Sometimes, blending two people's very different styles can be difficult.
For instance, the engineer still doesn't quite understand the point of my bar cart. "So... you are going to actually use it, like as a bar cart?"
And don't get him started on my little couple on the mantel. At first he was oddly accepting of them, but now they are sited as his ultimate decor sacrifice.
Similarly, I will never understand sports paraphernalia as decor. When we were first married, I moved into the small apartment he had been occupying for a year. His idea of decorating involved a signed basketball proudly on display... in the kitchen.
So when he showed me these bamboo directors chairs, I dismissed them. But he could see them. He knew exactly where they should go and why they would work. And so I caved.
Because sometimes blending two styles can be difficult.
But sometimes, it can keep things interesting.