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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,061 Member

    Worked a bit on this house which will eventually be for Derek and Kendall and their family. I added a small pool at the side of the house and did some landscaping at the front.

    Front view. I like the fence, but not the big celebrity gate so will get rid of it. They are not celebrities so they really don't need the gate.

    Living room

    Master bedroom. I wanted to use the same stuff in their bedroom back at the brownstone so it may look a bit familiar.
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,061 Member

    This is the original kitchen in Kendall and Derek's house. I changed it because the cabinets jutted out on the other side of the angled wall and the hallway was not really usable with them jutting out. They look great on the kitchen side, but not on the other side. I needed a staircase in the area and it made the routing too tight. So, I redid the kitchen as I did not want to attempt changing the dimensions of the hallway, which would have changed the size of the garage and I would have to change it.....etc. Too much trouble! I don't like the kitchen quite as much as I did before. I did get the circular staircase in the hall. :)
    Kendall is training to be a chef so I wanted her to have the different cooking appliances.

    Dining room.

    Outdoor sitting and grilling area. They will have a great view of the city!

    Nursery, I don't usually go for pastels, but wanted something a bit different from my usual.

    Master bath. Yes, that is a mirror on the back wall. :lol: Wouldn't have one that large in my house, but, works for my sims!

    Derek's study. I left room on the wall for family pictures. He has the one of Kendall already on the wall that he took on their honeymoon.
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    edited November 2018
    @bekkasan I wanted to make a few comments on this house. It is amazing! I love it. It's modern, but still warm and inviting. I really like the colors, inside and out. The wood and rock on the exterior keeps the home from appearing too austere. And your landscaping is beautiful, as usual. The covered patio area is lovely.

    The CC paintings really look good in the different rooms, adding touches of color, as do the other accent pieces. ...The green in the kitchen and dining room was a nice surprise! It harmonizes well with the orange/gold and grey/browns. ...Love the bathroom. Those tiles look awesome.

    And I liked how you put the desk in the study facing towards the room with the chair by the window. I too often put the desk and chair facing out the window, but after seeing your setup, I'm going to try it the other way around. I think I got into the habit of keeping computer screens out of direct sunlight, but of course that doesn't matter for sims, does it? Besides, your screen is angled away from the window, facing the corner, so no glare. :#

    Gorgeous home. Thanks for sharing your design ideas.
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,061 Member

    @lanlyn Thanks so much for the comments. I've never built a modern style home from scratch so it was a bit out of my element. I do appreciate the comments very much. :) Hope you and your family had a good holiday.
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,061 Member

    Hey, y'all!! Check out this handsome cowboy! <3 I'm just so in love with Dwight. @emorrill I can't thank you enough for him and I've been working on a back story for him and you are gonna love it! Still needs a bit of work before I can post it. Maybe this weekend. I've got his house done, her house (yes, there will be a her!!) done and working on a dive lot. Y'all cross your fingers for me on that one! I'm following @Karritz tutorial and am reloading the game for the second time to start the next steps.

    This is his courting clothes. I'd go out with him in a heartbeat! <3 <3

    Dwight sleeps in his boxers! I couldn't resist the pattern.

    Swimming. Love those shades.


  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,061 Member

    A few pictures of the dive lot that I placed in Sunlit Tides. I've never played with a mermaid sim before so this should be interesting. It was really nice watching her swim in the waters and not having to worry about her tanks going dry or decompressing. Caught the octopus quite easily. @karritz The videos were very helpful and the only thing I wish on the deco one that you had written out the codes for the fog emitters.

    I still haven't seen the underwater shark show up yet, but I also haven't had a human sim dive down and test it yet.

    I liked seeing her swim down to the cave that I set down in a trench. Both the caves I placed on the lot worked without resetting her to the nearest beach! The cave monsters left her alone also. Not sure if she is protected from the because of her mer status.
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    @bekkasan Dwight is looking good! Sounds like you have an interesting story lined up for him and his lady friend.

    ...Awesome job on the dive lot! Love the landscaping. And great screenshots. The above water scene is also lovely. I'm glad the caves worked correctly for you too. @Karritz does an excellent job on her tutorial videos. She's helped me a lot on different projects.
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,061 Member

    I just started messing around in my Cowboy and Mermaid save and decided to do some renovations and building on a couple of the lots and parks in Sunlit Tides. I had pics ready to upload when flickr had some kind of hiccup the other day and finally got them up and had time to sit down and organize them. I have half an update ready on Dwight and Lorelei, but, will have to wait to get that finished, maybe over the weekend.

    The game planted Varg's Tavern down in Sunlit Tides so I decided to pretty much gut it and turn it into a nice place my sims and their friends could go for drinks and snacks and dancing. I didn't want it too plum, but, I wanted it a bit nicer than Varg's was. After I got the drink area done the bartenders showed up. Ok....pretty sad when the game pulls ya away from your wedding to become a bartender! Or, perhaps she is a runaway bride? There is a story there I do believe! I felt like they all needed a little bit of help so I took them into CAS and did a quick makeover on them to get the zero sliders off and give them a bit more personality as their traits were not very good for bartenders either. With my luck the game will send three new bartenders after all my hard work! :lol:

    She didn't need too much, a bit of makeup, smaller eyes as they all had huge eyes, sliders juggled a tad, new hair and of course a new career outfit. They all kept EA skin. I didn't change that.

    Hold onto your hats ladies as this one turned into a good looking fella! I fixed his eyes, new hair, new facial hair :love: , and just tugged his sliders off zero a bit here and there and wowsers. I do need to figure out his name. If you look carefully out the windows you can see Dwight outside playing with his tablet. I had sent him over to the venue to test the routing. Dwight was not allowed to test the drinks though!

    This fella had such pretty blond hair I was going for surfer dude, but he ended up being a bit muscular :heart: so perhaps he is into martial arts on the side. I did a bit of sculpting on his face as he was so puffy before and had huge eyes! I like his hair pulled back like that. I do need to break down and get that close up picture mod so I can get better pics of my pretty sims.

    This is Papaya Cruz. Mailman extraordinaire in Sunlit Tides. @emorrill and @Mikezumi shared their makeovers of him, so I thought I'd give it a try. This is his normal look. Don't ya just love those fuzzy worm eyebrows!?

    I like it when I give a makeover that the sim is still recognizable as them. I dislike intensely that painted on beard so I tried to match it with a more natural look. Sorry if you were attached to those wormy eyebrows as they had to go too. I love the new hair on him and the only other thing I did was give him longer lashes. Oh....I did give him some lovely hair on his bod too! :love:
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,982 Member
    @bekkasan Great job on the makeovers! Really like the muscular blonde chap :)
    Papaya is a cutie! It's been a while since I looked at my makeover of him but it's probably time for a new one in keeping with my new style. He's probably too boyish for me to play myself but would make a wonderful town filler!
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,061 Member
    @mikezumi Thanks so much for the comments. :) I did save Papaya to the bin as I thought I might use him someday. I didn't age him up to see how well or not he would age. :open_mouth: I shoulda' done that! :grimace:
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,982 Member
    @bekkasan I mostly agree about the painted on beard but I do have one sim that I cannot play without it. Eddie, who I made with my son when I first got Late Night, wears that beard and he would not be Eddie without it.
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,061 Member

    @Mikezumi Sims made with our kids or family are very special indeed!
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