“LETTING GO OF PHYSICAL CLUTTER ALSO DECLUTTERS THE MIND AND SOUL”
— APRIL WILLIAMS
So glad you stopped by.
Why I love what I do… I transform spaces by listening to what people want and need. I design with my clients collaborating throughout the entire process. We exchange and share ideas. It is a powerful and exhilarating process which I absolutely love. They are equally part of the journey to recreating their homes.
Where it began… The suburbs of New Jersey, where I was raising my 2 daughters, now beautiful powerful women inventing their own lives. Designing for high end clients in large homes, and professional offices, offering a range of services from interior design to art consulting. Fast forward to my move to the big city where I moved in 2005. My focus became very different. Spaces I transformed went from 3000 sq feet to 1200 sq feet, a new challenge for me.
Ruthie's Home Organizing Packages
#1: Welcome Package
Get your home ready before baby enters your world
#2: Keeping It Together Package
Post-Baby + All types of families
#3 Empty Nesters
After the kids go off to college/move out
Are you moving to a smaller place? Do you have parents moving into senior living? This is your package!
#5: Gift Package
Treat friends and family to the transformative power of decluttering and organizing.
Ruthie's Home Design
Whether you want to reconfigure a room, find the right placement for art or start from a blank canvas and design an entire home, I do it all. I will help you select paint colors, source furniture, choose rugs, window treatments and furnishings. You name it!
I am a HOME designer who takes pride in creating an environment that resonates with you!
I’ve just spent the past 3 Mondays decluttering my psychotherapy office (of 17 years!) with Ruthie. My office feels brighter and easier to be in than it has in years. It was good to realize that, and yet to also reclaim the space for myself.
– Jill Liebowitz
To my mother, Ruthie:
For the longest time, my mom would tell me that space is a direct reflection of someone’s life. If it’s cluttered, their lives are cluttered or in disarray. If it’s neat and everything has its place, they most likely have different or all aspects of their lives in order. I wouldn’t think much of it, until recently when she came into my own room to assess and help me with my own space. We went through my drawers, closet, makeup, and jewelry. We even went under my bed. No monsters, though we did meet a ferocious little dust bunny!
My closet was a definite reflection of the way my life had been. Messy and confusing to say the least...
A closet full of past memories, papers I couldn't look at, or give up, and bags that had yet to be unpacked.
We went top to bottom, corner to corner, and wall to wall (art is necessary and needed), and within a couple of hours my space reflected a new and refreshed life and a lighter, happier more easy-going me.
Yes, this a testimonial, and yes I’m her daughter but after experiencing the decluttering and organizational process, I am a true believer.
“Namaste in my room all day”
Ruthie shares an 11-step program for freeing your home of clutter in the April 2022 issue of The Shutter. She mentions that living with less is the truth that has changed lives.
To read the full article, click here.
Ashlie Yair from "A Pitcher Full" Podcast interviews Ruthie Kukoff about being a declutterer in New York City. Listen to it here.
Blogger and freelancer, Elizabeth Alterman has a conversation with Manhattan- based interior designer and declutterer, Ruthie Kukoff. Read what they talked about on Street Easy...
Ruthie is featured as an author on PsychCentral.com's "World of Psychology" blog. Check out the piece to read her take on finding the gems in the process of decluttering.
"When the clutter begets chaos, she brings the calm."
Ruthie was featured in the July 6-July 12, 2016 issue of The Manhattan Times. A profile of her growing business, the piece describes how this interior designer learned how to utilize her creative skills in the service of others, helping transform lives with her compassionate approach.
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