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There’s something a little off-putting about giving an award for the ugliest interior of the year, but we come across so many worthy of the “That’s Rather Hideous” designation this year that it would be a shame to not be reminded of the year’s worst.These are something more than the mere misstep, these are the comically bad interiors of 2011. Way back in early January, we claimed that this purple-carpeted Tennessee living room (above) would go down as the worst room of 2011. With the year almost at an end, we have to say we haven’t seen much worse.
Still, at least one buyer disagreed: the place sold in May for something less than its $12.5 million asking price.
Shades of purple, uggo window treatments and tacky uplighting didn't do much for this Tennessee megamansion, which sold in May.
Purple brought shame down under too, where this opted for an electric hue. Similarly bold colours are featured throughout this Australian, which sold in September for $625,000.
If purple was a colour of doom this year, bathrooms were the rooms that failed the most. This one, with gold walls, faux drapery, glass bricks, and an animal-print chair, sits in a $1.42 million Texas listing.
Up in the Canadian province of Quebec, this utterly outrageous crushed velvet jacuzzi plinth is just barely the worst room in this $29,000 place. In two words: neon bordello.
Bold patterns were also responsible for several That's Rather Hideous posts this year, but this one is especially sad, because it's the home of the design duo Richard and Victoria MacKenzie-Childs, on the market for $1.1 million. It looks like every pattern from their catalogue was used in this single room.
This Brit cottage has a shameless approach to outrageous patterns, only exacerbated by a wall of mirrors. On the market for $250,000, the house could use a serious reno.
The beds in billboard queen Angelyne's L.A. pad leave a lot to be desired, but not many surfaces left not pink. Still, she sold the condo for $600,000.
Bedrooms weren't exempt from the hideousness in 2011. This gold bed tarnishes the master in a house on the grounds of the former Nicaraguan embassy in D.C., listed for $1.3 million.
It's a mishmash of styles that dooms this Russian bedroom to infamy. The combination of a canopy bed and a ceiling moulding ringed with green neon is something we'd rather not see stateside. It's not cheap either at $24M million.
Manhattan usually has more stylish apartments than most cities, but, as anywhere, there are duds as well. The trompe l'oeil finishes in this Bryant Park co-op have kept the place languishing on the market for $675,000.
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