How did you get into kitchen design?
I studied industrial design; Home spaces have always felt important to me and fresh out of college in 1999, I got a job working in a kitchen studio. I’ve worked in different industries over the years, but keep coming back to kitchens and furniture design.
What do you love most about the job you do?
I adore meeting clients for the first time, listening to them share their big and small dreams and being trusted to deliver that for them.
What projects are you most proud of?
I’m proud of every project with a happy client at the end. I particularly love to bring materials together in a new way and challenge the status quo. Since joining JD Kitchens & Interiors I’m developing a new appreciation for painted finishes and the lush colours available.
What kind of projects do you struggle most with, why?
I’m a bit of a tidy freak, I love order and symmetry, so a design that involves freestanding appliances challenges me! They break the line of beautiful cabinetry and make cleaning more difficult in the long run.
What do you wish people knew about the job you do?
That figuring out a solution takes a bit of mulling over sometimes. I come up with the best ideas after a good night’s sleep!
What piece of advice would you give to anyone thinking about their dream interior project?
Consider what you currently have and how it serves you, or doesn’t! What are your priorities? Don’t spend too much time on Instagram, it can be overwhelming! Trust us to listen closely to you, to understand your needs and curate the endless options for you. That’s our job.
What does the rest of the team say about Ruth?
Ruth is an integral part of the team, as soon as she joined us it felt like she had always been here. She’s calm and cool and always sees a way forward, no matter the challenge.