01-23-2012, 07:31 PM
Oh oh wonderful shots and interiors. I looove small places
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Decorating Home Tiny Home
01-23-2012, 07:31 PM
Oh oh wonderful shots and interiors. I looove small places
01-24-2012, 02:25 AM
Decided to try my hand at this. I love small spaces but I've never had to work a bed into a living area before so I gave it my best shot, haha.
The occupant of the apartment [Cornish Warhol] lives alone, so the space isn't a huge issue for her. A lot of her furniture is either put-it-together-yourself from IKEA or furniture she's inherited from her grandmother when she passed away. She inherited the ornate bookcase; the sewing table; the antique telephone; a handful of fancy cooking pots and teapots; the chandelier in the bathroom. Some of the items fit into the decor and others are... questionable at best, haha. Seriously, a chandelier that detailed and large in the tiny bathroom? The night light is a little out of place but it's her childhood night light and so she keeps it plugged in, for nostalgia's sake, although she'd never admit it if you asked her about it.
I considered the idea of adding a partition or something hanging from the ceiling in front of the bed but then I imagined Cornish would've scoffed and torn them down because they weren't functional or useful for anything.
Cornish spends her days lounging around and taking naps on her bed, reading or watching TV and then stays up at night on the computer on forums. She doesn't have company over so the little loveseat is all she needs to sit on because she's usually lying down on the bed. She does own a cat named Nova who keeps her company and is generally seen lounging on counter tops, under chairs or on the bed watching TV or napping with Cornish.
Always open to critique to help me learn for future contests, although I don't think I'll be modifying much (unless I find it isn't functional) from what you see here.
01-24-2012, 04:04 AM
Very nice Lizbeth, I love what you did with the shutters over the windows! Also, what a coincidence, my sim's cat for this challenge is also named Nova
We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong
The amount of work is the same â™¥
01-24-2012, 01:37 PM
Meet Janelle, she is 23 yrs old and lives alone with her two cats, Dila, the slightly lighter one that is way too playfull for her age, and her son, Malek, a furniture shredder that no one can stay mad at for long, he is just that cute. Janelle has moved out of her parents house in search of a fresh start, it has now been a year since her fiancee, Matthew, died in a car accident and she decided it was time to stop mourning and embrace life again. Thanks to the help of her family, her deceased fiancees family, and some good friends, she has been able to build herself a home.
Janelle has always been close to Mathews family, and Mathews mother owns a small florist, when Janelle told her she was looking for a small apartment not only did she help he search for one, but she gave her a couple of furniture items to help her set up the apartment. The armoire in the entrance, the benches, storage boxes all the plants in the house were a present from her, and her husband, being a bit of a handyman, set up the shelves and built the hanging bench in the living room area.
The 3 paintings above the dining table are Janelles most prized possession, as they were made by Mathew. The table she bought in Ikea and the two chairs were extras her parents had stored in the attic, she found the mirror frame in a flea market and bought the mirror to fix it.
The bed, that doubles as a couch during the day, and closet came from her previous bedroom at her parents, the coffee table was another flea market find and the new TV was a present from them.
For the kitchen counters and the mini-oven, Janelle had to ask the bank for a loan, the fridge was found by a friend in a 2-hand store and she painted it to make it look newer. She decided not to get a stove because it would be a big sink in her bank account and because she is a vegetarian and eats mostly raws, so the mini-oven will be suficient.
The terrace bench is actually her toddler bed, with one of the bar sides removed. And miss Dila is just being her bossy-self, demanding food :p
The seemingly large open area between the dinning table and the kitchen was left like that because Janelle enjoys going crazy, dancing around practicing air-guittar and sliding through the floor with her socks on...who doesnt?
Hope you guys enjoyed my shot at this challenge, criticism is appreciated
All the places I've ever rented (or had friends that rented) had basic plumbing and some form of kitchen cabinetry included. Usually the counters and cabinets are outdated and possibly ugly as all get out, but at least they're there.
In that vein, Andrea Jericho, an aspiring artist was glad that the apartment she found after graduation at least had those basic essentials. Her landlord allowed Andrea to paint the walls/doors as she saw fit, although she was not allowed to change the flooring or ceiling light fixtures. Her budget was tight, but she managed to hit a few local yard sales and found a small cabinet for her entryway, which she uses to store toiletries and linens. A pair of old beat up bean bags were easy to recover for her sitting area, under a large painting that she was especially proud of. And her brother made her a pair of floor lamps as a graduation gift.
Her desk serves as her dining table, though she usually has to push aside all her supplies when she eats. The folks next door were throwing out some old items the day she moved in, and she was glad to take a chair and box off their hands. That large box was perfect for holding her out of season clothing, while the drawers under her bed held her current wardrobe. Other boxes piled up contained more art supplies and bed linens.
The best part about being an artist: you never have to worry about your wall art. All the art in Andrea's apartment were pieces she herself had done throughout college.
Edit: Forgot to say that every one is doing such a good job! I love how different all the stories are and how many different ways everyone got their items on the cheap side.
