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Designing Worlds visits the Home and Garden Expo – Part 2!

Designing Worlds Cafe at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Designing Worlds Cafe at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In our new episode of Designing Worlds, we are paying a second visit to the Home and Garden Expo. The Expo ran from 27th February to 21st March, and was a fabulous event with amazing displays of homes and furnishings, gardens and landscaping, and a range of art displays.

Join us at 2pm today Monday 29th March when you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or join us for our Watch Party in the Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams at 2pm SLT.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this show, we explore the beautiful Designing Worlds cafe, in a building created by Danny Bourne, and landscaped and decorated for us by undercoverlady, visit the fun location of Waffleville (created for tiny.dinkie/petite designers and shoppers) with Kaerri Rae, organiser of the Expo, and talk to Stingray Raymaker, Ambassador for the American Cancer Society in Second Life.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we also take a look at the Home Decorating Contest, talking to four of the contestants: Prokofy Neva, Terra Tepper, Madison Granger and Corvi Ashdene. Wildstar Beaumont has also supplied one of his wonderful slideshows of the decorated homes too! To find out the results … see this post!

Houses in the Decorating Contest at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Houses in the Decorating Contest at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Finally, we take part in the beautiful lantern ceremony.

It makes for a gorgeous show, so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

And if you missed last week’s show – which was the first part of our visit to the Home and Garden Expo, you can see it here:

DW431 – Home & Garden Expo 2021 – I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

To find out more about the Home and Garden Expo, visit the website: https://slhomeandgardenexpo.wordpress.com/ – and discover how you can be part of it next year!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest: The Results!

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This year’s Home and Garden Expo Contest raised an amazing total of 177,945 Lindens. That’s over 18,000 more Lindens than last year, and a total of US$446,03.

The winners of the contest were:

1st Prize: Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong for House 1 – The Palomar by Maven Homes

House Number 1: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong
House Number 1: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong

2nd Prize: Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident for House 10 – The Beach House by Scarlet Creative

House Number 10: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident
House Number 10: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident

3rd Prize: angeleise Resident for House 12 – The Skwer by Maven Homes

House Number 12: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by angeleise Resident
House Number 12: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by angeleise Resident

The Writer’s Prize went to Prokofy Neva for her story and images attached to House 9 – The Mira by Maven Homes, with honourable mentions to Corvi Ashedene (House 3 – The Skwer by Maven Homes) and dergirlo Resident (House 6 – The Mira by Maven Homes).

House Number 9: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Prokofy Neva
House Number 9: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Prokofy Neva

You can see a full list of the prizes the winners received here.

In addition, all the contestants received the following prizes:

  1. 1k giftcard from Kes Styx from Multifarious Conceptions, or a custom build of their choice.
  2. One room of furniture of their choice from Roxy Bergiere of Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store to each decorator in the contest.
  3. And from Kaerri, the set of lilies that decorated the table in the Theatre on Hope 3.
Kaerri and Saffia in conversation at the Theatre on Hope 3, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Kaerri and Saffia in conversation at the Theatre on Hope 3, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

Prizes for the Home and Decorating Contest!

As of this morning, the total raised by the voting in the Home and Garden Decorating Contest is higher than last year’s – standing at 159,845 Linden Dollars – that’s 670.30 in US dollars!

Thank you all so much – but let’s keep the votes rolling in – the polls (aka RFL Kiosks) are now open on Hope 3 until 12 noon on Sunday 21st March!

 House Number 1: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong
House Number 1: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong

And we have a list of the fabulous prizes that will be won too, thanks to the generosity of the Home & Garden Expo merchants!

The results of the contest will be announced on Sunday 21st March at the Show and Tell event in the theatre on Hope 3.

