2. Contemporary Comfort Living
According to the game developers, the Contemporary Comfort Set from the Sims 3 Store is supposed to provide our games with furniture in a contemporary style in it's most comfortable form. I don't take issue with that statement as I like the furniture well enough. I just think that the original dull white color of the seating accomodations really lives up to its name: dull. While googling pictures for inspiration with regard to a more snazzy color scheme, I found a picture of a zebra-style living-room with purple accents and thought "Okay, why not?!" :)
More neutral colors for those who aren't as adventurous when furnishing a room:
This, by the way, is the picture that inspired me:
Objects in the set: Couch, loveseat, living chair, coffee table, end table, plant table, two plants, little zebras, giraffe statue, tray with flower vase, 3-tile painting, deco clock, pillows, curtains, ceiling lamp, table lamp, fireplace, window, collection file.
The table lamp is an add-on to the ceiling lamp (but not slaved to it) and the plant table (with 5 slots) is pieced together from two Maxis meshes whose origin has slipped my mind.
As I wasn't able to get The Sims 2 running correctly since I installed Windows 8, I had to test the conversions in The Sims Life Stories. For that it might be that everything is base game compatible, though I wouldn't put my shirt on it. As always, use the downloads at your own risk!
Credits: Maxis for the meshes, SimPE, TSRW, Gimp, Milkshape, Steffor for the little zebras
Download here: http://simfileshare.net/download/295373/
To be continued ...