Distinctive Styling is a Central New Jersey Home Staging and Design company founded by Marian Jacobsen of Monmouth Junction.  We specialize in vacant staging, occupied staging, interior decorating, e-design and color consultations.  Working with local realtors, investors, builders and homeowners, the company provides individualized solutions for clients whether they need to stage and sell their house, or decorate their new or existing home.

Marian Jacobsen

“Home staging and interior styling is both an art and a science.  I love to bring a fresh feel to interior design, adding texture and mixing materials such as woods, fabrics, metals, and natural elements for a contemporary style.  I look for furniture and decor that compliment each other, coordinate with paint colors, fit a client’s lifestyle and highlight architectural features.”

Marian has always had a passion for art and design.  After graduating college with a B.A. in Fine Arts, and later studying at the NY Institute of Art and Design, she worked as a custom framer at a fine art gallery, and as a consultant for an interior decorating company.  She was also employed in the financial services industry for many years until an outsourcing led her to follow her passion and start her business, Distinctive Styling.  Since then, Marian completed training as a certified Home Stager and Interior Redesigner through the Home Staging Resource (HSR) and as a certified Color Consultant through the Decorating and Staging Academy (DSA).  She has also been a member of the national and NJ Chapter of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), Home Staging and Redesign Association (HSRA), American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners (ASHSR), and Interior Design Society (IDS).  Marian also connects with various organizations and attends seminars to keep on top of current trends and latest developments in the interior design industry.

(Distinctive Styling, LLC was previously known as Distinctive Decor and Design, LLC)

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