House Number 2: The Villa Barona by Ecila Lane of La Petite Vie, decorated by Chloe Dolores
House Number 2: The Villa Barona by Ecila Lane of La Petite Vie, decorated by Chloe Dolores

1st Prize

Presented by Krystali Rabeni of LOVE SUPERSTORE: 5000L Gift card
Presented by Steele Wilder/Jennifer Steele of Chef’s House: 2000L Gift Certificate
Presented by Kammie2 Resident of Twisted Thorn Textures: 1K Linden Gift Card
Presented by eithne Blaylock of Crystal Witch: L$500 gift card
Presented by Marea2007 Praga of ART & FASHION (Woman/Man Clothing Line/Surreal Sculptures): A Surreal Sculpture

 House Number 3: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Corvi Ashdene
House Number 3: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Corvi Ashdene

Presented by raydenrider resident of XPOSEure: Complete Pose Collection from XPOSEure
Presented by Eric Bloodrose of Polymorph: 500L$ Gift Card
Presented by Annakari Genesis of Dragonsworn: 500 linden gift card to my store
Presented by Tiffy Vella of Eclectica: Eclectica-Curiosities-50’s-Kitchen-Wall-Clock- 6 colours
Presented by OnaJourney Resident of Journey’s End: Moroccan Elephant Fountain
Presented by Alidia Loire of .: RatzCatz :.: 1000 L$ Store Gift Card

 House Number 4: The Lido House by Hattie Panacek of Ex Machina, decorated by AvaJean Westland

House Number 4: The Lido House by Hattie Panacek of Ex Machina, decorated by AvaJean Westland

Presented by SimplifyKidd (Gordon Cole) of Things That Think: The Real Wardrobe + 60% off one product from Things That Think
Presented by Sethos Lionheart of Wythburn: Bistro Patio Set
Presented by Scottlong Resident of Scott’s Fabrications: $400L Gift Card
Presented by Cain Maven of Maven Homes: The Sonoma: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/The-Sonoma/18799007
Presented by kewlmonke Zepp of KoreTech: KoreTech MyDesk Pro
Presented by JolieElle Parfort of Art Dreams Gallery: A Painting of the winner’s choice

House Number 5: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Terra Tepper
House Number 5: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Terra Tepper

Presented by Chiana0 Resident of Widdershins: 3 items of their choosing from my store (per designer, no need to split)
Presented by Popikone Resident (Poppy) of N/A Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/141810250@N04/albums/page2: 5 of my art prints of choice from current expo ( as sold in vendors ) alternatively chose from my Flickr albums
Presented by SavannahRaye of The Reckless Angel: 1000L worth of gift cards
Presented by Coco Firegrave of @home: 1000L gift card
Presented by Lilith Sablatnig of LozMac Designs: 500 L$ Gift Card for LozMac Designs

 House Number 6: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by dergirlo Resident

House Number 6: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by dergirlo Resident

2nd Prize

Presented by Krystali Rabeni of LOVE SUPERSTORE; 2000L gift card
Presented by Steele Wilder/Jennifer Steele of Chef’s House; 1000L Gift Certificate
Presented by Kammie2 Resident of Twisted Thorn Textures; 500L Gift Card
Presented by Marea2007 Praga of ART & FASHION (Woman/Man Clothing Line/Surreal Sculptures); A complete Outfit for woman with real art texture
Presented by raydenrider resident of XPOSEure; 4 Fatpacks of Poses
Presented by Eric Bloodrose of Polymorph; Queen Nefertiti bust statue
Presented by Annakari Genesis of Dragonsworn; 250 linden gift card to my store
Presented by Tiffy Vella of Eclectica; Eclectica-Curiosities-50’s-Kitchen-Wall-Clock- 6 colours
Presented by OnaJourney Resident of Journey’s End; Elephant Cocktail Table

House Number 7: Casa Blanca by Danny Bourne of reBourne Prefabs, decorated by Tiny Twig
House Number 7: Casa Blanca by Danny Bourne of reBourne Prefabs, decorated by Tiny Twig

