Depressing furniture (Please post your contribution below)
Anything black. I'll say it again ANYTHING black.
Black furniture of any kind absorbs the light and looks NASTY and it is depressing.
There should never be anything black in your kitchen. It's unsanitary. You need to be able to see the dirt.
Black furniture is just about acceptable in an airport and nowhere else.
I'd want to kill myself if I had this (see link) in my house.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||02/23/2013|
Totally agree, OP. Everything about that couch is depressing.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/20/2013|
"Black furniture of any kind absorbs the light"
That's because it's black.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/20/2013|
That thing is hideous no matter what the color!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/20/2013|
That is awful. Why would their interior decorator get them something so unappealing? They should just get someone else to come in and completely redo their entire house
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/20/2013|
I like black leather couches, just not that one.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/20/2013|
I can't stand the bulky round armrests and heavy, rounded look of sofas especially with that velvety apholstery. Ugh. Add a Lazy Boy recliner and some fake wood paneling and you have my grandmother's "den." It smelled of kitty litter.(The box was un a corner near the side door.)I hated going there. After she died when my father and his brothers were trying to sell the house I said, "Just burn it down." and theygot angry at me.
Oh, and she had those decorative cushions with embroidered sayings on them. And those braided rag rugs on the linoleum floor. Her's was an ugly shade of green.Don't forget the lamptables. These were floor lamps with those little tables attached to the lamp pole. Fake wood.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/20/2013|
1950s formica kitchen table and chairs.
not all mid-century furniture is cute or attractive.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/20/2013|
'Mid century' 90% of the time translates to 'fugly'.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/20/2013|
glass tables are depressing, too
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/20/2013|
[quote]'Mid century' 90% of the time translates to 'fugly'.
You sound like you are 90 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/20/2013|
these are very depressing
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/20/2013|
That's a very hideous, depressing piece of furniture! I don't want anything leather, let alone something that looks so tacky. I like grays and dark blues but recently realized my bedding and duvet (various grays and blues) was seriously depressing me, more than I already am! i changed to some ocean blue bed sheets and need to ditch my navy blue bed cover thing. I struggle to put colors in a room..
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/20/2013|
[quote]glass tables are depressing, too
God, yes, it's true...except I never realized it before. But fuck...that is so true.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/20/2013|
R11, we had something like that in our house when I was a kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/20/2013|
[quote]You sound like you are 90 years old.
Maybe he is 90 years old, so show some respect. Anyway, he's right.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/20/2013|
OMG, that's HILARIOUS, R16. Notice the black chairs in the kitchen and what's on the table, what's the right word for that...just so I can get one, when I next go to Walmart.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/20/2013|
That sofa is gawdawful, between the seams and the padding!
However, my large cooking spoon and spatula are black - sorry! Black dinner plates would be quite creepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/20/2013|
Glass dining tables always seem more dirty to me than other dining tables because the fingerprints and food stains are that much more visible on them.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/20/2013|
R17: That's a LAMP on the table!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/20/2013|
OMG that sofa at R18 looks like something removed during a colonoscopy.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/20/2013|
Are these all photos from the old Roseanne set?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/20/2013|
r18's sofa makes me think of obesity. Yes that sofa is obese - kinda like some of the guys in the asses threads on DL.
OP, how do you feel about black people? Are they for airports only too?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/20/2013|
Glass coffee tables remind me of my aunt's house in London, circa 1972 and the memory depresses me.
On it was one of those depressing plastic perspex cubes with faded color photos of the kids (my cousins), that you could never resist turning around.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/20/2013|
[quote]glass tables are depressing, too[/quote]
They are functional for coke addicts, however.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/20/2013|
[quote]That's a LAMP on the table!
No, I meant the vinyl easy wipe tablecloth. I just wasn't sure if that's what they were called in America.
Here's an especially nasty one.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/20/2013|
"That's a LAMP on the table!"
R21, I believe R17 refers to the white mass on the table between the sofa and television.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/20/2013|
[quote]OP, how do you feel about black people? Are they for airports only too?
Are you just nine mentally or are you actually nine years old? You fucking moron.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/20/2013|
braided rugs are very depressing
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/20/2013|
Oilcloth I guess, R27?
I have NO IDEA what that white mass is on the sofa, but it does look nasty (from that angle).
The whole thing might be okay for a summer cabin, but as a primary residence, it'd be depressing.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/20/2013|
Lol. at OP. I have black leather couch and chairs, and I sort of agree. I mean, when I bought it at the end of grad school, I thought it was okay and it looked much better on the wood floors of my previous place. The actual shape and lines are nice, unlike the monstrosity in OP's pic, but I'm SOOO sick of it. But, it's decent quality and in good shape, so I'm gonna have to wait a few more years.
