View Full Version : Sims 2 Design Star: Cylce One - APPLICATIONS EXTENDED UNTIL 5 PM!

2nd Sep 2007, 3:52 PM
This Contest Belongs in Houses.

Do you love design of all kinds? Do you have an eye for color, and a flair for knowing what a client wants? Then this is the place for you. I’m Ella Nordstrom, and I will be your host in this first cycle of Sims 2 Design Star, based on the popular US television show on HGTV. Come compete to be the next Design Star!

• No Sim stealing. No simmerizing.
• Only one entrant per forum member.
• Any age, gender, and species welcome.
• Photoshopping, text, and borders are OK, but will not be needed all rounds.
• You may enter a Sim who is in a contest currently, or who has been in a contest and lost.

What is your design style?
Give me a brief biography:

Please include the following pictures for your Application:
Headshot of your designer.
One shot of your designer in a room they designed.
Three close shots of the room above.

1. Talriel Estel (DirectorsCheese)
2. Sally Fisher (honeynutcows)
3. Chanel Lauren (WhateverLife2007)
4. Teal Winteraire (SharnaPax)
5. Darriae D'Amore (Dreea)
6. Lily D (megativity13)
7. Tiffany Benz (Koolaid)

1. Chelleypie (me!)
2. eedgan
3. Stormy
Emergency Judges:
All judges spots filled! Now waiting on two EJs!

Application (will be scored, but no eliminations)
Round 1: Design on a Shoestring
Round 2: Loft Style
Round 3: Rock A Bye Babies
Round 4: Your Own Flat

Confessionals: Each round will have a confessional, picture optional. A confessional picture will add a maximum 5 points to your score.

~Each round will have a judges’ favorite design.
~At least 2 rounds will have a budget. These rounds will be on the honor system – you’ll be asked to provide the total amount ‘spent’ on the room itself. I’ll tell you what size lot to put those two rooms on.
~Incomplete entries will be scored, but you will get no score for the incomplete portions.
~Confessional questions are not optional; confessional photos are optional.

Accepting donations!

APPLICATIONS WILL END 10/12 AT 8:00 PM (I'm in the US, Central Timezone, so you'll have to go here (http://www.timezonecheck.com/) and see what time that would be for you!). Extensions will be given if you send me a PM with a reason you're going to be late. Incomplete applications will be discarded, because how can I tell what your designer is like if I don't have any pictures?

When you get to the Time Zone Check site, your current local time will be displayed. To see what time it is where I am, you'll have to move your mouse until you find Chicago/Dallas/Mexico City and CST. That will tell you what time it is where I am as opposed to what time it is where you are!

5th Oct 2007, 7:45 AM
Contest Approved
Begins 10.5.07
Ends 11.5.07

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

REMEMBER that the Picture Posting Guidelines (http://forums.sims2community.com/showthread.php?t=41698) apply to the contest forum as well. If your pictures violate these rules, your pictures will be deleted and you will be alerted/warned.

5th Oct 2007, 12:27 PM
Here I am! Let's get those applications rolling!

This will be where you can find contestants entries and their names! :)

1) Tariel Estel Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1033137&postcount=4)
2) Sally Fisher Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1033702&postcount=6)
3) Chanel Lauren Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1035118&postcount=21)
4) Teal Winteraire Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1036553&postcount=25)
5) Darrie D'Amore Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1037002&postcount=30)
6) Lily D Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1037349&postcount=31)
7) Tiffany Benz Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1037426&postcount=33)

5th Oct 2007, 12:45 PM
{n a m e} Talriel Marici Estel

{a g e} 19

{o c c u p a t i o n} Model and interior designer - she finds both incredibly fascinating.

{l o c a t i o n} Venice, Italy

{w h a t // i s // y o u r // d e s i g n // s t y l e} 'Riel loves a mixture of showroom elegance and a moden style with function. She's also quite fond of murals and clutter.

{a // b r i e f // b i o g r a p h y} Talriel (call her 'Riel) grew up with just her parents as companions. Her mother took pride in both her appearance and her daughter's, giving 'Riel her love for fashion. Earlier in her teens, a boyfriend of hers told her that "she has a model's name" and she became a model. At a certain shoot, she noticed how she loved to examine the design of the furniture and decorations in the waiting rooms, sometimes even moving a couple of things. She went to art school and now is both a model and interior designer. She spends a lot of time traveling and is generally a lone wolf. She loves her life!

{d e s i g n e r // h e a d s h o t}

{a // f a v o r i t e // r o o m}

{t h r e e // c l o s e // u p s}



5th Oct 2007, 1:06 PM
Thanks! She's really pretty!

I'll be *trying* to do avatars, but I make no guarantees!

