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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,170 Member
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    Advanced Results for #208 Fall Showdown

    @suzses
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    I love the interesting pieces over the windows and the way you highlighted the windows with lighter wood running vertically. I also love all the outside areas, the mix of autumn colored trees and vegetation that really add a warm appeal to the lot, and that interesting shaped pool. Inside, I seriously love the soft color palette and the inclusion of that extra brick wall which helps separate the living and dining area from the entry and study space you created. Hands down, you win the interior design portion! My only suggestion is that you had a large budget and didn’t add any window coverings, though I know the view is awesome and it’s a small island.


    @creativemetaphor
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    Your architectural design skills are amazing! I love the shape and texture and layout of your lot and buildings. This is your specialty! I specifically like the way you turned the bath into a food storage panty, blocked the space between kitchen and living area with fireplaces, and added outhouses (inside too). I often find the mix of varying patterns within a room really distracting and discordant, though I’m fairly certain that is the vibe you were going for here. However, you did such an overwhelming unified look on the outside with all those mixes of wallpaper that I was left wanting to see that on the inside as well.


    @iampes23
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    You have really developed landscaping skills. I can tell that you love landscaping! I love the stream and its environs as well as all the varied colors and types of vegetation. Also, turning the house around gives you a great back patio area! Inside, you have great CAP talent: I love the living room wallpaper and the stone kitchen and bath. My one wish was that you had made that bridge into an arched one or made some kind of covering over it. The straight railings seem to lend themselves to adding an overhanging of some sort, like using a column and adding fencing crisscrossing on top.


    @mederouin
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    I love the way you added that half gable? roof with those diagonal windows and the full run of windows down the side! You’ve made a very fun and chaotic place with a surf pool and fountain that any sim will love. Inside, I like the layout with the kitchen in the back room and dining room right next to it, and that’s a perfect spot for a bathroom. My favorite part of your design is the way you added that wave mural around a corner. It’s awesome that way. You were going for a really laid-back surfer scene, which I think you achieved well. My question to you is, “Why didn’t you carry on the edging around the brick walkway to follow around the pool as well?” The brick looks flat against the grass – very 2D – and the edging would add that 3D pop.

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    And the winner is... @suzses, who excelled in all three categories - interior design, architecture, and landscaping.
    2nd Place goes to: @creativemetaphor, who truly mastered the architectural design aspect.


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  • iampes23iampes23 Posts: 481 Member
    Okay, work on my bridge building! Gotcha ! ;) thanks for the suggestion--it does look a bit boring.

    Great job everyone--and what fun builds!
  • creativemetaphorcreativemetaphor Posts: 1,377 Member
    Congrats @suzses on a fantastic win, and everyone else for their beautiful entries!

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    I often find the mix of varying patterns within a room really distracting and discordant, though I’m fairly certain that is the vibe you were going for

    It wasn't, and I confess I don't see the discord. Perhaps simply a differing taste :)
  • suzsessuzses Posts: 1,628 Member
    Thanks @creativemetaphor . Congrats to you, too. Your build was wonderful. There were lots of interesting takes on this past challenge.
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,170 Member
    Results for #209 Twas the Month of December

    @iampes23
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    I love the way you alternated the flower and wood bedroom wallpaper, that pretty red and white tiling in one kitchen and that gorgeous multi-colored tile on the wall in the other kitchen. You offered lots of entertainment and thoroughly thought out all the areas with perfect clutter and nice detailing. I wondered about the practicality of the wood stored two floors below the fireplace (as it would be so much easier and fewer stairs to just go outside for it) but maybe there is a wood-burning furnace down there?
    Your family is awesome with whimsical fairy elves. Nice touch! I enjoy the putting out fires pictures as well.


    @suzes
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    I really, really, really love that soft wood you used on the exterior and floors! I also love the way you divided the open spaces downstairs with the central fireplace. What a great idea and execution to combine the stable and workshop that way and I really like the paneled ceiling there! I thought the workshop kitchen could use just a little more pop of color like a wall shelf over the fridge (though I know that sometimes causes routing issues) or a nice fruit bowl on the corner cupboard or some flowers, but that’s probably just a personal opinion as I do love your style and color choices.

