Inspired by warm colors, rich textures and the impact of natural light, interior stylist Karen Jackson Ruffin specializes in creating comfortable, inviting spaces.
By guiding each client through the process of discovering his
personal style, Mrs. Ruffin
creates rooms that are designed to meet each client's specific wants and needs.
"A beautiful space is just for show if it doesn't work for the way your family lives," says Ruffin
"The challenge," she
asserts, "is to successfully marry form and function.
Parents can have a sleek, uncluttered look in the living room and still make that room kid friendly.
Couples who love to entertain can saturate a great room with rich colors and plush textures that will stand up to spilled drinks and heavy foot traffic.
My goal is to help my clients create wonderful, memorable spaces that are versatile, functional and very, very livable."
Trained as a fashion designer, Mrs. Ruffin's
work exhibits an attention to detail born of many hours crafting custom clothing.
fashion design experience has also made her
an expert in fabric selection and color usage.
Mrs. Ruffin holds a BA from Princeton University and an AA from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.