Habitually Chic recently wrote an interesting post about staging a house for a photo shoot and how to look at and arrange a room to take cool shots. Right after reading it, I clicked over to The Selby and looked at some of his very tight photos that show the tiny vignettes that give a room its color. Looking at both blogs got me thinking about designing a room as a whole vs. designing individual corners of it.
At my house I definitely design for the whole - I'm sure everyone does, really - but when I look around, I can see some Selby-esque corners of the space I live in, and that makes me happy. It also inspired this: