Rave Reviews



I have worked with Marilyn Jensen and her design team many times over the last 20 years. She’s my go to person for home design in Door County, as well as my home in Grafton, Wisconsin. Marilyn most recently assisted with a kitchen update and bathroom remodel of my Sister Bay property. While nothing was seriously out of date it was time to refresh. Marilyn assessed my kitchen, listened to what I wanted and presented me with a number of different options. She worked on the project over the winter months when our family spends little time in the Door. Once decisions were made Marilyn handled things from start to finish. New countertops, a fresh backsplash, and highly efficient appliances have brought my kitchen up to date. Our whole living space feels fresh and new! New master bath sinks and a countertop have brightened the whole bathroom. READ MORE


Marilyn is fabulous to work with! She helped me with the house I built in St. Louis. We did everything long distance and she made it so easy! Thank you Marilyn! - Susan Chomeau

We are extremely pleased with the end result of our complete condo renovation. Sister Bay Trading Co. owner Marilyn Jensen and her in-house design team collaborated with us to bring our vision to life in an updated, warm and inviting atmosphere for our home away from home.

Our expectations included design expertise, responsive and timely project management and trustworthy quality workmanshipMarilyn and her team of designers and subcontractors completely satisfied those requirements. Sister READ MORE


Our experience with Sister Bay Trading during our recent condo remodel moved our condo from a convenient get-away property into our “home”. We appreciated the ability to work hand in hand with the sub contractors in putting “sweat equity” into the project, and loved working with Marilyn on the design, artistic influences, etc. that truly reflect our taste and style. Our condo feels like “us” now. We truly enjoyed getting to know everyone affiliated with Sister Bay Trading and hope to work with all again on a future project. - Kim and Doug AllisonSister Bluff Estate

Anyone considering remodeling or improving their condo and having an experienced, creative team assist with the many details, should contact Sister Bay Trading!! It has been our pleasure to have worked along with Sister Bay Trading, for over 12 years. Our approach was to develop a master plan and implement it, over a period of time. Sister Bay Trading established a time line for each stage of remodeling, coordinated vendors and arranged for qualified craftsmen and local artisans to complete the work. Sister Bay Trading’s high quality fabrics and furniture, unique designs, beautiful flooring choices, creative, friendly and talented staff resulted in our complete satisfaction. - Jay and Sue Maher, Hidden Harbo

Building our summer home in Door County while living in Texas would have been impossible without the expert help of Marilyn Jensen at Sister Bay Trading Company. From the selection of our builder to the completion of our home, Marilyn was there every step of the way. She seemed to intuitively know exactly what we wanted and always kept us on track. In details large and small, Marilyn took ownership as if she was building her own home. Thanks to Marilyn and her entire staff, we have the perfect summer home! - Denny and Peggy Moutray


One thing that was especially rewarding was the subtle way in which Marilyn calmed any fears about final outcomes. She’s highly experienced and knows what she’s doingshe simply exudes a confidence that raises your comfort level in yielding her inputs and suggestions. Without question, we would recommend Sister Bay Trading Co. Most importantly, we would trust Marilyn and her staff to complete any interior design job – from start to finish – with skill, taste and commitment! - Steve and Jackie Krisik


I have one of “those” husbands who dreads the thought of shopping anywhere.However, as we drove into town for the New Year’s holiday and drove past Sister Bay Trading Co. he commented that after our wonderful experience at SBTC last year (where the men sat in the massage chair and comfy sofas, eating snacks and watching football) he would gladly return and “let” me shop to my hearts content! The ultimate compliment! - Leslie Kabat


Installing blinds in all 294 condo suites was a big job. The project was done in a timely fashion, with professionalism. Any issues raised during the installation were addressed immediately. Ben was cited numerous times for his responsiveness. Overall, your staff did an excellent job, and was easy to work with. You have raised the bar, and set a new standard of excellence. Patti and the entire staff at the Landmark Resort look forward to a long and mutually-rewarding relationship.

- Jeffery A. LarsonLandmark Resort

Marilyn and her team did a fantastic job on our condominium rehab project. Because we lived out of town, we required a general contractor who would take control of all aspects of our construction and communicate effectively. Marilyn helped us with budgeting, hired and supervised reputable contractors, recommended materials and design elements and saw the project through to completion. She managed our project within our budget and within our time frame. We love our newly renovated condo. - Lizzie

Marilyn brought her insight and creativity to our reading room renovation and now we get compliments every day. Very professional, worked within our budget and brought our vision to reality. Couldn't have a better experience than working with Marilyn. John, Novel Bay Booksellers - Sturgeon Bay WI

Marilyn and her team were outstanding! She completed our condo remodel on time and within budget. Communication was excellent with updates, photos and budget reviews on a regular basis. Questions were always answered same day and her subs were very detail oriented and professional. I especially appreciate her stylish and knowledgeable suggestions including flooring, lighting, cabinetry, hardware and floor plan. She made the process enjoyable and was fun to work with. - Maggie Spilker

Sister Bay Trading Company did a great job on the remodeling project for our vacation condo! Marilyn, Wendy and Susan kept us up-to-date on our project, which is a 4 hour drive from our home, with emails, calls and photos. They were quick to reply to our questions and took care of every last detail. The project was handled very efficiently and completed on time. We love the updated look for our condo and are excited to hang out in our "new" place. We would definitely recommend them and will turn to them again if we have another project. - Kathy DeMets