The chance to be original. The opportunity to think outside the box. Or wrestle inside it.
What does this have to do with decorating? Everything.
Don't be afraid to take chances. Don't let anyone put you in a box without permission. Or prize money. Not society, certainly not a PB or RH catalog. (Dear PB and RH -- Love you, mean it!)
And if you find yourself in a box, decorating or otherwise -- fight your way out. Evelyn did. Ruts suck. In life AND in decorating!
Consider this: Evelyn and her friends make interesting wall art. Not to mention excellent conversation pieces. Entertaining is easy when you have walls that speak for you. Think about your own collection of photographs and memorabillia and how you can incorporate them into your decor for an interior that is both interesting and original. And not availabe in a catalog.