Ruth Livingston, interior designer, is a gifted, creative and highly
professional designer. She brings to the client the ability to listen to that
client's vision needs and desires. Ruth then translates all of those
components into a reality that far exceeds the initial thoughts. She is
mindful of what already exists in the client's space, as well as she is sensitive
to the costs involved in creating the design reality. Ruth's professionalism,
follow through and respect from vendors and contractors truly makes her
an exceptional designer. It is always a pleasure to work with her.
D.M - San Mateo, CA
Ruth is among the finest designers with whom I have had the pleasure to
collaborate with over many years. Her devotion and attention to clients and
focus on project results is superb. I could not give a higher recommendation
to another design professional.
T.W, Designer, Space planner
We knew even before beginning the journey with Ruth that our concerns
and goals would be addressed. What surprised and delighted us were the
many original design solutions for challenges that presented themselves
along the way. We were thrilled with her meticulous attention to detail, the
beautiful and comfortable furniture unique to our home, and the
collaborative process (Ruth enlisted her “family” of artisans and
craftspeople). All of this made the journey a uniquely satisfying experience
Dr. B.S - Kent Woodlands, CA
I couldn't be more satisfied with the Design services rendered by Ruth
Livingston. I have used her to design and furnish my home several times.
She is wonderful to work with as she has great taste, is creative, listens to
her client's ideas and needs and then improves on them. Ruth offers one
choices all of which are excellent. The outcome of our projects has always
exceeded my expectations and we have stayed within my budget.
Furthermore, unlike many designers, Ruth completes projects efficiently and
doesn't leave one with lots of loose ends, which can take months to tie up. I
recommend her without reservation.
I.L - Napa
Ruth is an extremely talented interior designer, as well as a wonderful
person to work with. We used her services to design our public space: our
family room, living/dining room and bar area. My husband and I found her
to be very creative and innovative. She was able to come up with wonderful
ideas to solve those design challenges that presented themselves. Ruth was
a good listener, able to readily assess our lifestyle and create the feeling we
wanted to achieve. She was available throughout our project, from
beginning to end, and made certain those contractors working on her
projects did a job well done. I highly recommend Ruth. She will create for
you a beautiful environment that is timeless.
T.T- Tiburon, CA
Mrs. Ruth Livingston is a true professional. She is very knowledgeable,
honest, has a great team and more importantly she and her staff are very
punctual and provide Mrs. Ruth Livingston is a true professional. She is very
knowledgeable, honest, has a great team and more importantly she and her
staff are very punctual and provide excellent service. I highly recommend
her for anyone that plans to have a beautiful home with a unique style.
S.A- Atherton, CA
We have worked with Ruth Livingston on a major remodel and several
subsequent projects. She is talented, creative, and careful and we were very
happy with all results.
C.B - Tiburon, CA
"I have had the pleasure of working with Ruth on several high end custom
home projects. She is one of the few professionals that you can always
count on to listen and to apply what she learns for the benefit of the entire
team. Ruth's design sensibility is wide ranging and adaptable to any style
and her wealth of knowledge adds a great deal of value to every project".
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Ruth
Livingston. Ruth Livingston acted as our interior decorator earlier this year.
She provided professional guidance, great ideas and solutions on all our
The finished product is so much appreciated by my husband and me. She
turned a rather mundane interior lifestyle into a place of great visual
pleasure, sophistication and comfort. Ms. Livingston has so many
memorable talents in the interior design and organization field; it may only
be difficult to name them all in this recommendation letter.
Earlier this year, my husband and I hired Ruth Livingston. We asked that
she work her profession in blending some of our existing pieces into three
different homes. This required a huge amount of measuring, matching,
integrating new pieces with the old, etc.
Ruth Livingston added fabulous decor to the completed projects. Lighting
was superiorly thought out and well positioned; colors schemes, whether it
was for the flooring, walls or doors were expertly selected and placed.
Every step of the way, Ms. Livingston consulted with us and we were always
very impressed with her choices and recommendations. We appreciated her
communication, organization and communication skills. While Ms.
Livingston has definite opinions in regard to all decor related matter, she
listens to her clients’ needs. The blend of both parties works out very well.
We continuously felt we were getting good value for her consulting fees.
Ruth Livingston has a friendly, outgoing demeanor that she easily maintains
while remaining solution focused.
In summary, we would strongly recommend Ms. Livingston to handle your
interior decor project. You will never regret your choice of this superb
M & T - Belvedere, CA
We have used Ruth Livingston on five projects covering a span of 25 years,
which speaks volumes about how much we respect and appreciate her
Most recently we hired Ruth to assist with a remodel of our newly acquired
45-year old home in 2010 and to design a newly constructed 930 sf addition
in 2011 (office suite, bathroom and large storage room). For both projects
Ruth: (1) designed the physical spaces, (2) recommended finishes and
fixtures, (3) purchased furnishings and accessories, and (4) reupholstered
some furniture and modified some of our existing furniture to fit in the new
space. She did a terrific job on all aspects of the jobs, but what was
particularly impressive was how she was able to transform a large built-in
window seat from our prior master bedroom into a built-in couch with side
tables in our new family room, and two night stands that were too large for
our new bedroom into a beautiful single cabinet.
The first time we used Ruth was in 1987 when, as newlyweds, we moved
into a new townhouse at Point Tiburon where, in addition to identifying
furniture, she designed a built-in couch, TV/Stereo cabinet, bar, and
"cocoon" bed. She also specified, purchased and installed upgraded
flooring, fixtures, wall coverings and window treatments. Our little
townhouse was so spectacular that it was published in a prestigious design
In 1990 we moved to the Peninsula and lease a house in order to locate or
build our "forever" home to raise our children. We hired Ruth to make this
temporary, but larger, home livable for one-to- two years. Ruth was able to
use all of our existing furniture and, where needed, purchase additional
pieces that complemented what we already had beautifully.
In 1991 we found our forever home. It was much larger and, though newly
constructed, needed substantial upgrades. Again, Ruth worked with us to
identify furnishings, including some custom built-ins that worked well with
what we already owned. She also upgraded some of the lighting fixtures
and finishes. Several years later we used her to remodel our master
bedroom and bath.
During our 25 year association and friendship with Ruth we have gone from
a small home for newlyweds to a large home to raise our three children, and
to small again as we "right-sized" for our retirement years. Through these
transitions, Ruth has been able to maintain her elegant contemporary style
while adjusting to our changing requirements. We still proudly use some of
the furnishings we purchased through Ruth 25 years ago, some as is, some
reupholstered and some reconfigured. We cannot recommend her more
T.Glenn - Menlo Park, CA
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