Issue 2: Fall/Winter

SIMplisticLivingMagazine

A Sims 4, fan-made, home magazine. Issue 2: Fall and Winter builds, landscaping, tips, and designs.

SIMPLISTIC LIVING

A FAN-MADE SIMS 4 HOME MAGAZINE

C H A N G I N G O F

T H E S E A S O N S

GORGEOUS FALL FOLIAGE SHOTS THAT WILL

HAVE YOU REACHING FOR THE WARM APPLE CIDER

A C A B I N F O R

E V E R Y S T Y L E

TRADITIONAL, CRAFTSMAN, EVEN MODERN!

WE HAVE A WIDE ARRAY OF COZY WINTER

CABINS THAT DAZZLE AND DELIGHT

R E A D Y . S E T .

D E C O R A T E .

OUR TEAM'S TIPS AND TRICKS WILL HELP UP

YOUR INTERIOR'S GAME ALL YEAR 'ROUND

PERFECT PASTIMES AT

THE PUMPKIN PATCH

ISSUE NO. 2 ♦ FALL/WINTER


THIS HOME IS BUILT TO BE THAT FAVORITE HOUSE YOU STOP BY EACH HALLOWEEN BECAUSE YOU KNOW THEY GIVE THE

BEST CANDY. LOOKING AT IT, YOU CAN JUST IMAGINE THE KIDS WHIPPING OUT THOSE DECORATIONS AND HELPING

THEIR PARENTS LINE THE ENTRANCE WITH PUMPKINS AND CANDLES. THE IDEA BEHIND THE OUTSIDE DECORATIONS

WAS TO MAKE IT SPOOKY, BUT KID FRIENDLY, AND DEFINITELY MAKE IT THE TALK OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THE DINING

ROOM IS SET UP AS A PUMPKIN CARVING STATION, AND THE LIVING ROOM IS WHERE THE KIDS WILL LINE UP FOR THE

CANDY BOWL!

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AUTUMN DAYS

ARE HERE AGAIN


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STUNNING EXPOSED BRICK COMPLIMENTS THE BRIGHT WARM YELLOWS AND ORANGES THAT TELL US

HARVESTFEST IS NEARLY HERE! ADMIRE THE HOMEMADE DECOR OR MINGLE FOR SOME EVENING

COCKTAILS AND THEN GATHER AROUND THE TABLE FOR A CANDLELIT GRAND MEAL WHILE THE FIRE ROARS

BEHIND YOU IN THE HEARTH.

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FIND

YOUR

STYLE

WHAT STYLE

INSPIRES YOU?

MID-CENTURY MODERN

AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN

FARMHOUSE

VICTORIAN

TUDOR

DEFINING THE ARCHITECTURAL

STYLE OF A HOME IS A KEY PART

OF ANY BUILD, AS IT WILL

INFORM THE DECISIONS YOU

MAKE FOR THE FLOOR PLAN, THE

FURNISHINGS, AND EVEN THE

LANDSCAPING.

EACH TYPE OF ARCHITECTURE

STYLE HAS A UNIQUE AND LONG

HISTORY ASSOCIATED WITH IT

THAT CAN HELP YOU BRING

YOUR BUILDS TO LIFE WITH TINY

BUT AUTHENTIC DETAILS, SUCH

AS ROOFING STYLE OR USING

CORBELS VERSUS SPANDRELS.

UNSURE WHERE TO START WHEN

RESEARCHING A PARTICULAR

ARCHITECTURAL STYLE? WHILE

SEARCH ENGINE PHOTOS ARE A

GREAT JUMPING OFF POINT,

SOMETIMES 1,000 WORDS IS

MORE HELPFUL THAN A PICTURE!

REAL WORLD HOME MAGAZINES

SUCH AS BETTER HOMES &

GARDENS AND HOME BUILDER

DIGEST REGULARLY FEATURE

ARTICLES THAT HIGHLIGHT THESE

KEY DESIGN ELEMENTS. AND

THEY'RE AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR

FREE.

IN EACH ISSUE WE'LL FEATURE A

DIFFERENT POPULAR STYLE OF

HOME ARCHITECTURE AND A

CHEAT SHEET TO HELP YOU

HONE IN ON DETAILS THAT CAN

TAKE YOUR OWN BUILDS TO THE

NEXT LEVEL.

