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June 18, 2015

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Another Ruth Livingston Studio Custom Design

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." Winston Churchill.

As you can see, we have changed a few things here at www.ruthlivingston.com. One of the big changes, in addition to our new look, is the application of new technology to ensure that our site works in a familiar and easy manner across all digital platforms. The new site not only brings our look forward from a design perspective, but it guarantees our site is formatted perfectly to your device of choice. 

And as we continue to evolve, our online presence, like our business, will certainly mature as we strive to keep you better informed and more inspired. That said, one thing that has not changed, is our goal to make certain that your vision becomes a reality.  Please, if you would, help us perfect our approach by letting us know what you think about our new design and how we can make your visit with Ruth Livingston Studio a better experience.

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June 17, 2015

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Let's have a conversation.

Hi, and welcome to my blog. Every couple of weeks or so, I will be sharing personal thoughts, observations & experiences relating to things I care deeply about, including but not limited to:

  • Design
  • Nature
  • Travel
  • Movies 
  • Fashion

I invite you to interact with me, to send me questions, share information & comment on my observations. The idea is to have a conversation about design, popular culture and the world at large in order to better understand how I can best serve you. 

For instance, did you know that anyone can call themselves an Interior Designer?

However, what separates the hobbyist from the pro is a license.  Did you know that our profession is licensed in California? To be licensed one must pass a 3 day test, have the proper education, experience in the field & more.

Ask CCIDC (the organization that oversees certification), or ASID for a list of “Certified Interior Designers” in your area. I happen to be one (#317, since 1993.) A professional Interior Designer will help you realize your dreams. They will generate floor plans, elevations, lighting design; they will prepare specification tables for contractors & make sure the designs are meticulously adhered to…not simply left to the contractor’s interpretation.

They will guide you toward the perfect piece of furniture, the just right fabric & the amazing materials you had no idea existed! A true professional enhances and celebrates your lifestyle and creates true, long-term value.

Exploring family, history and design through new and ancient doorways.

I just returned from a family visit to Israel, where my eye kept going to door designs: lots of graffiti, murals on garage & commercial type doors, as well as beautiful old carved doors.

A doorway is very symbolic. Don't you agree? An opening to an unknown space beyond, representing a beginning, a stepping over the threshold into ...? Doors fascinate me. If you have favorite door photos, please share.doorways-israel-may2015