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  • smashbridges20smashbridges20 Posts: 7,465 Member
    edited September 2012
    thanks for your help Merry! I will work on those things. = )
    in fact, I'm off to register at the Consortium now. :mrgreen:
  • MerryWiddowMerryWiddow Posts: 4,262 Member
    edited September 2012
    cmaster21 wrote:
    hi! just wanted some opinions so i am going to sling some off my creations out here for you guys to see... I hope that's ok.....
    sorry that i posted a lot...so am i good? just haven't been on here for like a year and wanted to see if my style is hip! lolz

    I love this one. It looks very grand. The landscaping is very well done.
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    Also nicely done, although, I'm not liking the valley between the two roofs.
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    I like this one. Did you try a flat roof on it? That might look nice with a balcony instead of the half hipped roof in the front.
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    Very nice. I love the black and white contrast. It looks very sharp.
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    I like this one too. I've never liked that stone much, but it looks good with that green siding.
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    Your builds look very nice. You do the landscaping very well. Are they up on the exchange? Do you have interior pics anywhere? Love to see more.

    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow
  • MerryWiddowMerryWiddow Posts: 4,262 Member
    edited September 2012
    thanks for your help Merry! I will work on those things. = )
    in fact, I'm off to register at the Consortium now. :mrgreen:

    I'll look for you there.

    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow
  • cmaster21cmaster21 Posts: 301 New Member
    edited September 2012
    thank you for all the kind words! I am trying out a new interior design style and when i get it finished id love to post it here.....can id do that? :mrgreen:
  • MerryWiddowMerryWiddow Posts: 4,262 Member
    edited September 2012
    cmaster21 wrote:
    thank you for all the kind words! I am trying out a new interior design style and when i get it finished id love to post it here.....can id do that? :mrgreen:

    Of course you can. You might like to check out some of the information and challenges at this link.

    Interior and Landscaping with MerryWiddow

    Edit: Noticed a wall that was not finished. (Thanks for bringing that to my attention Amaholus.)

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    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow
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  • SimiHendrixEXPSimiHendrixEXP Posts: 181 Member
    edited September 2012
    Check out the new Hawaiian Shirt Pool Club, a club that looks like a real Hawaiian shirt!!

    The Hawaiian Shirt Club is the most "lei'd" back beach-side pool club around. Designed to look just like a classic Hawaiian shirt, with Hawaii-themed patterns, colors, & decor. Tiki torches, hot tubs, indoor & outdoor pools, 2 karaoke machines, dancing & music everywhere, upstairs & downstairs bars, games, & all with a view of the beach. Items upgraded to unbreakable. By SimiHendrixEXP.

    DL at: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=6430776

    <img src="http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/thumb/shard000/000/064/307/76/roof_up_large.jpg"; width="140 px"> <img src="http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/thumb/shard000/000/064/307/76/l0wd_large.jpg"; width="140 px"> <img src="http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/thumb/shard000/000/064/307/76/l0wu_large.jpg"; width="140 px"> <img src="http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/thumb/shard000/000/064/307/76/l1wd_large.jpg"; width="140 px"> <img src="http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/thumb/shard000/000/064/307/76/l1wu_large.jpg"; width="140 px"> <img src="http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/thumb/shard000/000/064/307/76/l2wd_large.jpg"; width="140 px"> <img src="http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/thumb/shard000/000/064/307/76/l2wu_large.jpg"; width="140 px">
  • MerryWiddowMerryWiddow Posts: 4,262 Member
    edited September 2012
    Check out the new Hawaiian Shirt Pool Club, a club that looks like a real Hawaiian shirt!!

    The Hawaiian Shirt Club is the most "lei'd" back beach-side pool club around. Designed to look just like a classic Hawaiian shirt, with Hawaii-themed patterns, colors, & decor. Tiki torches, hot tubs, indoor & outdoor pools, 2 karaoke machines, dancing & music everywhere, upstairs & downstairs bars, games, & all with a view of the beach. Items upgraded to unbreakable. By SimiHendrixEXP.

    DL at: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=6430776

    I just love it. Such a great imagination. RDF.

    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow
  • vampyreluciavampyrelucia Posts: 825 Member
    edited September 2012
    Here are some pics. of a Victorian house I started to build.

