This was my first house decoration ever. At the time I thought it was very creative and cool. It wasn't until I posted it to the official EQ2 forums that I noticed that it wasn't as good as I thought. Regardless it still has a special place in my heart.
You will probably notice that the place is kinda empty... Part of the reason is that at the time my carpenter was really low level so there wasn't much I could craft myself. So I had to buy what I could. Being a newbie with little money to spend didn't allow me to buy everything I wanted, like lots of plants. The other reason is that I had always been terrible with details. I got a little better over the years, after many attempts at decoration and trying to learn from the masters. I wouldn't say I am good at that even after so long but at least it is not as bad anymore.
It also didn't help that I blew my item count trying to cover the part under the platform (the wooden piece I used to build the loft). At the time we didn't have many choices to build a loft. A lot of people, if I recall correctly, used just rugs or tables for it. But I wanted something that looked more like an actual floor so I chose those platforms and put rugs under it to serve as ceiling for the kitchen that was just under the loft. That ate a bunch of my item count too. Item count was never something that I became exactly good at managing either but then again I have yet to find a decorator that doesn't curse it. 🙂
As for the owner of the house, Lumilie, she was deleted in one of my character roster restructuring. So this is the only house she ever had as well as one of the few records I still have of her existence.
And now for the house. We begin with a view from the entrance...
Being the friendly kind, Lumilie was sure to put some cookies near the entrance for any visitors or buyers.
And of course some sitting so she could properly receive guests, friends and family and chat away with them.
Right now I don't remember why the bookshelf was empty.... I don't remember if it was because I had very few books and didn't want to fill it in with so little or because they were to big for those shelves so I decided I would figure something to put there later. The side table is empty because I think I would buy some lamp later. So many things that were pushed for a "later time"!
A simple dinner table to eat dinner with friends. I wanted something fancier at the time to suit the character but alas, I didn't have the money for it.
The kitchen area. Since we couldn't resize furniture at the time we had to use what we could. Some would build furniture from other items that would fit the decoration and the race or just find some clever way to adapt it to a non-human sized race. Me? I just put it as it was and made sure to put a chair nearby to pretend that is what the character used when she needed to cook. Roleplaying ftw!
As for the trading board I put it in the kitchen to look like it was used to stick some recipes on it or maybe a grocery list or other important notes.
Then we finally have the loft. Not much to tell except that the bed may look uncomfortable (it probably is!) but it was one of the few small beds of the time that I could afford. It also looked fancy enough to suit the character so that is the one I end up using!
Thanks for looking! 🙂