Elegance by Elysa's Designer's Blog

Curved Social Sofas
Gracefully curved sofa with lush upholstery on a carved wood base. Seats up to 7, with three singles cushions, and two bolsters with singles and cuddles. Throw pillows have 54 M&F sits; bolsters have 22 charming couples cuddles plus 54 M&F sits. Rezzes books & laptops. Gives various beverages to drink.

EbE Curved Social Sofa (aubergine) ADcEbE Curved Social Sofa (caribbean) ADc

It's Official!
It's officially finished, pics taken and it's in the vendors and on MP! Here are the final pics:

EbE The Royal Goth Mansion ADcEbE The Royal Goth Mansion - Grand Entrance Hall2EbE The Royal Goth Mansion - BallroomEbE The Royal Goth Mansion - Wing Room

Work in Progress: Gothic Mansion/manor/villa
My current Work in Progress... not sure what I'm calling it, maybe the Dark Romance Mansion. This is the entrance hallway... each floor has two long rooms along the side (you can see the double doors leading into them) and the third floor is a ballroom. Still working on ceiling and floor textures,what you see is *not* what will be there, but the walls are done, and I pretty much have the structure finished (even all mesh, it's like 120 pe... can't be helped really). Still finding areas to tweak of course.

WIP Dark Romance Mansion1
WIP Dark Romance Mansion2WIP Dark Romance Mansion4aWIP Dark Romance Mansion3

Beanbag Chairs for all! His, Hers & Cuddles
So someone came into the store looking for beanbag chairs that were copy, and of course I hadn't gotten to that yet. And so I bumped that to the top of my list to update. When I did update them, I discovered they were so old, the cuddles ones still only had the 2 original cuddles in them, so I re-did them with 3 more cuddles (it's hard to find cuddles for a beanbag chair, because of the way they fit; even cuddles made for a beanbag specifically, might not fitinto the particular shape one being used at any given time). So anyway... then I did more colors too, and updated the His & Hers beanbag chairs, and now we have lots! :)

Ebe Beanbag Chair For Her (lilac floral) ADc
Ebe Beanbag Chair For Him (rich copper) ADc

EbE Cuddles Beanbag (celtic pink) ADc
EbE Cuddles Beanbag (rich plum) ADc
EbE Cuddles Beanbag (sky blue) ADc

The Antique Tester Bed... rebuilt, all in mesh!
Something else I'd had on the back burner for a long time. The frame was mesh, but the bedding and pillows were sculpts, which drove the prim count up enormously. It took awhile to put together the right combination of mesh items, plus I added the prettiest dust ruffle that was like the finishing touch it had needed. So now this is all mesh, and came in at just 9 pe! Highly polished carved wood frame is complimented by plush velvet coverlet and fine linens. Loaded with animations... 62 erotic with 9 longer sequenced sets, 83 charming cuddles with 7 longer sequenced sets, and 25 M&F solo relaxing sits and reclines. It rezzes books and laptops, and even gives cherries for feeding cherries.

EbE Antique Tester Bed For Lovers ADc

EbE Antique Tester Bed For Lovers3EbE Antique Tester Bed For Lovers4EbE Antique Tester Bed For Lovers2

You deserve some elegance ~ Elegance by  Elysa!
♥ Main Store: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Jewel/145/128/351

♥ Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/72425
♥ Designer's Blog: http://elegancebyelysa.livejournal.com/
♥ Tranquility Grove: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Jewel/71/178/23

Now listening to Men At Work - Eye of the Tiger, on my own sim stream at http://streams.turbodj.com:9554


A Store Directory
So after getting today's new releases out in the store and notices sent, I decided to do a store directory, something I've been feeling for awhile that I needed. A couple hours later, it was pretty much ready to go! I'm sure I'll be finding things to tweak and change, but it's got all the basics! I'm pretty pleased with it :) :) I'd put in the teleporters to the outside areas and the Social Networking kiosks up a couple of weeks ago, so I just arranged everything neatly right in front of the New Releases, so you're facing it as you land near the main entrance. With, of course, a cute little star with swirly colors to show where you're standing ;)

Store Directory Pic

You deserve some elegance ~ Elegance by  Elysa!

