I once read somewhere that the center entry, classic, "Colonial" house building style is the essential image of a house as drawn by all of us (in America at least) as a child. I love how there is almost always a shining or smiling sun as well as a family image in most pictures.
Do you love blue and white china? "Traditional" or "classic" design? Do you have an item that seems oddly "oriental" that you associate with your mother, grandmother or other family member? And you like it, but not quite sure how to fit it in?