The first home I acquired in ESO was the Grand Psijic Villa. It was through the efforts of thousands doing a special promotion that got the Villa for everyone who owned the Summerset expansion. Still, my Sorcerer, the first character to play through that area did the quests needed to enter Artaeum and secured the house. This home taught me how difficult it is to be an adventurer who also decorates.
Because this home isn’t so easy to access–each character has to do the opening quest line, then travel to Artaeum, then to the house, I decided to mostly work on gardens outside the villa.
Before that, my initial plan was to make the octagonal shaped room to the right a sunroom, the matching octagonal room on the left a study. The long hall down the center would be divided with furnishings into dining and living spaces. The two rooms that look like a head and torso would be the kitchen on the left and bedrooms on the right. At some point the subterranean pool would be decorated. The two upper balconies would be lined with books and treasures.
In truth for a long time in the early days, I wanted to decorate every house like the splash screen that went with when you loaded up. Not practical, though it can be a goal. I now try to get my homes furnished, and regret not getting them all that way, even if I have to wait to save up for them.
One problem with all the homes is that they’re dark. Some, like the Gardner House, even fully furnished, are dark. As I’m crafting now, the first thing I put in are lights.
All that said, here’s the Villa, in its unfurnished state, in case you’ve never been there.