One of the more daunting tasks of building a house is visiting a design center and selecting the options. Don't get me wrong, I loved every minute of it. However, it just seems so final to me. At least in our case, we had 5 hours [ours was more like 8] of design services and that's it. For every change you make they charge you and once it's so many days out, I think it's 30, everything is ordered and complete. There - hopefully you have made the right decisions.... right?!
The only thing I can suggest to anyone going through the same process is trust your gut and go with your instincts. There were a number of items that I fell in love with but had to remind myself -"It's beautiful, but is it for our home?" In the end, I believe we went classic with hints of tradition. Although I do like modern straight lines, for the most part I was conservative. I figured I could add modern décor elements of furniture to give it a contemporary feel.
We split our time in the design center up into 2 days, which were 2 weeks apart. I remember before our second appointment I was second guessing myself constantly. Did I make the right decision, I should change this or that. And then the day came for us to meet again and I looked at all our selections on the table and thought to myself ... I did good. I don't think we changed a thing :)
Now it's a month later and yes, I am still second guessing. That's normal right? Ha. Less than 90 days until it's complete!