I am a person who had no experience working with a designer. I did not want to waste my money so I did extensive research, looked at lots of designer's portfolios, but eventually based my decision on client testimonials. I hope my words will help you feel great about choosing Carol Dwyer and Avenue Design. I wish I had found her years ago. She will take the hassle out of every step of making your home or office into the sort of space that welcomes you. Tell her the "style" you want (and budget) and she will make it happen. She even helped us come up with the term that defined our style..."spa-like". Once she understands your vision, Carol will bring you options...as many or as few as you like. For example, we did not want to be overwhelmed so Carol gave us 3-4 vanities to choose between, 3 faucets to consider, 4 paint chips etc. What I like best is that no matter what item we chose, Carol had a cohesive master plan for the finished look. For the first time in my life, my home looks like a show place. My wife and I also made a wonderful friend along the way. If you're lucky, you will get a chance to work with Carol Dwyer and maybe, just maybe, meet her awesome Golden Retriever, Jake.