I love how everyone has such different takes on how to design such a small space! You guys are so talented :]
Quin just graduated with a degree in Interior Design, from an (expensive) out of state school. Seeing as she still has student loans to pay, she's rented out a cheap, "recently renovated" apartment from a nice older lady named Ms. Withers. "Recently renovated" means the parquet floors were sanded, and new hardware and butcher block countertops were installed in the kitchen. Ms. Withers also had faux-wood paneling installed sometime in the early '80s, which Quin begged and pleaded to update with a few coats of paint. The older lady agreed, and Quin called her sister. She knew Molly had gallons of a bright blue paint leftover from a project, and could probably be persuaded to hand it over. (Quin did tell her 6 gallons was too much to paint a focal wall, but did Molly listen? No of course not.)
Her bed, bedspread, and desk were from her room at her parent's house, and her dad was more than willing to bring it over. He wanted his own home theater room, gosh darnit!
(Oh hey, Dad, does that mean I can have your old TV? SURE QUIN!)
Quin set out to her local flea market and antique mall to find discount anything to furnish the remainder of her new tiny home. The couch was an amazing find, $150 at an antique mall. It was missing two of its feet, something Quin's handyman father was able to rectify in an afternoon... splinters and all.
The same spot also provided her with a small dresser ($95) to use in the entry way, all that she (read: her dad) had to do was sand it down and paint it white, but she (-he-) did leave some of the original purple to give the piece character.
Quin's father surprised her with a few floating shelves she could use in the kitchen, which he promptly decided to install. He had also found some rods from which she could hang utensils. (Again, he did most of the installation...)
Her next stop was Joe-Bob's Thrives and Dives, where she found a pub table ($45), and two funky barstools (a splurge at $75 each) she could use as a dining table set up, and additional seating should she ever entertain. The painting came from another flea market, and was in terrible shape when Quin purchased it ($5!) She cleaned it up using half a bagel.
All of the artwork Quin used (save for the girl) was from a street merchant in the design district.
Her second to last stop provided her with bases to a couple of butterfly chairs. She had already planned on making her own pillows, so she had to stop at a fabric store anyway.
Meet Quin and Dori, her newly adopted Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Overview (The rug was Quin's most expensive purchase at $300):
Sorry about the lack of pictures from the bathroom... there are a couple in my album. :]
01-27-2012, 05:59 PM
Hi, I really like all your entry's! You all did great job.
In this lot lives Amelia, she used to live in Riverview with her family, but she got a job as a teacher and had to move to Sunset Valley. Amelia loves to read books and cook. She's really want to buy a pet, but becouse of her apartment size she can't. Some of furniture she buy in Ikea, some gave her her family, like sink or mirror in bathroom, but she still need few more - painting for example, now she have only frames.
01-27-2012, 09:04 PM
I dont think I am good enough to be giving constructive criticism but I will give my opinions on the latest entries
Totally agree with the counters/bathroom basics and I like how you made them look a bit "off" as in they were already in there. The background story blends nicely with the decoration and I can totally relate to the neighbours trowing items out (I myself got two almost new armchairs that way ).
The fact that the wall seems to have been painted using the sponge painting technique only adds to the whole artist background. I think I would have liked to see a bit more work done on the bathroom, seeing as it is a bit bland for an artist, but overall I love it
Woah! Bold colours! But totally fit the designer type, I really liked the desk working as a tv-stand and the shelfs over the bed - nice space-saving ideas! You also have some focal-areas that flow nicely with your background story, as a designer would have attention to such details. The story is also rather funny with the poor dad having to do so much work Also with the bagel technique mention you taught me something new, that I can use on my old grandparents paintings, thank you!
That is one nice view! I love pallete you used on this challenge, the dark purple is gorgeous! I specially love the 5th picture with the tv-stand, it is -so- inviting, just feel like kicking my shoes off and check what is on the tv. The little bathroom cabinet looks great and the wallpaper choice in the kitchen is brilliant. You do seem to be missing a sink in there though, and although I see english is not your mother language you shouldnt be afraid to expand your background story a bit more, this is a very welcoming community after all
Having said all that, could I get some constructive comments on my entry? I am a bit insecure about my abilities when it comes to the sims3 seeing as I havent done it much and too a loooooong break from it
01-28-2012, 02:02 AM
Nahemah the bathroom is the one room I'm not 100% happy with myself. I did put a chandelier wall sticker in the shower on the wall, but there wasn't any way to get a picture of it with the shower curtain I set up.
Wow this challenge has been a busy bee! I can't wait to participate!
Moxxa, Thatâ€™s so cosy and it looks so stylish and still like thereâ€™s a budget. Terrific!
Anny, I love the bed! Itâ€™s so lovely with all the pillows. You have a great mix of things in there.
Kimberlina, haha love that you added a moving pic! Itâ€™s breezy and colorful. It looks great and the pots outside are adorable.
Mac, that looks so real! I love that you added a radiator and the little cat is so adorable, looks like my little cat <3
Cat, wow what a daring apartment. Itâ€™s really cool with all the patterns and colors. The kitchen is so funky. I love it!
Lizbeth, I love the colors together. Itâ€™s full of personality, like the frog chair and the night light.
Nahemah, omg her cats are so adorable!!! Her apartment is awesome. Itâ€™s stylish, got personality and so well balanced. Great use of the budget!
Nerieda, Thatâ€™s really sweet. Itâ€™s very creative and inspiring. It really looks like an artist is living there!
Admiralxapple, I absolutely love the blue walls! Itâ€™s a really cool mix of styles in there. Beautiful!
David_dave, I love the shower shot! I really like the muted colors and how you cluttered the place!
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