♥ Main Store: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Jewel/145/128/351
♥ Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/72425
♥ Designer's Blog: http://elegancebyelysa.livejournal.com/
♥ Tranquility Grove: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Jewel/71/178/23

Now listening to Patti Austin & James Ingram - Baby Come To Me, on my own sim stream at http://streams.turbodj.com:9554


Finally! I finished the "Romantique" Bedroom Suite
Finally I got it done! After months of bumping this back on my to-do list, I finally finished the bed for the Romantique Bedroom Suite! I had everything done but the beds... and in fact,  I wound up making 2 beds... feeling whimsical (it happens), I decided to make one for the single gal... besides laptop and books, it also rezzes up a couple of cats, one calico and a haughty siamese, for petting (Siamese, remember who's in charge here) and cuddling (the calico), and gives tea, cocoa and champagne. There's also a rocking chair that plays 3 sweet lullabies, a wardrobe whose cupboard door open and closes on touch, and a nightstand with a bedside lamp on a doily. The sets also include the 2 carpets shown.

As always, my builds can be seen and tried out in-world. Larger builds are on a holorezzer outside the store, along with a meditation area, a mermaid lagoon and a Kastle Rock Affiliate store.

Visit Tranquility Grove, my park on the sim below the store! Feel free to wander about and explore. Places for wandering, dancing, cuddling. Just for fun, take the Wonkavator up to the store!

You deserve some elegance ~ Elegance by  Elysa!

♥ Main Store: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Jewel/145/128/351
♥ Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/72425
♥ Designer's Blog: http://elegancebyelysa.livejournal.com/
♥ Tranquility Grove: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Jewel/71/178/23

Now listening to Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again, on my own sim stream at http://streams.turbodj.com:9554


EbE Romantique Bed for the Single Girl ADcEbE Romantique Bedroom Suite For Lovers ADc

EbE Romantique Nightstand Lamp Doily ADEbE Romantique Rocking Chair ADEbE Romantique Wardrobe ADEbE Romantique Bed for Lovers1EbE Romantique Bed for the Single Girl1EbE Romantique Bed for the Single Girl2

The Viviane Faerie Boat
The inspiration for this was from the classical art by Waterhouse (I think it was Waterhouse) of the Lady of Shalott... but my boat is lots more cheerful than the poor Lady's,with 74 really sweet cuddles, and 38 M&F solo sits. I meshed the boat after building it from prims, and even with the cushions, the drape over the seat and the little lantern, the whole thing is only 6 pe, so I'm really thrilled!

EbE The Viviane Faerie Boat ADc
EbE The Viviane Faerie Boat3EbE The Viviane Faerie Boat5

EbE The Viviane Faerie Boat6EbE The Viviane Faerie Boat7
EbE The Viviane Faerie Boat8a

An Ivory Tower for a Princess
I FINISHED IT!!!! Woot, my very own Ivory Tower!!! fit for a princess... or a fairy (Lady of Shalott). I"m sooo tickled! I have two versions, the main one, that is for a residence, and I made it hugely larger to use as my build platform, which has been officially dubbed the Ivory Tower since I never leave it... so it's fitting, I should actually be doing my building high up on on the roof of my Ivory Tower! I'm soooo pleased with myself!  There are two balcony levels, open to the center, and the stairs wind up along the wall.

EbE Fairytale Princess Tower ADcEbE Fairytale Princess Tower Roof

At the very top of the tower are two levels just below the roof, where the Princess has her living quarters. I did consider putting a balcony but it rather destroyed the overall integrity of the appearance, so I opted out on that. The lower chamber where the Princess would have her private chambers has a texture-changing wall, plus I've put in a round bed with 12 relaxing/reading/sleeping animations, a musical carousel with 3 full songs, and a marble fireplace. The top chamber has windows looking out... I may make a mirror for it (Lady of Shalott, anyone). I'm thinking of making a harp just special for the Tower, but only the bed, carpet, fireplace and musical carousel are included.

EbE Fairytale Princess Tower Princess Chambers2EbE Fairytale Princess Tower Princess Chambers3

EbE Fairytale Princess Tower Princess Chambers4EbE Fairytale Princess Tower Princess Chambers5

The stairs were a p.i.t.a. I had to mesh them, since there were so many, which brought the prim count down by half, at least, but there area LOT of stairs!
EbE Fairytale Princess Tower winding stairs
EbE Fairytale Princess Tower stairs to roofEbE Fairytale Princess Tower Princess Chambers1


A new style Trellis Swing, plus Just A Barrel
I had made this simple (but still elegant!) rope-and-wood swing seat for the balcony of my villa, and I was looking at the trellis swings, and suddenly I thought, hmmm, why not put my swing from home in there? So that's what I did! It's a carved, polished wood seat with an upholstered cushion seat... yes, you know, me, I can't do rustic if you held a gun to my head. Anyway, so I did it up in three dif. colors, and added pretty climbing flowers to the trellis. It has 17 M&F solo sits, plus 12 cuddles sits. Yes, I know the other trellis swings have 30 cuddles, but those are basically swinging benches; much harder to get cuddles that will work on this style of swing, so you're stuck with 12 :P