I don't think black leather looks bad in ALL situations. But, I'd really like to move on to something else -- branch out into a tastefully decorated gay home, instead of basically having the same furniture as my hetero brother, lol.
So, I partially agree on the black, but the main problem with OP's couch is really the shape/lines.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/20/2013|
Just in case your friends with spray on tans stop by, you'll always be prepared.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/20/2013|
Fun for the kids or the kid in you.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/20/2013|
Vertical blinds with slats missing, over a low-pile beige wall-to-wall carpet.
We've all been there -- usually in a trick's apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/20/2013|
Pressboard "entertainment centers" that take up a whole wall to hold an old 42" tube TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/20/2013|
R16's photo looks like a rental vacation cabin. Is that what it is, R16? The uglier they are, the more likely they are called "cottages" by the rental agency.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/20/2013|
Reach out and touch someone.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/20/2013|
This is a fun thread. Yeah, I can make fun of other people's furniture disasters, but I can also laugh at myself for my own past furniture disasters. We've all had them.
Yes, the pressed board entertainment center - in oak finish! -- is one of the worst.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/20/2013|
conference & meeting rooms in cheap hotels make me uneasy. The most godawful carpet patterns, those ugly chairs. They are usually brown or maroon.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/20/2013|
R43 - years ago, back when phones were hard-wired in the days before jacks, the phone guy showed up to install a line in the living room of my parents' summer cottage. Unfortunately for him, there'd been a mixup such that he had brought a light (powder) blue model. My dad sent him away with, "This isn't Lana Turner's boudoir!"
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/20/2013|
"Anything black. I'll say it again ANYTHING black."
Definitely agree it's depressing. I mean have you ever seen a chair when my fat ass and black heart are lifted out of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/20/2013|
Ornate bedroom sets with canopies. And the fact that they usually cost a few thousand dollars is even more depressing.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/20/2013|
Anything gold...unless it's actually gold, even then, use with caution.
Then we have:
Gold and pink...TOGETHER.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/20/2013|
R18, that couch looks like a bowel movement.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/20/2013|
turn on the lights, it's not depressing enough
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/20/2013|
My mom's house still has the original pink toilet, refrig, oven, bathroom sinks and counter tops in the kitchen. I love it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/20/2013|
I don't know, OP. There are some black leather sofas that look tasteful. Clean, simple lines is key.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/20/2013|
Did you see Silver Linings Playbook? Remember the parent's house where the main guy character lived? Dingy wallpaper, 1970s furniture, white accessories. It was so ugly and depressing, no wonder the guy had mental health issues. His mother was obnoxious, too. Anyone who could survive decades living with that decor should be ashamed of themselves.
One thing I like about movies is checking out the set designs. Whoever designed that set went off the deep end. Poo on them.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/20/2013|
There are different kinds of black furniture.
There's suburban white people black furniture
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/20/2013|
There's Asian-immigrant -in-America black furniture
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/20/2013|
There's JAP black furniture
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/20/2013|
Russian mafia black furniture
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/20/2013|
McMansion black furniture
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/20/2013|
Black furniture in a robot house
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/20/2013|
Oh no. Google fucked up all my links
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/20/2013|
[quote]Are you just nine mentally or are you actually nine years old? You fucking moron.
Oh blow it out your ass Louise. It was a joke.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/20/2013|
Not furniture per se, but paneling walls and shag carpeting.
Question: Do people still use ugly ass paneling walls in new construction? I sure hope not.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/20/2013|
Is this the superintendent? Yes, sir, I would like you to know that you have a *whore* living in 2R! Rossi, Janice Rossi...
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/20/2013|
Anything that will be out of style in 5 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/20/2013|
You could blow your brains out in this room, and no one would ever know.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/20/2013|
I was looking for images that would prove to R52 that pink and gold can look great together... and I found THIS.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/20/2013|
Here, pink and gold looking beautiful together.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/20/2013|
Holy shit, look what else my pink-and-gold search turned up! A carniverous bedroom!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/20/2013|
It's the "Day of the Triffids" look.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/21/2013|
Most furniture starts out ugly and does not get better with age. The same can be said of people.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/21/2013|
I just noticed this thread. I don't think it's been done before.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/21/2013|
My neighbor has a giant fork and spoon hanging on he kitchen wall
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/21/2013|
R32 I actually like it. I think 80's modern was a lot better than todays modern.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/21/2013|
I agree with you, R56. That is a very nice sofa and would work in the right place (airport executive lounge?) The black wall, however, not so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/21/2013|
Louis-Farouk furniture depresses me because it reminds that there are people in this world with absolutely appalling tastes.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/21/2013|
This always cheers me up.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/21/2013|
It's supposed to be fun, irreverent, and whimsical...but 1980s Memphis style furniture makes me want to slit my wrists.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/21/2013|
Where is Kirker? He could own this thread just by posting old photos of the crap he was trying to unload in that little used furniture shop of his.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/21/2013|
bedspreads - all ugly, all depressing
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/21/2013|
Very colorful, uplifting room
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/21/2013|
I despise Mission furniture. They look like torture devices. Depressing as hell.
