Interesting homes are created one of two ways. The vast majority are created either by trained professionals or enthusiast-residents. Pros are pros, accredited, or apprenticed. Enthusiast owners follow the pros, read their books, magazines, and blogs, and Pinterest themselves into a frenzy of careful detail and curatorship.
The other kind of remarkable home is much rarer. It is the product of personality. It’s a house without design icons (no Eames chairs or antler lamps), but with a purpose. Rather than prove a point about its owners’ curatorial prowess, it serves its residents’ higher-order needs.