I think I take it for granted that I live in a house that I love top to bottom, mainly because I designed and decorated it. It works great for my family. I have met with several people over the last few days that really don't like their houses and parts of their homes just don't work for how they live.
As a design consultant it's so fun and satisfying to think I can help these families have a better life in terms of living in a house that works for them. Then, when they walk through the front door they can have a sense of calm and go "aaaahhh, I am home and I really like it here", instead of "ugh, I really live here??"
The words I love to hear the most are, "I never would have thought of that". Giving people options when they didn't think they had any is very cool. It's amazing how the right colors and aesthetic can affect someone's life so much. All of this isn't work for me, it's easy and fun. I wish I could do all this for others for free, but I do need to pay for my hobbies-real estate investing, horses, and dogs!