Keep posting apps! I'll be back later today or tonight to post about them, I have to work an hour extra today because one of my boys has to go to court!

6th Oct 2007, 2:09 PM
Name:sally fisher
Location:riverblossem hills
What is your design style?girlie retro luxurious
Give me a brief biography:i live in a small apartment in riverblossem hills its not big only one room and the bathroom but people always say its looks amazing the way ive decorated it after all the compliments their started to come offers to do others houses so i decided to try and make it proffesional after all then i can charge more lol

Please include the following pictures for your Application:
Headshot of your designer.
One shot of your designer in a room they designed.
Three close shots of the room above.

6th Oct 2007, 3:29 PM
Welcome, honeynutcows! She looks so pretty, and I'm looking forward to both you and Cheesy's application pictures!

6th Oct 2007, 3:31 PM
great contest Chelle :) Too bad i suck at designing ;) Anyway, will be hanging around...:)

6th Oct 2007, 4:05 PM
ive finished my app im so nervous this is my first ever house contest

6th Oct 2007, 4:22 PM
Aw, if I had time I would definitely enter this. I'll be lurking. And honeynutcows, I think your app is fabulous! I love that room! Great job!

6th Oct 2007, 4:58 PM
thankyou alexisaiger

6th Oct 2007, 7:36 PM
My application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1033137&postcount=4) is complete!

honeynutcows, your application is gorgeous! :beer:

6th Oct 2007, 7:40 PM
thankyou so is yours

6th Oct 2007, 10:40 PM
Oooh, pretty! We're gonna have a tough time, aren't we judges?! :) And if you want to donate a prize, Emaone, that'd be great! I also need EJs, so you could do that too! :)

7th Oct 2007, 2:45 AM
Honey your room is gorgeous!! yeah as for the donation...i'll see Chelle :) need to get my game and bodyshot content up again xD it crashed :)

7th Oct 2007, 2:32 PM
Ahh, I see! That's cool too, you can lurk or be an EJ if you want! :)

Great application, Koolaid, but the pictures ARE required! :)

8th Oct 2007, 9:26 AM
Great contest you got there chellypie!:)

8th Oct 2007, 12:53 PM
Thanks! I'm hoping there's some interest - I didn't want to do the beauty pageant thing, I'm not that good at judging those. I like to design rooms, and so I stuck with what I know! Although I'm not sure we're gonna get any more applications...

8th Oct 2007, 2:39 PM
Name:Chanel Lauren
Age: 22
Occupation:Fashion Designer
What is your design style?
I guess my style is more like modern and classic kinda style.

designer :

http://img32.picoodle.com/img/img32/9/10/8/f_snapshotb41m_d6dbcd3.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/9/10/8/f_snapshotb41m_d6dbcd3.jpg&srv=img32)
Room :

http://img34.picoodle.com/img/img34/9/10/8/f_snapshotb41m_718c2ca.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/9/10/8/f_snapshotb41m_718c2ca.jpg&srv=img34)

Room view 1 :

http://img31.picoodle.com/img/img31/9/10/8/f_snapshotb41m_b8ab8ea.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/9/10/8/f_snapshotb41m_b8ab8ea.jpg&srv=img31)

Room view 2 :

http://img26.picoodle.com/img/img26/9/10/8/f_snapshotb41m_abdc76b.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/9/10/8/f_snapshotb41m_abdc76b.jpg&srv=img26)

Room view 3 :

http://img32.picoodle.com/img/img32/9/10/8/f_snapshotb41m_343488f.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/9/10/8/f_snapshotb41m_343488f.jpg&srv=img32)

8th Oct 2007, 2:51 PM

8th Oct 2007, 3:08 PM
nice room Belle :) nice room everyone :)

8th Oct 2007, 3:50 PM
It is really really nice. I'll start work on avatars this evening or tomorrow, I've not decided yet.

10th Oct 2007, 9:43 AM
I hope more people join cause I don't want this contest to be closed.Wish you luck chellypie.;)

10th Oct 2007, 12:32 PM
Thanks, Belle! But it's not looking good for us! :(

10th Oct 2007, 7:47 PM
Name: Teal Winteraire

Age: 21, just out of college

Occupation: Artist

Location: Widdershins Walk, a small island community

Design Style: Eclectic. I like everything and am willing to work closely with customers to achieve what they want.

Biography: I was orphaned as a teenager and worked hard to keep up with bills and my education. I made it through college on scholarships and working for tips. Upon graduation, I used my savings to buy a small house, which I have been decorating. From this I realized I would love to be a decorator.


This is a room I did for my boss' daughter. She had just transitioned to child and moved from the nursery to an odd L-shaped room. I learned from her that she loved the colors red and black and adored animals. I tried to keep the room simple so that it would grow with her into teenage years, but also something she could be proud of and show off to her friends.





