Hey there! I just wanted to say that I can relate..completely. When I moved in with my fiancee, I gave up the sweetest apartment one could ever hope for. He owns a house that he bought from the family when his granparents died. It has been over a year and I am still finding recipe clippings from the 1950s!
I too am extrememly affected by my surroundings. It is amazing how much so..I really didn't realize the extent of it until I moved here. Through compromise, we are slowly trying to create a space that works for *both* our needs. Very hard, tho. I am much more of a plants and herbs and terra cotta, maybe some wicker girl and he is very art deco, funky lines, bright colors, maybe 1950s lounge style.
Basically I think that if you can communicate, then it may be a fun, challenging project that could bring you guys together! It will be slow and take time, cuz who really has the money to overhaul an entire house at once? And on another bright note, the style that the two of you come up with could be really cool! Good luck...have fun if you decide to make the move.
+Trix..who made no mention (until now) about the *mommie* aspect, because it has already been said by the previous wise ones that posted before me.