I Thought it would be fun to do a post on interior design pet peeves….One of the things that can send my mind into brain freeze are poorly and inappropriately done window treatments… at first it is like fingernails on a chalk board… and then the brain starts to shut down to protect it from the visual pain…
One of my particular pet peeves is the inappropriate use of over the top swags in modest sized homes, particularly ranch style homes! Swags, jabots and festoons are gorgeous in the right space… perhaps like the Biltmore or Hearst Castles … while using the finest of fabrics and made by the best drapery workrooms to the trade… but not in a modest home with seven foot ceilings… !!!!
Amazingly, some of the worst examples and offenders on the internet are drapery workshops touting their “custom” work samples in photos that one could only hope are the before photos… but no! And to make things worse… people actually buy them and hang them in their homes! Have they no sense? Have they no shame?
Please………please, please, please…Don’t try this at home!…………. k e e p i t s i m p l e and win more friends ! ! !
While looking for examples to post of “what not to do”… I came across a blog that has to have the worst looking houses in the blogosphere… and the funny thing is… we have all seen them at one time or another… (every family has at least one!)
Depending on whether you are in the need of a good laugh or a good cry… take a look at: http://uglyhousephotos.com/wordpress/
And you haven’t seen anything until you have seen the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, Ca… OH MY GOD! Tell me it isn’t so…
believe it or not… there is more here….
What are some of your interior design pet peeves?