JojoMOMSTER wrote: »
@lisabee2 I’m sure it will be quite a tale! ❤️
BuildnShare wrote: »
@lisabee2 - the mammoth task has taken longer than we expected, we are still diligently working on getting feedback together for the Established and Expert categories and hope to publish them sooner rather than later! Apologies for the delay.
BuildnShare wrote: »
EXPERT RESULTS FOR #BNS97 - A TRUTH UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED
☆ @itguyinsc ☆
Pemberley is just gorgeous! I love the symmetry in the front façade, and the curved drive. Great job on the stately landscaping. The front entry is very grand. The black and white marble tile really makes a big impact. The touches of red are regal without being overwhelming. I adore that shot looking up to the 2nd and 3rd floor landings. Those curved balconies are an amazing touch. The entertaining rooms on the ground floor are divine. I love the stacked library shelves! The service hallways are an authentic addition. The bedrooms and WCs are very nicely done. I love the topiaries flanking the fireplace in Moonstone Suite. The blue wallpaper in Sapphire Suite is fantastic. Great job on the kitchen and spirits room. The gardens in the rear of the home are amazing. I love the fountains and gazebo. Cute topiary garden!
Suggestions: Not much I can add. Maybe some fountains out front would add to the grandness of the estate?
☆ @WrathofCath ☆
WoWza Austen Inspried Estate is stunning. The choice of trims, windows, and chimneys conveys a richness to the estate. I love the widow’s walk (probably the wrong term for the period!) on roof as well. The gardens are extensive and immaculate supporting the feel of grandness. From every exterior angle, this build has details to surprise and delight. I love the little greenhouse that separates the formal gardens from the veg and fruit garden. Great idea for the rear servant’s entrance. The interior public rooms are ornate and detailed – very fitting for this estate. I like the colors you’ve chosen and the cohesiveness of the design that flows well without being overly “matchy.” The sitting room is beautiful! Great contrast between the public and servant areas of the house. Love the recessed stove/ovens in the kitchen. Colors are tricky to handle in Sims 4, but you’ve done a masterful job with them.
Suggestions: I can’t think of one thing I would change!
☆ @masajo ☆
I love the serene front view of this house. The ironwork gate and fencing is fantastic as are the front flower beds. The fountain pond is beautifully integrated, and the use of terrain paint on the front walk is very nicely done to create a curved path. Great two-story columns on the front porch. Love the interesting choice of fencing here as well that ties in with the black and white exterior accents. Great choice of interior wall paneling and wallpapers. The little first floor balcony is very sweet. The use of grey wallpaper and flooring to contrast with the red accents in the master suite creates a nice balance. Great choices in the guest rooms as well. Great authentic detail of creating a nurse’s suite in the attic space!.
Suggestions: I would suggest trying to work the roofline so that pieces tie in without creating valleys.
☆ @kilra0 ☆
Bridleton Manor is quite impressive from the front. I love the turrets on each side and the curved wall effect on the top level. Great choice of windows and siding. The rounded roof is distinctive and nicely done. I like that the curved elements are echoed on the rear of the home as well. The yard and garden spaces are perfectly landscaped all the way around the home. The massive hall open all the way up to the 3rd floor is truly impressive. The parlor is grand in scale, and the solarium is a nice addition. Love the ballroom/music room. I love that you’ve fully set the large dining table with place settings and lit candles. The details in the rear garden areas are so well thought out. Oh, the close stool! What a cool authentic detail for a period build. The panty and kitchen are perfectly decorated – great job. And how clever to add in a laundry in the basement as well. The ornate details in the bedrooms and baths are in keeping with the grandeur of the overall build. Love the contrast between the owners’ rooms and the austerity of the help’s quarters.
Suggestions: The white window trim, light stone and light brick didn’t provide much in the way of contrast.
☆ @gmcrozier ☆
610 Pryde Way is such a stately build. The symmetry of the front facade is reflected in that of the front walk/entry stairs and the mirrored decorative hedges on each side. The rear elevation is just gorgeous. The sunken gardens are so nicely designed, and a hidden tennis court – how posh! Gorgeous two-story columns on the front portico. The entry hall is grand as befits an estate of this size, and I love the over-sized family portraits that decorate the walls. The sitting room is lovely and serene in design and color. Great job on the butler’s pantry, kitchen and laundry room. And what a wine cellar! (I’m jealous) The guest bedrooms all have harmonious color schemes and designs. The views from the upper floors back down the stairs and landings really give a perspective of just how massive and grand this whole build is. You have a unique take on the nurse’s responsibility which is reflected in quarters you designed for them. I like how judicious use of red has been used in the lady’s private quarters. The rear pool area is gorgeous as are the rest of the rear garden areas. The rear delivery gate and staff entrance is a nice touch.
Suggestions: Not a whole lot I can add! The only minor suggestion would be to work on some of the color combinations on your downstairs interiors. They were not quite as harmonious and appealing as in some of the other builds in this category.
