Staci Ruiz Architectural Lighting Design
8 Houzz Awards
6 Houzz Badges
222 East 24th Street #1B
New York, NY 10010
222 East 24th Street #1B
New York, NY 10010
New York City's Experienced Lighting Designer | 5x Best of Houzz
A veteran in the field of lighting, Staci Ruiz has over two decades of experience specializing in residential lighting applications and design. As an accomplished lighting consultant, Staci brings the experience of hundreds of diverse lighting design projects and installations to her clients. This experience makes her a valuable addition to any renovation project. Staci specializes in residential lighting design, and it is this expertise that sets her apart. Her 'hand holding' approach to consulting combined with her extensive experience allows her to fully realize her client's goals. She uniquely bridges that gap between contractor and client to ensure the desired results. Staci lives in New York City with her architect husband and son Antonio, who just happens to be the light of her life.
Lighting Design, Lighting Installation, Lighting Consulting
Manhattan, New York, Brooklyn, East Hampton, Miami
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Staci did a wonderful job on our project. Fifteen years after renovating our apartment, my wife and I decided it was time to fix the poor lighting we'd selected during the renovation. Our lighting situation had been bad but tolerable before COVID but was unsustainable with all of us working and doing school from home. Staci visited our apartment, bringing many many ideas, several sample fixtures, and a terrific electrician, and within days came up with a plan for lighting our main spaces. She worked with the electrician on planning and cost, and ensured the work was completed on schedule and beautifully (all, happily, while we were out of town). The difference in the apartment is amazing — it really looks terrific. I recommend her without hesitation. Great great work.
February 18, 2021
Staci is phenomenal to work with. She has thorough knowledge of the diverse options in architectural lighting, especially in the most up-to-date LED space that we are all moving towards. She knows the vendors and understands what the lights can and cannot do. She is willing to educate, but not overwhelm. We asked her to help us update the lighting throughout our 1500 sq ft brownstone condo, and I'll admit we started the project thinking we would need to just install a ton of recessed lights. Staci gave us recommendations that were so much better, highlighting our artwork and library bookshelves and giving my office space some much needed light at just the right color temperature. She also worked with us through all issues to make sure install went well. I recommend Staci highly - I'm sure I can't say that enough!
February 5, 2021
We have done a lot of renovations and repairs on our apartment, and no one has been as professional, efficient, friendly, fair, and frankly as amazing as Staci Ruiz. Her work on our apartment in NYC was brilliant. Her electricians were also very professional, prompt, and clean. All was COVID-friendly wearing masks, etc. I would highly recommend Staci Ruiz without reservation.
January 31, 2021
Staci’s artistry, expertise, professionalism, and attention to detail is extraordinary. Perhaps even more important, her kindness and generosity of spirit make it a total and complete pleasure to work with her! I met Staci in 2003 when I moved into a large loft space in Chelsea with my husband, complete with memorably awful track lighting. Not only was the space itself going to be difficult to design lighting for, the job was complicated even more by the fact that I am visually impaired and need very specific lighting in order to comfortably navigate a space. In other words, we wanted it to look great and also work for my special needs. Staci was a breath of fresh air from the moment we met. She was confident she could design the perfect lighting, knew what fixtures would work, and translated our needs and anxiety into an amazing outcome! Throughout the years we have continued to work with Staci for any lighting needs. She did the lighting design for our outdoor patio space when we moved to an apartment on the UWS, and it is truly magical to be out there at night now. We believe she is a real artist at heart, and her inherent taste and style are one of a kind! There is no job too big or small, indoor or outdoor, that Staci can't bring to beautiful fruition! It's 17 years later from when we first met and we would recommend Staci enthusiastically! I am happy to speak to anyone thinking about working with Staci - do not miss out on the privilege and joy of working with her!
September 24, 2020
Staci helped transform our dark apartment into a happy, luminous home. She’s incredibly transparent efficient to work with, handles issues as they come up so as to not delay the overall plan, and importantly stays in budget. She worked with an awesome electrical team (NYC Electric) which I’d also recommend.
