Often the best ideas for home improvements come from seeing agonizing photos of what not to do. Today’s cornucopia of nauseating interiors comes from Hooked on Houses and Ugly House Photos, two websites that celebrate—if that’s the word—the grim reality of bad taste. So settle back, pour yourself a tall, refreshing tumbler of Pepto Bismol, and get yourself all learned up about what not to do.
No, not that kind of house hunter. This kind: grab your coat and hat and your favorite Bushmaster rifle and head out on the highway.
House of Double Vanity
This bathroom looks like an amalgam of American-Japanese design—without any hint of Zen. Maybe the owner has VERY LARGE hands. Julia’s Hooked on Houses has an exceptional array of bizarre interior designs. The website also has photos of celebrity homes.
I give up. Is this entry way modeled on a strip club theme, or do these poles merely create a vibrational vortex for a spiritual ritual at the base? The house is staged to sell…but to whom?
Make that a Double
Double of Pepto, I mean. This room from Ugly House Photos not only serves as an effective emetic, it echoes the moody interiors from Guatanamo Bay.
Flushed at the Home Office
This home office idea combines the worst of all worlds. Remember when you quit the company to work at home and get away from all that corporate crap?
Back in the day, astronauts and test pilots were strapped into a cyclotron and whizzed around in circles to see how G-forces and space contraction would affect their bodies.
This is how.