Yea, if you find a link for viewing, DO mail it to me. You've 'stirred' my curiosity.
Here, in South Philly, it's not uncommon to find homes with carpeting half way up the wall in a room. And it's not uncommon to see folks 'refinish' their kitchen cabinets with Contact Paper. And further, you'll certainly find a lot of homes with mirrors on the ceiling in the dining room. I agree - I guess, to each his own.
What part of what state do you live in? I'm near Philadelphia, PA. (Go Sixers!!!)