Once upon a time when I was single and lived on my own, I decided to design my apartment bedroom around one of my favorite video game franchises, "Portal." If you haven't played it yet, it's a fantastic short puzzle game full of witty dialogue, and I thought it would be awesome to design a room around one of the many "test rooms" you encounter in the game. My favorite part of the process was working with an engineering friend to create two "as-real-as-you-can-get" portals, using the infinity mirror concept.
When I posted my final product online, it got pretty popular on several outlets. It made the front page of Reddit (woo!), was featured on Kotaku (also woo!), Buzzfeed, and was linked to in a number of "Top 10 video game room" posts and things like that. It was also featured in the UK print version of Playstation magazine. One comment I remember is a person shared it with everybody, calling the the "biggest win in interior design history." Now clearly that is inaccurate, but it's been so encouraging to see I'm not the only weird person that loves mixing interior design with imagination!
It is something I have a unique passion for, using my knowledge of design dos and don'ts, combined with my insight and passion for the video game/fantasy world. Hopefully sometime in the near future I'll have other opportunities to design kids rooms, game rooms, or man caves around some other video game franchises that I know and love!