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Amphibia
07-29-2011, 06:45 AM
<p>This thread will contain two houses, using the same layout. The concepts are vastly different, though. I'll start with Morive's midnight garden, then move on to Tilder's estate.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_000990.jpg" /></p><p>Entrance to the first garden, with open roof.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_000991.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_000993.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_000994.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_000995.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_000996.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001012.jpg" /></p><p>The main hall, and the second garden. I wanted to use strong colors for this, but tried to stick to the purple/green/red theme.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001013.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001014.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001015.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001017.jpg" /></p><p>Been a while since I built my <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=422350" target="_blank">first pipe organ</a>, and I gotto say it was far less of a pain now, with the layout editor doing a lot of the work. (Yeah, I just learned how to use it so I'm gonna praise it throughout this thread. :p)</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001019.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001020.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001021.jpg" /></p><p>Down to the basement area. Not much down there, 1100 item count just wasn't enough....</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_000997.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001110.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001113.jpg" /></p><p>A second open roof. I found that a good technique to make the sky look more "real", is to lift it up as far as possible. I used 4 tiles to cover the whole area + misty tiles to simulate moving clouds.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001111.jpg" /></p><p>Yeah, this is the bedroom. You get the picture.... <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001112.jpg" /></p><p>Morive's desk. Each item on it plays a part in the background story of this character, which is explained in the book on the table.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001000.jpg" /></p><p>Simple bath. Would have loved to give it more detail, but ran out of item slots.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001006.jpg" /></p><p>The dining room.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001007.jpg" /></p><p>The fireplace is heavily inspired by Senya's works, thus credit for that should go to her.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001114.jpg" /></p><p>These rose bouquets would have been a pain to get right, but it went fairly easy thanks to Jesdyr's layout editor. Each required 10 pieces to create, including the vase.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001010.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001009.jpg" /></p><p>That was all, thanks for looking. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /> The address to this house is AB, South Qeynos, Mistmoore Crags Estates under Morive.</p><p>Will post Tilder's Estate below this.</p><p>Some of my other projects: <a href="list.m?topic_id=504458" target="_blank">~ A little piece of Phnom Penh ~ (TT Island project/Asian style)</a> <a href="list.m?topic_id=504039" target="_blank">A Midnight Garden/Tilder's Estate (Mistmoore Crags Estates)</a> <a href="list.m?topic_id=504542" target="_blank">An Oasis in Halas/The Dark Sanctum (New Halas)</a> <a href="list.m?topic_id=504038" target="_blank">Jamilah's Persian Garden</a> <a href="list.m?topic_id=490877" target="_blank">~ A Little Stone House by the Sea ~ (Gorowyn, break-out house)</a> <a href="list.m?topic_id=480623" target="_blank">A Ghastly Druid's Hideout (Freeport)</a> <a href="list.m?topic_id=476823" target="_blank">Indoors, Outdoors (Maj Dul)</a> <a href="list.m?topic_id=470144" target="_blank">~ The Four Seasons Part 1, Autumn ~ (Freeport)</a> <a href="list.m?topic_id=457315" target="_blank">Fire and Brimstone (Gorowyn)</a> <a href="list.m?topic_id=437678" target="_blank">A Froglok Retreat (Gorowyn)</a></p><p><a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=490877" target="_blank"></a></p>

Amphibia
07-29-2011, 06:45 AM
<p>Onward to Tilder's estate. Tilder is a vampire, with a long and rich character history which I don't even know half of so it's not for me to get into that. The layout of this house is similar to Morive's, but I was aiming for a "colder" feel, as it would fit his character better. He also requested I use no flowers or plants except in the servant's quarters.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001025.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001028.jpg" /></p><p>A statue of a well known vampire, surrounded by the statues of six men with their heads bowed. The green one is a visitor. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001030.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001031.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001043.jpg" /></p><p>The main hall. A meeting room for the coven, and a place to arrange events.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001047.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001048.jpg" /></p><p>Pipe organ, blue version.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001045.jpg" /></p><p>The bar.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001046.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001051.jpg" /></p><p>Down to the basement...</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001052.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001053.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001055.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001056.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001040.jpg" /></p><p>The dungeon.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001037.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001033.jpg" /></p><p>The bedroom.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001034.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001035.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001060.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001061.jpg" /></p><p>First door.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001065.jpg" /></p><p>Second door, the bathroom.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001066.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001067.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001068.jpg" /></p><p>Third door, servant quarters.</p><p><img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l80/myrtelolaf/EQ2_001069.jpg" /></p><p>That was all, thank you for looking! This house can be found on AB, South Freeport, Mistmoore Crags Estates under Tilder.</p>

