching the big one get away fishing with Sway Dench’s fishing bucket, from Sways, which comes with fishing animation and fishing rod.
Inside the airy cottage is plenty of room to set up your own beach hideaway. Facing the big sculpted windows are these great items, including the country tub chair with 18 animations! The chair and matching table are by Carlotta Ceawlin of Dreamscapes Art Gallery. On the table are a lantern by Honey Luster of Lustre Designs and my own daisy pot plant from L’aize Dayz. The rug and mini oars by the door are also L’aize Dayz products. The pot plant table is another super cute build by Tab Tatham of Tatty Soup.
Next to the chair is my low prim fireplace from L’aize Dayz with a fire you can switch on and off, and comes with crackling fire sounds with adjustable volume. On top of the fireplace are a cute wooden frame from Thaihiti Baroque of Thaino Designs and two beachy knicknacks from Lustre Designs, conch shell and starfish on stands.
Filling up the back of the room are this great sofa from Lustre Designs with two sit menus. Two “home sweet home” wall art pics are from L’aize Dayz. I found the great lighthouse shelf at Sways, the perfect accessory to a lighthouse beach house! Behind the sofa is a fantastic wall unit from Mainit Hellman of Baustein. The shelf and wall unit are both mod so you can add your own bits and pieces.
Search through these great stores and you can discover all sorts of goodies that make your house a home. The suitcase is from L’aize Dayz and the “home” cubes and box of unpacked albums (to go on the wall unit) from Thaino Designs.
After setting up and decorating this home I decided why not celebrate the kick off of this home and garden group by having the trans items as a prize in a competition! All the trans items here could be yours.
Keep an eye on the blog over the next few days for details about the competition (ie once I’ve decided what it is – hey I can’t do everything in one day), but I can tell you the following items will be the prize and you need to be a group member of the Touch of Home group to win!
*Living room sofa by Lustre Designs
*Lighthouse shelf by Sways
*Old suitcase, rug, home sweet home pics and oars by L’aize Dayz
*The Chapman (wall unit) by Baustein
*The lantern, shell and starfish on stands by Lustre Designs
*The mermaid sign and tulip flower pot table by Tatty Soup
*The bamboo pot plant by Scandanavian Designs
*The fishing bucket with rod and animation from Sways
*The beach hammock by Lustre Designs
*The tub country chair and table by Dreamscape Art Gallery
There will be lots more to come for the Touch of Home group, with some great items that will make your SL house a home. I’m already planning the next “make over” for January 2012.
Merry xmas and hope you all have a safe and happy holidays.