A Palm Springs Home With All the Wallpaper (All Of It. Seriously.)

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Have you ever looked at wallpaper samples and liked so many you just ordered one of everything? No? Well, we’re pretty sure that’s what happened in this Palm Springs, California, townhome.

If you’ve been following the Wednesday WTF long enough, you know we are big fans of the time capsule home — those homes that have had very little in the way of changes since they were first built, but are so well maintained they’re almost turnkey.

This home is uh, maybe that if you really love wallpaper. Really. A lot.

Built in 1979, which was apparently a confusing time that wasn’t the Midcentury but wasn’t the ’80s either, but a time when people embraced colors like puce and marigold and even put them together, because nothing says style like a color palette that resembles the proceeds of a sinus infection.

Now, I don’t hate everything about this house. I don’t. Some of it’s kind of cool. But the curious use of wallpaper has me wondering if it was way cheaper in 1979, because I know what nice wallpaper costs these days, and you could buy a whole second townhome in Palm Springs for that.

So for instance, I kind of like this living room.

And I don’t hate this entryway until you get to the second photo and realize it feels like that part of a funhouse where your butt looks big all the time.

It’s just a lot of wallpaper, and in questionable places, in a 2,200 square-foot-and-change abode.

See, this seems like a great idea in theory — shiny wallpaper and a mirror to make the room look bigger. But in reality, all floor-to-ceiling mirrors in a dining room do is either showcase what your butt looks like while you’re seated, or show off your lack of table manners.

It’s on the ceiling in the kitchen.

And I’m including this picture just so I can show a shot with two separate wallpaper choices in it, in the same frame.

The principal bedroom is also wrapped entirely in wallpaper. Even in the en-suite bathroom, because of course.

The good news is that they make a fabric that matches this wallpaper, as you can see, and if I owned this house (which I do not) I would have made hooded pajamas out of it and then routinely scared my family poopless.
Ever look at an en-suite and think, “Man, if only this room could look smaller? Maybe let’s cover the whole thing in a very busy wallpaper and see if we can make it feel like that.”

The thing is, I don’t hate any of this wallpaper. I hate this wallpaper in the walloping doses that are present in this home. What do you think?

Oh, and here’s a fake parrot. Or two fake parrots. I honestly can’t tell.

Want to see more of this glorious abode? Click here, because we definitely left a little behind.

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Adlene Neely Dealey

Adlene has been a real estate writer for the better half of a decade, but only recently came to CandysDirt.com to write our Wednesday WTF column. Have a doozy of a listing not fit for public consumption? She wants to see it.

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  1. Vicki Thomas says

    20 years from now, we will all cackle, about your designs! Don’t think so? Look at your haircut in your high school year book! Cackle, Cackle!
    And YES! the wallpaper is hideous!

  2. mmCandy Evans says

    I want those parrots. I have decided to put OUR parrot out in front so she can see more activity. Those guys could keep her company. My husband says I just want someone to steal her. I smile.

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