Not sure if we had similar childhoods, but do you remember being dragged to the interior design stores all across your town, because your mom just can't stop finding new things to do with her house? There were scavenger hunts for furniture, paintings, paint, lighting fixtures, anything! I'd be on the road with that house-proud lady for the entire weekend looking for interior design items, and used to get so miserable because all I wanted to do was watch tv.. Now I guess, all of her innovation has rubbed off on me. I'm probably just as bad (or good) as she is, and I swear my eye is trained to spot exactly what any room needs. I can't wait to have my own apartment to paint and renovate on my own from very scratch. I admit, I don't even want to have only one home, but quite a few, to decorate differently based on their purpose/location - I really can't wait, I want to do it now. Did any of you any have mothers who just couldn't stop watching HGTV, or reading interior design magazines, or most importantly dragging you all over the place to buy new design items? Has it influenced any of you, I want to know that I'm not the only one!!