IKEA kitchen that fits most of what I want in our kitchen- paint the beadboad green, butcher block countertops, white cabinets and appliances and a farmhouse sink. With the Aga stove. When I win the lottery, or a fix my ugly kitchen contest.
For those who have an established budget, the designer should have the ability to work with this. Even when you pick a designer that is ideal for you, you might still want to go involved with the designing process.