It is a great idea if you have a stairway or long hallway. I have one whole wall of pictures of my family in my livingroom like this above the piano. Dream Home,For the Home,Home Sweet Home,There's No Place
Worn door handles -- Beautiful - you don't see hardware like this anymore. Most Victorian homes, even a modest one, have beautiful hardware like this - not just the knobs but hinges too! No detail was over looked.
skip the towel rod. It's always hard to decorate around the towel rod. Plus, this fits a LOT more towels. I completely agree about skipping the towel rod.unless it's a heated towel rod in Michigan in winter :)