Spinoff: what kind of home decor can you not stand??

I can't stand leather couches/armchairs/loveseats. Even more so if they are white or cream leather. My husband wants that though.....
Originally Posted by Amneris
I wouldn't mind one leather chair as kind of an accent. Our admin building has red leather armchairs in the foyer and they're GORGEOUS. (Of course I love red, so that helps.)

I also don't mind a deep chocolate brown leather armchair, again as an accent. But I wouldn't want a whole room of leather furniture.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
I agree that as an accent it's fine. My sister has the most beautiful leather club chair and ottoman. It's a burnt orange color which sounds awful, but it's gorgeous! I have a chocolate brown leather armchair.
I can't stand leather couches/armchairs/loveseats.

I won't invite you over then, because both my family and living rooms have leather furniture. Not white though. It's really luxurious and warm feeling. The family room has deep burgundy leather and the living room has dark brown.
Why is everyone hating on Southwestern decorating? I like it. Especially when it's done without all the peach and aqua and kokopelli stuff. I used to live in the southwest, so I love to use a few touches here and there in my northeast home, to remind me of a place I really loved...organic terra cotta tile, some beautiful Native American pottery, etc. I still have my 9 foot tall saguaro cactus skeleton...makes a cool statement in the corner of my foyer. Everyone who see it loves it.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves

I don't hate SW style but the areas of my home that I am decorating are open to other rooms. I don't love SW enough to do a whole house in that style so I am trying to work with SW colors but still keep a modern feel.

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I can't stand leather couches/armchairs/loveseats.

I won't invite you over then, because both my family and living rooms have leather furniture. Not white though. It's really luxurious and warm feeling. The family room has deep burgundy leather and the living room has dark brown.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I hate white/light leather (it seems kind of tacky to me), but I'm in love with darker and/or richer colors. My parents bought a sort of a burnt caramel color couch, which I think is very pretty. I guess to each their own, though. I'll have to look online, later, for a picture... Because the way I just described it sounds weird. :P

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I don't like too much of anything. I like a variety, and too much of any one thing seems a little "themey". I like to mix it up - everything goes together, but most pieces are unique.
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I'll just say what I like because that's what we have, & leave the dislike to the imagination since it covers a great deal.

Minimum antiques.
Minimum kitchen, laundry & bathroom themes.
Minimum dolls (having what my late g-ma made me when I was little).
Minimum Americana/patriotic.
Minimum floral (live & dried).
Minimum rustic (as in shabby chic & primitive).
Minimum color.
Minimum folk art.
I hate themes.
I hate Southwest.
I hate bears.
I hate dolls.
I hate plaid.
I hate country.
I hate yellow.
I hate orange.
I hate floral couches.
I hate jelly.
I hate ultra modern sterile weirdness.
I hate lots of pictures of family members on the walls.
I hate curio cabinets with figurines.
I hate busy wallpaper with busy patterned upholstery.
I hate taxidermy.
I hate pictures of icky stuff like a lighthouse with a poem underneath.
I hate cutesy.
I hate almost all wallpaper borders.
I hate dolphins. (I really love dolphins, but I hate dolphin themed bathrooms, etc.)
I hate grotesquely overdone "old money".
I hate clutter.
I hate carpet.
I hate leather furniture.
I hate seeing dvd collections out in the open.
I hate fake flowers.
I hate floral wreaths.
I hate pink and blue together. (baby's room is ok, I guess.)
Kitchy country, Colonial. "Eurostyle" whatever that is. Anthing involving paneling or leather.
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That faux early-American stuff that was huge in the 50's and 60's.

Country, with all the blue and geese and crap.

The pastel fake Southwestern stuff.

80's colors: teal, rose, pale gray.

Donald Trump rococo tasteless consumption "lookame I'm rich!"

Clutter.

Victorian.

Sick of today's trendy kitchens. Marble, granite, stainless, black -- they all look alike and in 10 years will be so dated.

I like a lot of different things, clean, contemporary lines, Mission/Arts and Crafts, certain kinds of mid-century decor but nothing too extreme, IKEA, quirky individual looking things (the antithesis of the trendy). Color.
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I hate themes.
I hate Southwest.
I hate bears.
I hate dolls.
I hate plaid.
I hate country.
I hate yellow.
I hate orange.
I hate floral couches.
I hate jelly.
I hate ultra modern sterile weirdness.
I hate lots of pictures of family members on the walls.
I hate curio cabinets with figurines.
I hate busy wallpaper with busy patterned upholstery.
I hate taxidermy.
I hate pictures of icky stuff like a lighthouse with a poem underneath.
I hate cutesy.
I hate almost all wallpaper borders.
I hate dolphins. (I really love dolphins, but I hate dolphin themed bathrooms, etc.)
I hate grotesquely overdone "old money".
I hate clutter.
I hate carpet.
I hate leather furniture.
I hate seeing dvd collections out in the open.
I hate fake flowers.
I hate floral wreaths.
I hate pink and blue together. (baby's room is ok, I guess.)
Originally Posted by yagottaloveyacurls
DANG woman!! what DON'T you hate?!? I guess you're never coming to my home because I have something of pretty much everything you just mentioned! What in the world does your house look like, is it just plain white with no colors or decorations?
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Sick of today's trendy kitchens. Marble, granite, stainless, black -- they all look alike and in 10 years will be so dated.
Originally Posted by fig jam
Where does all white or mostly white with other color accents fit into kitchen trends; classic?

