Urban chic loft

It’s been a while since I spent any time with my Sims 4 builds, and if anything, I think that absence has made the heart grow fonder.

Spending time in our own house, slowly turning it into the same kind of grey-with-accent-colour havens I love to build in-game, has brought a fresh appreciation for just how easy it is to build a dream home in the Sims!

This was absolutely one of those dream home builds for me.

I’ve always been obsessed with the idea of lofts in renovated industrial buildings. There’s something charming about the massive, raw windows you see in old factories that creates a unique appeal when you combine it with softer furnishings.

I used to dream about being able to live in a loft back when we were renting; there was one building in particular in our town that I was obsessed with, and looked at listings for more than once. It was an old wool factory that had been turned into luxury condos, and though they were too small for what we’d be paying, I loved them!

This build, originally inspired by a speed build I saw on YouTube a while back, is a tribute to that mild obsession.

I wanted it to have a lot of the features about that old building I loved, from the exposed brick to the soaring grid windows that just scream “factory.” So though I updated some parts with features you’d see in any modern home build, most of it stays true to that aesthetic.

Combining industrial roots with modern design

The core of this build is that it’s a mish-mash of two styles. On one hand, you have industrial features like the dark painted brick and the windows—and on the other hand, you’ve got the best of Peacemaker’s modern furniture designs.

The office is a particularly good example of this, with industrial features all the way around and then a soft, feminine vibe from the area rug up.

An unusual point of pride: The living room

Until recently, I only really used furniture in the Sims 4 (including CC) for its original intended purpose. This build was the first place I started to branch out from that—specifically with the custom built-ins in the living room.

Though the tall shelves are what they’re supposed to be, the lower console is actually a series of half-height kitchen cabinets from Peacemaker’s Essa set, brought down to the ground with bb.moveobjects on.

All in all it was an incredibly fun (and challenging!) build, and I hope you enjoy!