Presented by Alidia Loire of .: RatzCatz :.; 500 L$ Store Gift Card
Presented by SimplifyKidd (Gordon Cole) of Things That Think; The Real Shelf + 40% off one product from Things That Think
Presented by Sethos Lionheart of Wythburn; Hammock
Presented by Scottlong Resident of Scott’s Fabrications; $300L Gift Card
Presented by kewlmonke Zepp of KoreTech; KoreTech MyPhone 12
Presented by JolieElle Parfort of Art Dreams Gallery; A Painting of the winner’s choice
Presented by Chiana0 Resident of Widdershins; 2 items of their choosing from my store (per designer, no need to split)
Presented by Popikone Resident (Poppy) of N/A Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/141810250@N04/albums/page2; 3 art from my current expo or alternatively choose from my Flickr albumslbums
Presented by SavannahRaye of The Reckless Angel; 500L gift cards
Presented by Coco Firegrave of @home; 500L gift card
Presented by Lilith Sablatnig of LozMac Designs; 250 L$ Gift Card for LozMac Designs

House Number 8: Casa Blanca by Danny Bourne of reBourne Prefabs, decorated by Chic Aeon
House Number 8: Casa Blanca by Danny Bourne of reBourne Prefabs, decorated by Chic Aeon

3rd Prize

Presented by Krystali Rabeni of LOVE SUPERSTORE: 1000L gift card
Presented by Steele Wilder/Jennifer Steele of Chef’s House: 500L Gift Certificate
Presented by Kammie2 Resident of Twisted Thorn Textures: 250L Gift Card
Presented by Marea2007 Praga of ART & FASHION (Woman/Man Clothing Line/Surreal Sculptures): A complete Outfit for Man with real art texture
Presented by raydenrider resident of XPOSEure: 2 Fatpacks of Poses
Presented by Eric Bloodrose of Polymorph: Egyptian Falcon statue
Presented by Annakari Genesis of Dragonsworn: 100 linden gift card to my store

 House Number 9: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Prokofy Neva

House Number 9: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Prokofy Neva

Presented by Tiffy Vella of Eclectica: Eclectica-Curiosities-50’s-Kitchen-Wall-Clock- 6 colours
Presented by OnaJourney Resident of Journey’s End: Sakura Fruit Bowl Set
Presented by Alidia Loire of .: RatzCatz :.: .: RatzCatz :. Modern Leaves Lamps – Set
Presented by SimplifyKidd (Gordon Cole) of Things That Think: The Real Jewelry Box + 25% off one product from Things That Think
Presented by Sethos Lionheart of Wythburn: Lavender in Swan Planter
Presented by Scottlong Resident of Scott’s Fabrications: $200L Gift Card
Presented by kewlmonke Zepp of KoreTech: KoreTech MyPad Pro
Presented by JolieElle Parfort of Art Dreams Gallery: A Painting of the winner’s choice

House Number 10: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident
House Number 10: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident

Presented by Chiana0 Resident of Widdershins: 1 items of their choosing from my store (per designer, no need to split)
Presented by Popikone Resident (Poppy) of N/A Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/141810250@N04/albums/page2: 2 art works from the current expo as in my gallery
Presented by SavannahRaye of The Reckless Angel: 250L
Presented by Coco Firegrave of @home: 300L gift card
Presented by Lilith Sablatnig of LozMac Designs: 150 L$ Gift Card for LozMac Designs

 House Number 11: The Lido House by Hattie Panacek of Ex Machina, decorated by Gem Henly

House Number 11: The Lido House by Hattie Panacek of Ex Machina, decorated by Gem Henly

Story Prize (for best written or photographic story – you can see details of those on this page)

Presented by Krystali Rabeni of LOVE SUPERSTORE: 5000L gift card
Presented by Steele Wilder/Jennifer Steele of Chef’s House: 22 Item Food Platter
Presented by Kammie2 Resident of Twisted Thorn Textures: 500L Gift Card
Presented by Marea2007 Praga of ART & FASHION (Woman/Man Clothing Line/Surreal Sculptures): Surreal Sculpture
Presented by raydenrider resident of XPOSEure: L$500 GC
Presented by Eric Bloodrose of Polymorph: Vintage Couple Chair [PG]

House Number 12: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by angeleise Resident
House Number 12: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by angeleise Resident

