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Title: Minena's Album
Post by: minena on June 08, 2016, 04:26:49 PM

#EDIT = I have added a DL link at the bottom of the page for the Mockdoty house.

Hi there. I'm Minena ( Julie ) Some may know me from way back, others, well, nice to meet you! I am a very long time playing Sims enthusiast, all the way back to Sims 1. When Sims 2 came out, I was definitely in love. The focus changed from playing with people to building creative homes and decorating them, then recoloring, and on to meshing ( which I sucked at )  I love doing building and decor contests. Some are good, some..lets just say..you won't see any pictures of them :) I have been a member of many forums and groups going back to 2008 such as Simvention (miss them terribly), Simscreativity and BPS (Black Pearl Sims) I have a Sims site, Hula Sims, on which I would share my lots and then recolors and even a few meshes that weren't totally awful.


On all of these forums/groups, there have always been wonderfully challenging building, decorating and recoloring challenges. I entered them all. The best of these was DOTY (Designer of the Year). I have participated in DOTY since 2009 and still have pictures to prove it :P I was extremely happy to see this wonderful tradition continued here at Sims Pearls. It really brings out the best in imagination and creativity in everyone, the judges, the creators of the rounds, and last, but not least, the contestants. Everyone should enter. Always. It really is fun.


So..why the album now. I decided, since this years DOTY was individual rooms ( as opposed to a complete house ), I would try and piece together these room INTO a complete house. Not an easy feat when trying to keep door and window placement intact. Others showed an interest in seeing this, so, an album to share the progress. The house is built, this is the second one. It came out more balanced than the first. Also I did not include the final round as it was a choice of rooms and I couldn't add all 4  :)


I will be attempting to decorate it. I say attempt as right now, I can not think of what I want to do so for now, here is the layout and exterior. I have talked enough.


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/files/doty%20house/front.png)


Front View


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/files/doty%20house/back.png)


Rear View


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/files/doty%20house/leftside.png)


Left Side ( when facing front )


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/files/doty%20house/rightside.png)


Right side ( again when facing front )


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/files/doty%20house/firstfloor.png)


First floor


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/files/doty%20house/secondfloor.png)


Second floor


Now, I am open to suggestions on style of decor for any room. Right now I am a little stumped. The lot is placed near the shore so I did the exterior in a kind of New England coastal. I would like to keep the interior cohesive and was thinking of coastal, beachy kinda feel inside. I think I will do one room at a time very carefully.


Anyway, thank you for looking and listening!


Since Carrie and I both built an entire house with the doty rooms, I thought it might be fun for us to decorate each others house..so here is Mockdoty. I have made it a non-cc as I can, the only item that has not been changed to Maxis are the stairs. They are Huge Lunatics Simple Structure Staircase found HERE (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=513542) at MTS. I choose not to rebuild the entry to accommodate a Maxis staircase.


Anyone is more than welcome to download the lot and play away :)

DOWNLOAD HERE (https://www.dropbox.com/s/jvo8ycealgzbeoo/Mockdoty.rar?dl=0)
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: tahoe on June 08, 2016, 06:39:57 PM
It will be exciting to see the results.
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: mama on June 08, 2016, 07:00:41 PM
Love the house and I think coastal would be perfect for this house.
Title: Doty Sunroom JFF
Post by: minena on June 11, 2016, 02:10:21 PM
I had done the sun room, but as I said, I am awful at landscaping, so I went with the attic. Here are shots of my sun room. I went more East Indies than classic tropical.


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/sunroom/sunroom002.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/sunroom/sunroom001.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/sunroom/sunroom003.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/sunroom/sunroom004.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/sunroom/sunroom006.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/sunroom/sunroom007.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/sunroom/sunroom008.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/sunroom/sunroom009.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/sunroom/sunroom010.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/sunroom/sunroom011.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/sunroom/sunroom012.png)



Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: poppy100 on June 11, 2016, 11:49:14 PM
       :c029: minena realy Adorable   minibud
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: birgit1 on June 12, 2016, 07:27:37 PM
That's a really great sunroom, I like it sooo much  BetsyRose
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Enla on June 12, 2016, 09:51:28 PM
Minena what a lovely house, and absolutly beautiful sun room.  :pinkieheart Canīt wait to see how you decorate it.  hpypickle I cant even imagen working out how to puzzel togheter the rooms.
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Carrie on June 13, 2016, 03:38:41 AM
It's difficult to be sure Enla! I really like how Minea put together her Mockdoty house. I downloaded it and I can tell you, this will be a house I actually will use in many of my neighborhoods. Her house is very versatile. Mine, on the other hand, not so much. LOL