September 13, 2020
I can't recommend Staci enough. We sat for years in poorly-lit rooms. Staci came in and in three short visits a) recommended what we should do within our budget; b) brought in lighting fixtures so we could see what they really looked like, lit, before committing; and c) coordinated installation with exceptional electricians. She is a friendly, organized, cost-effective expert, who taught us that even the most difficult spaces can have wonderful lighting. Most importantly, our apartment is beautiful -- the lighting adds so much both aesthetically and functionally. Hire her! Karen O
July 29, 2020
My family found Staci to be incredibly knowledgeable, efficient, practical and ultimately delivered well above expectations. We were thrilled and still are with the end results as well as the cost + time savings of using her services.
May 22, 2020
Steve & Ginny Rabinowitz/Martino
We feel that all we can do is repeat everyone else who has written a glowing review. Our experience with Staci was just about perfect & our living room/hallway lighting is now better than we ever imagined. Once we contacted her, we were able to arrange an in home consult within the next few days. The cost of this was minimal, especially since she came fully prepared and (as she said she would) talked fast and gave specific information that we found extremely helpful & relevant. She immediately sized up our needs, explained the benefits of LED fixtures and sconces, worked with us to perfectly place them to highlight our rooms and then came back with the electrician to both have us look at options and to organize the ordering & installation. She ordered all fixtures and ensured their delivery on time. She then made herself available to the electricians whenever they had any questions about placement or ideas, and she was in constant contact with us to ensure that we felt supported and involved in the process. As a result, the work went smoothly and efficiently and was done within days, well before the upcoming holidays. Since we ensured that the electricians were coordinating with our painter, the rest of the job was finished in days and we are now living with new, well lit, lovely spaces. We thank her and couldn't recommend working with her more highly!
December 19, 2019
I found Staci Ruiz when I needed to replace the halogen "high hats" in my one-bedroom apartment. Thinking I could do this on my own, I went to Home Depot to simply pick out some LED lights. What I found was way too many types (colors, sizes, etc.) of LED lights to be comfortable that I would be able to select the right lighting on my own. In comes a genius -- STACI! She knew all the latest manufacturers, sizes, colors, temperatures to transform my nice one-bedroom into a Architectural Digest masterpiece. She helped me with indirect light and accent lighting for art, which transformed my apartment into something very special. In addition to her amazing eye for what works in a given space and command of how lighting can change and affect the mood of a space, she is cost conscious and has a no B.S. style that makes you feel like you are getting every bit of value for every dollar you spend on her services. Her coordination with the electricians is seamless. I will never install another light without her advice!
October 25, 2019
Staci was fantastic. She was highly organized and efficient with her and our time. She listened to what we needed and provided us with options which made it so easy for us to make quick choices. The work was excellent and I couldn’t recommend her more highly. She made our home more beautiful, transformed the space and made the process extremely painless. We are so happy with the results.
October 21, 2019
It was my pleasure to work with Staci on the Grand Beekman Condominium Lobby. She is a very creative and talented lighting designer. She is extremely knowledgeable and gave us many innovative options to consider for the project. She provided us with samples of the fixtures to choose from so that we could understand exactly how the lighting would look. Staci was always easily available to answer any questions we had. The new lighting in our lobby looks beautiful and has received many compliments. I highly recommend Staci Ruiz to anyone who is looking for a lighting designer.
September 18, 2019
We loved working with Staci, and really appreciated her help with the design and installation of a lighting strategy for 2 rooms of our brownstone. She has a very clear process, that provides a focused path for getting from A to B. She brings terrific insight into lighting solutions and fixtures that meet your style, but also appreciates the importance of considering options. If needed, she has the relationships with contractors who can complete quality installation without breaking the bank. Finally, we valued her assistance and candor as we sought to prioritize across projects in order to deliver the maximum impact with the budget we had available. I'd work with Staci again in a heartbeat, and strongly recommend her.
July 14, 2019
Commented: Love the recessed lightingLet’s hop on a call in the morning. Too many to list. 917-582-7822
October 29, 2020
Commented: Where is the island pendant from?Juniper Lighting , THIN Linear suspension series
October 10, 2020
Commented: What brand is that blue/turquoise area rug?This was installed by the in house interior design team. I was the lighting designer on this project. I'm sorry that i don't have this information.
July 23, 2020
Commented: Love the table, where is it from?I’m sorry. I don’t know. I am the lighting designer.
May 1, 2020
Commented: Where can i get that mirror?Sorry, I didn't source the mirror, only the lighting
January 8, 2018