DANG woman!! what DON'T you hate?!? I guess you're never coming to my home because I have something of pretty much everything you just mentioned! What in the world does your house look like, is it just plain white with no colors or decorations?
Originally Posted by NYCurlyGirly
teehee.

I like nature. I have cocoa brown walls, pale olive-ish pretty green walls. I have some deep grey blue in the hall. White wainscoting on the bottom half of my walls. I like dark wood, (walnut), I like candles, glass bottles, dried pale green hydrangeas, copper and tarnished brass lanterns, wooden carved animals, a lot of mirrors, bronze-ey iron stuff, old trunks, some weird antique-ey stuff here and there, incense burners, soapstone carvings, I have pictures of nature stuff in old barnwood frames, (pictures of really old windows and doors, dragonflies, neat looking nature stuff, and architectural stuff. I found the pics on the internet, then photoshopped them to get the colors all toned down, etc.. and took them to the camera shop for prints) I like water fountains, and just stuff from different cultures, drums, singing bowls, etc. a few potted plants, old windows with mirrors instead of glass, my green room has a lot of white in it.
Sick of today's trendy kitchens. Marble, granite, stainless, black -- they all look alike and in 10 years will be so dated.

I can't imagine marble or granite ever getting dated. Usually natural stones stand the test of time.
I like your style Yagotta. I share many of your dis-likes too!
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I'm not sure what I like. I think my house is somewhat country, but not cutesy country, more like hmmm.... country cottage. I don't do bears/dolls/flowers/dolphins/wolves/any sort of animals/lace/apples/etc etc etc. My living room and hall are taupe with sage green, a touch of gold and a little bit of a pretty blue color, very little. My bedroom is a spicey yellow with a quilt that has all sorts of colors in it from brown to that same yellow and some more sage, even a bit of burgundy. My bathroom is (going to be, we haven't painted it yet) a blue with all chrome and white fixtures. Two spare bedrooms I haven't decorated yet . Laundry room is just a country white color with a somewhat country border, kitchen is a very pale mushroom/olive with a slightly country border (foods and baskets on a shelf, but NOT tacky cutesy country - I hate that too!). My dining room, which joins my kitchen, is a darker tone of olive, dark wood furniture.

I suck at describing things, but I'm not sure what my style is. I know I don't like SW either, and I don't like cutesy or animals or themed kitchens as others have mentioned... I don't like super country, or super modern. I just like cozy mismatched stuff apparently
I don't really care for that overly cutesy antique, country, floral B&B look, unless its really high end antiques and minimal, tasteful florals.

Too modern with white walls, severe colors and sharp angles seems cold and uncomfortable and I don't care for it.

Too many bold primary colors mixed. Likewise, too much pastel (or maybe any pastel, it just doesn't look good to me). Also, metallic touches or accents.

Cheap, mass produced, low end furnishings.

Excessive clutter.

Unimaginative or ugly art.

Wall to wall carpet, of any color.

Leather furniture should be a rich shade of brown (tan, caramel or chocolate) and limited to 1 or 2 pieces max.

I guess what I do like is a mix of traditional/classic hard woods, mission style, shaker style, japanese and european style, a few Pier 1 type ethnic things here and there (or from better quality south asian import sources) and french country. I like furniture but too much looks crowded and ridiculous. I love art but it can get expensive and has to be coordinated carefully. Same goes for lighting and throw rugs.
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I hate figurines (Hummels, disney crap, dolls, etc) -- hideous
I hate floral / country / fussy type things
Not crazy about southwestern either
I have a serious hatred of wall to wall carpeting and wallpaper (although my tcm doctor has some very cool antique art deco wall paper in the bathroom of his office)
I really don't like that horrible glass and chrome look of the '80s - Patrick Nagel and David Hockney prints. Ewwwww.
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I can't stand leather couches/armchairs/loveseats. Even more so if they are white or cream leather. My husband wants that though.....
Originally Posted by Amneris
Lol, well my fiance wanted to put his Scarface pictures and DVD boxset (comes with a display shelf ) on the living room walls. I told him this is not a dorm, so he will have to wait until we have a house with a den.

Then I compromised and he put a few pics up. We are moving this weekend, so I told him he can use the extra bedroom as a den for now.
I hate figurines (Hummels, disney crap, dolls, etc) -- hideous
Originally Posted by velvet paws
Then you wouldn't want to see my great aunt's place, which is full of cookie jars, salt & pepper shakers, angels, & many other collections. When I walked into her house & saw all the shelves & display cases full of each collection I thought I stepped into an antique store!
My mother's house is full of crap, too. You can't look anywhere without seeing a figurine of some sort. The crazy thing is, she collects these churches and pretends to be so religious - yet the last time she walked into a church for anything other than a wedding or funeral was 19eigty something...
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