Originally Posted by imatlas
Skinny Goomba makes his own furniture. Medved buys incredible, unique pieces at auction, and often restores them himself. I have already enumerated how my home is decorated with objects that reflect our interests and our travels, so your comment about people not going on safari to acquire their furniture is pretty much wrong, or you're being overly literal about the safari thing.
And I would like to gently and politely proffer the idea that your room is, in fact, a very attractive cliche.
The thing you aren't getting is that making your own furniture, self-restoring "unique" antiques, and decorating with things collected on your travels all have absolutely zero relevance to the goal of creating a beautiful space. Self-made, self-restored, self-collected things can all be (and usually are) ugly as sin.
Your space may not be ugly, but I have no reason to believe one way or another until you show me what it looks like. I could not care less about what it says about you as a person. I won't even try to tell.
So, go ahead, show us your living room. That challenge goes out to all of you. Show me what an honest room looks like that reflects your eccentric soul. Prove to me you aren't merely attempting to justify an ugly room and zero taste.