10th Oct 2007, 7:50 PM
yay a new entry and a gorgeus one at that your amazing at designing sharna i hope theres more so the contest dosnt close

11th Oct 2007, 1:25 AM
im ganna do my best to get my pics in on time

11th Oct 2007, 12:22 PM
Sharna! WOW! just fantastic! :D and gorgeous apps everyone

I wish I had time to enter this...I'll lurk, lol

11th Oct 2007, 12:41 PM
All right! Another entry! Thanks, SharnaPax! (Sorry I didn't reply at all yesterday evening - was out until almost midnight at a friend's debut concert for his band!)

Koolaid - the application pictures are required. I'm PMing BoolPropped to see if we can continue with five, but that will be moot if you don't get application pictures in. Please PM me if you need an extension.

11th Oct 2007, 1:25 PM
Name: Darriae D'Amore
Age: 21
Occupation: Model
Location: Italy, Rome
What is your design style?
I love modern designing with funky colours. A little touch of retro and that would be my favourite design style :)
Give me a brief biography: I am working as a model and I am a part-time designer. I finished Arts and this will be my career when I will be older and not suitable for modelling.

Headshot of your designer.

One shot of your designer in a room they designed.

Three close shots of the room above.

It's my first design contest ever! :D I've only been in modelling contests :P

12th Oct 2007, 1:32 AM
Name:Lily D
Occupation: Set Designer
Location: Manhattan
What is your design style? I like modern/clean lines- but I also love to travel and
I love to add ethnic themes/touches to each space I design.
Give me a brief biography: I fell in love with set design back in High School
(my acting skills were not quite good enough to land a speaking role in any of our school's productions.) I went to NYU, and majored in film- midway through
my second year I had an epiphany and decided that set design was really where my heart was- so I dropped out of NYU (much to the dismay of my parents) and hauled on over to the west coast to attend the Design Institute of San Diego. I'm currently freelancing with a few of the major production companies in NY designing sets for theatrical productions both on and off Broadway.

Head shot

Lily in da house

3 close-ups

(Please let me know if I missed anything, I was rushing to get this in on time-ish.)

12th Oct 2007, 2:06 AM
Dreea, you did an awesome job! Welcome to Sims 2 Design Star!

Megativity, you didn't miss a thing! It looks good and has everything I asked for! Thanks!

12th Oct 2007, 4:55 AM
Name: Tiffany Benz
Age: 21
Occupation: Stay at home mom
Location: Ohio
What is your design style? Modern with a touch of reto flare
Give me a brief biography: Im a stay at home mo with two lovely kids. I have been inlove with desgining sence i was about 10 when i show a show about a room makeover and feel in lve with what they did with it ever sence then i have been working tword my dream.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/Sakurastags/sims/th_2.jpg (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/Sakurastags/sims/2.jpg)
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http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/Sakurastags/sims/th_1.jpg (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/Sakurastags/sims/1.jpg)
(click to see full size)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/Sakurastags/sims/th_Image6.jpg (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/Sakurastags/sims/Image6.jpg)
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http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/Sakurastags/sims/th_Image5.jpg (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/Sakurastags/sims/Image5.jpg)
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http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/Sakurastags/sims/th_4.jpg (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/Sakurastags/sims/4.jpg)
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http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/Sakurastags/sims/th_3.jpg (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/Sakurastags/sims/3.jpg)
(click to see full size)

12th Oct 2007, 1:34 PM
Great job, Koolaid!

We still need 2 EJs, and at least 3 more applicants in order to continue. I don't know if I'll even be home at 8 PM. If I'm not home (I'll post if I'm going out, or at least try to) then applications will end October 13th at 8 AM. If we don't get 3 or more applicants, we'll have to close the contest due to lack of entries. I don't want to do that, but I've already asked bP if we could continue, and we just cannot. So tell your friends: enter this contest!

13th Oct 2007, 10:37 AM
C'mon people, join!!!

13th Oct 2007, 1:50 PM
The application round has been extended to 5 PM my time. If we don't have enough entries by then, we won't get them, and as a result we will be closing the contest due to lack of entries.

13th Oct 2007, 3:36 PM
oh poo i was so exited about this i hope theres enough entrys

13th Oct 2007, 3:52 PM
Jooooooooooiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnn Peopleeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14th Oct 2007, 12:11 AM
Given that I have given two extensions, I don't think we'll get any more entries. I am SO SORRY that we have to close this. I had rounds all laid out and ready, but we'll have to close due to lack of entries. Thanks for entering, guys! Look for this contest later in the winter, when school's out for Christmas! :)