    I absolutely love your family and the way you presented them with individual shots and great action pictures. Bushy and Twinkle are my favorites, though I love the look on Alva’s face as she’s listening to Bushy play the violin. The white cat picture seems an abstract of Twinkle and fits in so well.


    @Lilypink79
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    I absolutely love the mix of wood and stone and the way you made the bell tower! The balance between tall paned window and the column porch works well and I like the mix of colors carried through on the stairs. That wood and hay storage is simply genius! It’s an utterly charming build with cozy rooms, beautiful landscaping, and lots of lovely ins and outs to the architecture. I would have loved to see the upstairs bunk bed floor a bit less golden and more of a matching hue to the wall panels, but, maybe I just like things a bit more matching than most.
    I would have loved to see more action pictures of your family. I love that the elves have a different skin tone. That was a great idea!


    @paneinger
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    Gorgeous home! Love its indoor/outdoor areas and its mix of wood, brick, stucco, and glass. It’s reminiscent of Swiss chalet and rustic mountain home at the same time with a lovely color palette.

    You’ve made it entirely impossible to pick a winner. Merry Christmas to all and to all a perfect score!

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,170 Member
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    Results for #210 Life After Life

    @chrispugmire
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    Love the old wood floors used throughout! Wow, that entertainment room will certainly accommodate a lot of Sims - nice space: I love the wood panels interspersed with the red! Nice large kitchen and I love your use of those arches throughout, which adds to the continuity. I particularly like your merging of the red and white curtains by the coffin. Adding tiles to your ceilings would add a lot to the atmosphere.


    @iampes23
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    Lovely old wood building on that stone foundation! I would love that white modern kitchen that is quite a contrast to the outside! I love your use of the free brick X wall in the bathroom and the other free wall paper in the study – it goes well with that art deco look. Love all the antiquities and artwork on display! On another note, considering how important the butler’s job is, I would have given him a bit nicer, roomier room.


    @Lilypink79
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    I really, really, really love the way you used those ruins and gravestone, and that you enter into such a spacious foyer – I love that wallpaper and ceiling! What a long dining table - I love those chairs! I love the kitchen with the red counters against the gray tile and walls in the same way I enjoy the soft purple coloring amidst the gray in other rooms. I love the attention to detail with ceiling in all the rooms. For me, I would like to see more continuity of floor tiles and ceilings, if not wallpaper style, to help with flow from room to room like you did from the dining room to the bar and the kitchen to the bath.


    @mederouin
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    I love the idea of an old silo and that you have to go to the back to get in (though I do wish there was a roof over the stairs – sunlight can get in!) The layout is awesome with perfect flow from room to room. I like the industrial look of the brick in the kitchen and the red and metal in the main bath and in the bar stools and the gorgeous red corner seating. For me, the mix of wallpapers to delineate different spaces could have been more subtle with a bit more of a shared theme.


    @missroxor
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    Love the outdoor area with the hidden door under the outdoor seating. The vegetation, rocks, and pond are perfect. Fun bar and dance floor – my favorite spot! I love the way you incorporated fake windows! I also loved the stone façade and that big kitchen island counter. My tip would be to add tiles to the ceiling (or even free wood if budget is a constraint).


    And the winner is...

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,170 Member
    Results for #211 Five x Five

    @iampes23
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    I love house exterior with its calm colors and interesting angles. Great use of those roller coaster columns and the fun floor grates – they add interest with their cutouts and allude to added strength. I also love those round RH windows with the cross design. Inside, it’s a really good use of space with a nice layout for a single sim. Outside, you’ve delineated the areas well and provided quite a lot for your sim to do. One thing you might have tried would be the use of those angled art prism windows, especially on the flat roof section, but possibly interspersed with the angled roofs as well, to make slanted skylights. Really fantastic job!

    Faith is very pretty with an interesting retro appeal. I love the work out shots, kitten slippers, and her PI profession which fits in so perfectly to the vampire hunting.