So then I was setting up the tiki hut on the far side of my homestead, and wanted some cute barrel seats to go on the decks over the water, and after trying everything I've had in my inventory for years, I just decided heck with it, I'll just make my own... which to be honest is how a lot of the stuff I make, comes to be made. Can't find just what I want, so I make it.  Then stick it in the store :)  Anyway! I did something different this time, which may be some kind of sign for the future, because I get *really* tired of making all those different dozens of listings for color variations. I put the sits in the barrel, and texture changer in the cushions! yep! touch the barrel to change sits, touch the cushion and change the texture!!!! :) :)

You deserve some elegance ~ Elegance by  Elysa!

♥ Main Store: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Jewel/145/128/351
♥ Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/72425
♥ Designer's Blog: http://elegancebyelysa.livejournal.com/

Now listening to Johnny Rivers - Baby, I Need Your Lovin', on my new sim stream!

EbE Flowering Trellis wSwing Seat (red brocade) ADc
EbE Trellis Swing Seat (blue quilted) FEbE Trellis Swing Seat (bronze floral) M

EbE Just a Barrel (fairy magic) ADcEbE Just a Barrel (Italianesque) ADcEbE Just a Barrel (shabby wood) ADc

Garden Swings in 2 styles
Two types of Garden Swings! The Trellis Swing is a new release, the Garden Swing I updated, with a better swing script and lots more cuddles! Now the swings have 30 very charming hand-picked cuddles, and it swings smoothly, nice and slow, on sit. There are 3 color styles to choose from for the Garden Swing, and 6 for the Trellis Swing, 3 on the ivory base and 3 on the mahogany base. COPY perms!

♥ Main Store: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Jewel/145/128/351
♥ Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/72425

EbE Trellis Swing (Ivory-skyblue) ADc
EbE Garden Swing (Mahogany-Celtic) ADcEbE Trellis Swing (Oak-goldsatin) ADc

Aegean Cafe Table & Chairs
I made these to match the Oriental Sky Pagoda done in white marble and my favorite panels of Chinoisserie. They were pretty enough I decided to offer them separate from the Pagoda. All mesh. Each chair has 10 M&F sits, and give cups of coffee and tea. The carpet and table are linked for only 1 pe.

EbE Aetean Cafe Set ADc
EbE Sky Pagoda (Oriental) wRotunda Furnished ADc

Pretty little temple in 2 styles
I made this for myself last night, because I wanted a pretty "sunken tub" atmosphere for my garden bath on my homestead. No, the garden bath isn't included! *laughs* But I liked the temple so much, I put it up for sale for anyone who likes it also! There's two versions, with and without the recessed center. I'm really loving these! They're prim, not mesh, because of the columns... mesh just hates columns and the pe went skyrocketing when I tried.
EbE Shanjir Temple wRecessed Center ADc
EbE Shanjir Temple Interior2

EbE Shanjir Temple ADcEbE Small Temple Interior1

Finished!!!! Bayt Raheem, inspired by a 16th C Ottoman home

I've been working on this on and off for months and months, and I finally got it done!  Inspired by Bayt Suhayme, a 16th Century Ottoman merchant's home in the heart of Old Cairo, that I visited when I was an exchange student in Cairo through my University. A very distinctive period building, it's long and narrow with a bay window jutting out over the street. The street is narrow, and the bay windows would almost touch the bay window of the house opposite, so that the street would be quite dark. The entrance hall opens into a central area that can be used for a garden, with the room that would be the harem above, with ornately carved windows looking down, and the men's sitting area across from that. Double staircases through the central archway lead to the curtained doors of the harem or sitting area. Open grillwork around the top walls and the domes allow heat to rise and escape. This is "inspired by" and not meant to be a replica, but anyone familiar with Bayt Suhaymi would recognize the inspiration immediately. Made all of mesh, it comes to 64 pe, plus1 pe for the door, which opens/closes on touch.

EbE Bayt Raheem ADc

EbE Bayt Raheem Interior1EbE Bayt Raheem Interior2
EbE Bayt Raheem Interior3EbE Bayt Raheem Interior4

EbE Bayt Raheem Interior5

Two very pretty fountains
I've been working on these awhile but they kept getting shoved to the back burner. This week I finally decided to get them done! Both have gentle falling water sounds, not loud or rushy, very relaxing :) The square fountain has a soft jet spray coming up from the center rocks, which you can't really tell in the picture.

