"I've always had a fascination with the way that people live, and so for me there's nothing more exciting than being invited into a person's home. I believe that seeing how people choose to exist behind the doors of their home is the only way to get a real insight into their personality, their interests and the type of life they've chosen for themselves."
This is exactly how I feel about being welcomed into readers' homes for house tours...being invited to be part guest, part voyeur and of course, interviewer. I can't think of one bad experience while conducting a house tour in person, as every participant has been nothing but warm, welcoming and uniquely themselves as hosts, since they're not on guard in their own home (oh, and the wonderful pets who often hold court are a bonus!) and enthused about being profiled. It's possibly the best aspect of working at Apartment Therapy and an experience that always reminds me of the spirit and goals of the site. I hope more of you invite me over soon!