Saturday 4 December 2021

Kassova Sectional - Basegame Modular Seating


I really love having another option for making sofas. But unfortunately they aren't basegame because of the chaise and corresponding base mesh needed to make them. I did discover that the tuning was base game when I made my initial designs, but without the required base mesh with it's unique groups, there wasn't a way to make a base game version. Alistu on tumblr worked with some other simmers to create a base game file for creators to use to achieve what was potentially possible. Because the chaise is not BGC, the goal here was then making a design I felt would work without a chaise for those without Dream Home Designer. I think I struck the right balance and very happy with the end result. 

Saturday 20 November 2021

Hinterlands Living - Country-Style with 16 Items

This one-off set seems to be turning into a series, and I am not made about it. The style I came up with for Hinterlands Bedroom really speaks to me. It's classic by not fussy, and really works well in my more traditional homes without looking gaudy and cliche. So of course the design style suited a living room. It all started with the sectional which I promised I would make a patterned one of, and it just called out to be skirted, and just ended up working will with the theme of Hinterlands. So this set was born. 

Saturday 6 November 2021

Violette Seating - Paranormal Inspired Mid-Century Seating

If you have followed me for a while, you know I have a soft spot for MCM-style furniture. I really loved the retro vibes of the sofas we got in the pack, but I wanted plain versions without pillows and a throw, as well as a choice without patterns. To me, it was just easier making a sofa with the same vibes then trying to patch together a new texture. So that is what I did. After going through a bit of a slump, I revisited and remapped these items to be on more appropriate-sized UV maps, changed out the pattern I was going to use, and ended up with a set I really love. Now I have even more MCM sofas to choose from.

Saturday 23 October 2021

Welcome to Sulani - World Makeover Part II

Time for part II of my Sulani makeover. Some of these builds you may recognise from my Island Living addon which I used to showcase those homes. They were shells then, but I am so happy I managed to furnish them because I was really happy with their aesthetic. You may also notice that the small Caldera build uses a lot of packs. That is the home I was playing from, so it tends to use more then everything else. I also decided to leave that one lot empty, because I felt a build would have been odd, and there was no need for a beach venue that large. People can fill it themselves, build there, or just leave it empty too. Dealers choice. 

Saturday 9 October 2021

Welcome to Sulani - World Makeover Part I

I am working on some large projects right now, and don't have a backlog of smaller stuff to get out, so I thought I would catch up on my world makeovers (because there is always the odd person popping up and asking about them). Sulani is a big world, and because of that I had to break it into two parts. This world ranges from "lot edits" to custom builds as a lot had good bones, but needed some jazzing up. So here is the first part containing the lots in the Ohan’ali area. Highly recommended grabbing my Island Living Buildmode addon if you haven't already, I do use it extensively in part I & II. 

Saturday 18 September 2021

Cottage Living: Grand Henford Addon


Going to be brutally honest; I can't even use the stone windows from Cottage Living. Their scale is completely off and you would have thought they were a grand window, but they just lack the size. I had to fix it. So I enlarged them by about 50% and added more grand sizes. The lack of a matching door also bugged me, so I stripped the stone off the one design, made is simple, and designed a surround as an option. Also made a surround for the larger door as well. Now I have a set that is going to be perfect for manor builds without being lost on the walls. 

Saturday 4 September 2021

Alesund - Modular Sectional and Chaise Seating

Another week, another sectional. Like most of you have probably figured out, I m addicted to sofas. If not, welcome to my favourite object I love making for my game. With the introduction of sectionals, it just opened up a whole different can of worms so I now have even more options for making seating (not that I needed an excuse before). Anyway, I want a few different choices for sectionals so that i have styles for different occasions. Phumo is very modern/MCM, and Alesund is very contemporary/classic allowing it to fit into more styles. I do want to get around to a classic style too at some point, and I am working on a modern/minimalist version right now. Lots of sofas in the future. In the meantime, enjoy this one. 

Monday 16 August 2021

Phumo Sectional Issues

After a few reports of the sectional not showing up, I am labelling at as requiring Dream Home Decorator to function. 

I usually test basegame compatibility by disabling packs with usually doesn’t fail me, but in this case it has. So i apologise to those affected, unfortunately I just didn’t have the optimum was to test this particular item. 

For the moment the seating will remain DHD-dependent as it would need to be completely remade using alistu’s basegame cloning object. Right now with limited time that’s not an option for me, but if I get some I will see what I can do. 

Saturday 14 August 2021

Phumo Seating - Sectional Sofa and Chaise

After Dream Home Decorator came out I knew that everyone who asked me to make a sectional would come knocking on my door saying "you said you would make a sectional if Maxis made one!" I am a man of my word and this is my first proper sectional utilising the new system. I will do more, but I will not solely make these as I still prefer the traditional seating and it's proportions. So don't expect a lot of these from me, there are some drawbacks and they require a different, more time-consuming process to ensure they look 'right' to me. It's nice to have another option though, and opens up more possibilities in the future.

Saturday 31 July 2021

Hinterlands Bedroom - Country Style with 16 Items

I had this idea for a country bedroom which sprung up from a wardrobe I had intended to go with a now scrapped set. With Cottage Living announced, I decided to move it off the back burner and finish it as i felt that it would work great for the pack. With a few additions including some lovely floral bedding, it's finally ready for me to use in my gameplay save.