No stars for this company. I echo what another reviewer has written, in that the consultation yielded poor results, and feel deceived by their approach. I paid $300 for a 2 hour home consultation, which I was told would result in a backyard living space design. There was no real design input. I was provided with a hand drawn sketch of my existing patio and deck with a few irrelevant features added that I told the consultant I didn't want. These unwanted features were included in the quote that I received 2 weeks after the visit. The quote itself, I can only assume, was based on refreshing my current patio and deck, even though I had been clear during our meeting that I wanted a better design for the space. Isn't this the purpose of meeting with a "designer"?? Clearly, I was not listened to. I also think it's inaccurate to quote a project based on already existing structure (patio, deck) to "establish a budget" when the actual cost of what could replace it could be much greater. I did not expect a full blown architectural plan, but based on their reputation, and having to pay $300, I did expect relevant design advice. No refund, either, for the non-design! Due to the poor quality of design (lack thereof) and attitude when I queried this, Artistic Design has lost my business.