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Starting Out Results for #BNS92 - 50 Shades of Grey
☆ @AgentJulia ☆
Rindle Rose is a fabulous Colonial build in true traditional style. Excellent choice of windows and doors which, together with the shingles, add to the classic charm. However, the wall textures should have been in the colours stated in the brief and not brown. The chimney at the side provides much interest to the structure and the front porch is a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by. The high hedging surrounding the rear garden provides privacy here. I really like the layout of this area with the pool patio and bbq dining on the lawn. The pool will look amazing at night, the string of lights will really brighten the water. The modern interiors are a lovely contrast to the exteriors and I love how you've made black and white look cosy and comfortable. Your use of 'moo' is spot on and you've enlarged objects in a way as to not show them being overly big. Sophistication is most definitely key in this house.
Suggestions: The slideshow is what we judge so it's very important to show lots of pictures in order for us to see each and every room at different angles. We also like to see overhead shots with the roof up to check the structure and of each floor to see the layouts. A picture of each elevation is also a good idea. I notice you had a lot of budget left over. Perhaps you could have used some to add curtains to the rooms and perhaps a mat along the front porch to break up the wooden floor.
☆ @lorrie1910 ☆
A gorgeous facade to 50 Shades of Grey with the grey brickwork and white contrasting trims and the roof structure looks wonderfully modern. The front pathway is welcoming and the hexagonal swimming pool looks lovely and refreshing. Great interior layout with all rooms easily accessible and decorated with sophistication and style, though I did notice soft shades of blue creeping in. My favourite feature is the design of the rounded kitchen counters, this looks fantastic, provides interest and breaks the room up very nicely.
Suggestions: As we judge primarily on the slideshow it would have been lovely to see more pics. We like to see a few of each room at different angles to get the whole picture. Taking pics with the walls up and grid turned off (unless we have stated otherwise in the brief) is best as we can then see wall textures, hangings, etc. I notice you had a lot of the budget left over. This could have gone towards clutter items, mats, plants, etc indoors to make it feel more 'lived in'. I always consider landscaping a very important part of the build so you could have created different spaces outside. Perhaps a patio for bbq dining or bar and lounge areas for example and maybe added flower beds to enhance the build.
Sim Challenge: Wonderful interpretation of Hannah and Reginald and it was so lovely to see them enjoying their beautiful new home. Great choice of traits and aspirations given the nature of their jobs and Reginald's 'Master Chef' will ensure they eat well with them both being foodies. I really liked the outfits shown but it would have been good to see all their different ones.
☆ @MsLeo ☆
Wow, Shades of Grey has a very impressive entrance with the porch structure, very ritzy and I love the covered balcony on the upper floor. Gorgeous green garden at the front and it's lovely to see you have provided for birdlife. The night shot looks stunning. The modern fenestration is perfect for this style of build and really adds to the glamour. Lovely rear bbq patio with high fencing to provide privacy here. The glitz and glam is in full swing indoors with your choice of furniture and lighting. I love the master bedroom, so spacious and the built in wardrobes are fabulous features either side of the arch to the en-suite.
Suggestions: Please make sure you add the Gallery link to your entry form and also provide the correct hashtag when uploading (this should have been #BnS92 in this instance). Regarding your slideshow we like to see overhead shots with the roof up in order to see the roofline and overheads of each floor for the layouts. Pics of each elevation are always good too. Make sure you follow the brief, I couldn't see an outdoor swimming pool which was a stipulation. My suggestion for the living areas would be to differentiate each space, for example use various types of flooring or perhaps wall dividers or half walls.
☆ @CaramelLibra29 ☆
Wow, what a delight to look around 29 Yin Yang Drive. This is a very unique modern structure with so much interest going on at the front. I really didn't know where to look first, amazing! Excellent choice of windows and doors and the contrasting exterior wall textures are perfect. Good to see high fencing around the outdoor pool which provides privacy to this area and the upper balcony is a beautiful place to sit and overlook the surroundings. I was immediately hit with an air of sophistication on entering the foyer, the topiary plants and soft lamps are great touches. The large windows provide lots of light and airiness to the beautiful interiors. The overall design is magnificent, chic and very stylish and I love all the features you have created, particularly the partition wall with the end tables moo'd in. There is certainly an air of romance at each and every corner with soft lighting effects. The master bathroom is absolutely stunning with the double sinks and candles and I love the idea of a his and hers office. The kitchen is very well equipped and the built-in bar looks greatly impressive.
Suggestions: Firstly watch the budget. Unless otherwise stated this is the lot cost plus the Gallery cost. Regarding the slideshow we like to see overhead shots of the site plan with the roof up in order to see the rooflines and overheads of each floor to see the layouts. Pictures of each elevation are always good too. It's particularly important to follow the brief, I did see colour creep into the laundry room! Please consider entering at Established level for any future challenges.
