Eagle, I also have a friend who is a house renovator. Her vision is out of this world. Truly a gift.
Chatty, I know men with good taste, and my hubby happens to be one of them.
When my oldest son was in eighth grade, heading to high school, we gave him a big boy room. I decided he was going to help me decorate so I dragged him to wallpaper stores, carpet stores, furniture places, Home Dept, etc. I wanted him to choose his surroundings and realize how much work goes into such a project.
I recall having so much fun doing this. He got into it. He is extremely conservative and it showed back them. He picked new bedroom furniture that I like better than ours. He chose a navy carpet, wide striped wallpaper, navy plaid fabric for curtains, and a nice comforter for the bed.
Problem is, now he wants everything in his college apartment to be coordinated...and I thought I was doing the right thing.