ABOUT RUTHIE...

After earning her BA in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder and working in publishing and creative writing in New York and London, Ruthie moved home to Chicago where local fashion designer Jane Hamill introduced her to the world of design.  Fashion design became interior design in 2000 when Jane asked Ruthie to project manage the build-out of the new space for the Jane Hamill boutique on Armitage Avenue in Lincoln Park.  With Jane’s blessing, Ruthie then pursued a BFA from the Harrington Institute of Interior Design, completing her degree in 2002.  She worked for JP Interiors from 2003-2007, where she gained invaluable experience in high-end residential interior design and decorating. whose projects were located through-out the city, as well as across the country.  She has been working independently in Chicago since January 2008.  In 2009, Ruthie has enjoyed collaborating with Savane Properties to assist with the interior design and material finish selections for their custom built homes.