Jolene not only decorated my apartment, she transformed it into a home. Jolene helped me get all the pieces of furniture I needed at the best price. She did it in a short time, in two days my apartment was a new place, more organized and with style. Jolene adapted to my needs and my preferences, she presented many options from which I had to choose. I was really happy working with her and I am grateful for all her invaluable help.
— Manuela de la H., Washington, DC
Jolene of Designing Life has transformed nearly every listing I have had over the past 3 years. As an NVAR Top Producer, it is important that my house listings are attractive from the front door and current in their style. Jolene is brilliant with paint color and knows how to take a space and make it looks its best. I leave her alone and let her do her magic. Because Jolene is an interior designer, the homes we work on together do not have that “staged” appearance. Jolene is a real asset to my work.
— Joan Shannon, NVAR Lifetime Top Producer Realtor, Licensed in Virginia & Washington, DC
I am so grateful for Jolene’s eye for detail and her constant enthusiasm. Two years after our wedding, guests still comment on our tableclothes, our candy table, and the servingware at our buffet line! Jolene guided us through dozens of decisions- the table settings, center pieces and table numbers, the cake table, gifts table, and seating assignments table, the layout of the room, the flow of guests through the buffet line, the colors and presentation of the wedding favors, the rental of coat racks for our guests- many of which we would not have planned for without Jolene’s suggestions and experience. All of this she planned on a tight timeline (5 months!). Jolene produced beautiful work independently and coordinated decisions for our “team” of wedding planners, including me, my husband to be, my maid of honor, and my parents. Our wedding day was not only beautiful but also stress- free. I could not recommend her work and guidance more.
— Maria U., Wedding, McLean, VA
She is terrific.  And speaking of which, I want to thank you so much for referring Jolene Streiff.  She staged my new listing at 909 Oronoco and did a fabulous job.  I am thrilled with how it came out! Thank you again!
— Nada Seide, McEnearney Associates | 109 South Pitt Street | Alexandria, Va. 22314
It is rare to find someone with an acute attention to detail and impeccable taste. Jolene is that person. It was a joy to work with Jolene during the staging and sale of my home.
— Joe L., Old Town Alexandria
Jolene turned my one bedroom bachelor pad into a modern, attractive place that sold in two days. Her great design sense and excellent use of space, along with her friendly personality and efficient work habits made this undertaking easy - and produced results!
— Tom L., Alexandria, VA
We had serious challenges in our home—young people needing their own space, older people needing special arrangements and a completely inadequate dining room. Jolene solved our space problems and designed beautiful living areas to fit our exact needs. She was tireless— working at it until it was just right. We are amazed at what a difference it makes in our family life.
— Marjorie G., Washington, D.C.
We were delighted with the elegant, professional décor and place settings of our dining area for 35 professional men, designed by Jolene Streiff, for our Thanksgiving  and Christmas dinners here at the Reston Study Center.   Many of our guests commented on the beautiful room.  It created an atmosphere of relaxed conviviality and it facilitated a wonderful celebration.
— Daryl Glick, Ph.D. Director, Reston Study Center, Reston, VA
When the number of holiday dinner guests jumped from 20 to 34, I knew I would need help. Jolene took all the stress out of planning the set-up for our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. She knew just what to get from the rental company and exactly how to set it up. The centerpieces she made were great—and we can use them again next year! We were able to have a sit-down dinner for all our guests. Everything was so beautiful. These holidays mean a lot for us. She helped us keep our cool and celebrate our family spirit with a lot of joy.
— Kelly O., Reston, VA
Our old waitressing uniforms were stuck in the ‘90s— white tuxedo jackets with big padded shoulders—I looked like a football player. Jolene found us the perfect uniforms. Now I actually feel pretty and professional when I serve the table.
— Claudia M., Reston, VA
Jolene Streiff was the Coordinator/Wedding planner for our daughter’s wedding in January 2014. She did a wonderful job in helping and guiding  us with the many details of the wedding.  I could not have had done it without her. Jolene guided us through the process of selecting all the details for the dinner menu,  linens, flowers, food presentation, flow of events during the evening, photographs  etc. Jolene worked with us to stay within our budget and provided the most beautiful and elegant selection of details that made the wedding very personal to our style and spectacular. The administration at Meadow Lark where the reception was held commented to us that they had never hosted such a beautiful, well put together and elegant wedding. Jolene was very easy to work with.  She was personable and responsive to our needs Jolene is  very professional,  organized, responsible, honest and very creative. I strongly recommend Jolene’s Planning Services for any event in your life
— Consuelo P., McLean, Virginia
We recently used Jolene Streiff and Designing Life, LLC to stage our home and would recommend her services enthusiastically! Jolene is incredibly talented, responsive, and committed to providing flawless service to her clients and has a great eye for staging beautifully. She truly transformed our home and we’re grateful to her for her wonderful support when we needed it most.
— Heather J., Alexandria, VA
Jolene did an excellent and beautiful job updating my condominium within my budget. I truly enjoyed her flexibility when schedule had to change and her extra efforts to get things done professionally within our mutually agreed time frame. I am very grateful with all her patience in bringing me art work and decorative items to choose from and return things not chosen promptly. I highly recommend her wonderful quick eye how to blend decorative items with existing furniture and make the place like new. I love my updated home now after she re-designed each room. All my friends and family are amazed on how she transformed my home to have a welcoming & relaxing atmosphere now.

My neighbor Marietta was so impressed with Jolene’s professional work that she sought Jolene’s expertise to re-design her home decorations too and so happy with the outcome too
— Therese D., Rockville, MD