Universal appeal doesn't exist in design. The real beauty of any home lies in imagination, personalization and the seamless integration of the architectural elements.
The designer/architect's job is not to use the client as a means to accomplish his or her own creations, but to reflect the client's desires and dreams and meet all their expectations with creativity and imagination.
In much the same way that music is a gateway to the soul, architecture is a journey of one's life celebrations.
The best design is in fact a product of a client willing to share his or her eccentricities and a designer who is willing to incorporate those eccentricities into a unique and imaginative design.