So what’s better than one house decorated with taste and style? Missy from Nimrodel answered this question very candidly: A dozen. Inspired by Middle-Earth and gifted with great creativity, she undertook the incredible challenge of fully decorating 12 houses, all with their distinctive style and ambience. We’re happy to present you a short interview with the creator of this astonishing showcase and some pictures of her designs!
Tell us about your project, how did you came to bring those 12 amazing houses to live?
Well, after decorating my first house I kept seeing ideas that I wanted too, but I didn’t want to give up my frilly elven decorations, so one house became two, then three (with the help of a friend who no longer played). It stalled there for a while until F2P was about to come out, that’s when I had my brilliant flash of insanity
As for decorating them, I have an amazing kin, The Guardians of the Veiled Rose, that helped with the few decorations that I couldn’t make or get because of rep. After I had finished, I filled the chests with goodies and had an open house party for them.
What was your biggest challenge?
I think the biggest challenge was getting all the characters to 15 and waiting buy the houses when a new neighborhood opened, then I still had to wait 3 months to gain rank 7 to buy the kin houses. The decorating took weeks to get everything done just right, needless to say I didn’t gain a lot of levels during that time. I think my biggest challenge may be ahead of me depending on what changes they make to housing next year, I may be in big trouble then.
Do you have a favourite house or room amongst your creations?
There are so many, it’s hard to choose but I think I will always have to pick my first house as my favorite – 9 Haven Way just for sentimental reasons.
My favorite room however is the hobbit bedroom at 8 Haven Way with the shrew painting and the pet mouse. I also love the color scheme of 7 Fairwood Lane, the black and white man cave look which is mostly empty right now waiting for all my future trophies.
Any advice to share with your fellow Lotro decorators?
Don’t buy 12 houses Seriously though the first advice I give anyone is to go to your decorating guide at CSTM. I couldn’t have done this without it.
As for a starting place, it helps to find a wall style and color that you like and build around that, or if you have favorite items you can design the house around them. Touring the neighborhoods is also a great way to get ideas.
Thank you Missy for sharing your creations with us! Everyone is invited to drop by and tour the houses on the Nimrodel server, Falathorn homestead in Athrad Valen. Addresses decorated by Missy are the 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 Haven Way and the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Fairwood Lane.
Now enough talk, let’s see the goodies! Click on the images for a larger view.
Thank you again Missy for those amazing inspirational pieces!