Award-winning designer Ruth Preucel specializes in residential interior design, decoration, renovations and kitchen & bath remodels for clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is passionate about the intersection of art, design and architecture while being dedicated to construction management. Whether remodeling a mid-century modern or a Pacific Heights residence in the Bay Area, Ruth brings a fresh mix of contemporary and classic elements anchoring her designs on extensive construction experience coupled with unique material choices. Committed to her craft, she takes great pleasure creating custom designs which reflect the needs and desires of her clients. Ruth has spent more than 10 years at internationally and regionally acclaimed architecture and interior design firms heading up their Interiors departments. She has worked with clients in the Bay Area, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Hawaii as well as internationally. Award-winning projects include: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, AT&T Park (Pacific Bell Park) and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Ruth began her interior design career in New York designing Park and Fifth Avenue penthouse apartments with a focus on notable contemporary art collections. Ruth is a Professional Member of the International Interior Design Association, Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers, an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects as well as a Certified Green Building Professional. Please call or email today for a complimentary on site consultation.
NCIDQ License No. 21313 Previous Firm Award for interior design of Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
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4 Reviews for Ruth Preucel Interiors
My husband and I turned to Ruth for an extensive master bathroom and guest bathroom remodel in addition to numerous smaller projects last year. We interviewed three interior designers and Ruth was the clear standout. Ruth is extremely knowledgeable about the design and construction industry and was able to guide us thru the feasibility of what we wanted from our remodel. With her combined background in architecture and design, she was invaluable to us. Ruth's inspired design suggestions, her guidance and professionalism (including always meeting deadlines) produced gorgeous marble bathrooms and re-upholstered furniture that blend perfectly with existing pieces. We continue to work with Ruth on an on-going basis and we have recommended her to others.
Ruth led us through a complete interior design and decoration of our new residence in San Francisco. My husband and I would have been lost without her guidance. She did an excellent job of listening to and understanding our objectives and came up with design solutions that were easy to embrace while managing the project efficiently. Ruth provided access to and choice among high-quality products and service providers, taking an active, hands-on role where needed and allowing us to be more involved where we wanted to be. She is the perfect blend of professionalism, talent and personality. Ruth is a joy to work with and does an amazing job of taking the stress out of decorating, making it an enjoyable experience!
We were in need of some help to come up with a plan for our remodel of the kitchen, laundry and family room to bring our house out of the 1960s to current. Ruth responded to our request in a matter of hours and made a couple of trips out to view and discuss options. Ruth provided a comprehensive plan and options for appliances and cabinets. We went with a local contractor for the actual work but are extremely happy with the end results.
Ruth worked with us on the interior decoration for a brand new state-of-the-art condo (3BD/3BTH) in San Francisco. From the outset we were impressed. Ruth's commitment to her craft, attention to detail and focus on her clients' needs and desires is impressive! Her extremely knowledgeable design input as well as her attentive and collaborative style made working together a pleasure. She's been in this business long enough to have built up an extensive network of contacts among suppliers and tradespeople that have proved invaluable to us. She loves what she does and it shows and we looked forward to every meeting with her. As a small business owner myself, I can say that Ruth is one of the best professionals I've had the pleasure to work with. I have already and will continue to recommend her with highest praise. Ruth spent time to understand our tastes and proposed ideas and solutions we didn't even know existed. Her experience really shone through when she leveraged her professional sourcing and design abilities to provide truly customized solutions, new ideas and suggestions. For example, many of her solutions include commercial-grade products that will not only enhance the overall look and feel of our home, but also will withstand the test of time. She also tracked down the millwork fabricator of our custom kitchen and bathroom cabinetry and collaborated with them to design a custom bookshelf that perfectly matched the millwork in our open space area. In addition, she brought us custom lighting solutions for our focal open space area. She takes care of every detail of the project, including procurement, coordination of receiving, delivery, and installation supervision, ensuring that the project is completed at the high-level of quality and finish we intended. Ruth likely saved us hundreds of hours of time helping us design our space. She would personally source solutions for us beforehand, and if she wasn't able to bring product samples to our home, she would ensure that our designated showroom sales rep knew exactly what pieces to show us so we didn't have to waste time roaming around a furniture store. Using her knowledge of our tastes and incorporating our feedback, Ruth proposed a manageable number of choices, making the design process almost too easy. And when redirected, she was more than happy to pivot and accommodate our requests. Also, not to be undervalued, she helped resolve many differences my wife and I had with respect to design choices. She was able to explain the relative strengths and weaknesses of each proposal, and find ways to use elements of both of our tastes without sacrificing the quality of the final product. (Perhaps she saved our marriage!) Fees exactly what were estimated.