Everyone’s streaming from home these days. You put on a decent-looking shirt, take the laundry out of sight, and rely on your kids to not ruin it all. But it doesn’t end there. There’s one sharp-tongued critic who zooms in on your backdrop. And trust me, there’s a lot going on there.

Claude Taylor started the Twitter page “Room Rater,” which does exactly what it says. The 57-year-old shares the screengrabs from video calls and grades them from 0 to 10. Politicians and celebrities are particularly susceptible to the hard-to-please room arbiter. From Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden to Michael Jordan and Celine Dion, Claude is not letting them off easy. With almost 100K followers since its launch on April 11, the page is destined to become a hit where the tiniest detail can make it or break it in the room game.

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Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 year ago

I think the bookcase looks bad.

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Tovah Roche
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1 year ago

Best Saturday Night Live sketch in years. Thanks to Brad Pitt for fulfilling Dr. Fucci's wish. He truly deserved it.

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Too many books- would be better in glass-fronted cabinets (less dust) and too many knick-knacks.

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The man behind the account, Claude Taylor, is a “veteran of presidential campaigns who served as a White House staffer for Bill Clinton.” He also runs the controversial Twitter account TrueFactsStated and is a founder of the Mad Dog Pac campaign, which “engages in high-impact and non-violent activities to fight fascism and defeat Donald Trump.”

Claude, aka the Room Rater, shares rating duty with Jessie Bahrey, who tends to give higher scores. Taylor told Vanity Fair that “she’s Canadian, so we’ve made the kind of obvious point that she’s the nicer one.”But there’s a step-by-step guide for you to follow if you wanna score a solid 10. “

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 year ago

Again, slight turn of angle and 'Hey, presto!', no evidence of the tequila bottle.

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 year ago

Kitty cat effect....10/10. Rest is blah.

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 year ago

Pictures to the left are not straight... *cringe*

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Bored Panda contacted Claude Taylor and Jessie Bahrey to find out more about the Room Rater Twitter. Claude told us that “we all love the unexpected view into pundits' and celebs' homes.” So he and Jessie started tweeting their ratings of what they saw of their home broadcast space.

But scoring a top-notch score is easier said than done. “It’s hard to get and requires perfect visual representation,” explained Claude. 10 points is given only when “there’s nothing to change.”

Meanwhile, presidential historian Michael Benchloss has won Claude’s and Jessie’s hearts and “it's their favorite room so far.” The worst setups are the so-called “hostage videos” that are shot against a blank wall.A common item found in most of the background setups is a bookshelf. Claude is certain that shelves “can be overdone/done wrong, but when used effectively, are successful.”

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 year ago

A room I'd like to sit and work in... yellow keeps one awake.

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 year ago

Could use a little colour on the feature wall and would have avoided framed photos to protect children's identity.

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Doctor who?!
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1 year ago

I like the coulours sso imma say 2/10

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

This is my 3rd fave.

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Walter Smith
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1 year ago

So, THIS is Elmo's world...

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ChickyChicky
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1 year ago

Yay books!

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 year ago

Not keen on the art... prints clash. Like the calming blue.

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 year ago

A slightly different angle and we would not have to see the clutter on the right hand side. I do like Mr Jackman...

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Dutch VanZandt
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Julie Andrews can do NO WRONG! Nothing wrong with this pic... photos in background are fine as they are of adults- several of her deceased husband Blake Edwards.

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Finally, someone who's not pretentious as shit in front of books they've only read 1/3 of.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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I like the wall color.

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Dutch VanZandt
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No glaring issues here... also like the lighting effect.

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Dutch VanZandt
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He's opted for the clever corner shot... hence the singular bookcase and no wall hangings.

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Dutch VanZandt
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One of the blandest of royal rooms I have seen... needs a bit of colour. Camera angle is also not flattering.

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Dutch VanZandt
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Tidy and devoid of too many ornaments... win!

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 year ago

Like backdrop... blinded by large gold watch.

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 year ago

Lighting issue... rest is okay.

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Keley Babs
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1 year ago

It's a wooden "8" I think

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Kristof De Smet
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1 year ago

That plant can't possibly be in that spot or you can't open the cabinet

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Doctor who?!
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1 year ago

Arnt people saying that he admitted to not being human

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Dutch VanZandt
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I would've tidied things up a bit before going on-line... do agree the poster is ace.

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Doctor who?!
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This is perfect for photoshoppers

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Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 year ago

The piano is nice but that kiddy shit on the other side looks a mess

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Mewton’s Third Paw
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I like her setup regardless of the wallpaper

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