I still could spend hours in furniture stores, and I obviously have no problems buying the funiture. My dilemma now is that I love all different styles of decor, so when decorating my own home I find it hard to pick colors and patterns, especially for curtains, pillows, rugs. I do realize that these items are easily changed and if I perhaps don't like what I picked, I can always replace it...pretty simple concept, right? But I still have such a hard time committing!! It's really funny to me because with the big pieces of furniture, I had no problem knowing exactly what I wanted. Well that is after I did my diligent research of course, but once I made my decision, I was done. No buyer's remorse! I've loved our furniture since the minute it was placed in our home. The funny part is that those pieces were expensive, big dollar items. So one would think that I'd have a hard time making a decision on something that was 1) going to cost a lot of money and 2) I'd most likely be stuck with for a very long time! However, it's quite the opposite, I have no problem with those decisions, but it's the little ones as in the fabric choices, rug patterns, curtains that I've had a really hard time with and those items can be purchased pretty reasonably and be replaced if needed.
My goal now is to start adding layers, texture and color to our house. I have to start somewhere and there's no time like the present, right?! I just need to go for it, and then let myself now that it's OKAY if I decide I don't like it, and I can always change it again.
For a start, here is our Kitchen/Dining Room:
As I noted, I'd like to add curtains, rugs, maybe even slipcover the two end chairs to mix up the look or eventually get upholstered chairs! I did get a new rug to go in front of the kitchen sink from Ballard Designs. I'm still figuring out if I like it. I adore these striped drapes that Courtney did from A Thoughtful Place. Maybe I could get brave and give it a try?!