EbE Formal Stone Fountain wWater Lilies ADcEbE Tiered Garden Fountain (sky blue gold) ADc

Ancient Egypt, anyone?
Soo... I found this spectacularly awesome statue of Anubis, and after spending LOADS of time figuring out what I wanted, I wound up putting him on a simple base, with a *gorgeous* ancient egyptian texture. Then I added some reclines and meditations. It's just stunning, and when I sent the first copy to my friend Arwen all she could say was OMG OMG :)  Now that's the kind of response I like! I wore her "Tye" Egyptian gown to take these pics :)

EbE Nefertari's Repose (blue lotus) ADc

EbE Nefertari's Repose (black)2EbE Nefertari's Repose (blue lotus)2EbE Nefertari's Repose (black)6EbE Nefertari's Repose (blue lotus)5EbE Nefertari's Repose (blue lotus)6EbE Nefertari's Repose (blue lotus)7EbE Nefertari's Repose (black)5

I also made the statues available as just statues, sans the animations, and with a resizer menu, for those who just want it as decor.

Sultan's Throne Room
The Sultan's Throne Room... not new... but re-doing it in mesh and in copy perms... also this is the first time it'll be rezzed out entirely in the store, as I have the room and the prims now. I forget how really really gorgeous it is until I see it out like this... okay, yeah so I'm patting myself on the back, but Wowza! I just love this!

Sultan's Throne Room Text (Radiant)
EbE Sultan's Courtier's ChairEbE Sultan's Harem Cushion2EbE Sultan's Firebowl
eBe Sultan's Palace Vase wPalm

EbE Sultan's Throne ADc
And it gets even better! Within an hour of announcing the release, a lady came by and purchased one as a gift for her father... ibn Saran, the "Salt Ubar" himself! And he must have liked it, because she sent me this picture of him on his new throne in his palace at Kasbah of the Guard of the Dunes!
Ibn Saran the Salt Ubar

mesh tea service and fruit plate
In the constant effort to lower prims, I went searching for fruit, to re-make my fruit plate (originally all with sculpts) over in all mesh... I found everything I needed, and it looks even better, and totally yummy! Also, I just *hated* my old sculpty Bazi tea service... so I did a really nice one in all mesh, including both sugars, yellow and white, naturally! LOL. Can't forget the sugars! anyway, it's available in 3 different floral patterns.. until I can find more!

EbE Fruit Plate (mesh) ADc
EbE Bazi Tea Service (yellow rose) AD

Lots of Vases!!!
SOooo I went absolutely nuts the other day playing with some new vases and textures, and wound up with dozens (literally!). Me being me, I couldn't just pick a couple of good ones and delete the rest, oh no... they were too good to delete! So I wound up with, yes, loads of vases in different styles... old world, pharaonic, rococco, baroque. Don't even ask me to explain the difference in names... they're what pops into my head at the time while I'm studying the piece. Which is how I name most everything, actually *laughs* The sky here is Tor's Sunrise "Moonberries" which is one of my absolute favorites :)

the new vases

We've MOVED! to a full sim!
I got a new, FULL sim, named Serena Jewel, for my store and also for my park, which has been its own homestead. It's just east of the sim my store has been on, so Arwen and Marbella of Soedara's are still my neighbors! :)  The only main difference is that Elegance is in the sky, while the park, Tranquility Grove, is on the ground. Arwen and Marbella created entrances from their stores into the park. I got this picture to put on the teleporter, for the passage-through to Soedara's and Arwen's. And of course, Arwen's super size bunnies, with the twitchy ears and wriggly noses, were moved to the entrance so they could hang out with their bestie, my ozimals bunny Sunray Tomorrow.
Tranquility Grove - the Soedara Gate

Gateway to Arwen's

And, just for fun, I put my awesome Wonkavator to take people up from the park to the store! hehehe. They can also take the TP'er, and the store LM of course lands you right at the store. I made a cool little landing pad for the Wonkavator, and this great sign :) :)

Wonkavator to Elegance (moonberries-Nams)Ride Wonkavator

Because I have a whole sim to play with, I was able to spread the store out some.
Elegance New Main Store May 2014

The garden area is outside, and the buildings holorezzer, and also I made a neat mermaid habitat area for mermaid and undersea stuff.
Mermaid Habitat
Garden Center2

You are viewing elegancebyelysa