I am not a fan of 1970 furniture. Almost sure to be tacky.
There is a lot of beautiful design in midcentury furniture. Mostly light hearted and an escape from the heavy depressing furniture of prior generations. The bad part of midcentury is usully a holdover from earlier times.
Black is simply a color - a Corbusier chair is stunning.
THIS is a beautiful sofa. I'm not depressed yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/21/2013|
We haven't done this in a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/21/2013|
R87, that silver lame sofa makes me HAPPY! Really, I had a very bad night, and the sight of that ludicrous silver couch cheered me up.
And no, I'm not wearing earrings and a caftan.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/22/2013|
Where do you kids wanna sleep?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/22/2013|
Maybe they were hiding from the Nazis, R93.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/22/2013|
"There should never be anything black in your kitchen. "
Bullshit. My appliances are black, and I love them. They are cleaned very frequently and are spotless.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/22/2013|
Remember, somebody paid money for this!
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/22/2013|
The couch, the paneling, the carpet. I can't decide.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/22/2013|
R98, that is an awesomely bad find!
Like the waiting-area bench in a cheap diner, circa 1972.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/22/2013|
R8, I like Danish modern. That fabric is not the best, but the lines of the chair are very nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/22/2013|
This is sorta/kinda off-topic but --
Several years ago there was a web site at which 4 or 5 writers (all gay men and one straight woman) looked at homemade porn photos ... and reviewed the furniture.
It was one of the funniest sites I'd ever seen.
Years later, I can't remember the name of the site and have never been able to find it again. Does anyone have a link by any chance?
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/22/2013|
OP is the one that is always trying to make black furniture happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/22/2013|
Barbra Streisand's basement.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/22/2013|
I would never have imagined that Bab's basement was the inspiration for many a Thomas Kincaide masterpiece.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/22/2013|
R105, is that real? It looks like a section of a mall out in Montgomery County - they had a section that looked like some streets in old England.
Babs did have one of her homes and its yard replicate some old mill town. I can see her doing this - when you have lots of money you can create any fantasy environemnt you want. Sounds like fun to me. My own little Epcot (where I've never gone).
Babs also had her theme houses - the art deco one, for instance. I remember one magazine - maybe Archtectural Digest - had a photo spread of a number of her houses all with different themes. I remember thinking Babs has too much money for her own good. It seemed liek a terrible waste - like an adult playing with a Barbie dream house(s).
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/22/2013|
[quote]when you have lots of money you can create any fantasy environemnt you want. Sounds like fun to me
Yes, it does, doesn't it?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||02/22/2013|
[quote] Maybe they were hiding from the Nazis
That does look like the Abbey courtyard.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/22/2013|
[quote]Several years ago there was a web site at which 4 or 5 writers (all gay men and one straight woman) looked at homemade porn photos ... and reviewed the furniture.
link at r91
|by Anonymous||reply 111||02/22/2013|
Actually, I think that lurid digs thing is just too much of a bad thing. Having to see the people as well AND their erections...my brain just goes into overdrive and can't cope.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/22/2013|
r18's pic looks like three hands (one thumbless hand in the middle) with stubby fingers and thumbs on each end.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/22/2013|
I own a rental property in a retirement village. Furniture is well represented here, very 80s chic. I was told VERY adamantly by the property manager NOT to fuck with the furniture for a few years as the current generation of oldsters loves that stuff. In about 2 years I may need to change it out as the boomers come on line.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||02/22/2013|
The sad truth is: the ugly the furniture, generally the more damned comfy it is. Those big puffy sofas are like sitting on a cloud. Divine. If only one didn't have to SEE them. So like Unhappy Hipsters, we suffer sofas that are less comfortable because they look better. Same with clothes.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||02/22/2013|
people older than baby boomers (the Greatest generation, who lived through the Depression and fought in WWII) love 80s chic furniture?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||02/22/2013|
Via Rich Kids of Instagram...
|by Anonymous||reply 117||02/22/2013|
[quote] we suffer sofas that are less comfortable because they look better.
Better? When and where did you come to that 100% arbitrary conclusion?
|by Anonymous||reply 118||02/22/2013|
By sitting on about 30 of them.
I've been sofa buying recently. It's a depressing experience involving trading off comfort for looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||02/23/2013|