Jill Denton
Jill Denton

For more information about Real Estate, Interior Redesign, Color Consultations or Staging, please use this form, call 925-998-7747 or visit my website at

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area.

I’m Jill! I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I LOVE all the Bay Area has to offer. It’ a fantastic place to grow up and LIVE!

Let’s zip ahead a few years…. After graduating from college, I spent 15 years in advertising.  Using both the left and right side of her brain (I became an advertising guru) helping clients plan, execute and produce effective and creative advertising campaigns.  It was a good run, but one day in 2002 it hit me … I can do what I’m passionate about and make a living!  And I started my own Interior Redesign & Staging Company (Changing Spaces) and I love every minute of it!

Then, in addition to Interior Redesign and Staging, I decided to add Realtor to my list of services. It was a natural progression for me.  You see, I’ve staged so many homes and people are always asking me if I can recommend a good Real Estate Agent … and now I can! My life revolves around Interior Redesign, Staging and Real Estate.

My “secret” … I LOVE what I do!

I started this blog to share my thoughts, knowledge and ideas regarding Real Estate, Interior Redesign and Staging.  I’m also looking forward to sharing the thoughts, knowledge and ideas of my colleagues … and have a little fun while doing it. I run my businesses out of Pleasanton, California.  Based in the East Bay, but I’ve been known to work all over the San Francisco Bay Area.

Feel free to contact me about your real estate, staging or interior redesign needs!

Professional Realtor, Interior Redesigner and Home Stager, Jill Denton is owner of Changing Spaces located in Pleasanton, California. Visit Jill’s Web site at for a complete list of services or call 925.998.7747 for more information.


8 responses to “Contact

  1. Hi Jill,
    Found your site on Google, when I was looking for help on how to redesign my L shaped living room. I need to use this space as a living room for guests, a dining room and as a secondary TV room(meaning no giant TV set). Are you still giving advice? Let me know, and I will send you som measurements or pictures. Thanks, Carol (an american in Norway)

    • Hi Carol,
      Please search my articles on L shaped living rooms (which you probably already did) that may help you. Thereafter, feel free to ask me any questions. Withour seeing the room in person, I can only give generic suggestions, but hopefully those will get you going in the right direction.

  2. I am buying a new home and having trouble deciding what color to paint the living room. I have a red couch and cherry wood furniture. I was thinking either a gold or a taupe. Help?!

    • Hi Kathy,
      Sounds like you’ve got a lot of red tones in your room, so not to fight any of the colors I would look toward a more neutral color. A muted gold could be nice, taupe may not hold up next to the reds, or a warm neutral. I suggest you go pick up several swatches of color. Color looks different from store to home and room to room, so grab a lot of swatches. To be sure, I would recommend a color consutlation! Best of luck, Jill

  3. I have a dilemma in furniture placement in my rectangular shaped family room. I’ve seen your layout which is great but my layout is a little different than yours. I’m using a sectional in which Half of the sectional floats in the room facing the tv wall but behind the floating section there’s the space I don’t know what to do with. There is a fireplace to focus on. Can I put the two chairs and table there? Cindy

    • Hi Cindy,
      Sounds right Cindy but without seeing it, I’d like the sectional to be past the half way point. Try to divide the room into two sectional, ideally not equal sections. More like 3/4 and 1/4 or 2/3 and 1/3. Make sense? The larger area is where your sectional and tv live, the smaller section is for whatever fits your life style. A couple of chairs and a table by the fire for readying sound wonderful! A game table for games, homework, art projects, wine tasting …
      Best of luck to you!

  4. Hello there – happy holidays! I just moved to a place with a kitchen/kitchen island that opens to a 10×20 livingroom/ dining room area. I do want to ensure the kitchen island (short wall) has ample room for barstools – so I am asumming that the area for the livingroom / dining room would then be pared down to 10×17. (leaving 3 feet for the barstools?)

    “Entrance” to the room is in the right corner joining the kitchen island and the 17 foot wall. There are windows along the short wall farthest away from the entryway. The TV hookup is on the 20″ long wall – maybe about 5 feet away from the wall with the windows.

    I hope this description makes sense… Any ideas on what kind of livingroom seating we should get? Originally we were thinking a sectional (along the windows / along the wall facing the tv), but I’m now not sure if this is the smartest idea.

    • Happy Holidays Christine!
      Without seeing your room and can only give you some standard recommendations. In a dining room, you want to be able to pull a chair out 2ft. That being said, 3ft for a barstool should be fine but it’s important to think about what’s going on the other side of the barstools. How will the two things function and look together. My eye sees more of a sofa with a sofa back table behind the barstools to keep the look clean. If for example, you had a couple of chairs with a table in between, all of a sudden you have visual clutter. Make sense?

      It’s a long room, try and divide it into 2/3 and 1/3. 2/3’ds being the majority of what goes on in that room (tv watching, etc) and the other 1/3 might be the transition into the kitchen.

      I hope this helps. : )

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