When I put together the rooms, I did so with the purpose of allowing people who did not participate in the contest to also try their hands at the rooms, as they were laid out for the contest itself. As a result, the house is not so versatile, and is large in scale. So, to be quite honest, I'll be using Minea's house far more than I'll be using the one I designed.

 luvvvu
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: tahoe on June 13, 2016, 10:47:27 AM
I love the room it's so cozy.
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: minena on June 13, 2016, 03:42:38 PM
It's difficult to be sure Enla! I really like how Minea put together her Mockdoty house. I downloaded it and I can tell you, this will be a house I actually will use in many of my neighborhoods. Her house is very versatile. Mine, on the other hand, not so much. LOL

When I put together the rooms, I did so with the purpose of allowing people who did not participate in the contest to also try their hands at the rooms, as they were laid out for the contest itself. As a result, the house is not so versatile, and is large in scale. So, to be quite honest, I'll be using Minea's house far more than I'll be using the one I designed.




I placed the house and yes, it is a bit sprawling, but I decided to go with an industrial theme and did it all in brick with flat roofs. It is really working well. Here are a few pics of the Living Room of the Future..I am making it a family room. I noticed that in the third shot, you can see Mockdoty in the distance LOL. I will make each room up as it was designated as far as function, but not in style. It's been really fun so far! It will be an interesting lot for sure.


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/familyroom001.png)

(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/familyroom002.png)




(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/familyroom003.png)


Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Carrie on June 14, 2016, 02:40:45 PM
I've chosen to lop the roof off of the first remake of your home as well. I've put it in the desert, and am decorating it in a Western Santa Fe style. Exterior is almost complete. Pic to follow this afternoon! I'm really enjoying this. Your pictures are beautiful!

 luvvvu
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Krazyredd on June 14, 2016, 07:02:33 PM
Oh my gosh, major--major homes you've built! AWESOME!!! :hoorah:
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Ivyrose on June 15, 2016, 03:50:31 PM
Your house is lovely and your sun room is beautiful, lovely pictures thanks for sharing. inlovehamp
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Enla on June 15, 2016, 08:52:21 PM
That looks good I am looking forward to see the other rooms, and I took a look at all the rooms and tried to puzzle together a house my self earlier today,  it ended up utter rubbish, after 2-3 hours I gave up. :-D I did not even save the lot. LOL.
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Carrie on June 17, 2016, 02:37:44 AM
That looks good I am looking forward to see the other rooms, and I took a look at all the rooms and tried to puzzle together a house my self earlier today,  it ended up utter rubbish, after 2-3 hours I gave up. :-D I did not even save the lot. LOL.

Honestly, it took me 3 tries, and I darn near pulled my hair out during the first try, because it wound up looking particularly crap, so I just scrapped the entire lot, and started over again after my brain calmed down to allow me to start piecing it together....again. LOL
 froggywoggy
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Enla on June 17, 2016, 11:27:21 AM
Honestly, it took me 3 tries, and I darn near pulled my hair out during the first try, because it wound up looking particularly crap, so I just scrapped the entire lot, and started over again after my brain calmed down to allow me to start piecing it together....again. LOL
 froggywoggy

I can honestly say I am not patient enough.... :comphate I tried to do it in sims 4 no CC just basic sims 4 stuff. But nope! LOL
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: homeroxana on June 17, 2016, 03:03:37 PM
About the sun room...I like the objects you put in the display cupboard and the texture on the chairs, everything seam so real I could go and live there...you are very good at creating the right atmosphere...The living is quiet... I like the grey couch with yellow pillows and the blinds...I hope to see more...Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Broomhilda on June 17, 2016, 06:57:49 PM
I love your sun room..I want that furniture that is in there as well lol..beautiful work  BetsyRose
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: AnYe on June 18, 2016, 09:45:02 AM
Iam happy that you started this album...lovely pics.
Title: Lots of pics today
Post by: minena on June 19, 2016, 07:39:35 PM
Took some shots of both Carries doty mashup and my Mockdoty. Both are still very much a work in progress.


First a few rooms in Carries lot that have been furnished with basics.


