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Please Hate These Things

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“Time to watch my soaps.” @PleaseHateTheseThings

“No matter how good you think a design is, someone hates it; and what someone thinks is ridiculous, someone else likes.”

Decorator Dina Holland of Needham, MA, is a well-established interior designer. Like most people with good taste, her senses were regularly assaulted by gobsmackingly-terrible decor choices. Unlike most people, however, Holland decided to share the tragedies. She started an Instagram called Please Hate These Things, mostly to make her friends laugh. However, though she didn’t expect it to come to much, the ‘Gram caught on, big time.

“Most of or all the photos are ones people message me. I started getting all of these followers saying, ‘I also hate this.’ It just kept going. [Bad design is] a lack of communication between the designer and owner. As a designer, people hire you to have an opinion. I think a lot of younger designers don’t have the confidence to go in and say, ‘No, that’s not the right look.'”

– Dina Holland to Architectural Digest

Holland worried she wouldn’t find enough material to keep the Instagram going. She was very much mistaken. And as tragic as the photos are, Holland’s captions and the comments of her readers are far-and-away the best part. I hope you get as big a kick out of @pleasehatethesethings as I have!

You can find all this and more on Instagram.

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My hands feel dirtier after washing.

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My big fat totally unassuming house.

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You better deliver.

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No one is this in love.

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My comment was “Guess the bucket is for guests.”
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If the foot bed was on The Simpsons.

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There’s no hope for humanity. I know that now.

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Not quite.

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No one is winning this The Floor is Lava game.

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I’d rather die alone then ever be this in love.

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Cat people doing what cat people do.

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Approaching epidemic levels

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It’s the end of days.

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The doggy door industry is shook right now.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

18 thoughts on “Please Hate These Things

  1. Thanks for a great Guffaw to start my day!!!

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  2. And to think someone really made these to order.

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  3. OMG–the bed with the big toes!! bahahaha!!!

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  4. I am laughing so hard that I am having trouble t typing this. I agree somebody had to of made them. Wonder who that was. Hal

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  5. I think the cat with the mirror eyes is sort of clever—-not that I will be installing it in the house. The foot bed is just hideous. This is the interior decorating version of insomnia.

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  6. I think she could fill her Instagram just with the hellish bathroom photos. People are very weird with their toilet situations! I am going to follow that account right now because I need a daily dose of schadenfreude based laughter.

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  7. Gobsmacked just about coves it!

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  8. Donna
    This post made my day. I love the wooden piano hovering over the stove. How creative. I will use some of these photos as writing prompts. I always for these type of photos for my students to react to and get them writing.

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