☆ @Bolonkafrauchen ☆
Shades of Gray is a wonderful build with a very interesting roof structure. The canopy above the front door supported by columns is a fabulous feature and the beautiful greenery at the front provides a very welcoming entrance. It's great to see you've used terrain paint to create outdoor areas which look all the more realistic. The outdoor pool looks gorgeous and refreshing and the backyard is perfect for bbq dining. The interior design looks stunning and I love how you've used dividers to separate the living areas. Fantastic idea to provide a basement, the sauna and laundry rooms are great additions to the house. However, I did see some colour creep in to this area! Overall a very beautiful build, full of sophistication and style.
Suggestions: As we judge primarily from the slideshow you present it is important to include many pics. We like to see overhead shots of the site with the roof up and overheads of each floor. This is to see the rooflines and layouts of each floor. I always find it more effective to take shots in live mode and zoom in. I'ts good to see a few pictures of each room/area at different angles. Regarding the build I would have added hedging around the swimming pool to provide privacy to this area.
☆ @lisabee2 ☆
B & W Modern House is a wonderful bold and impressive contemporary structure which certainly makes a statement. I really like how you've created the central feature on the facade and the large windows will ensure lots of light indoors. The topiary tree and hedging are very appropriate for the style of this build as are your choices of fencing. Great idea to use high fencing for the poolside patio and upper balcony, this will give much privacy to these areas. The modern interior design is stunning with a fantastic layout. I love the open plan living areas, very chic and stylish. The kitchen design is superb with lots of cupboard space and the central island is perfect for dining. I was also impressed you had created not one but two basements which enabled lots of extra rooms to be created. The 'den' is fantastic with the tv lounge, bar, etc .. like a secret hideaway!
Suggestions: Please title your pics in the slideshow, it makes it easier for us as it's not always clear what's what. I noticed a lack of terrain paint, which isn't a requirement at this level but it always enhances a build in my opinion. A little 'soil' under the hedging, trees and plants makes them look so much more realistic
Room Challenge: Your bedroom is very elegant, minimalist with little frills and fancies, perfect for the modern style. It also has a fabulous art deco feel with your choice of furnishings and decorations. The enlarged mat under the bed really uplifts the room beautifully.
☆ @Zayven ☆
Modern Goth is a very appropriate name for your build, the title was my first impression on seeing this beautiful creation. The black windows and white trims contrast well with the grey brickwork and the unique and interesting roof structure tops the home off very nicely. The front courtyard provides a tranquil and welcoming entrance with your fountain feature, there is just the right amount of greenery here. The pool at the rear is another wonderful feature and a peaceful place to relax. Going inside I was mighty impressed to see how well you had combined chic and stylish modern with gothic, very well coordinated! The open plan design of the living areas works wonderfully well with the layout and the basement provides private guest space. I also really like how you've used the upper landing for office space.
Suggestions: I felt there were too many windows the same and the facade would benefit from a diversion. Perhaps a different window style above the front door would achieve this. Also a little path from the gate to the road would provide a 'bridge' to the house and grass or wild plants here and there along the outside fencing would make the appearance all the more realistic. Finally it would be good if you could label your pics as it's not always clear what's what.
The Winner of this Challenge is ....
Second place goes to ....
The Winner of the Sim Challenge is ....
The Winner of the Room Challenge is ....
BuildnShare wrote: »
EXPERT RESULTS FOR #BNS93 - THE AGE OF AQUARIUS
☆ @itguyinsc ☆
Peace and Love is such a vibrant lot, you did a great job with the brief. Your different areas feel different enough that I recognise them as such, but as you’ve used similar materials and textures, it still feels really cohesive, not an easy feat! Your roofing adds so much interest to the lot. Your landscaping is lovely, so natural and I adore that stream you have running through the lot, using the stone fence as the bridge is a great idea. Your galley kitchen is great, I actually think just going with a barbecue is incredibly brave, but perfect in this instance. I also love how you’ve MOO’ed those benches together in the dining gazebo. And that treehouse Great thinking using mainly candlelight throughout the areas.
The boardwalk around your natural areas looks great, but don’t forget you can use ‘ctrl f’ to get quarter tiles, then you can make 90 degree turns in your wood flooring. Be careful when zooming out in your shots, some of them have a slight fishbowl effect going on. Watch your MOO, the bottom of the fruit bowl in the storage shed is peeking through the bottom of the shelf, to avoid this, place the fruit bowl first, then place the shelf to fit.
AND THE WINNER IS....
SECOND PLACE IS A TIE BETWEEN....
@Ainsleyf and @KittKat7147
THIRD PLACE GOES TO....
BuildnShare wrote: »
☆ @mannanna ☆
I do have to ask, what’s with the basement, an old Native American burial ground, or mass clown grave?!
Suggestions: Although I love that fire pit, I wonder if a small dirt path leading to it might have made it feel a bit more part of the build, as it is, it kind of sits apart. Personally, I am not a fan of those “flowers of the dead” behind the bed in Lavender’s and Sky’s room, or the rose petals leading from the kitchen to bedrooms, perhaps had you popped them all the way along to Raven and Storm’s quarters?