I was referred to Ilse Scarborough of Smart Interiors by the contractor I ultimately hired for my kitchen remodel project (this is the BEST referral I have ever received !). I met with Ilse in March 2011 at which time we discussed the idea of renovating my kitchen. She asked meaningful questions, listened to what my likes / dislikes / taste are, and discussed some general ideas of what might possibly be done. After I hired Ilse, we met many times to review the drawings and options for the project. She provided, and we met and discussed in detail, drawings of the kitchen and adjacent rooms as they relate to the kitchen area, floor plan options, a construction plan, a mechanical plan, elevations, artistic representation of the general design concept, detailed list of cabinets, and footprint drawing of countertop. Ilse was generous with her time as selections for paint colors, cabinets, backsplash, countertop, appliances, decorative lighting, etc., were made. Renovation began on July 25, 2011, and was completed on October 13, 2011. Ilse's input and assistance continued throughout the entire construction process. She has a wealth of knowledge and ideas concerning kitchen design, placement, colors, functionality construction / remodel process, and putting together a, plan to beautifully blend paint, cabinet, backsplash, countertop, and flooring colors for an eye-pleasing, beautiful, functional kitchen. Ilse was able to present great ideas that were in keeping with my personality, lifestyle, and budget. She was always cheerful and pleasant, professional, punctual, and generous with her time. Ilse was very helpful even with the tiniest of details as well as the mid-size to large details; she regularly kept in touch and available throughout the entire evolution and completion of the project. I will hire Ilse again when I am ready to upgrade my bathrooms. I highly recommend Ilse Scarborough for kitchen remodeling design services.