Entries Tagged as 'Hall of Shame – Tacky 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.

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

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Best of Worst Window Drapes/Curtains/Treatments

March 4th, 2011 · 9 Comments

The UglyHousePhotos Award for Worst Window Drapes/Curtains/Treatment will be decided by our readers.  Here are the top 10 candidates for your consideration:

UGLY SHEET:  When times are tough, hang an ugly sheet over a window.


ORANGE CRUSH:  Attention to detail missing here.


SHINY GREEN:  Perhaps the owner was a star on Broadway or Vegas?


GRAY GILLS: Avondale, Arizona.  Radiator grill?  Evaporative cooler pads?  Fish gills?  Dust collectors for sure!

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BROCADE:  Heavy handed.

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FLOWER CHILD:  1960s flashback!  Photo taken February 2010.  They look brand new.

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SOUTHERN BELLE:  Genteel feminine curtains from Savannah, Georgia. 

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COFFIN LINING: From Lily Munster’s house?  Looks like the lining in a coffin.

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PUFFY SHIRT:  Seinfeld’s famous pirate puffy shirt inspired these delightful window treatments.

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PARACHUTE:  Recycled parachute fabric used as window drapes.  Very clever.

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Vote for your favorite Worst/Ugliest Window Drapes/Curtains/Treatment here:

What Are the Ugliest Window Drapes/Curtains?
Ugly Sheet
Orange Crush
Shiny Green
Gray Gills
Flower Child
Southern Belle
Coffin Lining
Puffy Shirt
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Two Ugly Mirrored Walls

September 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

There was a time when cork and mirror tiles were popular.  1970s?  How fun is it to remove them?  These people gave up.

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This home features a full wall of mirror tiles with diamond accents.

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Phoenix Homes

Lawn Ornament Madness

August 8th, 2010 · 11 Comments

It’s not for sale, but we thought you’d get a kick out of this.  Talk about brightening up the neighborhood.  At least it looks very clean.  The windmill’s a cute touch.


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Christmas Bear Collection

May 19th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Check out all of those Christmas bears!  And all that clutter.  Plus the lattice board hanging from the ceiling.

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More Christmas bears on the other wall.  Did they clear out the room for a square dance?

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Tags: Clutter · Collections · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Holiday Décor · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Stuffed Animals

Tacky Hotel – part 1 of 3

April 25th, 2010 · 10 Comments

The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California prides itself on its unusual hotel room décor.  Let’s take a look.  Maybe we can get some decorating ideas for our own homes.

The Yahoo Room.

The Villa Rock Room.

The Round Room.

The Pony Room.

The Pick & Shovel Room.

The Romance Room.

The Sugar & Spice Room.

The Vous Room.

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Tacky Hotel – part 2 of 3

April 25th, 2010 · 5 Comments

More uniquely decorated rooms at the Madonna Inn.

The Old Mill Room.

The Merry Room.

The Madonna Suite.

The Krazy Dazy Room.

The Irish Hills Room.

The Hearts & Flowers Room.

The Marguerite Room.

The Love Nest Room.

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Tacky Hotel – part 3 of 3

April 25th, 2010 · 5 Comments

And seven more delightful rooms at the Madonna Inn.  Enjoy.

The Fox & Hound Room.

The Espana Room.

The Anniversary Room.

The Buffalo Room.

The Carin Room.

The Chestnut Foal Room.

The Dot & Daisy Room.

To see more rooms, click here.

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We Have Crabs

April 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments

So says the sign at this Cape Cod beach cluttered home in Phoenix.  Sharks, lobsters, chains, nets, and a harpoon.  As Simon Cowell would say, “It is too over the top.”

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Tags: Clutter · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Phoenix Homes · Staging

You Wanted More Plastic Covers, You Got It

March 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Plastic covered furniture brings out a mix of fond memories and embarrassment for some people.  We found more at this Louisville, Kentucky home:  green and gold couches with heavy plastic protective covers.  Enjoy.

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A bedroom with pretty blue wallpaper.

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Some kind of angel shrine in the corner with wicker & Christmas lights thrown together.

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Tags: Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other US Cities · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Wallpaper · Window Coverings