Do you know about Houzz.com? If not, be sure to check it out. Houzz is a collaborative platform for home remodeling and design, bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community.
This is a good article from Houzz on working with a professional for design help.
Many of my clients have created idea books on Houzz of styles they like, rooms, specialty products, you name it.
Browse Houzz and create your own idea books, whether just for inspiration or if you have a project or room design in mind.