This one is for all of my designer friends out there! We posted a poll on Instagram over the last few days asking for designer pet peeves, and oh, did you all deliver :)
My number one pet peeve will always involve poorly placed windows that serve the exterior only, and pay no attention to the space inside. And my favorite submission so far has definitely been - "Does being called a decorator count?"
Scroll through for a good chuckle and know that we're all in it together working through these obstacles in the design process.
Submissions ranged from exterior architecture...
too many rooflines & too many different types of pitches and designs all on the same home
farmhouse exterior paired with tropical front yard landscaping
windows that look good outside but make bad focal points inside
faux shutters that don't even get close to the correct size for the window they're paired with
to interior details...
carpet in bathrooms
so much white everywhere
doors that open the wrong way
over fridge cabinets not being flush (only 12" deep)
rugs that are too small for the room/floating furniture
automatic toilet seats -I don't need to be saluted when I come into the room
soffits, islands that have side exposed overhang, tiny windows up high in showers
sinks that have faucets that are positioned too far back so you can't even wash your face
and of course, lighting...
light fixtures that aren't centered in a dining room
over-reliance on recessed lighting
with a lot of decor choices...
clutter - less is more!
themed rooms in the wrong places
live, laugh, love and other word signs
cheesy coastal accents like fake coral
kids pictures above you and your spouse's bed
Of course this is all in good fun, and thank you to all of the designers who took a moment to submit these responses! Do you have any you would add to this list? Go ahead and leave yours below!