Lauren @ Visual Jill did a fantastic job with our place in Orinda. We had very specific requirements heading into the project, and were only able to provide Lauren and her team @ Visual Jill with a few photographs of how we wanted our house to look like. Lauren was artistic and skilled enough to cater entirely to our every request, and was able to deliver on an identified style that we wanted the house to convey. The house was completely transformed in a matter of months, and the people at Visual Jill took care of everything--from planning to installation of all home décor/furniture items in the house. One thing I noticed was how the team @ Visual Jill were able to coordinate colors so perfectly. They were able to infuse a subtle brightness, utilizing refreshing colors with various furniture pieces throughout the house, giving it a very cheery and lively feel. What was most surprising was how the designers were able to implement the joyful nature of the color choices perfectly in harmony with some of the classy and modernistic furniture pieces. These elements really helped to give the entire house a sophisticated vibe with a tinge of classiness. In addition to everything, the team was also a pleasure to work with. There were many adjustments that had to be made overseas and communication was clear and coordinated in a timely fashion. I would definitely recommend them for future projects, as the whole team at Visual Jill clearly have very refined aesthetic tastes that can help you transform any space into a beautiful contemporary living environment.
Kyle Y., design client | Orinda, CA
Lauren at Visual Jill did a fantastic job for us with a difficult task: taking a small bedroom with awkward dimensions and turning it into a space that a six-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl would actually want to share. Three months later, our kids are still happily co-habitating, and their room is a wonderful place to be (for kids and grown-ups alike). Lauren managed to maximize every square inch of the room, and make it all look great in the process. She made us a great Pinterest board with furniture ideas, plus a really amazing Photoshop mock-up of the room that showed exactly what the furniture would look like in the room, with new paint colors and all. Once we settled on final choices, she did all the ordering and connected us with a room painter. After we'd assembled all the furniture (this is time-consuming, so it's worth bearing in mind that it falls outside the scope of Visual Jill's services), Lauren and Jill came over to re-shelve the kids' books, hang pictures, affix a very cool wall decal, and generally spiff the place up. Altogether a great experience working with Visual Jill, and we would definitely hire them for future projects.
Mike, design client | Berkeley, CA
Lauren did an excellent job helping us update several rooms in our very dated townhome. She very thoughtfully created designs with a particular attention to the fact that we have two small children and the result was a beautiful but also smart and functional space with which we are so thrilled. Additionally, she and Jill were both professional and a real pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Visual Jill to anyone who wants their home to look amazing. We love our "new" home!
Anna, design client | El Cerrito, CA
The absolute best! I got so much help from Lauren and Jill. They are truly dedicated to their craft and saved me endless hours and $ with their design proposals. I had an entry way that needed optimizing and a small room of a bedroom that I just needed to figure out. The team works to incorporate your existing art work and style and they work with your budget. You won't go wrong with this team!
Amy P., decorating client | Berkeley, CA
This is a long overdue review for Jill and her team. When I decided to list my Oakland house for sale, I asked the realtors I was interviewing who I should use for staging. Jill's name kept coming up. After viewing their website, I was impressed with their use of color, art and materials. The team did an amazing job for my house. The look was bright, airy, stylish and quite appealing to a broad range of prospective buyers. My house sold with multiple offers for almost 20% over asking. I believe the staging greatly contributed to the sale price. When we moved into our new home in San Francisco, Jill and Lauren did an incredible job with both our interior and outdoor space. They even have a great app that creates a mockup of what the furniture will look like for you to compare prior to making any buy decisions. So I've had the pleasure to work with them on home staging for sale as well as interior design for our personal residence. I highly recommend Visual Jill with no reservations!
Thomas, design & staging client | San Francisco, CA
Lauren and Jill were great to work with. They came out to my small 1200 sq. ft. condo and really helped me transform it. Lauren was fantastic sourcing various items for me and gave me opportunities to view the furniture at local stores before ordering. The consulting did not stop with furniture. Lauren worked on accessories, rugs, pillow etc. The absolute best part was that Lauren and Jill came out to my condo and hung all my art work. We talked over which pieces would fit in various spaces and they did the measuring and hanging. They arranged things artfully on my bookshelves too. I highly recommend this team.
Gerry, design client | Los Altos, CA
Jill and her team worked wonders in my remodeled-but-never-decorated home. She was attentive to my needs and tastes, and created living spaces that are complete, colorful, textured, and inviting. She finished my project within both a fraction of the time I expected and my modest budget. She's a true professional and a joy to work with.
Suzanne, design client | Los Altos
Thank you Lauran and Jill. You did exactly as promised—bring light, color and life to Oakwood through paint, artwork and accessories. It looks absolutely beautiful. I'm very happy about how you magically pulled everything together in a day!
Ashley, home staging client | Oakland
Jill styled my house and I hired her a second time to style my office. She has a great eye; modern, cool and fun. She goes beyond the scope of work to make sure you love the finished product and she stayed within my budget. She has a great team with excellent customer service.
Neill, design client | San Francisco
As a real estate agent that's been in the business for over 12 years I've worked with many, many stagers and NO ONE comes close to Visual Jill when it comes to instant buyer attraction. My listings staged by Visual Jill have consistently sold over asking (27% percent on average, often higher). The feedback I get from buyers and agents is that her staging is light, bright, joyful and contemporary. . . Beyond that, they are a joy to work with. They are great with clients- they have an eye for keeping costs down and impact high. They consult with every facet of a project: lighting, paint, finishes, creating a consistent and compelling finished product that buyers love. I wish I could give them 10 stars—they are that good!
Charity, Real Estate agent and home staging client | Berkeley
Jill helped me choose trim colors for the difficult-to-coordinate exterior color of my home. She was friendly, efficient, organized, and extremely talented at quickly identifying some colors that could work.–
Laura, color consultation client | Berkeley
I hired Visual Jill to help with a small interior decorating job for my new condo. I worked primarily with Lauren, and she is fantastic. . . really easy to work with, very accommodating and willing to work within my budget and do as little or as much as I wanted .. . It was just the right mix of her giving me ideas and steering me toward what would look good and letting me guide the process so that I would get a result that felt like "me." Overall, this was a great experience, and—most importantly—I'm very happy with the results. My place looks great, and the process was relatively painless (which is saying a lot from someone like me). Thanks Lauren and Jill!
Ellen, design client | Oakland
My fiance and I are the new owners of the 5721 Roberts Ave Oakland bungalow your team styled for sale. I have to commend you for the incredible job you did with the space; the furnishings you chose really complimented the style and overall vibe of the home, and we instantly fell in love. We saw dozens of professionally styled homes during our housing search, but your work was by far our favorite—it just felt so natural and modern
Emily, buyer of a home staged by Visual Jill | Oakland

Visual Jill donates design work to help teachers

Posted on October 13, 2017

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Visual Jill helped to create a teacher and staff lounge at Berkeley High School.

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Jill’s house in dwell.com!

Posted on September 25, 2017

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Jill’s remodeled Berkeley bungalow was chosen by Dwell.com as one of the “Houses We Love”!

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Visual Jill in SF Chronicle’s “SF is Home”

Posted on June 9, 2015

Jill and her team were featured in the real estate section of the SF Chronicle.

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Loft staged by Visual Jill in French blog

Posted on June 9, 2015

Nice to see that people all over the world appreciate our style! A French blog called Notreloft featured a cool loft we staged in Emeryville.

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Visual Jill in SF Chronicle’s “Stylemaker Spotlight”

Posted on June 9, 2015

Jill was thrilled to be selected for the coveted “Stylemaker Spotlight” column in SF Chronicle’s Sunday Home & Garden section.

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