“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 for us!“
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 interior matters.
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 Interior designer/decorator.“
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 design capabilities.
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 magazine.
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 highly!“
T.Glenn – Menlo Park, CA