Kirsten Marshall, owner of Palmerston Design Consultants is someone we had worked with before for changing up some colours in our condo a few years ago. In large part due to her work, our condo sold well above average for the building and so we decided to use her again when we bought our new house.
She chose all of the paint colours for the entire house as well as all of the major fixtures for our kitchen and bathroom with impeccable taste. Not only does our house look amazing (and is now worth more than we paid for it), she saved us a lot of money by connecting us with her suppliers for everything from the kitchen counter top to the bathroom vanity, tub, toilet, etc etc who were able to extend better pricing to us.
You'd think hiring a designer would increase your costs but in our case she saved us so much money, it more than paid for her services.
All that aside, she is lovely to deal with and had so many great ideas for little accents we would never have thought of, such as painting the front door and banister railing and newel post black.
Now whenever we show the house to someone they all want to know who our designer was. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her or hire her again.