egyptiangothic
07-29-2011, 07:33 AM
stunning...the red trees where do u get them from... i got the blue ones from the merchant in the frist spire ...is there another vender!

Amphibia
07-29-2011, 08:24 AM
<p>Thank you. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>As for your question, those red pool trees are from a collection quest. I don't recall the name right now, but it's a high end instance and it's insanely expensive. <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> I totally broke my bank on those 4 trees you see there.</p>

Gzelle
07-29-2011, 09:19 AM
<p>/picks jaw up off floor.  Brilliant, my friend.  Still trying to figure out what wood that is in the dungeon.  Your work is always so precise and beautiful.  Thanks for sharing!!</p>

Whilhelmina
07-29-2011, 09:23 AM
<p>It's really perfect, I love it !</p>

Afista
07-29-2011, 09:36 AM
<p>WOW! I had to go tour first before commenting.</p><p>You stairwell transitions leave me breathless, they're perfect.  Your lines are clean and everything is laid out so well. They are both just beautiful! The darn item count though : /</p>

Aiana
07-29-2011, 09:49 AM
<p>Gorgeous! I love how clean and sharp it is. The details are amazing. Wonderful job. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" />  I love the colors and I really love the sky lights.</p>

SecrAtive Girl
07-29-2011, 10:44 AM
<p>very nice!!</p>

GussJr
07-29-2011, 10:49 AM
<p>Bravo! Lovely!</p>

Nisala
07-29-2011, 11:23 AM
<p>Beautiful!  Very creative and I *love* the "skylights"!</p><p>Thanks for sharing!</p>

Theblackrabbit
07-29-2011, 12:22 PM
<p>I love your work!  It's always so flawless.  *steals into game to look at it all in person and steal ideas*</p>

Geden
07-29-2011, 01:58 PM
<p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">/jaw hits the floor </span></span></span></p><p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">I was stunned to learn that both are in MM Craig estate, you hid it well <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />. What an amazing job you did! My favorite is first house, but both share your mastery of clean angles, contemplative spaces and amazing color coordination. Flawless pipe organ, very realistic sky, the sleeping coffin and million other details set a truly vampiric mood throughout the house.</span></span></span></p><p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">Now I'm off to fix my jaw back in... <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />                               </span></span></span></p>

Senya
07-29-2011, 02:35 PM
<p>Absolutely stunning!  Your work always is.  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Jexi
07-29-2011, 06:23 PM
<p>These are both gorgeous homes.</p>

Rakna
07-29-2011, 07:14 PM
<p>It's absolutely lovely, the midnight garden.  When I read the title, I was curious as to how you'd create the "midnight" effect throughout an entire house, regardless of the time of day.  You've done the whole thing wonderfully.  <3</p><p>Rakna/Sulik</p>

rowanC7276
07-29-2011, 09:01 PM
<p>Wow both these homes are simply amazing!!!!</p><p>*** Question though: I tried to come visit in game but I can not seem to locate these homes or the ones in your other post. AB server is Antonia Bayle correct? Created characters for both freeport and Qeynos, but I do not see any of the names you listed <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Amphibia
07-30-2011, 12:06 AM
<p>Thank you for all the nice replies! <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>I think both houses should be open to visitors, I checked to make sure. Tilder's is in South Freeport, and Morive's is in South Qeynos. Both are Mistmoore Crags Estates, AB server.</p>

