Designers deserve more credit than they sometimes get – they put up with a lot more nonsense from clients than we think, and they can prevent you from making regrettable design choices like the ones o.
Our house is always spotless, yet my parents still say they're sorry for the "mess"! It's hilarious! And it's funny when other people say it. Even if your house is dirty, I'm not judgemental in any way. You don't even have to apologize to me!