Interior Design - The Art of Decorating

Vicki Ruff has been a full-service Interior Designer in Rochester, NY since 1998. She has an extraordinary ability to quickly pinpoint each client’s unique sense of style, and transform any space into something spectacular!

Vicki’s unique business model makes her services affordable to many people who could not otherwise pay a professional designer. (See “Pricing” for further details.)

Whether you are choosing paint colors, selecting window treatments, updating a room, or building your dream home, Vicki’s professional guidance will eliminate confusion, wasted time, and costly mistakes….and give you professional results that you never dreamed possible!

Vicki will carefully listen as you express your goals, budget, needs and style preferences, and guide you through the each step of the design process from beginning to end.

Interior Design Service

Are you looking to re-decorate your home, but don't know how to "pull it all together?" Designing a home that says “WOW” is more complex than most people realize. Professional designers follow a methodical process to achieve results that look…well…professional! Vicki will listen carefully as you discuss your needs, goals, and budget. She will help you pinpoint your unique style and color preferences, and create a floor plan to maximize your space. Together you will select the perfect furniture, flooring, window treatments, wall color, lighting and accessories for professional results that make you say “Wow”. Learn more about interior design service.

Interior Re-Design Service ("The Mini-Makeover")

Has your home looked the same way for so long that you can’t visualize it any other way? Or maybe you’ve purchased new furniture, but the room doesn’t feel “complete.” You will be amazed what Vicki can do in just a couple of hours by simply rearranging your furniture, editing your belongings, or pulling in accessories from other rooms. She will offer additional suggestions to improve and complete your space for that “designer look.” Sometimes a new furniture arrangement, strategically placed lighting or a beautiful piece of artwork is all it takes to transform your room into the kind you see in magazines. Learn more about this interior re-design service.

Home Staging Service

Would you ever go to a job interview without dressing appropriately or brushing your hair? Failing to prepare your home for re-sale with the right cosmetic changes is the #1 mistake in real estate. With so many homes on the market, it is crucial to make a favorable first impression. Buyers cannot see past overcrowded rooms and outdated décor. Vicki will provide an honest assessment of what should be updated, changed, added, or removed to showcase your home in the best possible light. Vicki has staged numerous homes for one of Rochester’s most successful realtors (her husband!) and countless spec homes for Rochester’s finest homebuilders. Vicki’s knowledge and experience in preparing homes for re-sale will help you sell more quickly, and obtain the highest potential value for your home! Learn more about home staging service.

New Construction and Remodeling Service

Building a new home requires a myriad of detailed decisions, and is one of the most stressful events you will ever experience. The decisions are permanent and costly…you will live with them for years, and they will ultimately affect the value of your home. It is crucial that all your selections complement and coordinate with each other…and have lasting appeal.

Vicki has worked for Rochester’s finest homebuilders including Woodstone Custom Homes, PrideMark Homes, Morrell Builders, FSI Construction and Bowering Homes. In this capacity, she has designed model homes, spec homes, and assisted countless clients through the building selection process. In fifteen years, Vicki has been directly involved in the construction of over 100 new homes. Vicki will guide you through the building selection process every step of the way, and assist you with every detailed decision as you construct your dream home:

Exterior Selections:
Siding or Paint Color
Trim Color
Shutters - Style and Color
Stone or Brick
Front Door
Garage Door
Roof
Gutters
Exterior Lighting

Interior Selections:
Cabinetry – Kitchen and Baths
Countertops – Kitchen and Baths
Flooring - Carpet, Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Vinyl
Ceramic Tile Design - Baths, Kitchen Backsplash Bath Tile – Selection and Design
Paint Colors – Walls and Trim
Light Fixtures
Bath Fixtures
Fireplace Design - Mantel Design, Stone/Tile/Brick
Interior Trim - Moldings/Doors/Staircase Design
Kitchen Appliances
Bath Fixtures
Door Handles and Cabinetry Pulls

My Professional Guidance May Not Cost You a Dime!
Most designers charge $75-200 per hour. My business model is very consumer-friendly and may cost you nothing!"

Serving the Rochester New York Area.