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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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Lab Assistant
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#51 Old 10th Sep 2010 at 10:07 PM
These are the only carpets I use in my game. Love the two channels. Thanks!
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#52 Old 17th Sep 2010 at 9:53 PM
you are an awesome creator. i love this. def favoriting it.
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#53 Old 22nd Oct 2010 at 10:38 PM
Thankyou!!! I love carpets and I hate the EA standard ones, usually I go messing around in fabrics to try and find something a tad more snuggly.

Cheers :D
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#54 Old 19th Nov 2010 at 7:13 PM
This brings back memories of the awesome carpets in Sims 1 and 2 THANK YOU!!
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#55 Old 23rd May 2011 at 12:29 AM
Thank you for these. Very impressed with your work. I really feel the game needs these plush carpet textures. The default ones look a little like carpet tiles to me.
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#56 Old 2nd Jul 2011 at 7:17 AM
Essential is right. I cannot decorate with rugs or lay down carpets without your textures. Thank you. ^_^
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#57 Old 27th Jul 2011 at 5:54 PM
This is probably one of my favorite downloads ever. I use these styles for everything in my homes--I don't know what I'd do without them!
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#58 Old 17th Aug 2011 at 7:10 PM
These are the only carpets I'll use for my houses now! I don't know what I'd do without them! THANK YOU! :D
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#59 Old 4th Dec 2011 at 9:26 PM
Wow, these are great. Nice job.
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#60 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 10:32 PM
I've been running my game with minimal CC. Every time I go to decorate a room that has carpet I find myself going, "I really need Purplepaws's carpet textures." So I finally caved and got them. Thank you for making such beautiful carpets.
Field Researcher
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#61 Old 9th Jan 2012 at 6:30 PM
I'm not usually not a big fan of carpeting, but this is exceptional. Well done! Makes me want to reconsider carpeting.. seriously! LOL
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#62 Old 17th Feb 2012 at 11:12 AM
I love them. Why did it take me so long to find such fluffy carpet?
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#63 Old 24th Apr 2012 at 2:20 AM
You are absolutely my favorite person in the world right now. <3
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#64 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 1:44 AM
Fluffy under foot , yet versatile!
Thank you for this must have set!
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#65 Old 5th Sep 2012 at 8:02 PM
Absolutely wonderful! I especially love the shag carpet!
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#66 Old 30th May 2013 at 4:17 AM
Thank you so much, I searched all over for some shag rug. This by far is the best I have seen.
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#67 Old 8th Sep 2013 at 9:31 PM
Beautiful addition to any lot!
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#68 Old 13th Oct 2013 at 2:06 PM
Love these so much. I usually have never loved EA carpets, had the same problem with TS3, there aren't many good carpet textures, I love these and will for sure abuse these!
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#69 Old 9th Jun 2014 at 7:10 PM
thank you love carpets too cant have too many of it
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#70 Old 7th Aug 2014 at 3:03 PM
Im a carpet fan too! Thanks!
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#71 Old 2nd Oct 2015 at 7:45 PM
thanks
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#72 Old 6th Oct 2015 at 6:37 PM
Carpetting doesn't get enough street cred. A little variation in design and color can really pull a room together! This is awesome!
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#73 Old 19th Mar 2017 at 12:45 AM
Hope these work!! I hate the standard carpets. So if they do, Mucho Gracias ok, my Spanish is bad
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