☆ @glenn1974 ☆
The Carrington is certainly a stunner from the front view! I love the three tall chimneys running down the center line of the house and the large stacks running perpendicular to those. Great symmetry to the front, and fantastic choice of columns, trims, and windows. I love the touch of the ivy growing up the left side of the front bump-out and portico. Great use of terrain paint to map out the front circular drive. The rear elevation and gardens are beautiful. Love the faux balconies on the 2nd story. Great job of creating a frieze on the eave above the 3rd story. I’m in love with the sunken gardens Kitchen area is nicely done. The blue tile back splash is a lovely touch. The first floor landing is beautifully decorated. Love the intricate tile work you’ve created on the entry hall. Good job on the large common areas. I really like the sitting room. Bedrooms are unique and incorporate red without it being overwhelming.
Suggestions:The only thing I can think would be to experiment with taking out some of the columns and allowing more of the brick to show through on the front façade.
BuildnShare wrote: »
EXPERT RESULTS FOR #BNS98 - A GARDEN FOR DAISY
☆ @Talea12345 ☆
The backstory you created for your garden is just lovely and I can see how your inspiration played in the creation of your lot. Daisy's Garden is wonderful! That lovely archway marking the entrance, the lovely natural looking pond, the almost overgrown fauna, the way you have used the debug logs and twigs etc to help the pools feel more natural is amazing, you did a really great job there.
The lot doesn’t feel much like a ‘garden’, just a group of plants and somewhere to sit. Perhaps some lights along the pathway would have been nice, so that Sims could see where they were going should they visit the lot at night.
☆ @itguyinsc ☆
...He Loves Me is such a glorious lot! So colourful and I can see how your backstory has played into the layout. Those little petal shaped fountains are so cute! You made great use of the flower bed from City Living, such a clever idea! I love that you have provided a pedestal for Mr Lee to place Daisy’s to remember his late wife. You’ve provided lots of activities for people and I think that Daisy would have liked that, especially the climbing frame for the children. You made great use of MOO with the entry sign.
I wonder if a little dirt terrain paint along the edges of your cobblestones would have helped it blend better with the flower terrain paints, just a small amount, using the smallest brush on the highest softness just to soften those harsh edges. Maybe some around the feet of the benches etc as well?! I don’t feel the flower power lights blend in with the naturalness of the rest of the lot, perhaps one of the other more natural lights would have fit the lot better?
☆ @trashdocka ☆
Ancient Ruins is a beautiful lot! The way you have incorporated the ruins into the lot itself has been really well done. The sundial and archway is a wonderful combination and that together with the almost overgrown planting area around the fountain helps lend a really natural feel to the lot. The fountain shape helps add interest, as do those ruin pieces that have been thoughtfully arranged and that bunny I love the candle and vase of flowers before the statue, I can see Mr Lee sitting and remembering their time together here.
Perhaps some dirt terrain paint mixed in with the stone path would have lent an are of realisticness to the pathway, that and some around the edges of the gravel is the only suggestion.
☆ @wrathofcath ☆
Daisy Lee Memorial Park is stunning! Those archways add a really dramatic flare to the entrances, the symmetry works well for such a classical style of garden, you did a great job fitting lots into a small space. Your use of planting is stunning, it all feels very natural, those rose ‘fences’ really help make the lot feel contained and sheltered.
The gravel floor tiles don’t seem to ‘fit’ with the terrain painted stone sides of the walkways, they feel very definite, whereas the rest of the flooring areas are quite soft and natural. Perhaps using some terrain paint to soften the edges of the diamonds would have helped, the same again with the insides of the stone terrain paint.
☆ @AIRIS6962 ☆
Remembrance Of Granada is a beautiful lot, your planting and use of decor plants is wonderful. The covered archway is a wonderful addition and I can see Sims sheltering here. You have made great use of MOO with the planting and I especially like the water feature you made of the urn in the midst of the arches.
This lot feels more like a courtyard than a garden. Be careful with the placement of your plants, I can some of the trees sticking through the walls. The structure feels a little squat to me?! Perhaps a little more height would have given it that ‘wow’ factor?
☆ @Kilra0 ☆
Lee's Lagoon is simply gorgeous! From the street view with those tall trees, right through to the waterfall and hand wash basin. Your planting is so lush and green, and that memorial bench is placed just so for a glorious view of the waterfall. Your use of MOO to create those natural barriers is just wonderful. It’s lovely that you managed to fit in some activities, I’m sure Daisy would appreciate the gesture.
I struggled to find anything to suggest to you, but perhaps that is the stone walkway could have used a small amount of dirt to either side to really help it blend in with the naturalness of the rest of the lot.
Bellis Perennis Park is such a lovely lot! Your planting is fabulous and you made some really good use of the terrain paints, the use of that wall top is great as a free fence, such creative thinking! It’s wonderful that you included some activities for Sims to use, I’m sure Daisy will love to watch all the goings-on around her.
The area around the chess set feels a little bare in comparison to the rest of the build, perhaps a plant or two on the angled edges would have helped it feel more like part of the lot?! A small thing, but the plaque on the fountain is not central, and as such it sticks out as such.
JojoMOMSTER wrote: »
Congrats @trashdocka and @kilra0 on your tie in a very tight pool with amazing gardens, I truly like all the gardens.
@ARIS6962 your garden reminds me of a Spanish class where my teacher was showing a video of the original and describing that place in Granada as a truly life changing place to visit with such passion I think she put Granada on everyone in that classes bucket list! It made me smile that you gave it your best to recreate one of the wonders of the world on12k in the SIMs. I respect that kind of bold madness!