Will I have any say in the staged look of my house (since I’ll be living there) or do I just have to trust you?

Trust us. We are the trained professionals with experience and an objective viewpoint. You (quite naturally) view your home as a place to live. We’re viewing it as a place to sell. Decorating for living is completely different from staging. If you’re still living in the home, we will be respectful and conscientious of that fact. But our job is to get your house to sell quickly and at full asking price, which is what you want in the long run, right?