Presented by Annakari Genesis of Dragonsworn: a job? I could use someone like that LOL… lets go with gift card 500 linden again. 🙂
Presented by Tiffy Vella of Eclectica: Eclectica-Curiosities-50’s-Kitchen-Wall-Clock- 6 colours
Presented by OnaJourney Resident of Journey’s End: Sakura Pitcher Bowl Set
Presented by Alidia Loire of .: RatzCatz :.: .: RatzCatz :. Twisted Fountain – All Styles in One (yet unreleased ^^)
Presented by SimplifyKidd (Gordon Cole) of Things That Think: The Foldable Blanket + 50% off one product from Things That Think
Presented by Sethos Lionheart of Wythburn: Teardrop Swing Chair
Presented by Scottlong Resident of Scott’s Fabrications: $500L Gift Card
Presented by Cain Maven of Maven Homes: The Eco IV: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/The-Eco-IV-Contemporary-Home-Unfurnished/1100288

House Number 13: The Villa Barona by Ecila Lane of La Petite Vie, decorated by Kesi Heartsong
House Number 13: The Villa Barona by Ecila Lane of La Petite Vie, decorated by Kesi Heartsong

Presented by kewlmonke Zepp of KoreTech: KoreTech MyPod Classic
Presented by JolieElle Parfort of Art Dreams Gallery: A Painting of the winner’s choice
Presented by Chiana0 Resident of Widdershins: 1 item of their choosing from my store
Presented by Popikone Resident (Poppy) of N/A Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/141810250@N04/albums/page2: of my art prints from current expo ( as sold in vendors ) alternatively chose from my Flickr albums
Presented by SavannahRaye of The Reckless Angel: ANY 5 items in store for free and 250L gift card
Presented by Coco Firegrave of @home: Camping set

 House Number 14: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Madison Gardner

House Number 14: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Madison Gardner

 

 

 

 

Back by Popular Demand – Talks in the Expo Theatre

After Tuesday’s very popular talk by residents of Bellisseria in the Theatre on Hope 3, we have rescheduled our talks for the weekend.

First of all we have the return of our Bellisserian friends to talk about life on the continent, in terms of design, community and events.

Then, on Sunday 21st March, at 2pm SLT, we will have our final Talk, a Show and Tell event, where where creators can bring their work and display and discuss it with the audience. These events are always very popular – and more so this time, perhaps, because we will also be releasing the names of the winners of the Home & Garden Expo Decorating Contest.

Vote for your Favourite Decorated Home!

The fourteen homes on Hope Street on Hope 3  have now all been decorated – and it’s time for YOU to come and vote for your favorite/s!

The way you vote is simple. There’s no need to bring your driver’s licence or any other form of identification – anyone can vote at any time!

Outside each of the fourteen houses in Hope Street is a kiosk for Relay for Life. You add your vote by paying Lindens into a kiosk – and the more Lindens you add, the more votes the house/s you have chosen will get.


If you like more than one house, it’s not a problem – you can vote for as few or as many of the houses as you want.

And every Linden you drop into a kiosk in Hope Street will go to Relay for Life!

You can read more about the houses and what the decorators tell us about them here.

 

 

Here are the finalists for the Home Decorating Contest!

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The draw has now taken place for the fourteen finalists for the Home Decorating Contest.

These are the finalists:

House 1:  The Palomar by Maven Homes will be decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong
House 2: The Villa Barona by La Petite Vie will be decorated by Chloe Dolores
House 3: The Skwer by Maven Homes will be decorated by Corvi Ashdene
House 4: The Lido House by Ex Machina will be decorated by AvaJean Westland
House 5: The Beach House by Scarlet Creative will be decorated by Terra Tepper
House 6: The Mira by Maven Homes (NB for tinies, dinkies or petites) will be decorated by dergirlo Resident
House 7: Casa Blanca by reBourne Prefabs will be decorated by Tiny Twig
House 8: Casa Blanca by reBourne Prefabs will be decorated by Chic Aeon
House 9: The Mira by  Maven Homes (NB for tinies, dinkies or petites) will be decorated by Prokofy Neva
House 10: The Beach House by Scarlet Creative will be decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident
House 11: The Lido House by Ex Machina will be decorated by Gem Henly
House 12: The Skwer by Maven Homes will be decorated by angeleise resident
House 13: The Villa Barona by La Petite Vie will be decorated by Kesi Heartsong
House 14: The Palomar by Maven Homes will be decorated by Madison Gardner

