We hired Ellerie twice...both times with excellent results. Granted, she does do a bit of "bulldozing", however her taste is impeccable and we could not have been more pleased with her. Cost sometimes was an issue, up to you as the person paying the bills. What my husband liked best was that she explained why she was doing something and also that she did not just say everything wrong, but worked with the things you had...certainly different from any other designer that we tried to hire. The pieces she directed me to are all still in our home and the house is a showpiece. Her color choices were spot on and we have recommended her to many of our friends. Also she is wonderful for garden design.