There are 2 major components that will create an easier and smoother experience for you; countertops/cabinets and Houzz/Pinterest.
There are fewer options for counters (or fewer that you fall in love with) than there is tile. Your counter can set the scene or the color scheme for a room. By all means, there are individuals that have their mind set on a particular tile and will start there but 98% of people will find it easier to start with the counters and cabinets.
Houzz or Pinterest gets your mind set in a direction of a look, color, or feel that you want your space to have. We can then take a quick scroll through your board to get a snapshot into the vision you have for the space. In return, we can then turn around and bring you more precise options to select from.