There are three reserves:
Marianne Little
Popikone Resident ( ღpoppyღ )
Liz Wilner

You can see pictures of the Homes they will be decorating on the Competition page and, of course, you can go and see what they are doing on Hope 3!

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The finalists have until March 12th to complete their decoration – after that, all visitors to the Expo will be able to vote for their favourites!

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Each contestant (or team) can decorate in any style they wish that suits their house, but they MUST include AT LEAST THREE items purchased from RFL vendors at the Home and Garden Expo.

People will vote for the final winner by donating to a kiosk set outside each of the houses. Each Linden donated to Relay for Life in these kiosks will count as a vote.

Timeline
1. Decorating to take place between noon on March 6th – the end of March 12th.
2. Voting will run from March 13th – the end of March 17th. Votes will be placed by adding Lindens into the kiosk in front of each house.
3. The result will be announced on March 18th.

In the meantime, why not take a look at what the decorators accomplished last time?


DW415 – Home & Garden Expo 2020 II from Richard Elen on Vimeo. Coverage of the contest starts at 19.25.

Last Day to enter the Home Decorating Contest!

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Today, Friday March 5th, is the last day to enter the Home and Garden Decorating contest – but you have until midnight to get your entries in, either by the mailboxes on Hope 3, or through the web form at: https://forms.gle/tunqsajM9QXsQRwb6.

Your mission is to choose one of the fourteen houses set out on Hope 3 to be decorated. You can see details of all those homes on the Contest page on this website. Actually, to increase your chances of winning a place in the contest, you can choose THREE.

Details of how to enter the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Details of how to enter the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

To enter, click on the sign boards set out along the street of competition houses on Hope 3 which will give you the rules AND a competition entry form. Fill that in and post it in one of the blue mailboxes on the street (next to the sign) by the end of Friday, March 5th OR fill in the form on the web: https://forms.gle/tunqsajM9QXsQRwb6.

Timetable:
February 28th – March 5th – people apply for the competition, stating which house they would like to decorate.
March 6th – 12th – the competitors decorate their houses and gardens
March 13th – 17th – visitors to the Expo can vote on which house and garden they like best.

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

People will vote by donating to a kiosk set outside each of the houses (these will be set up once decorating is finished). Each Linden donated to Relay for Life in these kiosks will count as a vote.

Competitors can work alone or in pairs or in a small team.

 

The Home and Garden Decorating Contest is back!

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Last year  our Home and Garden Decorating Competition had sixteen houses – and we were blown away by the standard of work you all produced!

Not only that – the competition also raised the amazing sum of 159,288 Lindens – that’s US$615.93 in total!

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

So this year it is back, with a very sneaky twist. This year we are cutting the number of prims/li you have to build with!

The houses are fourteen different builds, including two of seven different styles, including beach houses, tiny homes and one with a distinctively Mexican feel – the new Casa Blanca from Danny Bourne.  Full details will appear in the blog and on the Home Decorating page shortly and you will, of course, be able to explore the full range at the Expo!

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

These homes and gardens will be decorated by fourteen finalists who will have 350 prims (land impact) to decorate the Home and the surrounding Garden area.

The finalists will be chosen by a raffle draw made by Saffia Widdershins, who will draw the names out of the equivalent of a Second Life hat (a random name generator script).

The finalists will be each assigned one of the fourteen houses, based on their preferences. Competitors can work alone or in pairs or in a small team.

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Each contestant (or team) can decorate in any style they wish that suits their house, but they MUST include AT LEAST THREE items purchased from RFL vendors at the Home and Garden Expo.

People will vote for the final winner by donating to a kiosk set outside each of the houses. Each Linden donated to Relay for Life in these kiosks will count as a vote.

