today I've just started building a cottage based on the cottage I stayed at when I went on holiday over Easter and I'm planning on uploading it in 2-3 weeks time, I've not finished the build yet but I have made a video Of what I've done so far so please can I have feedback on what I've done so far, Sorry the quality is quite bad but if I have time I'm going to post some pictures of the house tomorrow, I would do it tonight but I've got school work to do.
also does any one know where I can download flower wallpaper, couches and a coffee table similar to the ones in this photo of the living room in the Holiday cottage for free.
here are some pictures of the cottage downstairs, I've not finished upstairs and the exterior yet, I might do the upstairs later tonight
The actual cottage walls are all white and the floors downstairs is all wood, I want the cottage to look as similar to the real cottage as possible
Try to CASt stuff a bit - meshes and custom content alone can't help with creating the atmosphere, sometimes even without CC, CASt can help a lot. I am especially referring to the kitchen counters (too dark), flooring (I can see it is of default pattern). Also the size of house doesn't look cottage to me. Too much empty space causes a sense of loneliness. A cottage in my impression is warm and cozy. Try to make things in varied earth tones (light beige, darker brown, light brown, a little grey) to match things up.
I might make the edits this weekend, at the moment I'm not in the mood to do any building on the sims 3, I've been having a tough week with my friends and Today I found something out about the boy I have a crush on and who told me he had feeling for me about 2 months ago so I'm going through a bit of heart break and I'm In shock. if you want to know what happened I've wrote about it in the vent thread, I'm just going to need a break from the sims for a while, while I recover
@coolsim22 ... Loving your build so far I used to work for a company that let Holiday cottages and villas (in Wales and the South of France) and I can say that you've captured the atmosphere of a holiday rental due to the lack of clutter and decor. In real life, holiday rental owners don't leave that much clutter or decor in case it gets stolen - but for Sims I feel that you could pretty things up a touch with some house plants and art. Play around in CASt and devise some nice coloration for things. This build has nice 'bones' so I'm looking forward to seeing more of it.
slightly OT but damn, I am sad that you have had more sadness about that guy.
I'm going to make the edits this weekend and I might post updates but then I'm going to spend the week off next week because I have a GCSE science exam on Wednesday, I actually thought it was a mock but last week I found it is proper exam and the results will be going towards the final grade so I need time to revise.
One thing I notice is that in the living room, the skirting boards aren't all the same, they're painted on the white walls and unpainted on the feature wall, but then in your comparison pics the skirting boards are all unpainted. Not knowing how it was in the real house, I'd suggest painting the walls under the staircase white like the other white walls.
Good luck with your GCSEs! It only feels like yesterday that I was doing mine.
I've done the required edits on the house and have Downloaded the suggested coffee table but I can't seem to put any decor on top of the table, only on the bottom shelf but on the picture for the table there is decor on top and on the lower shelf.
might post updates later of tomorrow
To be honest, I don't feel like doing any building at the moment but when I do I will continue the build, so it may be a while till there are new updates on the house.