I visited one of my mother's friends last week. He is very much a homebody, and has lived in his large, brick Victorian house for decades. I couldn't help but notice that his home is a conglomeration of little vignettes. I especially love the castle that was drawn on the wallpaper above a dresser mirror and the little alligator hanging out on a window sill in the pantry.
I also noticed how little spots round about our environments can serve as creative inspiration. For example, I really like the color combination I found in the sink of a little bathroom: the subtle pink, yellow, blue, and green set next to the silver of the faucet. The painted wooden boats are sweet as well.