Office


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/carriedoty011.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/carriedoty010.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/carriedoty009.png)


Kitchen


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/carriedoty008.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/carriedoty007.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/carriedoty006.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/carriedoty005.png)


Front of building


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/carriedoty004.png)


Sun room


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/carriedoty003.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/carriedoty002.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/carriedoty001.png)




Now, for the coastal Mockdoty I built


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/mockdoty001.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/mockdoty002.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/mockdoty003.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/mockdoty004.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/mockdoty005.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/mockdoty006.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/mockdoties/mockdoty007.png)


=)
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Carrie on June 20, 2016, 12:36:17 AM
WOW!! I love the way you've done the rooms! They look amazing!
Also, WOW... I can't believe you actually used some of my recolors!LOL

 inlovehamp
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Post by: poppy100 on June 20, 2016, 02:16:35 PM
me to me to...!!!  I love it thank you minena for sharing  hpypickle
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Ivyrose on June 25, 2016, 10:49:43 AM
Beautifully created, wonderful pictures to look at and enjoy.  cutethbearie
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: teddybear on August 02, 2016, 09:39:23 PM
 hearts  The Sunroom is very beautiful! Wonderful pictures the all, great work!  :pinkieheart
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: minena on September 09, 2016, 12:07:22 AM
I have been playing Sims4 to get used to the game and made a woman, got her married and had a child. She died at work and now I don't want to play that family lol. Didn't think I was that attached to her but I guess I was. It's like playing with the in-laws now and who cares about them ROFL. I tried starting over with another sim in a different world, but it's not the same /sigh.


Terrible death by fire at the lab.


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/died.png)
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Betsy4Arts on September 09, 2016, 12:54:30 AM
 :crying: That's just so sad.
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: homeroxana on September 09, 2016, 01:47:44 PM
At least in Sims2 you can exit without saving and start again, or put her in a bin or something...I never played Sims4, but I know the feeling cause I lose a lot of Sims due to computer failure, never to get them back...including neighborhoods...
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: minena on September 09, 2016, 02:53:56 PM
I hadn't actually played a sim in a long time so it kind of surprised me that it bothered me. Oh well, perhaps I will make a new family later and hopefully enjoy it or perhaps I will raise the son, kill off dad and at least keep the bloodline going.
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: minena on September 09, 2016, 02:57:29 PM
Here is an urban sushi bar I started for a challenge over at Living Sims.


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/sushi1.png)


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/sushi2.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/sushi3.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/sushi4.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/sushi5.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/sushi6.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/sushi7.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/sushi8.png)

Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: minena on September 09, 2016, 03:01:42 PM
And an old world cafe again for the same challenge. Didn't enter either one but it was fun building them.


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/old%20world%20cafe/cafe1.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/old%20world%20cafe/cafe2.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/old%20world%20cafe/cafe3.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/old%20world%20cafe/cafe4.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/old%20world%20cafe/cafe5.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/old%20world%20cafe/cafe6.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/images/misc%20build%20images/old%20world%20cafe/cafe7.png)

Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: teddybear on September 09, 2016, 06:38:39 PM
 lotzomeows  Beautiful work!  coffeelove
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: amora_selvagen on September 28, 2016, 10:02:33 PM
wow.. so many beautiful houses. Thank you for sharing
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: minena on November 16, 2016, 01:42:29 PM
October got away from me. Too much was going on and I almost finished my house, just had a few places I wanted to tweak but just didn't find the time. I was having fun with this theme too. Here are some living/dining/kitchen pics that got finished.


(http://minena.prismbaby.com/contests/from%20the%20ground%20up/ftgu%20oct/ftgu-oct-2016-1.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/contests/from%20the%20ground%20up/ftgu%20oct/ftgu-oct-2016-2.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/contests/from%20the%20ground%20up/ftgu%20oct/ftgu-oct-2016-3.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/contests/from%20the%20ground%20up/ftgu%20oct/ftgu-oct-2016-4.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/contests/from%20the%20ground%20up/ftgu%20oct/ftgu-oct-2016-5.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/contests/from%20the%20ground%20up/ftgu%20oct/ftgu-oct-2016-6.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/contests/from%20the%20ground%20up/ftgu%20oct/ftgu-oct-2016-7.png)
(http://minena.prismbaby.com/contests/from%20the%20ground%20up/ftgu%20oct/ftgu-oct-2016-8.png)

Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: homeroxana on November 16, 2016, 03:21:23 PM
Wow, I love the dinning area and the armchair near the fire! Beautiful wallpapers anf floors!
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Christobal on November 21, 2016, 09:26:43 AM
Great, I like the warm color you use.
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Post by: Pearlie on December 04, 2016, 02:26:54 PM
Wonderful. It is very cozy. I wish I could decorate like you. Great work.
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Toadflax on January 19, 2017, 07:31:42 PM
Your album is super inspiring Minena! Your use of texture is wonderful!
Title: Re: Minena's Album
Post by: Astoria on January 28, 2017, 07:06:14 PM
Wow great work! I love the colours you use. Your album is really inspiring!  hearts