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From My Clients


"Jennifer is a rock star when it comes to design.  She knows how to listen while still being able to carefully tip toe to the edge.   She knows how to bring fun, risk, and color while staying true to timeless and classic design.  Over the last 15 years she has been a vital part of our success of building/remodeling new projects that have all been extremely successfully sold.  She has great experience working with remodels and new construction, general contractors and subcontractors.  She has extensive knowledge on how to make your design dreams come true." - Josh, Real Estate Agent and Residential Developer

“I'm a definitive, typically very decisive person. But when it came to my personal home I felt overwhelmed with all the choices out there and exactly what my "style" was. I met Jen and immediately I felt she got it. She helped me figure out my style and then helped me create it.” - Tyler, Real Estate Agent and Homeowner

“Jennifer brought so much quick creative thinking to our project and provided clear direction within a budget with very little time.” - Polly, Small Business Owner

“Before I worked with Jenn, I felt uninspired and distressed about my living room space.  After working with Jenn our living room is now so relaxed, comfortable, and welcoming.” - Kristen, Homeowner

"Jenn and I have worked on several residential projects in Marin over the last few years and her collaborative efforts have helped me to design a better project.  She has an amazing visual talent and a great design sense and is able to easily interpret the architectural design style into the interiors.  She takes the time to get to know clients and their families and is able to help visualize their needs and wants to create their dream spaces.  Jenn is energetic and incredibly creative, while also being realistic about budgets and timeframes.  She has made the collaborative design process fun and exciting." Ann, Architect

“Working with Jen on our latest project was a pleasure. I needed a sounding board and partner on design choices for a full remodel in SF and she was just that. From meeting me at the warehouse to choose specific slabs we would use on the kitchen countertops to late night phone calls when something didn’t seem right Jen was always enthusiastically ready. The space turned out beautifully and I could not be happier with how her choices all worked together.  I look forward to collaborating again in the future. - Ben Stewart, Residential Developer

"I love your taste, your professional eye and everyone of your suggestions too! Thank you for making my home feel happy, healthy and so very beautiful!!" -- Mary, Homeowner

"I loved working with Jen because she made the whole design process positive, fun and easy. Jen understood me and my style quickly so our time together was efficient and simple. I love the home Jen helped me create -- it's a reflection of my personal style with some unexpected and special touches I would have never found on my own." - Jill, Homeowner

"I have worked with Jennifer Messina on several projects over the last 5 years, both high end new construction and smaller, modest budget remodels. I have experience working with many different designers over the last 25 years as a builder in the bay area, and must say, Jennifer is always professional and easy to work with. She is available to answer questions,  understands the construction process, respects and appreciates all the workers involved in the project and has a great design sense that is creative and unique. Jennifer doesn't tell herclients what they want, but helps them realize what they want in their dream home." - Richard, General Contractor

"We had a downstairs space that felt so dark and cold.  I was so frustrated with myself, and my inability to figure out how to change it.  I was blown away with the ease with which Jennifer came into my space, had a vision, and made it all happen.  I wasn't sure how we were going to warm up my cold black slate floors, figure out lighting with low ceilings, and place furniture in a unique space.  Jen came in, laid out a plan that made sense, and made it all look so easy.  After the floors were done, the painting and lighting complete, the space had a warm and tranquil feel, which, with three kids running around, was more than I had envisioned.  I was in awe with how Jenn got so much done and made it all so seamless.  Moreover, Jenn truly cares about the space and how you feel about it.  She has a huge heart, and that goes into all of the work she does." - Kristy, Homeowner