MASTERING

ARCHITECTURE IS

LETTING THE

BUILDING SPEAK

FOR ITSELF

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THE ANATOMY OF AN

AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN

HOME

THE FOCUS

THE CRAFTSMAN HOME AIMS TO PUT

FUNCTION FIRST, ALLOWING THESE

CHARMING AND MODEST HOMES TO BE

EASILY CARED FOR

THE ROOFING

TRIANGULAR FORMS AND WIDE,

OVERHANGING EAVES WITH EXPOSED

RAFTERS THAT TAPER IN HEAVY COLUMNS

ARE SOME OF THE HALLMARKS OF THIS

POPULAR STYLE

THE LAYOUT

MOST CRAFTSMAN HOMES ARE OPEN

FLOOR PLANS WITH A PROMINENTLY-

FEATURED FIREPLACE

THE FURNISHINGS

NEUTRALS WITH POPS OF COLOR ARE A

GREAT WAY TO BALANCE THE RICH WOOD

DETAILS OF A CRAFTSMAN HOME WHILE

HIGHLIGHTING WHAT MAKES THEM

UNIQUE

YOU KNOW?

DID

THE TITLE OF CRAFTSMAN WAS ORIGINALLY RESERVED FOR HOMES

DESIGNED BY GUSTAV STICKLEY, THE FOUNDER OF THE CRAFTSMAN MAGAZINE

MASTROENI, TARA. “WHAT MAKES A HOME STYLE: DEFINING THE CRAFTSMAN HOME.”

FRESHOME.COM, 2 MAY 2018, HTTPS://FRESHOME.COM/CRAFTSMAN-HOME.


MERRY & BRIGHT

WINTER BUILDS


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landscape

LET'S


HAVE YOU

PICKED OUT YOUR

pumpkins?


ARE YOU READY

TO DECORATE

like a pro?

CHECK OUT THESE TIPS FROM THE SIMPLISTIC

LIVING CREATIVE TEAM, DESIGNED TO HELP YOU

SKILL UP YOUR APPROACH TO INTERIORS

0 1

PLAN THAT

PALETTE

A CLEAR PALETTE OF 3-5 COLORS HELPS TO

GIVE YOUR ENTIRE BUILD A COHESIVE AND

INTENTIONAL FEEL

0 2

PUT THE FLOOR

IN FLOORPLAN

COMBINE PLAIN FLOOR SWATCHES WITH

UNIQUE ONES TO CREATE ENTIRELY NEW AND

ORIGINAL FLOOR SCHEMES THAT HELP DEFINE

YOUR INTERIOR SPACES

0 3

CRUSH

THAT CLUTTER

USE AMOEBAE'S RED SHELF TO TAKE YOUR

CLUTTER GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

SEE PAGE 65 FOR THE LINK AND A GUIDE!


DECOR TIP #1

USE UNEXPECTED ITEMS TO CREATE A

VISUALLY INTERESTING HEADBOARD

FOR YOUR BEDROOM, SUCH AS THE

APLENTY SLATS BUFFET TABLE (GTW)

AND THE JOOSE SERIES MODULAR

CABINETS (SD).

- PLUMESIMS

DECOR TIP #2

SIZE DOWN OUTDOOR DECOR ITEMS

AND PLACE THEM INSIDE! SOME OF MY

UNEXPECTED FAVORITES HAVE COME

FROM BRANCHING OUT FROM AN

OBJECT'S INTENDED USE.

- MADISONSIMMYT

DECOR TIP #3

DON'T SETTLE FOR THE STANDARD

FIREPLACES THE GAME PROVIDES.

LEVEL THEM UP! PAIR BOOKCASES ON

EITHER SIDE TO CREATE A BUILT-IN

APPEARANCE, WHICH LEAVES A GREAT

FRAME FOR A TELEVISION OR PIECE OF

ART.

- THEPROPERTYSIMS

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DECOR TIP #4

ENABLING CHEATS AND THEN UTILISING

BB.SHOWHIDDENOBJECTS AND/OR THE

BB.SHOWLIVEEDITOBJECTS DEBUG WILL

OPEN UP A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF

CLUTTER FOR YOUR BUILDS!

- AMEGASIMMER

DECOR TIP #5

DON'T KEEP YOUR CABINETS LOCKED UP

IN THE KITCHEN! THEY MAKE A

FABULOUS ADDITION TO LIVING ROOMS,

BATHROOMS, EVEN CLOSETS, AND HELP

TO UNIFY YOUR HOME'S LOOK.

- CAIDILYCREATES

DECOR TIP #6

REAL FIREPLACES ARE OVERRATED. THE

FAUX FIREPLACE FACADE (HC) CAN BE

COMBINED WITH A NUMBER OF

CANDLES TO CREATE THE AMBIANCE OF

A FIREPLACE WITHOUT THE DANGER!

- PXIPLAYS

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