Some good talking points...click on link to go to NY Times article.
BUSINESS | November 09, 2009
Interior Designers Help Homeowners Discover Styles
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
As counterintuitive as it may seem, hiring an interior designer or decorator can be an effective way to make your home uniquely your own. The business of decorating is as much about bringing peace, harmony and organization to a home as it is about appearances.