Katie Ruckel

Home Furnishings Consultant

Katie Ruckel

Where I grew up:

The Panhandle of Florida and I spent my teenage years in Virginia Beach/Chesapeake 


Education:

BA in Theater and Dance Communications from Old Dominion

AS in drafting and design for ITT Technical institute 

Experience

15 years working with Visual display and merchandising

8 years working in interior design and space planning

I’ve Worked as costume designer for and artistic director for local theater projects.  

My favorite project was an interior design for a couple who lived down at the beach.  We were able to liven up their home with a completely new fun design. They got new furniture rugs and accessories and we were able to keep a favorite chair just covered with new fabric.  It was a great collaboration of desire and design.  

Favorite book:  George R. R. Martin’s Songs of Ice and Fire Series 

Favorite movie: Amelie

Enjoy most about my job:

Working with clients to create environments that reflect their unique styles and functional needs.

Hobbies:

Storytelling, costume and set design, painting

What I would tell a client:

My greatest strength as a designer is my ability to listen to and observe my clients needs and desires.  I have worked in many different design environments and that makes me able to adapt to each client and their space.  I want them to be proud and happy to live and entertain in the spaces I help them create.