I was reading the The Traditional Home magazine tonight and came upon this thought from a Q&A with designers.
Q: To that point, clients come to you for changes like that, yet they seem reticent to actually change. Why do you think change is so scary?
I loved this reply from one of the designers.
A: I think part of it is also believing in what you love already, right? The things you truly love, you're always going to love. You're going to look back on things from an old project and say, "I still love those things." So you can't let them instill doubt in you because they do that. They say, "Well, are you sure this is going to work?" or "You really like that?" and it makes you doubt yourself. You should never doubt the things you love.
I think that is the perfect start here. In this venture, my job isn't to put the things in your home that I love, but to help you find the things you love. They never have to be expensive, but you can love it when you see it.
I know you know what you love.... It's my job to help pull that out and give you a home you're excited to be in, that feels truly your own.
Not every chandelier has to be a big production. It can be just one and everything else is simple and understated, which would be beautiful.
For me, right now, it's this new chandelier for my new office. It represents this change in life. I found it a long time ago and still loved it. So I finally shopped around and found it for a better price than from the place where I originally found it. Deal!
The key is that I love it, and it makes the change worth it. ;)