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    The last pic. is the upstairs. I know I want to make three of the rooms bedroom & there are two baths. The room in the middle & the room at the far right are big. I am not sure what I want to do with them.
  • PaubloPowersPaubloPowers Posts: 900 Member
    edited September 2012
    cmaster21 wrote:
    thank you for all the kind words! I am trying out a new interior design style and when i get it finished id love to post it here.....can id do that? :mrgreen:

    From the outside of your buildings and lots, I agree with MerryWidow, I think it's quite fantastic!

    Your type of creativity is what I'm always looking for on my website!


    www.thesims3realestate.weebly.com


    You should show some pictures of the inside as well!

  • MerryWiddowMerryWiddow Posts: 4,262 Member
    edited September 2012
    Here are some pics. of a Victorian house I started to build.

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    The last pic. is the upstairs. I know I want to make three of the rooms bedroom & there are two baths. The room in the middle & the room at the far right are big. I am not sure what I want to do with them.

    I like the layout of the house. The mansard roof on the main house and over the tall tower might look good with detail like this. The tower might also look better a little taller.

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    Original full picture here.

    I'm finding the combination of colours on the exterior don't really work well together. The light brown of the chimney, decking and fencing around the deck seems too different from the red of the siding. I like the detail under the deck. The windows are too close in colour to the siding and disappear. I think the top of the mansard would look better the same colour as the roof when you finalize the roof colour. The chimneys are too low. I suggest placing the fireplaces after the roof is up. I'm not really liking that colour chimney, but I'll wait to see what colour you are going to go with for the exterior.

    I like the room layout inside the house. I have noticed the stairs though. Have you play tested them. It look like you have one set of stairs going up to a third floor right on top of the set coming up to the second floor.

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    I built stairs like that, one on top of the other, and the Sim could go one way on the stairs but stamped their feet when asked to go the other.

    There are a lot of things you could do with the two rooms. Possibly a play room, craft room or music room. If you have a family you are going to play in this house, you could let them decide by what they wish to buy. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow
  • MerryWiddowMerryWiddow Posts: 4,262 Member
    edited September 2012
    Hi PaubloPowers, I joined your website. You have a great start there.

    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow
  • MerryWiddowMerryWiddow Posts: 4,262 Member
    edited September 2012
    If you like building, we always have community building projects on the go. There are also a lot of building challenges that are ongoing. They will stretch you building abilities to try different challenges. Come and visit us at TS3 Creators' Consortium II. Just click my siggy.

    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow
  • MerryWiddowMerryWiddow Posts: 4,262 Member
    edited September 2012
    You can see all the building I'm doing if you follow my WIP progress of the world, Gold Coast, that I am creating in CAW.

    Gold Coast WIP Thread

    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow
  • cmaster21cmaster21 Posts: 301 New Member
    edited September 2012
    cmaster21 wrote:
    thank you for all the kind words! I am trying out a new interior design style and when i get it finished id love to post it here.....can id do that? :mrgreen:

    From the outside of your buildings and lots, I agree with MerryWidow, I think it's quite fantastic!

    Your type of creativity is what I'm always looking for on my website!


    www.thesims3realestate.weebly.com


    You should show some pictures of the inside as well!
    wow your site is amazing :shock: :mrgreen: !....I will share some pics asap!screenshot_original.jpg
    this is one of my first...btwscreenshot_original.jpg
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  • MerryWiddowMerryWiddow Posts: 4,262 Member
    edited September 2012
    cmaster21 wrote:
    cmaster21 wrote:
    thank you for all the kind words! I am trying out a new interior design style and when i get it finished id love to post it here.....can id do that? :mrgreen:

    From the outside of your buildings and lots, I agree with MerryWidow, I think it's quite fantastic!

    Your type of creativity is what I'm always looking for on my website!


    www.thesims3realestate.weebly.com


    You should show some pictures of the inside as well!
    wow your site is amazing :shock: :mrgreen: !....I will share some pics asap!
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    You have some lovely interiors there. I love the colour combinations. The only suggestion I have is regarding the lamps in the pic above. Even though they are different styles they can be used in a room together, but would look more cohesive if the shades were the same.
    :thumbup:

    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow
  • PaubloPowersPaubloPowers Posts: 900 Member
    edited September 2012
    Cmaster21

    Wow you sure like your monochromatic colour schemes! Well done too.

    My favourite would have to be the bold orange curtains in the dining area... (Maybe it's because I like the colour orange)

    And the blue kitchen is nice and spacious... and what makes a space bigger than it is, LIGHT colours. Brilliant mate.

