Entries Tagged as 'Ugly Décor'

It’s Not a Trick, It’s a Treat

October 18th, 2013 · 18 Comments

This delightful home in Penfield, New York was discovered by one of our readers.  We are eternally grateful.
Take it all in.  There’s lots to see.  [Click on the photos to expand]

Let’s start with the Raggedy Ann theme room.  Hundreds of dolls.  Plus a mannequin.

huge massive Raggedy Ann doll collection mannequin cluttered busy Penfield New York home house for sale

Grinch Who Stole Christmas mannequin!  Classic.  Plus Cabbage Patch dolls, Christmas dolls, and many more dolls.

massive huge collection dolls Grinch Who Stole Christmas mannequin cluttered Penfield New York home house for sale

Doll clothes.  Halloween theme dolls.  More dolls.  Take notice of the mannequin in the foreground.  We’ll explain in the next photo.

massive huge collection dolls Grinch Who Stole Christmas mannequin cluttered Penfield New York home house for sale

The mannequin is supposed to be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.  See her ruby slippers?!  There’s also a collection of jugs on each stair riser.  We’ll see more jugs on another staircase later.

Dorothy Wizard of Oz mannequin cluttered Penfield New York home house for sale jugs collection

A bedroom filled with stuffed animals, jewelry, quilts, and more.  Now imagine this house totally empty.  The rafters in the ceiling.  The hardwood floors.  The vaulted ceilings.  This house is really nice.

teddy bear stuffed animal collection quilts cluttered bedroom Penfield New York home house for sale

There’s a lovely lady mannequin holding undergarments.  Notice the E.T. doll in the basket of toilet paper.  That’s because he visited Uranus?  There’s another E.T. doll on the shelf to the right.

cluttered bathroom lady mannequin negligee undergarments E.T. doll toilet paper Penfield New York home house for sale

Another view of the bathroom.  We have proof that someone actually used the bathtub (photo on wall).  There’s a bedpan on the wall too.  And the world’s smallest plunger that’s guaranteed to get your hands wet.

lady mannequin bedpan old toilet cluttered bathroom Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen has a sign that reads, “Two Choices:  1. Take it  2. Leave it”  There’s a ghost hanging on the lamp (left side).  A black cat (right side).

cluttered busy kitchen antiques black cat staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

Another view of the kitchen.  So much to see.  The house was built in 1847.  This kitchen would be so cool once empty.

cluttered busy kitchen antiques staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

The dining room is managed by two mannequins.

cluttered dining room two mannequins staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

We’re halfway through the photos.  Much more to see.  Another mannequin!  And wearing the latest fashion.  Halloween decor.  More jugs.  More clutter.

cluttered family room ugly dress mannequin jug collection staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale

Looking to the side, we see another mannequin!

cluttered family room girl mannequin staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

This is the Ladies Room, filled with pink flourishes.  Pink Christmas tree ornaments.  Tea is served at 4.

pink theme room Christmas tree ornaments tea set cluttered collection Penfield New York home house for sale

Looks like another tea set in another room.  And lots of dolls.  And another mannequin, this time holding a parasol.  Hats and clothes.

cluttered room collection mannequin clothes hats tea set staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale

The other side of this room.  A mannequin sitting in a chair.  More dolls.  Christmas trees.  Now imagine this room empty.  The beautiful wood floors.  The fireplace.  The tin plate ceiling and crown molding.

cluttered room collection mannequin clothes hats Christmas trees staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale

Another room filled with stuff.

cluttered room collection staging needed Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen.  No shortage of cups here.

cluttered cups collection kitchen staging needed Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

Halloween decorations out front.

Halloween pumpkin decorations in front Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

Scary Halloween decorations.

Halloween pumpkin decorations in front Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

And no home is complete without a gnome.

gnome statue old gas pump in front garage Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dolls · Garage or Carport · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Rugs · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Ugly Décor

They Like To Go Big In Texas

October 14th, 2012 · 11 Comments

Photos sent to us from Jennifer.  Thanks, Jennifer!

Go big or go home, they say.  Or go all out in your own home, as seen in this heavily decorated house in The Woodlands, Texas.  Looks like a shabby chic gift shop/antique store.

heavy crowded cluttered shabby chic over the top gaudy décor The Woodlands Texas home house for sale

The owner can’t figure out why maids keep quitting after one week.

heavy crowded cluttered shabby chic over the top gaudy décor The Woodlands Texas home house for sale

Even the carpet is busy.  The seller is sitting down in the bottom right area of the photo (faced blocked to protect the innocent).

heavy crowded cluttered shabby chic over the top gaudy décor The Woodlands Texas home house for sale

Could make for a cool bed & breakfast.  But when selling, might need to tone it down a bit.

heavy crowded cluttered shabby chic over the top gaudy décor The Woodlands Texas home house for sale

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Tags: Bedroom · Carpet · Clutter · Collections · Fake Plants & Flowers · Office/Den · Other US Cities · Staging · Ugly Décor · Window Coverings

What, Floral, Unfinished, & Leak

September 13th, 2012 · 5 Comments

What is that?

ugly couch sofa bad MLS photos home house Phoenix real estate

Funereal floral failure.  Depressing.

