Category: Home decor

Castor Cottage – Episode 3

In the first episode of my tour of the house I named Castor Cottage we took a look at the outdoor surroundings and entered via the very spacious entrance hall. As a matter of fact, this room was so spacious it easily took up…

Partridge in a Pear Tree – Episode 11

I little elf visited me in my sleep and whispered in my ear that there still are plenty of Christmas goodies to be found in Second Life. I woke up ready to rumble in the snow so let’s go go go! My first stop…

Castor Cottage – Episode 2

In the previous episode we took a look at the outside of the Chillmark House by Brook Hill Living and went inside to snoop around for a bit, to see what kind of furnishings I used in one corner of the large entrance hall….

Castor Cottage – Episode 1

In the spring and summer of 2018 I was living my Second Life at a lovely house I’ve named Castor Cottage (Castor is the scientific name for beavers). A friend let me rent the grounds and house at a very competitive price and he…

New Port House IV

Here’s the last episode in my New Port House series. This spacious two-bedroom house from Roost kept me busy for a while with its very large main room which functions as an open plan kitchen-diner and living room. Having shown the living room side…

New Port House III

People that have more rooms than they know what to do with might have something they call their sun room. Others may feel they don’t have enough space, which is a feeling that might drive them to sticking something at the end of their…

Elegant alfresco dining

Over 10 years ago I moved from Belgium to Sweden and in the course of those years I must have  noticed many small cultural differences which today I already don’t notice anymore. One of those differences is that Swedish people tend to spend more…

New Port House II

Patrik Schumacher, top architect and ‘provocateur’ who thinks that all public spaces should be privatized and social housing should be eliminated, recently claimed that millenials are never home and have no need for a living room so they could be perfectly happy in a…

New Port House I

As much as I like tinkering with smaller houses like the Second Life version of the Farnsworth House or a simple guest cottage, I do enjoy getting stuck in with a bigger project. My only rule is: just let me do my thing. Real…

Fallingwater inspired home

As a teenage boy I walked a rather unconventional educational path from home economics to child care. I vividly remember the course in which I got to draw little floor plans for living spaces and put together mood boards. As a grownup I would…