    Was it on purpose at all?
    In the picture with the two living chairs and the costume chest.... You used green as your colour scheme, and since green is a cool colour, you emphasized that the brown parts of the furniture were also a "cool" brown.... It has a deep town to it. (Tone=when you add grey to a hue/colour)


    The living is orange too haha. I don't get the blue lamp though.... (Orange and blue are complementary colours)But i don't see a lot of blue around in that specific picture...

    And I don't really understand the function of the curtains at mid-legnth with the windows. I wouldn't want people to see my calves through the window

    :D


    You should join the forums on my site!!
    Also, I'm going to make another banner, so that it is sized appropriately to the forums, so be on the lookout for that!


    DO you use houseplans?
  • PaubloPowersPaubloPowers Posts: 900 Member
    edited September 2012
    You can see all the building I'm doing if you follow my WIP progress of the world, Gold Coast, that I am creating in CAW.

    Gold Coast WIP Thread

    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow

    Haha MerryWiddow,

    I've actually been following that thread and am impressed? Did I leave a comment on it though?......Ah, forgot my password......

    I can't wait till you finish it and post pictures! :shock:
  • MerryWiddowMerryWiddow Posts: 4,262 Member
    edited September 2012

    Haha MerryWiddow,

    I've actually been following that thread and am impressed? Did I leave a comment on it though?......Ah, forgot my password......

    I can't wait till you finish it and post pictures! :shock:

    You can use the contact us on the bottom of the forum to request a password reset.

    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow
  • PaubloPowersPaubloPowers Posts: 900 Member
    edited September 2012

    You can use the contact us on the bottom of the forum to request a password reset.

    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow

    Yes, I did that, but i was having trouble figuring out which email I used for it. Lol. It's all figured out now. When will you finish your world?
  • cmaster21cmaster21 Posts: 301 New Member
    edited September 2012

    The living is orange too haha. I don't get the blue lamp though.... (Orange and blue are complementary colours)But i don't see a lot of blue around in that specific picture...

    And I don't really understand the function of the curtains at mid-legnth with the windows. I wouldn't want people to see my calves through the window




    DO you use houseplans?[/quote] lol never thought of the curtain length...and the rest of the living room has lots of blue...just couldn't get my camera turned around to it.....and i just wing it when it comes to creating... and thank you MerryWiddow I love getting feed back....
    :mrgreen:
  • MerryWiddowMerryWiddow Posts: 4,262 Member
    edited September 2012

    You can use the contact us on the bottom of the forum to request a password reset.

    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow

    Yes, I did that, but i was having trouble figuring out which email I used for it. Lol. It's all figured out now. When will you finish your world?

    I have to keep notes because I belong to so many different sites.

    This is my first world and I'm still learning. So quite awhile yet until I finish Gold Coast. It doesn't help that I keep taking breaks to play. :D



    @cmaster21 Anytime. I'd love to see more.

    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow
  • debbi2qltsdebbi2qlts Posts: 741 Member
    edited October 2012
    You can see all the building I'm doing if you follow my WIP progress of the world, Gold Coast, that I am creating in CAW.

    Gold Coast WIP Thread

    Have fun!

    MerryWiddow

    I would love to see how Gold Coast is doing but I can't seem to get on the site right now. Something is blocking me and I can only get on with my phone.
  • PaubloPowersPaubloPowers Posts: 900 Member
    edited October 2012
    here are some pictures of my somewhat latest build..... my computer crashed before I could save and export... So I've technically got only the garage done...

    But here is what I HAD


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    2 bedroom, 1.5 bath.. 2 car garage... 2 stories
  • debbi2qltsdebbi2qlts Posts: 741 Member
    edited October 2012
    That is a shame Paublo about your computer crashed. I really liked your house. what size lot was it on ? I really like the Open Concept for your Living, Kitchen , Dinning Rooms. Your colors in the Bedroom are very nice. I've never used a Horizontal Strip on a wall but it looks great in the Bedroom.
    where did you get the lovely picture of the couple on the Living room wall ? :thumbup:
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 5,760 Member
    edited October 2012
    here are some pictures of my somewhat latest build..... my computer crashed before I could save and export... So I've technically got only the garage done...
    But here is what I HAD...2 bedroom, 1.5 bath.. 2 car garage... 2 stories
    OUCH ... Well what you had was fabulous! Perhaps you can recreate it even better? Glad you got your account issues squared away. :)
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