Tyrus Dracofire
07-30-2011, 12:57 PM
<p>that is incredible! i like the blue bathing room setting.</p><p>as other said, it look very clean, so pristine, you must had very good cleaning maid.</p>

illaria
07-31-2011, 05:49 PM
<p>Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful</p><p>What do you use to make the frame of your huge skylights and planters, are those more gravestones?</p>

Swiftwood
07-31-2011, 11:44 PM
<p>Fantastic job!  Both mansions. So many wonderful things in each house.  I love how you put the red tiling over the sumac wall dividers.  Got 2 questions here, since I don't have a character on your server, what did you use for the pile organ pipes? and.. what did you use for the dungeon wood flooring?  Both look stuning. </p><p>Your a true master at decorating.  I seem to be still stumbling away at the editor.</p><p>Thanks for showing off your wonderful homes. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Amphibia
08-01-2011, 10:59 AM
<p>Thanks again for replies and kind words. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>As for the the questions asked...</p><p>The floor in the dungeon is a part of the original Mistmoore design, if you've ever gone to Mistmoore Castle, you probably recognize it there. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>I used troll chairs (T1 recipe) to create the pipes for the pipe organ.</p><p>I used ornate shadow bookshelves (i think they're called something like that, anyway) for the skylight in the front foyer, and yup.... more gravestones for the planters.</p>

Kahlef
08-01-2011, 04:15 PM
<p>Just visited both places today. Wonderful places!</p><p>It is quite interesting to see how both have basically the same architecture but can have a diffrerent feel based on a few details. The first one having a more intimate feel, the second one having a more "imperial" feel to it.</p><p>Both are however very beautiful. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Hunnybee
08-02-2011, 12:03 PM
<p>Stunning!   Abosuletly b e a u tiful!  I was just telling my husband the other day about how i wished there were red trees!  Not only is your design gorgeous it also made me happy cuz there are red trees!! lol, Awesome job =D</p><p>Hunnybee</p>

Dawnya
08-02-2011, 12:27 PM
<p>I absolutely love both of these houses! I Great work!</p>

Spinkle
08-02-2011, 01:48 PM
<p>Beautiful work with both of these. The colors chosen make them so different but work so well for the themes.</p>

Maekita
08-02-2011, 04:57 PM
<p>Stunning! Just visited your homes, and they are beautifully done and have the cleanest lines. Your floral arrangements and tiling work is fantastic!</p><p>I've really enjoyed visiting the posts of your older work as well, very inspiring <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

sulfuricodin
08-03-2011, 06:50 AM
<p>It's really beautiful. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" /></p><p>Where does the statue of firiona vie come from ?</p>

Cloudrat
08-03-2011, 03:02 PM
<p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">As always. professional , creative and right on target.  Fabulous lairs and very little doubt who the owners are. You are extremely talented and these are both well done<img src="/eq2/images/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" /></span></strong></p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Kudos,</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Cloudrat</span></strong></p>

Barq Bandit
08-05-2011, 04:50 PM
<p>I'm thoroughly impressed with these homes.  A very impressive level of house item origami here!  I love the way you changed the whole feel of corresponding rooms by swapping tiles and changing house items.</p><p>In particular, I love the vases of roses.  Expertly done.  Just gorgeous.</p><p>The rooms are functional, spacious, and balanced.  Love the tile work in the steepled room.  Very cool effect!</p><p>Octogonal skylight is inspiring!</p><p>For these reasons and more, I feel compelled to give these two creations my personal stamp of admiration.  Well done, Amphibia!</p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: 'comic sans ms', sans-serif; font-size: x-large;">*STAMP*</span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/iesmeh/TSoA02.png" width="300" height="303" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"> </p><p style="text-align: center;"> </p>

Amphibia
08-06-2011, 01:14 AM
<p>Thank you again for the kind words <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>As for the Firiona Vie statue, I think they were a Fan Faire reward a few years back? If I remember correctly.</p>