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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #700 on: February 24, 2011, 04:03:37 PM »
Another way to do it would be to remove all the items, wall covering and flooring and upload it bare.  A lot of times all I'm looking for anyways is the layout of the house, so I could use it for scratch building with a new sim.  Sometimes it's just easier to build a house around them than it is to work to earn the money to move into an existing one.

And even if I wasn't scratch building it, I would end up decorating it to my sim's tastes anyways.  ;)

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« Reply #701 on: February 25, 2011, 03:32:43 AM »
Veronica, I just adore your Tuscan farm building! The colours are beautiful and the structure's so clever and realistic. Shame about the CC, but if you clean it out and redecorate it I'd love to download it for my game ;D. How many bedrooms does it have?

On another note, the new Swap Shop's just started up and I finally got a chance to share my buildings! Here are the links:


And here's a brand new one, with more info and pictures here: Rosewood Row, a nice little starter apartment for one or two Sims. I just love the doors and windows from Ambitions, I think they really made the building.




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« Reply #702 on: February 25, 2011, 09:04:49 AM »
Ausette - I love Rosewood Row. Is that a red brick or did you alter the color? Is looks salmon colored but don't know if it is just the light.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #703 on: February 25, 2011, 04:45:31 PM »
New swap shop?  My laziness factor is not looking forward to the reloading process.  ;D  It certainly is rather clean cut, though.

So i'm continuing my latest creation, and what do you know, I renovated the exterior... again.  Lol.




But I'm completely satisfied with it, meaning I can finally move on to the decorating part.



I began with the west wing: this picture is just to give you a sense of how the rooms connect.



the first floor, facing the backyard is my study.



With an elevator going up into the kitchen.



The kitchen exits into the cube feature, which is my moody dining room.  I toned down the gothic note just a bit so it wasn't too isolated from the rest of the house.




Also a shot of the carport.  On the left is actually the same elevator shoot.  I'm going to test to see if a double faced elevator will be functional in game.  On the right hand side is utilities [laundry, and the tiny 2x2 at the bottom are the garbage bins] and a door into the study.

Then I started on the east wing with the bedroom.


All that's left is the living room, back yard and a handful of tiny rooms, and I'm done!


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« Reply #704 on: February 25, 2011, 11:07:42 PM »
Veronica, I just adore your Tuscan farm building! The colours are beautiful and the structure's so clever and realistic. Shame about the CC, but if you clean it out and redecorate it I'd love to download it for my game ;D. How many bedrooms does it have?

On another note, the new Swap Shop's just started up and I finally got a chance to share my buildings! Here are the links:


And here's a brand new one, with more info and pictures here: Rosewood Row, a nice little starter apartment for one or two Sims. I just love the doors and windows from Ambitions, I think they really made the building.


Thank you Ausette :) Actually the building is a "a lot" modified version of one of the EA houses in the housebin but I am happy with how it ended up :) It has 1 master bedroom, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 tiny nursery and a butler room. I designed it more for the sims who have "loves outdoors" trait :)) Like me ! lol  The laundry, nectar making room and the basement are reached from outside.
Sure, I will remove the CC and put it in swap shop soon. Luv your apartments !

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« Reply #705 on: February 27, 2011, 06:43:38 PM »
Let me introduce you to The Pink Flamingo Dance Club.  This is a remodel I made for NAGA who is working on an update to his SV 2.10.  It was originally the Grind and about as ugly as they come.  I moved a couple of houses on SV beach front in order to make a lot big enough for this and the dive bar I put in next door.  I think it really belongs on the beach front and not tucked away somewhere.



This is the top floor. It is a place to sit and cool off after dancing, have a drink, blow some bubbles or play arcade games.  No dance floor up here though I could have put in a small one.  The blue/green color you see is from the lights, they are not the actual color.  The wood railing is a basic, light wood color in normal light.  I think the lights came with Haute Hip or something.







The dance floor initially was a big challenge.  I did not want to have just one ginormous dance floor but it took awhile to get the spacing right so we could have a really big double bar and two floors.  I do not have that cyan colored lighting down here and took the shots with normal light.  Inside at night it will have gobo lights going on and maybe stick to the pink/magenta color.  Not sure.
I used the Duke bar although I think I maybe should have used one side Duke and one side Dive.  I may just change that while keeping the color scheme the same.  The wall panels were fun to do.  I cleaned up the rusty, corrugated stuff and made it clean, then applied a downloaded pattern over it to give that colorful wall.  I used quite a few different downloaded patterns in this one so we may not be able to use it in the Swap Shop.  Don't know yet.











There is even an outdoor bar area accessible ONLY from inside the club.  I did not put up bouncer barriers but think I might need to.
The bartender accesses the bar from inside as well.  This might be a good spot for that Dive bar instead of the Duke.  As you can see, the seating is different.



There are pink flamingos everywhere, mostly on pedestals but also in the fountains and as lights on the exterior walls.  At night the entire thing glows a bright pink which would surely attract a lot of Sims to come and dance the night away.

Let me know what you think and share any advice.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #706 on: February 27, 2011, 07:58:42 PM »
Yea!  I love the new 10 picture rule.  Joria, it definitely says dance club.  I love the fountains in the front, but I'm always a sucker for water features.  The top floor makes me feel like I am in an underwater grotto, it looks/feels right for a club on the beach.  I like the splash of color downstairs on the walls.  I recognize the dance floors, I think I have the same download.  It's one of my favorite patterns.



