Sunday, March 8, 2009

Example: Goldenrod Furniture by TSR_DOT

Positives: Good decorating is all about finding complementary colors and creating a motif with them. Dot has thrown pink, pale yellow, and orange together in a subtle furniture set that reminds me of the country furniture in Sims 2 Seasons. That furniture was charming and useful for country Sims, and so is this.

Negatives: I think the woodwork is a little too matched -- most people don't have kitchen cabinets in the same color as their beds -- but at least it's not all cow print. I think the largest drawback of this set is that anyone can replicate it in their own game without having to download it. That's natural of any custom content created with only the game itself, and I look forward to seeing what Dot can do once the game comes out and innovators dig into the code and meshes.
  • Creator: Dot
  • Price: Free
  • Official Download: The Sims 3 Exchange
  • Unofficial Download: None
  • Catagories: TSR_Dot, Furniture, Country, Romantic
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