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CNY 2017 Maxis Bedroom Recolour

by Liz Posted 30th Jan 2017 at 1:58 AM - Updated 22nd Feb 2017 at 5:04 AM by Liz
5 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Happy Chinese New Year, everyone! 新年快樂, Gung Hei Fat Choi, and welcome to the Year of the Rooster! Why the rooster painting? Zodiac year. Why the big pic of coins? Answer is below. (^_^)
--Side note! As I'm preparing this upload I can literally hear a lion dance starting in the street outside my flat. Auspicious! --

UPDATE: Vase, Scroll, and Wall Fans were overwriting those from Claybee Bathroom, so I redid. Second RAR, same filenames; just let 'em rewrite those in the big file. Thanks!

With two small exceptions, this is a Maxis recolour bedroom, in shades of bright red and gold to celebrate Chinese/Lunar New Year - and it's nearly all Base Game too. Ten new wallpapers included, along with collection file (& icon). All files are Compressorized .

The first non-Maxis mesh is Echo's Rug ~
My recolours are of the 3x4 (which also apply to the 2x3 and 1x2 sizes). These should require base game, plus NL or a later EP.
(I personally use Windkeeper's "no shadow" versions, which are also linked at the top of the original post above.)
Rugs appear in Decorative / Misc / 60, 250, & 800, and they have 3 designs ~ golds, greys, and red with golden leaves
The other non-Maxis mesh is "Painting 21" from Sims2Play ~

All set? Here goes the "CNY 2017 Bedroom Set" Cavalcade of Items!

Zenu Meditation Sleeper (Comfort / Beds / 950)
Caress of Teak Bed (Comfort / Beds / 450)
Beddings (Gold leaves on red, Fleur with Gold, and Fleur with Greys)
Touch of Teak Tansu Dresser (Misc / Dressers / 1520)

The "Gold-End" Ratio Table (Surfaces / End Tables / 190)
Gliteri & Co. Trieste End Table (Surfaces / End Tables / 310)
Tibetan Desk (Surfaces / Desks / 670)
Chabadii "Yet Another" Coffee Table (Surfaces / Coffee Tables / 290)
also recolours the Chabadii Chabudinky (Surfaces / Coffee Tables / 265)

Recycled Relaxer (Comfort / Living / 250 - 5 colours)
Luxiary King Armchair (Comfort / Living / 1200 - 3 colours)
Chez Chaise (Comfort / Recliners / 900 - 3 colours)
Dynasty Dining Chair (Comfort / D‌ining / 415)

Dynasty "Enlightenment" Lamp (Lighting / Table / 95)
Torcher "Luminescence" Sconce (Lighting / Wall / 202) - 2 metal, 2 glass
also recolours Lunatech Amber Ceiling Lamp (Lighting / Hanging / 220)
Chinese Riddle Lantern (Lighting / Hanging / 175) - gold and red

Double-Helix Designer Bookshelf (Hobbies / Knowledge / 650)
Deluxe Veil of Dreams (Decorative / Curtains / 150) - 6 colours
also recolour Veil of Dreams (Decorative / Curtains / 120)

The Lone Daisy (Decorative / Wall / 285) - pic by me in a golden frame
Painting 21 (Decorative / Wall / 488) - Mesh by Shoukeir, Sims2Play, linked above
Artwork started as White Flowers Orange Centers, public domain photo by Linnaea Mallette
In the Beginning (Decorative / Wall / 600) - 2 pictures adapted from public domain photographs
Chicken Farm by X posid ~ because it's the Year of the Rooster
Old Chinese Coins by Peter Griffin ~ because in Hong Kong we don't like to bury our metaphors too deep.
Money represents money, so we hang up pictures of a money so the new money will know where to show up.
Winter Blossoms (Decorative / Wall / 650) - This "Korean painting" is now a Chinese scroll wishing your sims a Happy New Year
Open-Wall Wall Fan (Decorative / Wall / 3500) - 2 colours, similar to the ones I did with the Claybee Bathroom set

12th Century Song Dynasty Vase (Decorative / Sculptures / 4000) - Artwork on the vase is from Poppies, by Yun Shouping, one of the "Six Masters" of the early Qing Dynasty

Expansion Pack Items:
Cornerstone Veritable Vanity (Surfaces / Misc / 1200) - needs NL
The Sorrowful Scions (Decorative / Sculptures / 450) gold rushes and khaki/red pot - needs NL
also recolours "Potted Potential" (Deco / Statues / 300) - needs NL
Major's Rooster by Franc-o-Phile Designs (Decorative / Sculptures / 170) - needs SNS
Chicken Checkers Sculpture (Decorative / Sculptures / 350) - needs FT

And that's it - so please enjoy! Sun Tai Gin Hong and Good Fortune in the new year!

Additional Credits:
As always, ginormous thanks to Numenor, Quaxi, RGiles, and everyone who contributed to CEP and SimPE!

Original damask pattern for the embossed wallpapers is from The Inspiration Gallery

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
liz_bed_cny17_fan-scroll-vase.rar | Fixed files to replace those in larger set

Size: 100.5 KB · Downloads: 1,697 · 22nd Feb 2017
100.5 KB 1,697 22nd Feb 2017
liz_bed_cny2017.rar | CNY Bedroom recolours, mostly Maxis base game, red and gold

Size: 3.77 MB · Downloads: 2,171 · 30th Jan 2017
3.77 MB 2,171 30th Jan 2017
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5 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 31st Jan 2017 at 12:36 AM
What a beautiful set-I love it all! Thank you so much!!
Meet Me In My Next Life
#3 Old 1st Feb 2017 at 3:52 AM
This is all very nice I love everything, thanks for sharing.

"Nothing in life is a Surprise it just happen to come your way at the time".
Test Subject
#4 Old 12th Feb 2017 at 1:58 AM
Awesome as usual! I hate to be the PITA complainer, but I am having an issue with a few of the deco items in my game. It seems the 12th Dynasty Vase, Wall Fan and Wall Scroll are overwriting the beautiful recolors of those objects that you did for the Claybee Bathroom set (at least in my game they are). Both sets are wonderful, and I would love to use both. Thank you for your great work!
Original Poster
#5 Old 19th Feb 2017 at 8:20 AM Last edited by Liz : 22nd Feb 2017 at 5:09 AM.
@lucy630, thank you again! Should be all better now, but please do shout if you have any problems, ok? I really do appreciate the reports! ^_^

Originally Posted by Liz
Nono! Not a PITA at all - I totally wanna know if there's a problem, so thanks for letting me know! May knowhow to fix and will hopefully be able to whip it into shape tomorrow. Thanks!

Originally Posted by lucy630
Awesome as usual! I hate to be the PITA complainer, but I am having an issue with a few of the deco items in my game. It seems the 12th Dynasty Vase, Wall Fan and Wall Scroll are overwriting the beautiful recolors of those objects that you did for the Claybee Bathroom set (at least in my game they are). Both sets are wonderful, and I would love to use both. Thank you for your great work!

@Sandy2Simmer and @Simonut, thank you both so much for the kind words about my CNY bedroom- I can't tell you how much I appreciate them! Wish I could let everyone who downloaded know, but since you commented I can at least mention to you that I've uploaded fresh copies of the wall fans, wall scroll, and vase, as they were overwriting the ones from another room I did. Hope they haven't been a problem in your game, but if you need/wanna replace, they're up and available. Cheers and thanks again! ♥
Field Researcher
#6 Old 28th Feb 2017 at 5:31 AM
The clean, simple look of this set is just wonderful! We all like our "glittery sparklies" but something like this just lets you breathe.....