ugly couches wallpaper shabby chic bad MLS photos home house Phoenix real estate

Wallpaper wainscoting and ceiling border too.  Ugh.

ugly couches wallpaper shabby chic bad MLS photos home house Phoenix real estate

“New drywall” is usually a desirable feature.  Unless it’s unfinished drywall.  Thanks for nothing, Mr. Seller.

unfinished drywall cluttered messy bad MLS photos ugly home house Phoenix real estate

Got leaks?  Thanks for not fixing it, Mr. Seller.

water leak ceiling damage mold bad MLS photos ugly home house Scottsdale real estate

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Tags: Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Ugly Décor · Wallpaper · Water Damage

Paradise Loft

August 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Really?  A loft bedroom in Tomah, Wisconsin.  Ugly drapes.  Stained bed pad!!  Yuk.

ugly bedroom loft soiled stained bed pad mattress window drapes curtains Tomah Wisconsin home house for sale

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Other US Cities · Ugly Décor · Window Coverings

Southwest Décor Still Going Strong

June 8th, 2012 · 5 Comments

There’s nothing like the spirit of the Southwest to lift your mood.

Southwest décor art on display outdated Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Authentic Southwest landscape painting.

Southwest décor art on display outdated Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Back to a time when rivers flowed year ’round in the desert.

Southwest décor art on display outdated Youngtown Arizona home house for sale photo

Cracked pottery!  Always smashing.  Shard not to like it.

Southwest décor art on display outdated Sun Lakes Arizona home house for sale photo

Southwest décor lamps!!

Southwest décor lamp outdated Youngtown Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Art · Other Arizona Cities · Ugly Décor

Fishin’ For Offers

March 11th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Hope it doesn’t smell like it looks.  Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

ugly decor fish fishing net float nautical theme bad home staging Rice Lake Wisconsin house

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Tags: Other US Cities · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Ugly Décor

Houston Is Filled With Life & Culture

October 16th, 2011 · 19 Comments

One of my friends has a high-powered job in Phoenix and is well respected.  He recently had dinner with a rich friend who asked him, “Why are you living in Phoenix?  There’s no life there.  And no culture there.”  He criticized Phoenix as a nothing city.  Nothing interesting. Boring.  Why would anyone live there?  He told my friend to move out of Phoenix as soon as possible.  He told others at the dinner table that anyone who lives in Phoenix is not a mover or a shaker.  No companies are headquartered in Phoenix.  He said people just lead boring lives in Phoenix.  And he ended his tirade with a question, “How can you be mentally stimulated in Phoenix?  There is no culture.  How do you find intelligent people?”

I guess I’ve got it all wrong for living in Phoenix.  I’ve been missing out for over 40 years.  Wasted my life here.  This pretentious snob, by the way, lives in Houston, Texas.

So let’s see what Houston has to offer.  Like this Houston home that’s currently for sale.  Looks like it’s oozing with culture and life.

tacky gaudy ugly cheap décor window drapes curtains furniture Houston Texas home house

Just like the fans gracing the walls, I’ve become a fan of Houston.  I wanna be a mover and shaker in Houston too!!

tacky gaudy ugly cheap décor clutter orange carpet furniture Houston Texas home house

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Tags: Carpet · Clutter · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Living Room · Other US Cities · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Ugly Décor · Window Coverings · Wood Paneling

No Accounting For Taste

January 2nd, 2011 · 4 Comments

Pensacola, Florida.  A little bit of this, a little bit of that.  A piece of trim is missing.  On purpose?  What’s with the crazy marble tile on the right wall?

ugly décor eclectic style odd design Pensacola Florida home house real estate photo

ugly décor eclectic style odd design Pensacola Florida home house real estate photo

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Tags: Other US Cities · Staging · Ugly Décor

Matchy Matchy In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

November 14th, 2010 · 12 Comments

Oh, boy, here we go.  Matching window drapes and bedspread in a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania home.

ugly flowery tacky matching bedspread window drapes curtains bedroom Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Let’s do it again in the next bedroom!

ugly flowery tacky matching bedspread window drapes curtains bedroom Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Floral wallpaper and ugly orange & red carpet in the bathroom.  How old is that carpet and how much moisture (water and urine) has it collected over the decades?

ugly old orange red carpet wallpaper outdated bathroom Harrisburg Pennsylvania home house

Did they use a bathroom rug in the living room?  Yellow-green carpet!

ugly green yellow carpet bathroom rug in living room poor home staging Harrisburg Pennsylvania

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Bedspread · Carpet · Living Room · Other US Cities · Staging · Ugly Décor · Wallpaper · Window Coverings

Two Bedrooms For Your Consideration

October 28th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Tasteful?  Not too over-the-top?  Understated?  Trendy?  Are these words we’d use to describe this Paradise Valley, Arizona bedroom?

ugly tacky gaudy drapery bedroom décor Paradise Valley Arizona home house photo

“Yep, the bed fits perfectly.  And it blocks the window nicely too.  Do you like the faux paint treatment?  I was worried since I didn’t buy enough paint.”

bed squeezed into small narrow space bedroom Paterson New Jersey home house photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Ugly Décor