Entries Tagged as 'Ugly Décor'

Fishin’ For Offers

March 11th, 2012 · 2 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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Houston Is Filled With Life & Culture

October 16th, 2011 · 15 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: Staging · Carpet · Living Room · Clutter · Window Coverings · Ugly Décor · Wood Paneling · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Other US Cities

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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Matchy Matchy In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

November 14th, 2010 · 10 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: Staging · Carpet · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Ugly Décor · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · Bedspread

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

Downside To Hillside Home

October 23rd, 2010 · 16 Comments

I had the pleasure of viewing this, uh, interesting mountainside home in Phoenix this week.  In a setting of million dollar homes and views, the previous owners cheapened the house, in my opinion, with horrific faux paint as you’ll soon see. 

They were a little upset that the house went into foreclosure; the return vent was kicked in.  Every wall, and I mean EVERY wall, was painted with bright colors and finished off with gold sponge paint.

really ugly horrific terrible awful tacky faux sponge paint Phoenix Arizona home house

Let your eyes readjust for a moment.  Here’s the front yard of the house.  The lot size is 1.2 acres.  Hilltop home with nearly 360-degree views.  It’s quite a walk up to the house.

hilltop hillside mountainside home house fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona dirt driveway

Check out the dirt driveway.  All rutted from erosion.

hilltop hillside mountainside home house fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona rutted dirt driveway

OK, now back to the horror.  This is the living room.  Green with gold sponge paint.  Entirely green.  Nearly every square inch.  The room in the background is also green.

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The kitchen with ugly red paint with gold sponge paint.

really ugly horrific terrible awful tacky faux sponge paint Phoenix Arizona home house

They ripped out tile at the front entry (seen here), the master bath, and two other locations.  Was probably custom-made mosaic that they wanted to take (or sell).  The house was listed for $2,877,000 in February 2008.  It didn’t sell.

removed ripped up torn out mosaic tile entry floor damage Phoenix Arizona home house

It was re-listed in April 2008 at $2,250,000.  It didn’t sell.  It was listed again in September 2008 as a short sale for $1,200,000.  It didn’t sell.

really ugly horrific terrible awful tacky faux sponge paint Phoenix Arizona home house

Media room/movie theatre with green padded wall and ceiling cushions.  The house went into foreclosure and was taken back by the bank in 2009.  The bank listed it for $735,000 in April 2009, then dropped it to $550,000.  It’s now listed at $479,000.

green padded wall cushions media room movie theater home house Phoenix Arizona

Downstairs family room with lots of damage.  That’s a wet bar in the corner.

drop ceiling damage wet bar fixer-upper vandalism foreclosure Phoenix Arizona home house

The family room with floor tile on the wall (repeated in several other rooms).  In my opinion, this home was poorly designed.  It’s a hilltop home but has view windows from the living room and master bedroom and that’s all.  Surprisingly, the house is very dark.  The media room, the family room, and the next two photos are the basement floor with no windows at all.  How can you entertain guests in darkness?  The only way down there is by a narrow staircase off the back of the kitchen.  Creepy.

drop ceiling damage fixer-upper vandalism foreclosure Phoenix Arizona home house

I expected sunshine in a mountainside home so didn’t bring a flashlight.  These photos were taken in total darkness, using the camera flash to light my way.  Flash and walk 10 feet.  Flash and walk 10 feet.

dark design no windows tile on walls mountain rock inside Phoenix Arizona home house

In the dark, I thought that thing in the corner was an ugly water fountain.  But it’s actually part of the mountain!  To the left of it was another room, used as an office.  All that time spent installing tile and rock veneer!  In total darkness.  It’s like a mine in Chile.

dark design no windows tile on walls mountain rock inside Phoenix Arizona home house

The master bedroom with tacky green and gold paint.  They spent so much money on tacky decor in this house.

really ugly horrific terrible awful tacky faux sponge paint Phoenix Arizona home house

The master bedroom smells of pet urine.  And you can see why.

bad awful smell dog urine stained carpet master bedroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home

These are the steps leading to the front door.  Uh, where’s the railing??!!  How dangerous is this staircase??

dangerous unsafe code violation missing railing scary staircase Phoenix Arizona home

Looking down from the top of the stairs.  One slip and you’re a goner.  The dirt driveway has eroded onto the stairs.

dangerous unsafe code violation missing railing scary staircase Phoenix Arizona home

The house is 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 5000 square feet.  So much work needed, small kitchen, dark rooms, etc. that it’s really a tear-down.  What a shame.  What a waste.

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Tags: Tile · Carpet · Foreclosure · Zoning Violation · Safety Issue · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Driveway · Phoenix Homes · Ugly Décor · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Vandalism & Theft

Stately Columns

July 19th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Classy, huh?

ugly painted yellow spiral columns Phoenix Arizona home house

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Johnny Knoxville

May 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Those are some wild colors.  From a Knoxville, Tennessee home.

crazy wild bizarre paint colors bedroom Knoxville Tennessee home house real estate photo

Here’s Johnny balancing on a basketball in his room.

boy kid in real estate photo basketball bedroom Knoxville Tennessee home house

There’s Johnny again to welcome buyers to his home.  Even the dog is excited to see visitors.

boy kid dog pet in real estate photo welcome sign fence Knoxville Tennessee home house

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Tags: Paint · Bedroom · Ugly Décor · Pets · Fence or Wall · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Knoxville Knock Out

May 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Wonderful home in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Custom mosaic tile fireplace surround.

ugly broken tile pieces mosaic fireplace Knoxville Tennessee home house real estate photo

We pull back to take in the living room with its orange carpet, colorful drapes, orange couch, and wood paneling.

ugly orange couch sofa drapes curtains Knoxville Tennessee home house real estate photo

Sportin’ some harvest gold appliances in the kitchen.

ugly orange swivel chair kitchen harvest gold refrigerator stove Knoxville Tennessee home

Flower power wallpaper in the kitchen.

ugly outdated kitchen flower power wallpaper Knoxville Tennessee home house real estate

And more pretty flowery wallpaper on the other side of the kitchen.

ugly outdated kitchen flower power wallpaper Knoxville Tennessee home house real estate

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Tags: Kitchen · Window Coverings · Fireplace · Ugly Décor · Wallpaper · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Other US Cities

Love Those Chairs!

February 11th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Montgomery, Alabama home.  Ugly shiny metal chairs with plastic-covered pads.  Ugly outdated chandelier.

ugly red pad plastic metal chairs outdated globe light Montgomery Alabama home house

A whole bunch of bowling trophies.  Ugly pink vertical blinds.  Wood paneling.

bowling trophies on display ugly pink vertical blinds wood paneling Montgomery Alabama home

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