Adventures in Interior Design: Decorate Like a Rich Eccentric History Buff in 45 Easy Steps

Spencer Peterson
August 28, 2014

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Recently put on the market in Saint James, N.Y., is a 13,000-square-foot mansion listed with $6M price tag and a complete dearth of useful information. Look past the overwhelmingly brown interior of this circa-1989 home, if you can, and the current owner's odd taste in decor reveals the dwelling as a perfect candidate for Millionaire I-Spy: Eccentric History Buff edition. Get schooled on this most sought-after look below:

1. Terracotta warriors under crystal chandeliers.

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2. A well-guarded front entrance.

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3. Compact disc jukeboxes with creepy doll-faces peering over them.

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4. Coca-Cola bears, Snoopies, and Raggedy Ann heads watching televisions in black upholstered frames.

5. Tiny jukeboxes in glass cases.

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6. Diorama-facing casinos.

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7. Golden bodhisattvas.

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8. Buddha statues and antique telescopes in the living room.

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9. An ice cream bar (Papa's) with an ornate ceiling.

10. A collection of miniature old-timey food carts.

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11. Popeye the Sailor Man and Terminator 3 pinball machines.

12. Ms. Pac-Man and San Francisco Rush the Rock: Alcatraz Edition arcade cabinets.

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13. A TV-equipped wine bar with a highly abstract coat rack.

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14. Eye of Sauron bathroom mirrors.

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15. Expensive-looking tissue boxes.

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16. Bathroom fireplaces.

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17. Cornucopic wine-cellar murals.

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18. Attic home theaters named after the castle and court of a legendary English king.

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19. Wall swords.

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20. Ominous red theater lighting.

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21. Diminutive medieval ushers.

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22. Antique vases the size of small children.

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23. Golden swan sinks.

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24. Nautical-themed bedrooms with golden ducks, outdated maps of the world, and model ships.

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25. Another terracotta warrior standing watch by the poker table.

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25. Tiffany billiards lights.

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26. A dining room with twin buddha heads, a herd of miniature elephants, and a terracotta pony.

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27. Fireplaces bizarrely placed under low slanted ceilings.

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28. Dream-catching wooden horses flanked by trophies and coats of arms.

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29. Wardrobes with shiny inset bars.

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30. Pool-feeding square hot tubs next to outdoor fireplaces.

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31. A globe in the study.

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32. Desktop statues.

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33. Severe and intimidating sleeping quarters with leafy ceiling fans.

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34. Antler chandeliers hung with pots.

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35. Oven-equipped kitchen islands with roosters in bowls on them.

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36. Poolside sheep.

37. Wooden skeleton men in serapes playing chess.

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38. Baby turtle decals.

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39. Dolphin decals.

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40. Sinks perpendicular to other sinks.

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41. Bathrooms with stone bowl sinks, crystalline light fixtures, metal tulips, and tiny giraffes.

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42. Dual backyard pelican statues.

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43. An array of potted plants standing guard by the pool.

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44. Backyard street lamps.

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45. Prancing pony statues surrounded by overwhelming greenery.

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