I have worked with many designers in the past, but I will never use one again. They seem to want to pressure you into their own style and taste and you don't always know where your money is getting spent. This is definitely not the case at Calico Corners. I recently used them for new window treatments and bedding and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality and value. I will use them again and recommend them to anyone who has had a bad experience with a ""designer"" in the past.
Pros: service, price, location
Cons: timeframe (6-8 weeks)