    @creativemetaphor
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    Great idea to make a Victorian for a vampire hunter and to use the spiral stairs on the outside to add more floor space! I love the shape of the roof with its tower and gables as well as the balcony and covered porch and the covered area outside. The layout seems very playable and I enjoyed the extra touches like the skeleton and axe. I like seeing the same style of wallpaper with different textures and colors used in different rooms, but too many different textures in one place can be unnerving: for example, the brightly patterned wallpaper in the kitchen fights for attention against the tiled counters, textured towel, painting, and stain glass windows, keeping your eyes in constant movement. A solid color or a more muted wallpaper pattern might make a more inviting kitchen, especially if it matched the blue green in the painting and windows.

    I find your version of Faith very appealing in her street smart way, and I loved the cemetery pictures.



    @ElleDaes
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    I love the simple angled roof and those glass roof pieces over the patio and the ingenious idea to use garage doors to open up the space. I also love the way you enclosed the outdoor shower, used that tree wall light piece in the bedroom, and have such lovely flowering bushes. The checked wall pattern in the kitchen seems out of place with the more industrial look elsewhere.

    Your faith has a very interesting look and I love the meditating shots.


    @mederouin
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    A nice modern twist – I love the color and texture of the home and the big corner windows. Interesting use of exterior space as hallways to make more living space inside and the use of the dome to add more windows to the bedroom! I also like that you added the wood burning stove. I wonder if maybe a bleached out gray or burned black wood might have added more to the modern feel.


    @missroxor
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    Very spaciously laid out – I love the corner dining and bricked grilling area as well as the nice garden – and how great to have your own pool! It’s great to see an eco home with recycled old containers and a garden roof, but I’d like to see a little more landscaping on the ground level to help with curb appeal and soften the fencing.


    @chrispugmire
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    Great use of space with the spiral stairs outside! I like the shape and layout of your floors with their nice railing for the porch and balcony. Your home has nice curb appeal with its pretty red pops of color and flowering bushes. I love your choice of dining table and counters. I’m curious why you kept the old flooring in the main room and used new wood in the bath and bed. I think the new wood would have looked nice in the main room as well.


    @suzses
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    What a simple, straight-forward shape that relies on color for its pop! I love the symmetry, the textures, the layout, and the use of skylights. Your color palette is soft and inviting and you home offers room for a guest or two without traffic/routing issues. I also love the minimal look to the home and landscaping. I looked long and hard for a suggestion and offer this: maybe a curtain for the back patio door and uploaded version to download.

    And the winners are...

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    Congratulations to @suzses , @mederouin and all the entrants! These were some very cool tiny houses and all had stand-out features :)
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,170 Member
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    Advanced Results for #112 Settlement for Simanity

    @Zincht
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    I like the shape and layout of the building and those nice wood floors. The exterior wood and those slated interior doors were great choices to match with that floor. Though Sims won’t fall off the side of the stairs, I might have added railing (which is free).

    @creativemetaphor
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    Great design shape and I love the addition of the Dragon Valley roof piece. Great use of space – particularly the clever spacing of the loft bed over the end of the double bed. I love the subtle brick color in the kitchen and the way the floors and paneled walls blend well with it; but, I find the use of two different brick patterns and colors within the same room, or on the same wall, jarring, and I would have like a little more color pop in the rooms.

    @iampes23
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    Nice compact shape with great layout. You really got a lot in with room for a nice-sized family. (Too bad the parents can’t sleep together, but sacrifices must be made!) I think turning the sofa with its back to door and centering it between the two windows facing the room would add more routing space and make the room seem more inviting.

    @mederouin
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    What a great layout with parking spots, flowering bushes, planters, decks, and RVs. I love the shape and ingenuity that went into your builds! The park is truly a fantastic space as well. (The picture of your goats is absolutely adorable as well.). I think continuing the concrete under each deck and just having the grass under the vegetation itself or maybe making the grass real light over the concrete might have alluded to crumbling concrete more.

    @suzses
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    Great layout, both for the yurts themselves and the settlement. Love that brick wall and the very pretty color palette! It fits your desert community perfectly, right down to the rain barrels. I do wonder how well those fruit trees would grow in the desert, even with irrigation.

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    And the winner is... @suzses
    2nd Place goes to: @iampes23

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