I'm sure we can all find one or more such places presently or in our memory banks. For myself, home needs to evoke a place of destraction(not sure if that's a word but you know what I mean). Where the distractions of life become distant, where I can put my feet up and turn it all off. Using pieces of history whether from within your family or finds you have incorporated along the way, all help in creating a sense of peace, interest, and comfort. Sometimes it's just a simple addition of a a treasured piece, like a vintage book, an fun box camera or Gram's old rocking chair that create a sense of history, memory and conversation. Repurposing has become the buzz word of the day promoting reusing, incorporating and creating. This gives limitless choices when decorating, from paint choices and finishes, to discovering small out of the way shops offering a plethora of uniquities to find that one special piece.
This is a vintage Duncan Fyfe table and 4 chairs that has been redone to give a cottage chic look, it has been updated and still retains its function but incorporates the history and integrity of the past.