Monday, June 29, 2009

Just because it's pretty....

And also so I get one more post in before the end of June!

I have several of these sofa sets, in different colors. There is a dark version with darker shading and the lighter version you see here. All are tintable. I like to play around with the colors and pillow colors, matching the rugs. Each has several sit animations in each cushion, plus the sofa has MLP. The sofas are $299 and the loveseats $199.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Win an Apartment Full of La Galleria Furnishings!

When Prim Perfect magazine invited me to be their Designer of the Month for June, I thought "Oh, goody!" - and then they told me I would be decorating a cabin on the Galaxy Cruise ship. Now, as it turns out, this cabin was quite large, which is good, but I would be limited to 300 prims, which is -- a challenge. As it turned out, it was a good exercise in analyzing how I could lose prims without sacrificing quality. I was not able to use some of my very favorite things, of course -- I did so want to use my leopard skin occasional chairs -- but I used a lot of things from the Low Prim section of the store, and did away with a lot of shadows.

The cabin has low ceilings and dark paneling, so I covered the floors with wood, painted, and wallpapered. :-) And yes, that took some of my precious prims.

Prim Perfect has a contest in which you can win ALL the furnishings (as well as free rent for the cabin for a month). All you need to do is find the prim count on the items shown on p.66 by visiting the stores, and sending in your notecard to Prim Perfect with the totals. Seems pretty simple. Prim Perfect's web version of the magazine can be found here.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summertime = Partytime!

Invite your friends over and spend the day having a cookout!


Touch the grill to get a menu to rez uncooked burgers or barbecued chicken -- then after a bit, "turn" the meat over by rezzing the cooked versions!

To cook the meat on the grill, touch the cannister to get the turner or tongs (for owner only) -- accept the animation then click on the turner or tongs to "wear" them. You don't have to dig around in inventory for them!

Guests may touch the bag of potato chips for a chip, or the soda or beer can for a drink.


To eat, touch the picnic table for the menu and choose your food and number of guests! Touch the food to get food or fork and start eating! Rez the ice chest and guests can touch the cans for a soda or beer.

Food Items:

Appetizers -- Chips & Salsa with Margarita or Cheese & Fruit with Wine

Meals -- Barbecued Chicken with Grilled Corn and Tomato Slice, or Cheeseburgergs with Potato Chips.

Dessert -- Cherry Pie or Cookies

Each picnic bench has three "seats", each with a male and female dining animation.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Designer of the Month -- Endora McAndrews

La Galleria's Designer of the Month for June is Endora McAndrews, who owns a beautiful Virginia style house in a beach community. She does a lot of entertaining: "I have family all over SL. This house is sort of like an adult play house. We are all busy, but we meet a lot and barbecue a lot and enjoy each other's company as if we were in real life."

Endora's friend and housemate Angelinne Cazalet was helpful in the set up of the furniture in the house, and did the landscaping you see.

While most of the decor is soft, muted colors in traditional, classic style, Endora created flair by skillfully blending touches of Asian, Contemporary, Victorian, and Western. "I decorate for comfort", Endora says.

The result is a design consistent with with classic style of the house, but with a crisp, contemporary feel -- perfect for the warm and welcoming gathering place it is.