We hired Winterbloom based on a referral from a friend. I was a bit suspicious when he said they were in group that meets every month to talk about themselves and get more business this way.
I wasn't overly impressed with this design team. They certainly gave us what we asked for but that was it. I wanted more than just my ideas put on paper. No "wow" factor was brought to the plan. In fact, I went back to my original sketches and am really happy with the outcome. We had an outdoor fireplace and new patio built with bench seating surrounding the fireplace. Lighting all over, etc. I should have stuck with my gut and just saved me some money. The problem is that I didn't realize I was unhappy with the design until it was too late. When I emailed him that I had completely changed his ideas he just wished me luck.