What the Hell Are Those?
So here we are again…
For this Design Election, both pictures are from the same poorly (i.e.: super-tacky, ugly and cheesy) decorated hotel in Panama City, Panama.
Remember when you were a kid (or in my case, remember last night…) when you played the “which is worse…” game? You know, the game with ridiculous theoretical questions about what would be worse and it’s nearly impossible to choose an answer because both options are horrendously awful? Here, let’s play a quick round just to warm up for this Design Election:
WHICH IS WORSE?
Falling down a flight of stairs at your own house (in front of everyone) while you’re hosting a fundraiser cocktail party for your boss’ favourite charity?
Falling down a flight of stairs at your not-so-friendly neighbour’s house-party while over 30 strangers watch and secretly laugh?
See? Isn’t this game fun!? :)
So here are the official Design Election picks.
Cast your vote in the comment section below for the WORST decorative wall treatment.
If you can bring yourself to possibly look beyond the jarring bright yellow sponge-paint wall treatment, you will notice the Passport 2 Design mascot (my boyfriend, Jeff) pointing to two strands of everlasting (read: FAKE) vines that are clipped to the top of the wall just below the ceiling. These dusty, sun-bleached plastic leaves are left dangling in the corner of the room with no connection to a theme, furniture, or decor in the rest of the space. They are completely out of place and random… I still do not understand why they are in EVERY single room in this hotel. Does the decorator really believe he/she has fooled guests into thinking there are actually creeping vines growing up the wall? Seriously? Seeer-eee-us-lee????
Our favourite Passport 2 Design mascot is back again, this time he is happy to show us that the somewhat fuzzy outline of the windows along the back wall of the hotel’s painfully long, wide and impractical hallway is actually concealed by these dangle-y white polyester or nylon strings. It’s like the window is wearing a cheap hula skirt…or at least it’s as if the decorator is once again trying to fool us into thinking there’s no window wall in the back. Crazy. These 12 foot long strings sway and dance in the draft from the overhead ceiling fans, creating a freakish mirage-like image of the window mullions behind. Seriously? This window/wall treatment is heinous.
Just to give you a better idea of how this strange stringy wall treatment would look hanging from the back wall, I did a very quick sketch (most of the proportions are WAY off) to communicate how wildly unusual the stringy curtain treatment looks from a distance.
So there you have it…which is worse? Tough call…
Cast your vote!