Design Clients Testimonials

Having so enjoyed and benefited from Jeff Lima’s services as our “stager,” we asked him to help us decide what furniture to take to our new apartment and then where to place it. Again, he was a delight to work with, and he worked nothing short of magic in our new space. We did not dream that our unusually shaped living room could be so lovely and comfortable and that it could handle so much of our furniture, but Jeff made it happen! And on moving day itself, his help on the scene was soothing, comforting and simply invaluable. Days later, he helped us decide where to hang our pictures, and he hung them all. I will not move again without Jeff’s help!

Location – Cumberland RI


After I sold my home on the Eastside so quickly, thanks in large part to Jeff’s staging, I hired Jeff to come to North Carolina when I moved to put my new home together.  We worked together for seven days, eight hours a day, and when he left I had all my furniture in place, all my bookshelves properly filled with my books, art, silver, etc. and all my pictures hug.  It it looked liked I had lived there forever, not just one week.  He is an artistic genius and absolutely wonderful to work with.

Katherine F McKenzie
Location – Wilmington South Carolina


Seeing what Jeff had done with the staging and then getting to know him in the months leading up our move in date we decided he would be our best bet for creating the atmosphere that we wanted.  What we didn’t know was how truly versatile he is, and best of all what a great bargain hunter he is.  Everything had to be redone and we had to change all our furniture as the style of our former house didn’t work with the style of our new house.  Jeff worked with us to select light fixtures, paint colors and fabrics.  He scoured second hand stores to find art work, tables, lamps and chairs and when we couldn’t find the right sofa and coffee table he scoured retail stores to find the right piece.  He introduced us to reliable craftsmen from upholsterers to plumbers to plasterers, etc.    we even left the faming or art work up to him.  And that was just for the downstairs!  Next we moved onto creating a  master suite.  Based on our experience downstairs we turned all decisions over to him from the overall design to selecting everything for the bathroom.  The result exceeded our expectations, and best of all we have a beautiful bathroom that is style appropriate but has all the comforts of a 21st century bathroom.  We couldn’t be more pleased!

We can’t say enough good things about our experiences with Jeff.  He listens well, has vast knowledge of the different architectural styles that make up Providence, has a perfect sense of balance and space, is completely trustworthy and to top it all off is a very good person!

Katie Oakes and Vahid Ownjazayeri
Location – East Side Providence RI


Staging a home is an art. Having rooms de cluttered or items rearranged can make a room feel larger and make you better appreciate its beauty.
We have asked Jeff to help us stage two family houses that sold within weeks because they looked their best to the buyers.

The first time we had already removed most of the furniture yet Jeff figured out how to move around what was left to make the house feel warm and inviting anyway.

Since then we have also come to appreciate how a home feels when everything looks right so we continue to ask Jeff for feedback on the homes in which we currently live and/or which we are renovating.  We love the feedback and enjoy the results.

Jeff has helped us even via email and photos for an out of town home as well. Could not live without his input.

Thanks Jeff.

Shirley Blackall
Locations – Two homes on the East Side Providence RI, Westport MA and Two locations in Florida


After living in an 8 room suburban home for over 40 years, I decided to move to a one bedroom condominium in an historic mill building in Providence.  Faced with an awesome task of downsizing, I hired Jeff Lima, professional designer and decorator.  Jeff helped me make sense of the move, He studied my new space then visited my suburban home to help me select the furniture and accessories that would fit.  He helped me shop for new carpet and rugs, draperies and new accessories.  Most importantly, he was respectful of my limited budget and was so very kind to me in what could have been a very difficult and emotional move.  One year later, I am comfortable in my new home, enjoying my environment that Jeff helped to create.

Location – Downtown Providence RI


After we witnessed the transformation Jeff Lima made in our lovely, but somewhat “dated” home, we almost had second thoughts about selling it!

It was instantly evident that Jeff has a great sense of style and design techniques, so we signed on for some decorating assistance in our new residence.  Jeff was able to incorporate our favorite pieces of furniture with some new pieces we wanted to purchase, and the result was a stunning, eclectic setting.  Jeff brings to the table his tasteful ideas, his wealth of resources and his endless patience.  You’ll be delighted with the end result of your project.

Dr. Bob & Diane Ducoff
Location – Down Town, Providence RI


Having so enjoyed and benefited from Jeff Lima’s services as our “stager,” we asked him to help us decide what furniture to take to our new apartment and then where to place it. Again, he was a delight to work with, and he worked nothing short of magic in our new space. We did not dream that our unusually shaped living room could be so lovely and comfortable and that it could handle so much of our furniture, but Jeff made it happen! And on moving day itself, his help on the scene was soothing, comforting and simply invaluable. Days later, he helped us decide where to hang our pictures, and he hung them all. I will not move again without Jeff’s help!

Location – Downtown Providence RI


Now that we are moving again, Jeffrey has evaluated our options.  Since we are downsizing again, your advice on furniture placement has been key.  Along the way, in our last two venues, you purchased the little things that add to convenience and maximum utilization of space.

We went shopping together to buy a sofa and you found a dining room set on line.  We went to the mall to buy rugs.  You hung my art work in just the right place.  And, you did not force your opinions on me so that I feel it is my personality that is reflected.  Above all, you are a gentleman–kind, patient and prompt.

I should add that you have a good eye for color and a design sense that encourages using what is already in place while adding a new element that produces a significant change.  In short, you are conscious of spending money wisely.  Also, you know of craftspeople that are reliable and reasonable.

Janet and Mel Zurier
Location – East Side, Providence RI


When our realtor recommended we consult a stager before listing our house in Barrington, we had no idea what to expect, how to prepare, where to begin. Jeff came highly recommended, with good reason.  First, he helped us establish a rough staging budget, then Jeff made suggestions including repairs, decorating, updating, housekeeping, and decluttering, and he followed this with referrals of work crews to help us with whatever assistance we needed.  We took pages of notes as Jeff made suggestions from landscaping & linens, to lighting  & laundry rooms. Because we had such confidence in Jeff’s vision & his experience, we followed up on just about all of his suggestions.  He was available for a final check-in prior to the realtors’ walk-through, and by that time our house was almost too nice to leave. But within a week we had a buyer, thanks to Jeff’s vision and his patience with us.  We’ve since tapped Jeff’s decorating expertise for our new home in Westport, and we’ve recommended him to friends and family all over RI for staging and decorating, and no one’s been disappointed! He’s an absolute professional, and he’s a pleasure to work with.  His personality and sense of humor makes the whole process actually fun!  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Deb & Steve Rock
Location – Barrington, RI, Westport, MA