When I was in the U.S the first time, I was lucky enough to spend a majority of the time in Boston. I love Boston, I could live there happily for the remainder of my days. One day we went to my families holiday house, and it was a beach house much like the one featured in todays post. It was so beautiful, even more so as it was right on the waters edge, not the beach side, but the lake side. The area was so amazing, one thin road separated the two…it was breathtaking.
The Newport Beach House – that is at this months Collabor88 by Trompe Loeil – is laid out so that you can do a lot of entertaining. An L shaped living area at the front of the house, allows you to split it up into a chill area,for listening to music on your scarlet apple record play – also a collabor88 item – which is just so rustic and cute. Then you have the plush seating area, where you can enjoy coffee and a chat with friends or colleagues. Then to business with the other side of the room, that makes space for a desk area, and possibly some low shelving for books. Mind you, with all the windows, I would be way distracted all the time – lucky the whole house comes with the option to close the windows from peeping toms and to give you some privacy also.
Walking through the wide doorway, you will find an area for a piano, which is so fun and has a whole lot of poses in it. Then into the spacious rumpus room/kitchen dining area. The kitchen is also by Trompe Loeil, and is easily pulled apart to fit into any space. It originally comes with its own backing walls – tiled – but I unlinked those. In RL my old kitchen used to be all yellow and blue, so this was exactly how I wanted it to look, with the addition of some key parts from Artilleri, and other great designers.
Upstairs, the bedroom space is smaller than I would have thought from outside, but seeing as it is built as a holiday get away, I am thinking it is more for a single or couple, not family with kids. The bed is modified, I removed the bed head so that it would fit under the window, adding some other bits and pieces from other Trompe Loeil releases, bringing all the lovely greens together.
The walls of the inside of the house are actually also tinted, to warm up the space a little. Go into edit on, select edit linked and then select face, and once you have all the parts tint away. It really gives it more of a wall papered look. So go and grab your own version, as the price for it at Collabor88 is fabulous.
The clothing I am wearing are also Collabo88 items, the tee*fy tank and skirt are mesh, and the tank comes in either solid or sheer options. The fabrics are beautiful and the colours are lovely, I do hope that eventually there will be more colours, as they are really easy to make ‘go to’ items. I am wearing the size up in the skirt though, as the very end of the hemline cut into my legs a little, but that would be more to do with the size of my legs, than anything else. So be sure to demo demo demo.
Three gorgeous new styles of hair from Exile. They are so sexy and work perfectly with these looks, I especially love the ‘Stay the Night” style which is all sorts of RAWR.
A big thanks to Whimsy Winx for helping me move furniture around, even adding some of her own…and of course doing all the ironing lol, she is so adorable.
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Props, Furniture, Build :
Newport Beach House – Trompe Loeil @ Collabor88/January
Rocker Coastal – LISP
Mismatched Dining Old Keys are ART – Second Spaces
Pallet Lounger, Contempo Circle Table Yellow, Quilted Mannequin, Club Chair Corduroy, Loveseat Corduroy, Composite Endtable, Shelf with Framed Imagine Quote – Trompe Loeil
Authentic Box of records – Headhunters Island
Vintage Crate with Record Player, Wood Cage Lamp – Scarlet Apple @ Collabor88/Jan
Ironing board V2 (wood) – Follow Us
Ellis - LeLutka
Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka
Ava - Belleza
Stay the Night, Little Tails, Don’t Wait – Exile
Emily mini flare skirt, Ana slouchy satin tank – Tee*fy @ Collabor88/January
Bra top – Maitreya
Peter collar crochet sweater – Nylon Outfitters
Bodysuit – Sur+
MariJen shoes (tinted socks) – Maubray
Milli Swirls Earrings, Candy Bangle (modded into single bangle) – Maubray
Mesh Hands – SLink