HOWTO decorate like a Mafia boss

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37 Responses to “HOWTO decorate like a Mafia boss”

  1. niktemadur says:

    First thing that pops to mind here is a derogatory term, nouveau riche.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      That thing in the middle of the coffee table is his pinky ring.

    • Kimmo says:

      Hmm… if you made me revoltingly rich tomorrow, you’d find more style than this guy has in my fingernail clippings.

      Maybe someone who can have folks killed at the drop of a hat is a bit less likely to receive constructive criticism…

      • retepslluerb says:

        Dunno. Pres. Obama seems to be pretty open to suggestions.

        • niktemadur says:

          … and every other previous president.  Yet the White House always seems to be “tastefully appointed”.  For some reason, that combination of terms in quotes gives me the giggles, sorta like “luncheon meats”.

  2. Funk Daddy says:

    With even a drop of alcohol or other in my system, finding my way to and from that toilet would involve several falls and possibly induce vomiting.

  3. NordicNinja says:

    The giant face mosaic is also in the front lobby of my apartment building. Weird to see it elsewhere.

  4. jwkrk says:

    The bathroom filled with video static is just disturbing.

    • sam1148 says:

      “The bathroom was the color digital television tuned to a dead channel”

    • Brood-X says:

      what else would you use as background for a bidet?

    • niktemadur says:

      Just remembered something the late, great Lee Hazlewood said about his home in Arizona.

      “I put all my gold records in the guest bathroom’s wall, so when people went in and flipped the switch, the room lit up gold.  Many of them came out of there with their business still in their hand, going ‘My God!’”

      But that was something else entirely, an wonderful eccentricity.

      • Warren_Terra says:

        Putting your awards in the bathroom also has the advantage that anyone visiting the house is likely to have to spend some time in the room alone with the evidence of their host’s success. There are other places in the house a visitor can’t miss (I know a Nobelist whose medal is the only thing in their entryway, in a big presentation box), but noplace else in the house can the guest be expected to linger with no distractions.

  5. RJ says:

    It’s been said that the way a person keeps their house reflects their psyche. If that’s true, then this guy is about as classy as a “casting couch” movie.

  6. sam1148 says:

    It needs a mini-giraffe

  7. Adrian says:

    A Lladro nativity scene . . . why am I not surprised?

  8. Ashley Yakeley says:

    I’m loving the silver/navy chair with the sun/moon/note /heart etc.

  9. Ashley Yakeley says:

    I’m loving the silver/navy chair with the sun/moon/note /heart etc.

  10. BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

    Tacky is not lost on the italian underworld. 

  11. Oskar_Gruchen says:

    Putting the “roman” in neuromancer

  12. Oskar_Gruchen says:

    Putting the “roman” in neuromancer

  13. robuluz says:

    Its not to my taste, but I get it. “Go big or go fuck yourself”.

    I think it works.

    I’d be happier there than in a new build with cheap mass produced ‘Ye Olden Days’ style decor. At least this place knows what it is.

    • Oskar_Gruchen says:

      “Bad taste is real taste, of course, and good taste is the residue of someone else’s privilege”

      • noah django says:

         nailed it, sir.  everybody’s taking their shots, but I guarantee there is nothing remarkable about their homes.  and everytime there’s a steampunk post or geeky, ironic 3D printed object post, they probably crowd the comments with accolades.  man, whatever.  this cat was probably a deplorable human being, but his crib is fully macked-out; and if you can’t get that, get the bozak.

      • niktemadur says:

        Quote by art critic Dave Hickey.  A deep quote, food for thought and grounds for further research (introspection).

        This type of kitsch might be cool, if it didn’t have the stigma of being almost exclusively associated to greedy, needy and paranoid sociopaths, even as the style screams out “Here I am, come and get me!”, or in Scarface parlance, “Take a good look at the bad guy!”

  14. robuluz says:

    Its not to my taste, but I get it. “Go big or go fuck yourself”.

    I think it works.

    I’d be happier there than in a new build with cheap mass produced ‘Ye Olden Days’ style decor. At least this place knows what it is.

  15. Warren_Terra says:

    William Langewiesche had an incredible article in Vanity Fair about the Camorra. This Nicola Schiavone character figured heavily as a sort of stupider, crasser version of Sonny Corleone: the younger-generation spoiled brat with no common sense, no constraints, and no sense of decency.

  16. SedanChair says:

    After watching Erik Gandini’s sensational documentary Videocracy (NSFW), I would venture to say that if this is Mafia decor, then every powerful and famous person in Italy is in the Mafia. They uh, don’t really do the whole “understatement” thing.

  17. Lemoutan says:

    Said it before, and’ll say it again – 3d modelling software’s much too easy to get.

  18. niktemadur says:

    Tune in next week for more surprises, here on Donald Trump Home Makeovers.

  19. loroferoz says:

    Camorra is not Mafia. They are organized crime modalities and organizations from Southern Italy alright.  But as far as I know… They are different and with completely different origins. Even in these days they are different from each other.

  20. tripplevee says:

    No, no, no. It’s all wrong, there isn’t any plastic on the furniture.

  21. tripplevee says:

    No, no, no. It’s all wrong, there isn’t any plastic on the furniture.

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