Details of how to enter the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Details of how to enter the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Timeline
1. Entries to be submitted by the end of March 5th
2. Decorating to take place between noon on March 6th – the end of March 12th.
3. Voting will run from March 13th – the end of March 17th. Votes will be placed by adding Lindens into the kiosk in front of each house.
4. The result will be announced on March 18th.

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In the meantime, why not take a look at what the decorators accomplished last time?


DW415 – Home & Garden Expo 2020 II from Richard Elen on Vimeo. Coverage of the contest starts at 19.25.

The Winners of the Home and Garden Decorating Contest – and a Little Addition

All images by Wildstar Beaumont

The Home and Decorating raised 159,288 Lindens – that’s US$615.93 in total!

You can see a list of the prizes they won here.

The winners of the contest were:

Decorating Contest - House 8
Decorating Contest – House 8

1st Place: Jarrod Beck for House 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels

Decorating Contest - House 4
Decorating Contest – House 4

2nd Place: Ororeia Resident & Kyra Nachtigal for House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven

Decorating Contest - House 5
Decorating Contest – House 5

3rd Place: House 5: Aja Direwytch for Barn House by RVi Design

In addition …

We invited the competitors to submit stories to go with their homes, if they wanted to, and several did. You can read these stories by clicking on the signs by the gates of each house. We were so impressed by the stories that we decided to run a second competition for the best three stories.

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

These will be judged and the results announced at the Final Lantern Ceremony at 4pmSLT on the roof of the theatre on Hope 3 – when we all ride the Lanterns (more details about that to come).

And that will be followed by a party in the gardens of the Designing Worlds cafe at the Expo (designed by undercoverlady), dj’d by DaveOSaurus.

If you would like to donate a prize/s for the story competition, there is a form here: https://forms.gle/m7K6ks2U6uoooCX1A

 

Find out the results of the Home and Garden Decorating Contest!

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition is now finished!

The winners will be announced at 2pm SLT today at the Decorating Street – which will give people a chance to inspect all the houses (and maybe donate a little more to Relay for Life of Second Life!

And to whet your appetite for the announcement of the results … here are the fantastic prizes that stores have generously donated!

Participating Store First Prize Second Prize Third Prize
=EC Designs= Gift Card – 1000L Gift Card – 750L Gift Card – 500L
Ashbourne & Co. Fine Jewellers L$500 gift card L$250 Gift Card L$100 Gift Card
Casa de Bebe Gift Card L$2500 Gift Card L$1500 Gift Card L$1000
Dench Designs Raithby Kitchen Collection (Kitchen, Sink & Fridge – All Animated) Sherwood Collection (Log Seating, Campfire, Tree, Table – All Animated)
Spilsby Collection (Seating, Fountain, BBQ, Prep Table – All animated)
Digitize 1000l Digitize Gift Card 500l Digitize Gift Card 300l Digitize Gift Card
DINKIE DUDS TEA CUP PLANTER WALL ART GOLDEN VASE SET
HOME SWEET HOME PICTURE
DLS: Dreamin’ Leaf Studios DLS Atelier Work Table & Work Stool DLS Atelier Daybed
DLS Atelier Entrance Rug
Dragonsworn 200 gift card 100 gift card 50 gift card
FaceDesk – Creative Creations Love Nest Season Tree – ADULT Kingston Elegance Bedroom Set *PG* Animesh Penguin Pet
FlyingArts LL$ 400 Gift Card (can be split into 2 L$200 for a duo win) L$ 200 Gift Card
Galland Homes Galland Homes L$1000 Gift Cert. Galland Homes L$500 Gift Cert.
Galland Homes L$500 Gift Cert.
GardenCenterSimona Gift Card 2000 LS Gift Card 1500 LS Gift Card 1000 LS
Highgod Originals HighGod MiniFrig No.1 (original mesh item) HighGod StonerShelf Lamp (original mesh item)
HighGod LitSmall Stoner (original mesh item)
IC From Within – Original Art by ilyra Longing for May by ilyra chardin (2D Art)    
Kitty Creations 2500 gift card 1500 gift card 1000 gift card
LoPo 1000L$ gift card 500L$ gift card 250L$ gift card
Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store a furnished Country Romance Cottage a modular rooftop garden with greenhouse our new “Spring Karma” bedroom & living room set
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Voting has now started in the Home and Garden Decorating Contest!

