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Must...have...deco examples to look at!

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by Skylark SP, May 13, 2008.

  1. Skylark SP

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    Deco snippets - just so we have something to look at for now. A deco forum - temporary or not - with no pics is sad. The new forum format limits to 4 images per post.

    Zynia's rose of Trinsic purple planter
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    Skylark's large desk with bookshelves
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    Blesh's canopy-curtain bed (must be constructed on roof or 2 story open floor due to height requirements)
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    -Skylark
     
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    More Halloween & spooky stuff

    Skylark's lil' creepy crawly with item built cauldron variation
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    Zynia's electric chair
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    Daan Mor's evil throne
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    -Skylark
     
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    Pool table in rec room
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    Formal dining room
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    -Skylark
     
  4. Petra Fyde

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    Mo'gluk's fireplace

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    The round table
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    A simple Stew

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    A way to present a rubble tree, and I'm not sure what the thing in the corner is, but I like it.

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  5. Azureal

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    The thing in the corner "looks" like coloured forges stacked on top of one another, with a large shield on top.
     
  6. Petra Fyde

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    :D Sorry, I was unclear, yes I know how I made it, but what is it I made? I just call it my 'wotnot'
     
  7. CRIMINAL

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    so how did you get the 3 forges to stack like that?
     
  8. Patty Pickaxe

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    Here are some shots I snagged:

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  9. Petra Fyde

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    That's pretty straightforward. Place the one that's going to be the top one, raise it with the decor tool, place the next one underneath, raise that, place the bottom one then lower the other 2 back down till they rest on top.
     
  10. Kurgan

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    Glad to see some people still have their pics. Keep them coming folks..
    As soon as I find mine I will post them.
     
  11. Leana Sidhe

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    OOO....oooo
    Finally my deco fix...
    Thank you Thank you...... =)
     
  12. Blesh

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    woot, my bed made the first post! thanks for reposting it skylark :)
     
  13. Petra Fyde

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    aquarium flake in a cauldron (one of the green ones from Labyrinth) on top of a small forge.
     
  14. Wisty

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    Oh, I love your desk, Skylark!
     
  15. DevilsOwn

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    bike is great :) and is that a jack-in-the-box back there?? love it!!
     
  16. Skylark SP

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    Very creative! And I like how the bike seat turned out! :)

    -Skylark
     
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    LOL...that is because the old forums went belly up before I had copied even a fraction of the deco snippets for the collection to my photobucket. Kind of ironic that I started that because so many old links to pics were disappearing over time, just a few weeks before the whole actual forum blew up. :sad4:

    Thanks for reposting yours. :)

    And I asked in the other thread before I saw this one...did you post as Boredoms on the old forum? In my photobucket I had tried to put a name for the source or at least the person I got the image from when I could.

    -Skylark
     
  18. Ashyn

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    Yes, Bordoms would be me. Just went with my toon name this round. lol.

    -Ashyn
     
  19. Kahlan

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    hi skylark thanx for all the hard work u did!
    im owrking on several houses now, grouped together right outside outside of east brit on the road to cove.... i so have given myself an ulcer trying to remember how to do the stairs, any chance of getting the tutorial back?

    and too kahlan rahl... you stole my name u imposter! what shard do you play on? you have excellent taste :)

    oh ps this is the former dsNchanted, i figured id make my new forums name that of my main char and all since shes who i play most.
     
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    It's not really deco, but while I was on test center I went ahead and made all of the heritage rugs to show their sizes. They're all 3x3 but three of them are a bit smaller than the other four.

    BTW it seems no longer possible to place these rugs on raised goza mats. You can place them, but they drop to ground level. I haven't tried it with damaged book piles but I have a feeling that won't work either.

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    I really like that 2 story library but i just wish they would make a book shelf that was full of books.
     
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    There is one, but it is ultra rare. :(

    I wish they would recycle it with another label (to pacify the 3 or 4 people in the game who have one) and make it available to us.

    -Skylark
     
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    The room with the fireplace and the stacked bookshelves is now one of my favorite screenshots ive seen :heart:
     
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    Yup, as much as I like tidiness in real life, I have to say, I love Kahlan Rahl's "torn up" library more than the "neat" one. That is one of the most clever use of the new ladder's I've seen. :thumbup:

    -Skylark
     
  25. Lady D

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    this is a couch i made in my living room

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    and my bed
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  26. Patty Pickaxe

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    OMG!! A leather couch! How creative!! It looks comfy too!!:thumbup1:
     
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    Creative! :) Some of the tower designs I've seen recently almost make me want to go back to one... almost :p I think I like my current house placement a little too much for that, though!
     
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    I highly suggest that if you are going to experiment with goza raising & chopping expensive/scarce add-ons that you place a plot on Test and try it there until you have your technique perfected, otherwise you may be upset when you break a real item and can't get it back. Things can still go wrong even after you have planned but it is much less likely.

    I noticed that many people on Test toss out their heritage tokens on the ground by the banks, I scoop up as many as I can, to try things out.

