lagritsalammas: (Dream House)
I built a house. But then again, when was the last time I didn't build one? May I present you, the current star of Behemoth Isle - 4 Douglas Adams End.

I don't want to hear about any OMSPs for at least the next 10 hours, for I OMSP'd myself crazy trying to decorate that roofline. But I think the result was well worth the effort. In fact, I don't think I've ever been this satisfied with the look of a house before.

Plus points to those who realized it's the same house as 4 Plum Alley. Those of you who figured that out, might also remember I once promised to share that little house. Sadly, the combination of a lowered storey with an EAxis chimney going through it resulted in the lot becoming borked. Because of that, I recreated its belated twin sister with standard height rooms.

To me, this house looks simply magical at night. My imagination first went flying as I went into night mode. Hence the interior pictures being taken at a darkish hour.

Alongside giving that wallpaper I made one last use and reusing the stuff I end up putting in my houses a little too often, I also realized those mission style armchairs with recolours by who I believe was AveSims, as well as that mirror, really add that last bit of character to this room.

The reading nook. I wish I had had a sim living here during the photoshoot, so I would've had someone to light the fire in the fireplace. What do you guys this, who could be dwelling this humble living room?

As you can see, I played around with the ceiling's textures a bit. I was inspired by a club in Haapsalu that is beloved by the alternative youth of the small town. It's located in an old wooden house that once was probably the summer estate of an upper middle class family. Meaning that its original details are not as simple as those of an average town house and yet not as eloquent as a richer family would've wanted. Because of that, the ceilings are not decorated with stucco but are rather put together similarly to a parquet.

And the last picture of the batch. One thing I've liked about old houses is that there are sometimes different doors from different time eras. It's a quirky feature that one cannot see often and so I figured I, too, shall have a house like that.

That's it. The rest of the house is not furnished yet, since I need to go to bed now. Twas fun, though.

lagritsalammas: (Default)
I haven't been very busy in the Sims community lately. That's partly because of real life but mainly because of a terribly slow internet connection. And then they keep telling us Estonia is one of the most technically advanced countries in the world. Pfft, whatever (although, yes, I cannot overlook the fact that we have free (and fast!) Wi-Fi in parks and buses, not to mention cafés and schools. Or the fact that the folk here can fully participate in elections right in front of their computer. And those are just a few of the privileges).

But yes, I've been simming and come bearing pictures.

3 Jostein Gaarder Circle, a house inspired by a marvellous building in Tallinn, destroyed during the 1980s, when the wooden architectural heritage was considered ugly, outdated and frumpish. I'm only happy to be living in different times and am glad to see more and more of these houses ending up being renovated and, even better, restored. I myself have, by the way, also finally moved into one and it's truly marvellous living here.

But on to the interior.

This is the Blue Salon, basically the living room. You can't see it in this picture, but I've made sure both main floors have high ceilings.

The other side of the room. I've covered the walls of the lowered storey with ZeroDark's beautiful art nouveau panels. Now that I think about it, they might not harmonize so well with the main wallpaper, but they surely give this room a whole new dimension. I also wanted a dark brown line to separate the ceiling from the wall, to bind the upper part of the room with the lower one, i.e. the floor.

I was mainly carried by the idea of a burlesque town house of a family whose favourite style is art nouveau. Throughout the house I used doors and archways in the style of the arts and crafts movement. Their stained glass sidelights really add a lot of character to the rooms. Another thing I used a lot is William Morris' immortal acanthus pattern in four different colour variations. I made these walls myself, combining the patterns with Pikkon's/pikkoloidlee's awesome panels. They'll be up for download soon.

All in all, I think it's a grand room. You can even see an old tiled stove peeking from one of the corners. I need to work on its textures though.
Also, Yuxi, Y U NO make ceiling medallion in the middle of square?

Next on, the Green Salon.

I can't really say the room has a lot of function. Unless, of course, you need to have two separate discussion groups.

My favourite part of this room must be the dark wooden ceiling it features. I figured this room doesn't need a lamp, but a ceiling medallion would be great. Many thanks to ZeroDark and Yuxi.

Since more empty rooms needed to be filled with stuff, I thought I'd create a sort of an alternative to a greenhouse. Nothing too fancy.

The dining room is one of the first rooms I finished, although later on modified it several times. What I like about it the most is the table which is not even a table at all. I used the nearly 3x2 bed skirt by HolySimoly to create a surface and added EAxis's lamp... "legs" extracted by lalabubus' to make it look like a table.

Goodness, how I love this room in its grand glory. By the way, thanks to a few invisible table recolours, the dining room should be fully functional. How cool is that?

Ready for a festive meal.

There's also a small study on the ground floor,

a library

and a bathroom on the upper floor,

as well as some unfurnished bedrooms. These last two pictures were mostly taken so I'd have some evidence of other colour combinations I did for the wallpapers. I'll decorate the empty rooms some time in the future.

The Olive

Nov. 11th, 2011 11:44 am
lagritsalammas: (Pirate)
Ahoy-hoy. Here are some more pictures from my game, this time from a pub called The Olive. I actually took these snapshots the same day I photographed Andersen's Book Nook, just didn't feel like sharing. Now I do.

The exterior, which I'm not too happy with, but what can ya do. The Olive was, in a way, a filler lot, a lot that was built to end the ensemble of row houses and merge the arch you see on the left (and that arch I sure am proud of!) into the neighbourhood.

The ground floor, pictured from one of the tables. You can the stage in this image. The Olive is a place where the dwellers of what I currently call Behemoth Isle gather to spend a pleasant Saturday night, accompanied by mellow acoustic music.

The bar. Nothing too special.

The rear end seating area with light switches to control the whole building. Actually, I was first inspired by MissTiikeri's diner, but at some point the rooms carried on living their own life.

View from the stage.

The upper floor.

The rear end of the upper floor.

Lounge. The staircase leads to the attic where there's a secret game room. Not too secret to show you, of course. ;)

I wanted to have many luxurious items in somewhat trashed surroundings. I think it looks cool.

That's it. In addition to the aforementioned, there's an empty extra room above the arch, a bubbleblower room next to the game room, a kitchen and two toilets. You'll have to do without those pictures though.

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