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Trisha Garlock

28 March 2018

Ruth is an incredibly talented and creative designer.. She took our old 70's bathroom and transformed it into a modern showpiece incorporating beautiful granite, glass and wood surfaces. She was even able to tastefully incorporate what I wanted to save from my old bathroom which were 2 handmade ceramic sinks and made them seem like they were specifically ordered for the project. Ruth has a vast knowledge of and personal contact with contractors, subs, vendors and all resources needed to complete a project. She pays attention to every detail and is a delight to work with! More...


Jane D.

8 May 2016

Stopped by after having a bad experience with a rude and pushy owner at Still Life a few doors down and appreciated Ruth's warm and gracious way of interacting with prospective customers.I didn't buy anything on this trip, but would definitely return! More...



22 April 2016

Fantastic design concepts...minimalist...artistic..,creative...innovative....fun......elegant....unique......peacefully satisfying.....colorful....tasteful......beautifully placed....balanced.....serene......captures a feeling.....soulful.......joyous........clean.....uncluttered.....neat.......artfully tasteful More...



21 October 2013

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. More...



15 October 2013

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. More...



26 September 2013

Mrs. Ruth Livingston is a true professional. She is very knowledgable, 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.




7 December 2012

We have worked with Ruth Livingston on a major remodel and several subsequent projects. She is talented, creative, careful and we were very happy with all results.



26 October 2012

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 to large for our new bedroom into a beautiful single cabinet.

The first time we used Ruth was in 1987 when, as newly weds, 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 prestigous 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!



25 September 2012

Ruth is among the finest designers with whom I have had the pleasure to colaborate with over many years. Her devotion and attention to clients and focus on project results is suberb. I could not give a higher recommendation to another design professional. More...


Marina N.

24 September 2008

Nice furniture. A few exceptional and unique pieces. Pricey.Ask for Camila, she's very helpful and nice.

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