What customers are saying


I highly recommend Marian. She has staged many homes for me and her work is amazing. She is organized and professional and has an eye for detail. I fix up and sell many houses and i consistently find that the houses that she stages sell more quickly and at higher prices than the others.

Jacob W.    Central New Jersey   

First let me start by saying what a great job you did on staging the condo. My client and I were both impressed. My client was so impressed, loved the pieces, specifically the artwork, armchair, table and the stools for the breakfast bar.

Again, you did such a nice job.

Ryanne S.    Princeton, NJ   

Distinctive Styling staged a home for me in South River. I would highly recommend them for any staging needs. They delivered exactly what was promised and the house looked great. The home sold within two days on the market. I will be using them again in the future! Great Job and very professional.

Tony E.    South River, NJ   

I've worked with Distinctive Styling on two occasions for our TV commercials - both fabulous. I don't have an 'eye' for decorating and they really help walk us through and explain what goes with what. Very professional, friendly & a pleasure to work with.

Dana C.    East Hanover, NJ   

Distinctive styling did a perfect staging job. It looked beautiful, was a pleasure to work with, did a totally professional job and I would use her again for sure

Roni C.    Short Hills, NJ   

Distinctive Styling did an amazing job staging our house. Marian was timely and professional and wonderful to work with. The house looked beautiful and sold in one day.

Jonas G.    Somerville, NJ   

I highly recommend Marian of Distinctive Styling Interiors! She helped me transform my dreary living room into a space that is chic, comfortable and welcoming. She worked quickly and has great vision. I loved working with her!

Linda H.    Middlesex County, NJ   

Distinctive Styling did an awesome job in staging our town home. Potential buyers loved our newly built vacant town home but felt it was too small. I contacted Distinctive Styling because I felt by staging our home, it would show potential buyers what could be done with the space. Marian is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. She helped me figure out some of the finishes in our town home and she worked within our budget. After staging, we sold very quickly. Thanks Marian!

Lisa M.    Princeton, NJ   

Everyone who comes to our house really likes the paint colors you selected for all the rooms; they think we live in a new model home! We weren't sure at first, but we really love the Sherwin Williams Pavilion Beige you chose for our kitchen. It coordinates well with our cabinets, countertops and flooring plus adds some warmth to the room. Good job!

Scott and Carole Y.    East Brunswick, NJ   

It was Great working with you! The staging REALLY helped sell our home in South Brunswick quickly, and with a bid over asking price. The pieces you brought in to compliment what we had made our home look like a show place.

Bruce and Theresa H.    Kendall Park, NJ   

When we had to move our dad into a smaller place, we took some of his furniture there, leaving the place looking a little bare, and his old stuff a bit tattered. The realtor suggested that we "stage" the unit, with furniture provided through Marian Jacobsen. We looked at a couple of places she had done and agreed to have her stage ours. The furniture she picked was tasteful and much more appealing than Dad's older things -- the place looked nice and airy. We sold it not long after Marian did her work and we are happy to recommend her to anyone who needs their home to look good for sale.

Chris T.    Princeton, NJ   

We have sold the condo thanks in no small part to your skillful staging. You had the place looking very attractive and stylishly decorated, but also neutral enough. It was very easy for potential buyers to project what they may want to do with the space, which in turn encouraged them to make an offer. We were very pleased with the price we were able to get in this difficult real estate market. Thanks for a job well done!

Jeffrey S.    Princeton, NJ   

“I have only the nicest things to say about Distinctive Styling. You could not have been more professional, more flexible, more responsive or easier to work with - or in the final outcome - more successful. Our staged property looked sensational and your magic worked. The sale was quick and easy. Many thanks!”

Pam W.    Princeton, NJ   

“Thank you for a beautiful and successful staging job. We are very grateful to you. The rental furniture gave the home an updated look and more appeal. I have recommended your services to others. I do hope they call you, as you were very supportive and helpful during this stressful time period in selling my parent’s home.”

Cathy    Chicago, IL   

“We are very happy with the results of your efforts! The fabrics you selected for our chair and window valance coordinate well with our home décor. The workroom did a wonderful job with the re-upholstery and window treatment installation. And by all means, feel free to use me as a reference!”

Susan S.    Princeton, NJ   

“Thanks again for the worry-free professional execution of every aspect of our project. We greatly appreciated your input on purchasing a coordinating light fixture appropriate for the space. Regarding the floor plan, we liked your concept and where you were going with it for staging. You made the process so easy; took care of all the details including furniture rental with total professional handling. From design to ordering to delivery to staging to removal, every step handled perfectly with no problems, no issues and no need for our involvement. It was a perfect experience for us. We had great feedback from buyers that our home showed like a model and we had you to thank for a fast home sale! We are very satisfied clients and would highly recommend Distinctive Styling!”

Geoffrey K.    New York, NY   

“Distinctive Styling designed a plan to show the property at its best advantage incorporating our furniture as much as possible plus bringing in a few rental furnishings. They were helpful throughout the process of marketing our condo. They gave attention to details and were helpful in decisions on larger issues such as how much remodeling to do as well as paint color and carpet selection."

Paul F.    Boothbay Harbor, ME   

"I wanted to let you know that the home looks incredible! Good job Marian and the carpet and paint looks fantastic with the furniture! Looks like a new place. I just showed it and people thought it was a new model!"

Natasha D.    Princeton, NJ   

"Looks great. I love the rental furniture. You did a great job! Wow! You made a big difference. Thank you very much. Let's hope for a quick sale. I am starting to feel more confident that the home will sell."

Cathy M.    Princeton, NJ   

"The house looks wonderful! You coordinated colors and accessories nicely with our furniture and gave attention to detail even down to the kitchen towels! The neighbors next door verified how hard you have been working. We feel very excited for the Open House. Again thank you so much - this gives us so much hope!!"

Sarah H.    Montgomery, NJ   

"Looks great! Thanks for getting this done for us...We couldn't have sold it without you...Job well done!"

Laura M    Princeton, NJ   

"You did a great job staging... And the new carpeting looks so much better too! I just had a showing and don’t want to get the owner too excited, but I believe someone may be putting an offer in! This prospect came back as I told her we staged and think she will see the place isn’t too big once you see furniture in it. She agreed and said staging the vacant home made a huge difference! If it isn’t this prospect, then it will be soon as we think the place shows well." ((**This home was on the real estate market for about 2 years and had an offer in 4 days after it was staged!))

Maryann    Princeton, NJ