Ruthie Lindsey tells her story of brokenness and beauty, of pain and purpose.

About the speaker

Watching beauty spill out of brokenness everywhere she goes, Ruthie is much more than your average designer or stylist. Her optimistic outlook on life paired with a desire to bring people together is evident in each project she takes on. With a knack for charming detail and cultivating beautiful experiences, she can be found anywhere from setting a table to prop-setting a stage to crafting your next set of encouragement cards. She is hardly ever limited when it comes to helping your vision pull on its creative pants and come to life.

If you’ve ever wanted to tell your life story through your home but didn’t know how to get the story started, then Ruthie is your girl. Building on her experience mixing treasured antiques and heirlooms with funky reclaimed pieces in her East Nashville home, Ruthie and her distinctive design style have earned multiple mentions on top design blogs including Apartment Therapy and Design Sponge. She’s opened her doors to host several Kinfolk workshops as well as a variety dinner gatherings, curated by community culinary projects such as Common Table. Taylor Swift even shot the album art for her latest multi-platinum album, RED, at Ruthie’s house.

Ruthie’s design philosophy goes well beyond simply finding pieces that look beautiful. She believes any space should be a reflection of the people who dwell in it, which is why getting a feel for her clients’ lives is just as important to her work as finding out their favorite colors. After listening to those stories, Ruthie has the ability to translate what she hears into a timeless design scheme that expresses each client’s personality beautifully.

Ruthie’s design work spills over into many other areas, including wardrobe styling and jewelry making as well. Her reclaimed vintage jewelry pieces have been sold at Catbird jewelry store in Brooklyn, and Ruthie is increasingly in demand as a stylist at Nashville photo and video shoots.

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    Bummed I missed this. Amazing story.

    Derek Long • April 11, 2014
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    I can't put into words how I felt as I watched this video. Such a painful & personal story which helped me to stop complaining about my small 1St World problems’. I just want to get up each day and make the people around me better because I was there and work my butt-off not for great design but for the people I love. Please watch this video, very powerful story of pain & ART

    Shayne Cuffy • July 23, 2014