Can be interesting in writing.
In a scene, it's simpler. Because even though important matters deserve to be described in detail, you have to figure out some way to do it without repeating your details. (I recently read a gem: "an androgynous figure of indeterminate sex." Err-- pick one, please.) Or, any rate, recasting them so that it is not obvious that you are repeating them.
('cept in dialog, to characterize. Even there a sparing hand is wise. Especially since the characterization from it can be contrasted with other characters, who speak more economically, so much repetition is not needed.)
But in a longer work, significant details are likely to be noticed more than once. Which means they probably need to get mentioned more than once. L. Frank Baum, for instance, color-coded Oz. But once he mentioned the color to set the scene, he frequently forgot all about it until you moved into a new quadrant with a new color. The problem is telling when you are belaboring it, and when you are leaving it out when it would appear. . . with the added trick that some readers will think you're doing the first when others think you're doing the later.