Created for the article Cool New Year in issue 20
In oumamea’s take on the challenge, traditional furniture paired with a soothing color scheme of neutral tones and accents of green make this look like the classic home-sweet-home. A mission-style desk flanked by bookcases stained in the same oak provide the perfect home office. In the bedroom, a tartan plaid bedspread in shades of green on the big, brass bed is complemented by a similar plaid in the window treatments. Matching wood end tables and dresser round out this comfy master bedroom.
It’s amazing how changing the roof completely changes the look of the house. In this case, mrmiss has created a completely flat roof which, when paired with large contemporary windows, definitely gives this home a modern edge. Inside, neutral colors dominate, punctuated by the occasional pop of color in a rug or floral arrangement. In the bedroom, wood paneling and a wooden headboard with sleek lines help to create a warm and cozy yet masculine master suite.
In mac’s house, whitewashed floors and walls give a light and airy feel. Bright blue and turquoise accents add visual interest, and touches of wood in the furniture warm things up a bit. The addition of a trunk as a coffee table grounds the room with its dark tones and provides needed storage. Mac cleverly combines two shelves for a custom look. The color palette carries over into the bedroom where a darker blue on the walls makes for a serene retreat from the cares of the world.
Littlecat’s use of the deep colors and dark woods turns this home into a masculine retreat. In the living room, a stunning blue sofa and pair of chairs goes perfectly with the dark green walls. A large sound system covered in stickers and a surfboard leaning against the bookcase give this room a lived-in look. Likewise, the protest signs stacked in the corner provide a glimpse into the homeowner’s personality. In the bedroom, a yummy chocolate brown duvet graces the modern bed, and the choice of artwork is perfect for this rebellious sim.
Kementari opts for a low tin roof and adds a feature wall to the front of the house, creating a very modern look. Inside, the modern design continues with a dream kitchen featuring white granite counter tops, glass shelving, and striking green subway tile on the back splash. She creates a small computer area by using an island placed against the wall and adding a cool bar stool. Outside, bright green and blue are used strategically to provide a punch of color against the white of the walls and wood of the patio. A serene pool wrapped by a contemporary wooden deck provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.