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Carpet Love - 8 Essential Styles

by Purplepaws Posted 4th Oct 2009 at 11:17 PM - Updated 21st Jan 2010 at 8:00 AM by Purplepaws : Fixed typo and added credit
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I love carpets. I am not ashamed. And even with all the wonderful patterns out there already, I still found myself missing a few which I consider to be absolute staples to any decorator’s collection. So, as necessity breeds invention, I decided to make some. And after a few weeks of sporadic bursts of creativity, I ended up with eight new carpets in a variety of patterns and textures. Carpet enthusiasts rejoice!

As always, these are completely seamless and much care and effort has gone into making them as high-quality and subtly-tiled as possible. No carpet samples were hurt in the making of these patterns.

One of my fellow creators *cough*janesamborski*cough* came up with the nifty idea of making carpets two-channeled with speculars, so I decided to do the same with mine, including the “comfy” carpet which I had previously uploaded with just the one channel. So now, you can strike just the right balance between color and shadow, and light colors such as white and cream are a cinch. (Don’t ya just hate how beiges always come out looking grey?) Also, with speculars, the carpets no longer have a flat look, but a slight glossy sheen that gives them more of a plush feel.

Well, enough of my rambling. Time to see for yourself! (Can you tell I’m happy with this set?)

Default colors are as shown in the corner swatches, and each pattern has two channels. They can all be found in-game under carpeting and rugs. (What, you were expecting masonry?)




The house I used in the shots below is actually a complete building, and is available to download through my profile page, if anyone’s interested.




All comments are greatly appreciated, so please feel free to leave one if you like what you see. Feedback is the highlight of my day!

Enjoy, everyone!

~Rachael

(Credit: Skintone pictured is Kanno's Moonlight Skin.)

In-Game Category: Carpet and Rug

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#2 Old 4th Oct 2009 at 11:56 PM
thankyouthankyou; i have been yearning for shag carpets (and high class carpets) for my retro sims and my wealthy sims. these fit the bill perfectly.
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#3 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 12:21 AM
these look wonderful! Thank you :D
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#4 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 1:03 AM
Wonderful, just what the game needed. Thankyou.
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#5 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 1:20 AM
This looks great, TS3 desperately needs some decent carpet styles, and I was especially wanting some nice shag and plush carpets! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 1:42 AM
Fantastic. So much better than pretty much every other one in the collection. Thank you.
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#7 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 2:39 AM
FUZZY CARPETS!! :D
Just what I needed: carpets! Seriously though, we lack decent flooring. :P
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#8 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 2:52 AM
These are brilliant. Thanks.
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#9 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 3:28 AM
these are sooo pretty
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#10 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 4:58 AM
I am a carpet lover myself and I'm thrilled by this new collection you've painstakingly made! I love it! Thanks much! ^___^
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#11 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 7:40 AM
These look great, thanx!!!
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#12 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 10:04 AM
Thanks! I was really looking for some carpets and this are perfect.
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 1:14 PM
Oh So Beautiful!! Thank You Very Much! :D
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#14 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 1:29 PM
OMG! :o These are so much better then the ones, that came with the game. Keep it up!
Inventor
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#15 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 1:29 PM
Oh, lovely staples, I love staples. Very nice small patterns, thank you so much.
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#16 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 5:08 PM
Finally, some shag carpet! I can make my childhood home. I love these.. The carpet in game drives me mad.
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#17 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 5:27 PM
looks sooooo comfy! my game was in need of some of these thanks!
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#18 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 6:41 PM
AMAZING! Ive been waiting for this kind of carpet. thankyou!
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#19 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 8:01 PM
It's a pretty job ! Thank you Purplepaws !
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#20 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 9:37 PM
these carpets looks so fluffy! I love them! XOXO
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#21 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 9:48 PM
These are GREAT!! Thanks for sharing your work!!
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#22 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 10:19 PM
Great job!
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#23 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 11:40 PM
I LOVE carpet!!! I really do! I cant wait to see some more! I have also featured you on my sims 3 custom content blog. Here is the link if you would like to see for yourself http://thesims3dailydownload.blogspot.com/ :-)
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#24 Old 6th Oct 2009 at 2:59 AM
thankyou
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#25 Old 6th Oct 2009 at 8:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Leah Marie
I LOVE carpet!!! I really do! I cant wait to see some more! I have also featured you on my sims 3 custom content blog. Here is the link if you would like to see for yourself http://thesims3dailydownload.blogspot.com/ :-)


Cool! Thanks for the link.
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