“I hired Jennifer when I was doing a remodel for my condo, from a full remodel through furnishings and decor. She had many fantastic and creative ideas that turned my condo into an amazing place. She listened well to my direction and brought ideas of her own which took mine and made them even better. The project was well managed that made the whole process fun and joyful.”
– Kazuho Okui, San Francisco
“Having recently worked on an interior/staging design project with Jennifer, I was stunned at how professional, focused, on time and on budget she was...but on top of all of that SHE IS HIGHLY INTELLIGENT! She was always able to provide solutions to every challenge that presented itself. When she did the installation she was decisive and could make decisions without calling to check-in constantly. (I thought that was wonderful!!) The most important take away is she never lost site of the goal, and the details, and I look forward to working with her again, and I strongly recommend her to anyone who seeks a creative, focused, smart designer!”
– Michael Salstein, Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco
“JGID was our stager for our condo in San Francisco. Jennifer exceeded all expectations with this project ensuring that the condo was presented in a way that potential buyers would love. She began by delivering a detailed plan of dates of execution, contacts and estimates of the project. All involved were impressed by her professionalism. She collaborated with us on necessary repairs that the condo needed to avoid any buyers from looking at anything other than the amazing design of the staging that Jennifer presented. When the home began to show almost 250 potential buyers and realtors walked through and all were impressed by how the home presented itself thanks to Jennifer. We were so excited that 2 weeks after being on the market the home sold for way, way over asking price. We attribute a lot of this to Jennifer’s great design and the rest to a wonderful real estate agent. Lastly, the new buyers were so impressed with the design of the condo as well they ended up buying a good portion of the staging furniture.”
– Jeffrey LaLonde and Ross Bielefeld, New York, New York
“Jennifer Gustafson was responsible for the interior design of my company’s new office space. This space was a complex project: a three-story older commercial loft space in downtown San Francisco. The challenges and opportunities of the physical space and the amount of work that had to be done to resolve design difficulties were only part of the complexity: the rest was that I insisted on a certain attitude and highest quality on a carefully managed budget.
Jennifer’s design talents solved the first problem: she worked hard to understand what the nuances and overall feel I wanted in the environment, to the point where her creative resources and problem solving recommendations were typically unerring and advanced my intention far beyond what I could have imagined. Her attention to detail and sense of accountability solved the second problem: she was always available, always worrying the project on my behalf with contractors, vendors, suppliers, the City and our landlord.
As a result, the space is exactly what I wanted: a visceral representation of our brand personality that gets a jaw-dropping response from our clients. They constantly say, “I want to work in a place like this myself,” and “This is exactly what I thought your offices would look like.” Equally important to me was that our own people love it and they do – it is shown off to a constant stream of their friends and family. For me, I am thrilled silly every day I come in here, from every location and angle within the offices. None of this would have happened without Jennifer.”
– Stan Slap, slap, San Francisco, California
“Jennifer and I recently worked together on a beautiful condo remodel in the SOMA area of San Francisco, with Jennifer as Interior Designer and me as Project Manager for the General Contractor. To my delight, Jennifer holds all of the best cards in her deck of working on high end projects. Fantastic design, the ability to translate that vision in to drawings and SKs, excellent communication with all the various members of the construction team, working flexibly in the field to create solutions with existing conditions, fast response time to keep the work moving forward on schedule, a careful consideration of the client's budget, and the list could go on! I quite happily recommend Jennifer as a wonderful Designer to have on any project big or small. I hope that I have the opportunity to work with her again.”
– Alexia Ulbinsky, San Francisco
“Working with Jennifer Gustafson has been an extraordinary pleasure. Jennifer’s design expertise is unsurpassed. She has an eye for detail and function that was reflected in a very successful final product. Our client could not have been more pleased or satisfied with the project. As a builder, her responsiveness to questions and overcoming surprise conditions was very refreshing. Jennifer’s professional and quick response during the process of planning and building made our experience enjoyable and reaction time prompt. Our firm could not recommend anyone with more confidence. We are proud to have completed this work with Jennifer.”
– Bruce Clymer, Clymer Construction, Berkeley, California
"Jennifer's talent and professionalism are unparalleled. We trusted her design aesthetic 100% and were not disappointed. She makes sure that your surroundings not only look stunning but are functional as well. She's so easy to work with that we would recommend her to anyone."
--Jeannie and Brad Sides, San Francisco, California
“I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer Gustafson on the 2010 San Francisco Decorators Showcase. She showed admirable design prowess in responding to the owner's seemingly contradictory request to both keep the traditional elements of a child's bathroom and yet make it new and bring it into the 21st Century. The finished design was both captivating and charming. My job on the Showcase was representing the owner as the General Contractor. I can tell you that this room was one of the owner's favorites and she was delighted that this would be her son's bath!
Anyone who has participated in the Showcase will tell you that it is fast paced and intense. Jennifer (and the team at DMA) made my job easy by having detailed information early on, daily communication, coordination and delivery of product and installers right on schedule. They anticipated the difficulty of access of their space through another space going through the same intense schedule and dealt with the inevitable discoveries inherent in remodeling an old house with professionalism and aplomb.”
– Mark Ames, Ultimate Construction Solutions, Los Angeles, California
“If you crave straight-forward communication, integrity and a deeply talented eye for design, hire Jennifer.”
– Tom Herndon, Full Fridge - Personal Chef Services, San Francisco, California
“Jennifer is great. Her creative abilities are, without question, quite impressive. But what distinguishes her from other designers is her attention to detail, follow-through and reliability. She could always be counted on to make the right decision. My family loves our new kitchen and family room not only because they are beautiful, but because Jennifer designed rooms that are exactly what we wanted.”
– Annette Raddatz, Chicago, Illinois
“Jennifer Gustafson collaborated with our office as interior designer for the remodel for Executive Offices for the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco. Jennifer’s ability to understand the problem, to work with the client, and to develop a winning design were the key elements to the successful completion of the project.”
– Arnie Lerner AIA, Lerner + Associates Architects, San Francisco, California
“Working with Jennifer was a true dream. She has excellent taste, stayed within our budget, and paid attention to every detail. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to work with a down to earth, practical and timeless Designer.”
– Janet and Christopher Hughes, Chicago, Illinois
“Working with Jennifer on our kitchen remodel was great. She picked up where our architect left off and presented us with design and finish options that we hadn't considered.”
– Amber Wong and Matt Lavine, Sausalito, California
“Jennifer was a Godsend! I hired Jennifer to design my new Day Spa when I made the decision to expand my business. Jennifer encouraged my participation, respected my creative input and understood my business model. She was able to take my wishes about how I wanted my space to function and to feel and turn them into reality. When the space was finished, I was totally amazed. The design is not only beautiful, but it reflects my personality and makes my work easier. I love my new space and my clients, (old and new), do too.”
– Corinna Joy Kavanagh, Owner of Body Celebration Day Spa, San Rafael, California
“You exceeded our expectations. The finished space and your responsiveness were all more than we had anticipated. The room is both peaceful and functional and we are very pleased.”
– Carrie and Steven Bankes, Oak Park, Illinois