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« Reply #707 on: February 27, 2011, 08:12:28 PM »
Thanks, Filly.  I think the only changes I might make at this time would be to put an additional dance/bar/beachside lounge area out back where the parking is.  I think it would be rather cool to be able to go straight from strolling the beach to dancing, while still outdoors, at the club.  Might be nice.  You know, grassy umbrellas over little tables and wicker chairs or lounges instead of the pub tables and stools.  I've wanted to do something like that for awhile.  Complete with firepit, or maybe not.  It already would cost a fortune to own this place.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #708 on: February 27, 2011, 09:21:26 PM »
@Joria:

I think the cyan colored lights came from High End Loft.  You can change their color by clicking them in Live Mode and selecting a new color (white for normal color).
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« Reply #709 on: February 28, 2011, 12:53:47 AM »
@ Danefaith- Your latest house looks great! I especially like the dining room. You use flooring and walls in cool ways within your rooms.

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« Reply #710 on: February 28, 2011, 05:48:31 PM »
Why limit yourself to rugs and paintings?  ;D

So building on the grandeur of the bedroom, I stepped it up and used arches into the adjoining three rooms to essentially convert the entire area into a suite.



An antechamber with mini-bar, master bathroom, and a private office.

Then, with the same theme in mind, tackled the area below and created an extensive lounge area with a multi-room rug installment.




I topped off my efforts by tackling the back yard, going for sleek and minimalistic.



And with that, this little scamp is done!  :o I'd like your input though for making final touches before I take this one to the cleaners.


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« Reply #711 on: February 28, 2011, 06:09:32 PM »
Oh my gosh! Danefaith! That house is so beautiful. It reminds me of my aunt's house, though her's wasn't nearly as big and she didn't have a pool or hot tub. In fact she didn't have a yard at all. Maybe I should try recreating it. Hmmm...

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« Reply #712 on: February 28, 2011, 06:25:08 PM »
It's beautiful, danefaith.  I wouldn't change a thing.  :)
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« Reply #713 on: February 28, 2011, 07:55:42 PM »
This is absolutely gorgeous!  I love it.  Great Job.

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« Reply #714 on: February 28, 2011, 08:16:49 PM »
It's looks awesome, danefaith! I don't think you should change anything.

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« Reply #715 on: February 28, 2011, 08:42:11 PM »
Oh wow, everything here looks amazing! I need to go build something worth showing off now.
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« Reply #716 on: February 28, 2011, 11:13:34 PM »
Haha I won't be making any overwhelming renovations, just adding the finishing touches... which is probably the craziest part of the process.  ;D When I spend the most time doing the most miniscule tasks.




I seriously spent like... five minutes on that.   :D


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« Reply #717 on: February 28, 2011, 11:16:43 PM »
I seriously spent like... five minutes on that.   :D

I have been guilty of the same thing.

I love the colors and how the carpet/rug is a feature in the house and not just a necessity.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #718 on: March 01, 2011, 01:46:09 AM »
danefaith you continue to amaze me.

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« Reply #719 on: March 01, 2011, 01:52:38 AM »
Area rugs are my practice area.  They're a lot of fun.   In my final touches I added a trim and a tiny accent which you'll see in the final product flavor shots.

But with that said, I'm finished!  Omg! *collapse.*

Guh.  *gets up.* Here's the exchange link and my flavor shots.  I hope you enjoy.  It's been a great build and all the greater with your support, suggestions and input.

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edit: b'guh!  Before I forget, since I'll likely make a habit out of it, I wanted to express my gratitude to Anushka for sharing her complete gem collection.  It's going to be such an asset in my decorating without a doubt.  I snuck a few choice gems into this build and they metamorphosed a few key areas from barren to bona fide!


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« Reply #720 on: March 01, 2011, 02:03:48 AM »
What a beautiful house, danefaith!
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« Reply #721 on: March 01, 2011, 03:39:39 AM »
danefaith, you've done it again! The details! The rugs in the bathroom! The use of moveobjects on! I absolutely adore it. The vaguely tropical theme downstairs is just as lovely as the moody dining room upstairs, and the building as a whole goes beautifully with your Patrician house. Amazing use of floor and wall pieces as always (I really need to study your buildings for ideas). The only trouble I had with it was that I didn't own some of the items in it, so they were replaced by the default stuff. Oh, right, and you've made me overuse the word 'adore' on this thread  :-\. Great work!

After hearing you express your appreciation of Anushka's gem collection, I feel compelled to link you this. It's a collection of sorts of all the artworks your Sim can produce with the Painting skill (the canvases aren't complete, but it took long enough as it was and it contains the right Sim to finish them). It might be helpful if you're after a specific picture to go with a particular theme. I use it quite a bit in my own work. :)

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« Reply #722 on: March 01, 2011, 06:11:09 AM »
Danefaith, you are very welcome, and Jet Lee is proud that his gems end up in such a beautiful place. You managed to make a beautiful garden without a single flower!
Ausette, I remember Mary Sue and  her fainting from all the work! Have you consider finishing the paintings and uploading it to Swap Shop board? And I love your starting modern home, it's wonderful!

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« Reply #723 on: March 01, 2011, 07:27:34 AM »
Modern? I'm not sure I did that one, I think the modern home was Filly's. Perhaps I will get Mary Sue to finish all the paintings sometime, but right now I'm having trouble with my laptop so probably not soon :(.

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« Reply #724 on: March 01, 2011, 12:30:28 PM »
I believe I only used two store items, and only one was important to decorating (the other was just a dishwasher, lol!)

I also used content from WA, AM, LN, and HEL, so if you have those, you should be in the clear.  If you're missing any of those i can help point out where swaps would be made and give suggestions for chances.


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