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Ruthie Staalsen
Interior Decorator - DecRenew Interiors
Ruthie Staalsen
Ruthie Staalsen
Interior Decorator - DecRenew Interiors
After 10 years in business, I'm a Dallas Fort Worth Decorator that is known for creating luxurious, relaxed spaces where family and friends can gather together. Honored to be featured in Traditional Home Magazine "Great Kitchens" in May, 2013. I'm known for making my clients' home look collected not decorated. For years, clients have asked me where I purchase items so this year I launched my online store (see website) where you can order furniture, accessories, lamps, rugs and much more in order to make shopping easier and more convenient for my clients as they work with me. 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 sweet heart who was born in Australia and raised overseas as well. We reside with our 2 kids in Grapevine, Texas after being married for 25 years. I was an Office Manager for 10 years for a local software company until I had my children. I then had the privilege of staying home with them as they grew up. I found that being a stay at home home was the most rewarding and most challenging job EVER! It definitely taught me the most about myself. DecRenew Interiors was launched in 2002 when my kids started school. I had been decorating friends homes for several years and had collected a substantial portfolio of my work. I got certified in Interior Design and immediately started taking on new clients. In my spare time, you will find me camping with my family (if you call an RV camping?), antique shopping, scouring estate sales and visiting local flea markets. I also love to paint and have done several for clients as well as auctions to raise money for charity and schools. My husband and I still travel the world for inspiration! I have also launched a new furniture line "ONE by ONE" Furniture & Accessories. I've taken vintage or antiques and transformed them into modern, updated treasures. My home is always full of family and friends and I love entertaining. I'm happiest when my home is filled with all my favorite people. Hospitality is something that people are doing less and less of and I want to bring families and friends back to their homes because that's where all the good things in life begin.