I think the perfect space may be a gallery with freshly painted white walls and very little else. I remember painting the studio walls white in art school. It was easy since you didn't have to worry about trim and the floors were already covered in paint
House painting is another story. I've spent the past two weekends painting a room and still need to finish the trim. I really hate house painting. All of it. The prepping, taping, cutting in, painting and clean up. Except the final product. There is something so wonderful about a fresh coat of paint pristine gallery or tv room at home.