Entries Tagged as 'Hall of Shame – Ugly Décor'

Mylar Balloon Showroom

October 20th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Oh good grief.  (eyes rolling).  When buyers visit this Phoenix home, the seller plays the piano while the buyers pick out the mylar balloon they want; then the seller inflates it for them.  Clever marketing idea?  Bad flooring.  Dolls, doilies, & more foolishness.

used mylar balloons glued to the wall dolls collections clutter poor home staging Phoenix

I had to adjust the brightness of this photo by +140.  Should have left it dark.  Bedroom with two plates, a pot, a hat, a basket, two purses, diapers, and a bunch of whatnot.

cluttered bedroom poor home staging plates pot purses diapers hat Phoenix Arizona house

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dolls · Flooring · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging

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.

ugly cork mirror tiles 1970s wall Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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

ugly mirror tiles on entire wall Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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

Welcome To Candy Cane Lane

July 29th, 2010 · 13 Comments

Another home needing staging advice and assistance.

Christmas decorations (lights, candy canes) still up in May.  Half dirt, half grass lawn.  Weight bench in the front yard.

Christmas decorations candy cane poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

Christmas tree is up.  Lots of family photos.  Cutesy sayings (“I Love You 2 Gore”??) (“Love Always & Forever”).  If they cleared everything out but the furniture, this would be a very nice room (nice floor, nice paint, nice size).

too many family photos Christmas tree poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

In case they get lost, the signage tells them the next room is the family room.  [Editor: I blocked out their name.]

Christmas tree poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

Very dark family room.

very dark family room black walls poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

They painted the walls with black paint.

very dark family room black walls poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

When buyers see the clothes rack, they will assume the closets are too small.  Cluttered dresser doesn’t help.

cluttered bedroom clothes rack poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

There’s a big tree in the child’s room.

child's bedroom painted tree mural Phoenix Arizona home photo

One of those glass vessel sinks.  But you can see all the plumbing underneath.

glass vessel bowl sink bathroom exposed plumbing Phoenix Arizona house photo

They enclosed the patio so that they could fill it with clutter.

enclosed patio clutter junk poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

More junk from another angle.

enclosed patio clutter junk poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Family Photos · Family Room · Faux Paint & Murals · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Holiday Décor · Landscaping · Living Room · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Your Dream Bedroom?

June 28th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Wow.  What can we say?

ugly tacky bedroom bedspread faux brick block wall clouds Scottsdale Arizona home house

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Tags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Faux Paint & Murals · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Scottsdale, AZ Homes

Beyond Ugly Bathroom

April 23rd, 2010 · 3 Comments

They used to feature heart-shaped beds and spas at those tacky honeymoon hotels in the Poconos and near Niagara Falls in the 1980s.  These Phoenix homeowners thought they would become honeymooners again with their ultra-ugly cultured marble heart-shaped jetted bathtub, complemented by ugly pink walls and mirrored tiles.

ugly tacky bad taste cultured marble heart-shaped jetted bathtub pink paint mirrors Phoenix

This is the shower area (the surround walls have been removed).  We are really hoping that those are latex gloves in the sink and not the result of a romantic episode in the hot tub.

ugly bathroom shower fixer-upper pink paint sink Phoenix Arizona home house

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

Sumptuous Shades In Savannah, Georgia

February 25th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Those window drapes are quite dramatic.  So is the sponge paint and the flowery wallpaper.

ugly hideous window drapes curtains sponge paint wallpaper Savannah Georgia home house

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Other US Cities · Wallpaper · Window Coverings

The Jungle House In Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

February 1st, 2010 · 5 Comments

This Swarthmore, Pennsylvania home is so over the top that it’s at the bottom again.  Look at all the stuff piled up around the fireplace?

ugly tacky overdone home decorations décor fireplace Swarthmore Pennsylvania house

There’s a banana tree painted on the wall.  In fact, the entire wall is painted to look like a block wall with arches.  Plastic covered sofa!

ugly tacky overdone home decorations décor banana tree Swarthmore Pennsylvania house

Monkey see, monkey do in the master bedroom.

chimp monkey jungle design ugly tacky décor wall mural Swarthmore Pennsylvania house

The dining room?

blue paint dining room ugly tacky décor Swarthmore Pennsylvania house

Busy looking kitchen.  How will buyers react to this house?  They’ll leave with headaches.

cluttered kitchen ugly tacky décor Swarthmore Pennsylvania house home real estate

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Tags: Carpet · Clutter · Fake Plants & Flowers · Faux Paint & Murals · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Other US Cities · Staging

Oh, Good Grief!

September 11th, 2009 · 10 Comments

What’s worse?  The ugly walls with uneven pink paint?  The ugly couches?  The clutter on the walls?  The wallpaper border?

ugly couches sofas uneven pink wall paint wallpaper border clutter living room Phoenix home

There’s more!  Missing wallpaper border.  Ugly shiny lamp.  Ugly window drapes.

ugly couches sofas pink paint wallpaper border clutter drapes living room Phoenix home

What’s worse?  The red hot wall paint?  The $5 street corner horse blanket?  The shiny gold drapes?  Or the Jonas Brothers posters?

ugly red paint drapes clutter Jonas Brothers poster bedroom poor home staging Phoenix

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Faux Paint & Murals · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Wallpaper · Window Coverings

Poo Smeared Bathrooms

August 13th, 2009 · 7 Comments

The last thing people want to see in a bathroom is smeared feces on the walls!  What were they thinking?  What do their friends, family, and guests think?  What do buyers think?  Do they pinch their noses and run out the door?

poo feces smeared faux sponge paint ugly bathroom walls bad MLS photos Phoenix home

Another Phoenix home decided to do a similar feces-inspired paint design too.

poo feces smeared faux sponge paint ugly bathroom walls bad MLS photos Phoenix home

It was so successful, they did it in the next bathroom!  For regular viewers of this blog, you’ll recognize the infamous John F. Long builder cabinets.  Fun.

poo feces smeared faux sponge paint ugly bathroom walls bad MLS photos Phoenix home

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Tags: Bathroom · Faux Paint & Murals · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · John F. Long cabinets · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Criminal Crayon Color Choices

July 31st, 2009 · 9 Comments

You wonder if the guy at the Home Depot paint counter was secretly laughing when the order was placed.  Check out the crazy color choices at this Phoenix home.

Purple, blue, green, yellow, and red in the kitchen.  Buyers love dark kitchens?

ugly crazy poor paint color choices kitchen bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

Yellow, green, and blue in the living room (and on the ceiling) with wallpaper border too.

ugly crazy poor paint color choices living room bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

Blue and mustard yellow in a bedroom.  They might have spray painted the floor with black paint; see the over spray on the closet wall?

ugly crazy poor paint color choices bedroom bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

Orange and green in a room with no windows.  The bent ceiling fan blades tell me this was probably a foreclosure home and the owner was mad.  Ceiling fans never come down by pulling on them.  I’ve seen this a hundred times.  Eventually the angry person gives up.

ugly crazy poor paint color choices extra room bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

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Tags: Bedroom · Ceiling Fan · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Paint · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · What Were They Thinking?!?!