Voting in the Home and Garden Decorating Contest is really easy – and you can join in by exploring the newly decorated homes on Hope 3!

All the fourteen houses have been decorated, and RFL kiosks have been placed outside each home.

Every Linden you pay into the kiosks counts as a vote – you can vote as much and as often as you like, and you can vote for as many houses as you want!

Voting will close at midnight SLT on March 12th.

For information on the individual houses, click on the house name signs outside each home on Hope 3. You’ll find stories, links to pictures and blog posts!

More information about the individual houses will be posted here soon.

Home and Garden Decorating Contest: The Decorators are at Work!

Photos of the individual houses by Wildstar Beaumont

The fourteen homes on Hope 3 now all have decorators – and until 26th February, the decorators will be at work. After that you get the chance to vote on their efforts!

Each contestant (or team) can decorate in any style they wish that suits their house, but they MUST include AT LEAST THREE items purchased from RFL vendors at the Home and Garden Expo.

There are fourteen houses in nine different designs.

Houses 1 and 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels
Houses 1 and 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels

House Numbers 1 and 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels
House Number 1 will be decorated by Arween Whitfield
House Number 8 will be decorated by Jarrod Beck

Houses 2 and 9: Lauren Valley by Galland Homes
Houses 2 and 9: Lauren Valley by Galland Homes

House Numbers 2 and 9: Lauren Valley by Galland Homes
House Number 2 will be decorated by Dictatorshop
House Number 9 will be decorated by CaraTriple

House 3: The Winter Cabin by Loggin' Off Homes
House 3: The Winter Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes

House Number 3: The Winter Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes
House Number 3 will be decorated by Dame Roxan

House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven
House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven

House Number 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven
House Number 4 will be decorated by Ororeia & Kyra Nachtigal

Houses 5 and 12: Barn House by RVi Design
Houses 5 and 12: Barn House by RVi Design

House Numbers 5 and 12: Barn House by RVi Design
House Number 5 will be decorated by Aja Direwytch
House Number 5 will be decorated by SeXXXy Bliss (Silent Hope)

Houses 6 and 13: Natane by Glas Houses
Houses 6 and 13: Natane by Glas Houses

House Numbers 6 and 13: Natane by Glas Houses
House Number 6 will be decorated by Kaerri Rae
House Number 13 will be decorated by DevinVaughn (with assistants Akira Voorhees, and Fullpleasure)

Houses 7 and 14: Martha's Vineyard Cottage by Little Big Designs (a house for tinies, dinkies or petites)
Houses 7 and 14: Martha’s Vineyard Cottage by Little Big Designs (a house for tinies, dinkies or petites)

House Numbers 7 and 14: Martha’s Vineyard Cottage by Little Big Designs (a house for tinies, dinkies or petites)
House Number 7 will be decorated by Prokofy Neva
House Number 14 will be decorated by Mrs Sterling

House 10: The Palomar by Cain Maven
House 10: The Palomar by Cain Maven

House Number 10: The Palomar by Cain Maven
House Number 10 will be decorated by Gem Henley

House 11: The Beach Cabin by Loggin' Off Homes
House 11: The Beach Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes

House Number 11: The Beach Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes
House Number 11 will be decorated by Alec Rogue and Roshy Aura

Why not drop over to the competition on Hope 3 and find out how they are all getting on?

Timetable:
February 13th – 19th – people applied for the competition, stating which house they would like to decorate.
February 19th – 26th- the competitors decorate their houses and gardens
February 27th – March 2nd – visitors to the Expo can vote on which house and garden they like best.
March 4th – the winners will be announced at a special party!

We will be posting more details about the house builds as our decorators share them!