What I did with a new-style keep

I tried to avoid 'over decorating'  What do others think?


The roof, a chill out area with water feature



The ground floor - a working area, including the fisher's lair



A relaxation area - including above the fisherman's lair, a small display area for special catches. I'm pretty pleased with this room, especially the bar, piano platform and that green thing up the front :D



Sleeping, bathing, and the 'executive' lounge.

Comments

  • Petra, thats very very interesting. I think the keep offers a good alternative to the classic design. Your decoration ideas are very nice, the double-beds are absolutely fantastic, I love them. 
  • MervynMervyn Posts: 1,303
    edited October 2018
    I’m really envious of the executive lounge, where do you get the beautiful chair and desk from? They have
    Style

    Also please provide coordinates so we can browse :) 
    I tell you the truth, tis better to do 10 damage on the right target than 100 damage on the wrong target.

    Breaking in the young since 2002
  • the table is part of the King's Collection, but I dyed it to go with the room's colour scheme. The chair is simply crafted by my carpenter.
  • I enjoyed this project so much that I found a spot on Europa to do it all again. After a couple of frantic days emptying a well-stuffed 18 x 18 before it fell, and several days finding filled commodity deeds that I'd forgotten to unpack, it is finally in a fit state to be seen and critiqued.

    work areas

    Display floor - don't look for rares, I don't collect them

    residential floor

    Roof. not too sure about the bandage fountains - anyone have any suggestions for that? I had a lot of fun creating the water feature. Pumpkins will be the 'seasonal display', changing as the various holidays come around.
  • No critique from me! But there were interesting details that I most likely will steal. Hope someone soon will get a winning castle  that I could live in...
  • KirthagKirthag Posts: 85
    lovely petra! especially the bunk beds - those are cute
  • Sorted the problem corner, but can anyone but me tell what it's meant to be? is my 'vision' obvious or too obscure? 

  • love your garden, that's really neat
    but where's the corn? lol
    nice job
  • The tomatos are lovely!
  • the keeps looks ok besides the three arches above the front door and the lava fire pits. Remove them and all of the lame decos.
  • the keeps looks ok besides the three arches above the front door and the lava fire pits. Remove them and all of the lame decos.

    The arches and lava pits are part of the design. Please feel free to enter this publish's contest and submit a design without them.

    I'm sorry you consider my decor ideas to be lame. Please add your own pictures showing me, and others, how your ideas are much better.
  • love your garden, that's really neat
    but where's the corn? lol
    nice job
    I planted some corn - but now I have a reindeer problem


  • TimStTimSt Posts: 344
    Speaking of the open arches on the front and east side.  Any idea of how to block them from the outside or from inside the arch and have it look good? My lama keeps falling out.  It liked to jump off the roof of my house before I put up knee walls.
  • TimStTimSt Posts: 344
    And what did you use for the water?  It looks really good.
  • Petra_FydePetra_Fyde Posts: 351
    edited December 2018
    the arches in my Europa keep are blocked with the plain wooden shelf, but you need king's collection to make those. The Siege keep only has the east arches blocked, by the bar shelves. Those are made with elongated tables, chopped with goza mats. 

    The water is made using carpet tiles and copper granite round stairs, all dyed with wind azul dye. Luckily the carpet tiles can be dyed while stacked, so only one charge of dye needed.
    This is the carpet I used: https://uo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/carpet-redgold.jpg

    You could conceivably construct a porch or something over the doorways, raising stone pieces from the floor below.  I might try something like that after the holiday.

    Sorry,  I totally missed Mervyn's request for locations.
    The Europa keep is at 160º39'S 56º48'E
    The Siege keep is at 92º27'N 22º42E
    Both are set Public, but sorry, @Mervyn you can't get past the front doors on Europa, security on those is set 'friends'  Viewing by appointment only :D
  • PawainPawain Posts: 858
    edited December 2018
    TimSt said:
    Speaking of the open arches on the front and east side.  Any idea of how to block them from the outside or from inside the arch and have it look good? My lama keeps falling out.  It liked to jump off the roof of my house before I put up knee walls.

    Short stone walls like you mentioned are the best thing and they blend.  Just need one behind each opening.  Or you can put an impassible plant or object behind each.

    I love the arches and wish there were more on the east.  You can put vendors in them or mannequins. You can not walk through the suits of armor.  So 6 of those and you cant fall off. You could put wooden deeded statues or the crystal or shadow statues in the arch and those are impassible. Most Vases are impassible.  There are many options.


  • TimStTimSt Posts: 344
    edited December 2018

    Thanks for the suggestion. I am trying out the balcony approach. I'll eventually put some plants out there.

  • That looks really nice. I might even have to steal it :D
  • jaytinjaytin Posts: 308
    The balcony looks right like it was always there, really great idea! I didn't really like the arches it just wasn't my kind of thing, but they are okay with the balcony added, very nice work.
  • Petra_FydePetra_Fyde Posts: 351
    @TimSt - I stole it, but then I tweaked it, just a little bit.


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