Please look at http://www.alboum.com. We used an established Atlanta-based design firm for this website about 3 years ago. It's not bad, but I think that at the time, we designed the website to cater to what we thought our clients would want to see (and the copy was written in that manner). Now that I've been working with a (great) coach, I've come to realize that I want people to work with us because they *get* us. We can't be all things to all people. And we're *not* a cookie-cutter, "corporate blue" website.
We'll start off with the logo. The current one, which tries to replicate the way I sign my last name, was done by a graphic designer. But I've had lots of people I know tell me that it's problematic (for various reasons).
So I want a logo that reflects the fact that we're a cool company that will do whatever it takes to get the job done, we'll be super friendly about it, and you'll want to tell all your friends about us. And the fact that the owner of the company is a game show champeon. Seriously. (It's a great marketing tool.)
I'm not beholden to any color scheme per se, since we'll be redoing the website, too, but I want something that's going to work well on business cards, letterhead, etc. I want *personality*, but it's still gotta be professional, just like the rest of the website is going to be when we redo it, too.
I'll leave the rest to you!