    -Skylark
     
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    Yeah, I hate that sometimes you don't get deeds back, it really stinks. But the look was well worth it for my secret bedroom "home away from home" behind the curtain.
     
  30. feath

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    opening this thread is starting to scare me lol... maybe it can be cut in half, and two threads made? or at least start a new one now. it takes a huge amount of time to open it.

    anyway - i wanted to throw in a couple of my old pictures, so they don't get lost in time...

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  31. Sarsmi

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    That is too cute! Haha...I love those curvy walls, so fun. Wish they came in half height too, would make for fabulous wells *dreams*
     
  32. Basara

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    Here's a couple rooms of my primary house. The lower room is the love nest for my Paladin/TH & Mage/Paladin, but the primary focus for sharing this picture is my Necromancer's room, just above it.

    I got the pentagram above the gozas by placing two square gozas on the black ones, then chopping the extras after placing the pentagram.

    The one container in the room is a paragon chest off a Meer Eternal (shame it's bronze, not black, shadow or white).

    I had issues with getting the bone couch to stay above the gozas, until I did the same with it that I did with the bloody pentagram, then replaced black goza underneath it (for some reason I couldn't get it to work right until I removed all the gozas, then put the black ones back down).

    Note the positioning of the Doom candle by the bed of nails, relative to the upside-down mounted pixie.....:eek:snap:

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    I was adding spiderwebs and old rubble to my evil tower and as I was doing this, I came up with an idea and here it is in case you would like a spider of your own to inhabit your new web...

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    The rubble I used is the one in the bag to the right of the web, but I used it in a black. Since I have dark walls, the top part blends in to the wall and doesn't show. I thought it ended up looking like two spiders in the web cocooning some poor soul and his faithful dog :mf_prop:

    Hunter Moon [HOT] Alantic


    This is a copy of a post I made in UOHall that I was asked to post here by Petra Fyde. Hope someone can use it :)
     
  34. Lady Arwen

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    Thats so awesome!! ty for posting!
     
  35. kitiara-atlantic

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    I love the stone counters! How are those constructed? I'm guessing the sides of the counters are half-wall pieces from the house deco tool, but how do you make the stone on top? Are those stone tables placed inside? Thanks!

    /edit Found the tutorial! Awesome!
    http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=8719
     
  36. Lady Arwen

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    I dont know exactly how she didd them but I know she used the small walls from when you custimize your house. Since I have a castle I couldnt custimize, So i found a way to use forges, and place the stone tables on top. Looks exactly the same. :)
     
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    Actually, with the 11th Anniversary items you can order after the Japanese get them, you can pick a bookcase, and put a book in it and it'll look full :) They're coming out with logs that face both ways, hitching posts and all kinds of neat stuff!
     
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    chopping is very addictive :D just a snippet to show off my tub and bathmat.... this house is *far* from done, but I hadda post this little bit


     

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    Syfka,

    Yes, you can in fact sit on the love seat, although you will kind of disappear in the cushions. It has been a long time since I made that, and my instruction tutorial died with the old forums, but I believe at the bottom, I used a pair of wooden thrones. I typically fill any of the gaps with folded cloth pieces dyed the same shade as the shipwreck pillows and raise/lower them as necessary.

    For some designs, I use wooden stools underneath. It really depends on how the object positions on the tile, and what you are building over/around it. :)

    @Hunter Moon: I love that sneaky use of the rubble to get the spider look!

    -Skylark
     
  40. Syfka

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    Thanks i will try a couple things out :)
     
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  42. KINK

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    there is some cool ones but i have trouble making the bunnies and the black cat can u help me with that
     
  43. chera

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    Wow that is totally awesome work
     
  44. chera

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    Outstanding : )

    Your dragons are also awesome:D
     
  45. chera

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    These are the most amazing things ya"l have done with your houses,I hope someday I can learn to do some of this:D

    Absolutely beautiful and such hard work:danceb:

    Thank You for showing
    Chera
     
  46. chera

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    I did my post wrong I am so sorry :sad4:

    You all have done such beautiful work on with your decorating and someday i hope to learn how to do it

    Thank You for showing and explaining
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  47. MuffinBear

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    these examples are amazing!
     
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    Came across this amazingly derorated keep while scouting idocs on Europa.. Iam sure you have seen it before, but wanted to show in this thread. I did NOT make this :)

    (I would like to know how to make those stairs with the goza mats thou)
     

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    Glad you enjoy the examples. I wish we didn't have so many broken picture links in old threads. And many of the things we now see, the name of the original designer has long been lost in the mists of UO's decade+ time, but thankfully lots of great deco ideas are preserved, and live on.

    From what I understand, Pluffy was an "old school" (pre deco tool!) UO decorating legend. Some of her designs, including her wonderful "how to" guides, are saved here. Look at the entry for "toilet". :)

    One of the fun things is modifying other people's designs to make something new or to suit your own deco project. Have fun!

    -Skylark
     
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    ithinkican ithinkican ithinkican choo cheeew !

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