After over 14 years of experience in the Dallas Fort Worth area, Ruthie Staalsen of Ruthie Staalsen Interiors is an Internationally published Designer that built her business from the ground up. Her approach to design focuses on creating spaces that are comfortable and relaxed, collected, yet elegant and unique. With keen attention to detail, Ruthie likes to incorporate both bold and delicate pieces to tie a room together and has built a dynamic team of creative, like-minded people over the years.
Ruthie focuses on making homes look collected, not decorated. Her personal design style has a European flair with an eclectic twist, which is an attribute to her extensive world travels.
Ruthie is a rising star in the design industry with countless design awards and recognition. She was recently awarded 2016 Designer of the Year from the National Interior Design Society for a kitchen renovation project. She was nominated as one of the “Top 15 Decorators in Dallas.” Her work has been published in, Elite Monde a Lifestyle and Fashion Magazine in Dubai, as well as Traditional Home Magazine in the May/June 2018 issue. She has a very strong online presence and has raving reviews from her clients. She is known and respected for her years of experience and is loved for her unique customer service and dedication to her clients.
“I was born and raised overseas with influence from Europe, Africa, Central and South America. The privilege of being able to experience different lifestyles was the greatest gift I received from my childhood. Life was simple yet exciting! My personal character was built by living in different cultures and I learned quickly to make the small things count. I married my high school sweetheart who was born in Australia and raised overseas as well. We reside with our 2 adult kids in the Dallas Fort Worth area after being married for 27 years.
I was an Office Manager/Event Planner for 10 years for an international software company until I had my children. I then had the blessing of being a “stay at home mom” with them as they grew up. It was the most rewarding and most challenging job EVER! It definitely taught me the most about myself.”
“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after they have had an experience with you, becomes your trademark.” -Zig Ziglar
Ruthie Staalsen Interiors was launched in 2002 after my kids started school. We began with “using what you have” and “one day” decorating and it quickly led into a full service design business. I had remodeled and decorated our homes as well as friends’ homes for many years and had collected a substantial portfolio of my work. I had also been the author of my decorating blog prior to the business launch. I went back to school to became certified in Interior Decorating and immediately started taking on new clients. Most of my clients are referrals which is what I LOVE.
“God is the giver of gifts, it is up to me to use those gifts to serve Him.” -Ruthie Staalsen
In my spare time, you will still find me traveling the world for inspiration. I enjoy being on the back of my hubby’s motorcycle, camping with my family (if you call an RV camping?), cruising in our antique TR6 sports car, entertaining, hosting events, painting in my workshop, antique shopping, scouring local flea markets and serving coffee with my family at church. I’m also passionate about social media so follow me so you can see behind the scenes of a designer. It’s non-stop hard work and fun.”