In reality our appartment is filled with stuff that at its best can be described as "ecclectic" and at worst as a "pile o' rubbish". Many different styles, many different era's (no really, really old pieces unfortunately). Ikea is there, as is a handmade venetian chandelier. Modern kitchen next to the dining room I inherited from my much loved grandmother. Its chairs upholstered in somewhat motty, oxblood velvet. I'll keep it that way for the time being.
But still: most of it was carefully selected, a welcome gift and sometimes a lucky find and there are some pieces I'm very fond of. Like my kubist glass side tables. They survived two little permanent residents and many visiting ones (cross fingers here). Or the childrens chair we bought for our eldest one at IKEA. Not to forget our wedding present for which we drove to Murano and spend a long weekend shopping for chandeliers (and that's tiring believe me).
I'd love to see and read about your favorites (Nancy: show us your italian chairs!) and, yes, all of you out there: your favorites AND your "rubbish" as well! Bring it on!