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Thursday, May 20, 2010

The best and the worst things of the day

Marie Claire Maison.

Okay, so I really wanted to post the bathroom featured below. But I know many of you who have blogrolls use the photo link feature, and I could not, in good conscience, befoul your beautiful blogs with such horror. To soften the blow, I found this shot of avocado cabinets and a pale turquoise wall color making sweet sweet kitchen love (the photo stylist should be drawn and quartered but that's beside the point).

Now onto the madness at hand... May I present the ugliest bathroom ever foisted on the world? It features the trifecta of bad decorating according to Raina - faux painting, a "theme," and contextually inappropriate decorative accents (i.e. the garden gnome).




Do you ever wonder what gets in people's heads?

[Côté Maison Visite Privée blog]

28 comments:

ticklishfromadistance said...

Hahahahahahaahahhahaha! Thank you for the feast before the beast. xoxoxoxox
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susieq said...

That is just plain heinous. Yes, how kind of you to post the lovely kitchen before that vomit-inducing bathroom.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I could have done without seeing this. I just hope that no one paid an interior decorator to do it. I hope it was a DIY.

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

ha ha ha!!! that is soooo funny. where on earth did you find this? even my 4yr old would walk in the loo and wonder what the hell happened if i did that to chez trbuhovich. he'd at the very least want a 'countries of the world' theme....honestly, what does go on in people's heads? just think what could've been done with the money, time and effort that was put into this. i love the bleach sitting under the cistern, no matter what you do, you cannot disguise a toilet from being what it actually is. ha ha ha, too funny!

brismod said...

No way! That is not good. Not good at all. Ablutions in storyland should not be in someone's home.

Sketch42 said...

I dont even like the kitchen that much... The styling is so foul.

That bathroom is fucking horrific.

my favorite and my best said...

im not sure what's worse...the watering can holding ass paper or the faux ivy and clouds...it's all just so bad.

Kate said...

barf, isn't that Stinky from Sleeping Beauty?

David said...

Words fail me.

Raina Cox said...

Shelley - It's from Cote Maison's before & after blog. Readers can submit their own remodels, and they're all AWFUL. I love that someone made a sad face emoticon in the CM blog comments.

Kate - GOLD STAR comment of the day!

Teri said...

OMG! Seriously! Someone thinks this is an improvement?

And, the watering can with tp- can I just say I do not want to have to pick up tp at your house.

I would be afraid of the ivy getting me to do anything in here.

The Zhush said...

Thinking large volumes of "mushrooms" got into these people's heads...wow!

Jessica said...

this is an after? the tp holder is the coup de gras here, unbelievable

Michelle said...

Dear Lawrd! I just shuddered most unpleasently.

sherri said...

the tp holder is the best. that, and the freaky gnome. awww, hell, it is all so awful I love it. thank you.

autrichenoire said...

the i dea of doinng your business in the garden-in the ivy no less- is just wrong add a gnome giving you a beseeching 'please madam you need more fiber' look, it's enough to cause life long performance anxiety.

Don't people have friends or relatives or spouses to tell them to stop the madness?

nkp said...

The gnome looks like he has gone positively mad. I think I can hear him muttering incomprehensible nonsense under his breath. Can you blame him?

And this from a French publication? (shaking head)

Raina Cox said...

autrichenoire - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

erin@designcrisis said...

Sigh. I think we looked at that house...

Seriously, I have seen some really bad shit while house hunting lately.

melissa said...

What I find amazing is the sheer level of thought, care and effort that has gone into making something so completely hideous. I mean, they REALLY tried! You have to give them a point or two for that. No stone left unturned (no turd left unflushed...)

Raina Cox said...

Melissa - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

SEOcopy said...

Err... can you blow it up? & then if at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried... simple. ;)

Raina Cox said...

SEOcopy - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

LIse Vintage Lighting said...

Holy cow, I thought that was the BEFORE! Such attention to detail given to such misguided effort... That qualifies for a Southern shake of the head accompanied by a "Bless their little hearts..." Just discovered your blog and love it! Can't wait to check back in!! Susan

dulci said...

ah!!
the ivyyyyyyy!

http://ladulcivida.blogspot.com/

Alicia B. Designs said...

I'm speechless. Worst thing ever.

Raina Cox said...

LIse Vintage Lighting and Dulci - Hello to both of you and welcome to this deliciousness!

Redesign Diva said...

you are so darn thoughtful! that bathroiom is hideous, mine is messy and still looks better...sometimes you just wanna say...WTH??