"You should know that Janet Ruffolo is definitely NOT your ordinary designer! She is an incredibly talented, patient designer who seems to read minds. When we began working together, Janet suggested several ways we could rearrange things we already own promptly created a whole new look to our main living area. From that moment on we have been captivated and thrilled with the magic that Janet has worked in our home.
Janet listened carefully to both my husband and myself - frequently two VERY different thought patterns - and then, at our next appointment, she would arrive and present us with choices galore, having beautiful combined our ideas. Fabric samples, paint samples, sketches, and photo's...all kinds of things gathered together for us to look at and consider in the comfort of our own home.
Janet suggested places we could shop ourselves. There is nothing like working with such a talented person when you're looking for that right item, from an area rug, to a painting, fabric for pillows....Janet's creativity is endless! Her attention to detail is fabulous! She has a keen eye for visualizing the final product.
Our home has been beautifully transformed AND we have had the pleasure of working with Janet. Janet's high energy, friendliness, flexibility and enthusiasm prevail in all she does. Janet goes above and beyond, there is n doubt about that. You may plan on Janet's expertise and quality of service to exceed your expectations! Janet is truly "One in a Million!!"
"I am writing to share my delight with the services Janet Ruffolo, Interiors by Janet, provided for us and for our move. Janet went beyond our expectations and she was able to anticipate and meet needs we had not expected. Her expertise and professionalism benefit us greatly.
Janet personally provided and an evaluation of our home belongings prior to our move selecting very wisely items for us and our anticipated new residence. Her advice made our move extremely more efficient and cost effective. We also benefited the day of our move; Janet provided assistance to us as our belongings were moved into our new residence. On moving day she met the moving truck, having evaluated the items and done an assessment of our new residence, she directed very effectively the placement of furniture and belongings that allowed us to be functional in a very short period of time. She communicated effectively with the moving staff. The services Janet provided made what would have been a very stressful process, smooth and organize.
We then utilize Interiors by Janet and again had Janet‘s personal expertise and assisting and directing new furniture purchases and decorating our new residence. She handled all the measurements, designing, ordering, coordination, and scheduling of installers. This was all done with ease, wisdom, and professionalism. As a result we have been blessed with a beautifully designed comfortable home that goes beyond our expectations, and receives compliments from all who enter.
Again, the services Janet Ruffolo, and interiors by Janet, provided were invaluable to us in our move, and settled into our new home. Janet took an overwhelming stress factor out of our move and offered us professional wisdom, organization, and efficiency. We are forever thankful for her services and support provided. Janet was a joy to work with as she is not only gifted, talented, professional, but also an effective communicator and encourager."
"Interiors by Janet (IBJ) is one of the best kept secrets in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. As a professional Interior Designer with over 30 years of experience partnering with architects and construction managers, Janet Ruffolo now provides her wide array of interior design skills direct to residential clients at a wonderful value. With IBJ, you get tremendous value – luxury at a reasonable cost.
Specifically, we found these things to be extremely beneficial in working with IBJ prior to and during the completion of our new home:
· She is a highly competent Interior Designer with extensive contacts who is highly skilled at interfacing with vendors/tradespeople to manage the total execution of her gorgeous designs
· She is highly ethical, a strong leader, a keen listener, possesses a very calm demeanor, is truly passionate about helping others, well-organized and highly reliable
· She has a wonderful support staff that keeps all projects moving along in a professional manner while keeping us well-informed every step of the way
For us, IBJ provided Space Planning prior to our move to place our existing furniture in the new home. This allowed us to save money by not having to move pieces we could not use and be forced to dispose of them in a new city. We ordered beautiful custom window treatments that were ready to install just after closing to provide security and beauty to our home. Lastly, we designed custom closets throughout out new home to maximize every inch of storage. She co-created, designed, managed and executed every project with professional and warmth. We knew we were in the best hands. We highly recommend Janet Ruffolo and her company, Interiors by Janet."
"I am writing in support of Janet Ruffolo and her desire to imploy her talents to help people and establishing and inviting and hospitable environment in their home and/or their business. Janet is someone I would recommend without hesitation if you have a need to update her room, or decorate any of your spaces.
I have used decorators in several of my residences and vacation homes. When I moved into my current home, I did not see the need to start from scratch, nor did I want to purchase new items. Janet stepped in to help me with staging pieces from four different residences. In one afternoon she directed the professional movers I hired as to the placement of these pieces and use them to the greatest advantage in my space. She came up with novel ways of using a large coffee table that I loved and thought I needed to get rid of.
Though Janet is a gift decorator, she’s also a good listener and friend. She is interested in your ideas and respectful of your budget. From my association with Janet, the greatest compliment I feel came from my mover, Larry Ellison of E – Man transport. He said that Janet was the easiest decorator he had worked with. When I asked for the reason, he said she was courteous and efficient, and so his time was not wasted. I can say too, that with Janet’s help, my time and furniture was put to better use as well."
"As a partner to interior design colleagues throughout South Florida for nearly 20 years, DCOTA welcomes this opportunity to support Janet Ruffolo.
In recent years we have had the pleasure of collaborating with Janet on several key projects that have led to increased visibility and future recognition of DCOTA‘s designer on call program. Additionally, Janet was instrumental in leading a partnering event between DCOTA and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.
In this leadership role Janet was responsible for soliciting contributions from DCOTA showrooms from a high profile auction event, and for conceding the design concept with the museum exhibit in conjunction with the auction. Each of these assignments required diligence, diplomacy, design expertise, and a solid business acumen-- and we are pleased to report that the project success was attributed to her mastering of these skills.
Having a long - standing career in the AE/ID industry, I have collaborated on many projects that were successfully completed by teaming with talented design professionals like Janet who also possess the requisite skills for managing schedules, budgets and for the construction phase of projects. Her strategic thinking combined with her many visual talents is a winning combination - and it is without hesitation that we support her."
"It is with pleasure and confidence that I have this opportunity to write a letter of recommendation for Janet Ruffolo.
Janet and I worked closely together. She conveyed a positive professional image and excelled in affective human relations. Her excellent communication skills, follow-through and dependability made her a valuable liaison between the sales representative and myself. She was exceptionally willing and successful as a team worker.
Janet took ownership of the project and handled every detail with accuracy and thoroughness. She designed the furniture layout for a variety of different rooms and coordinated the color schemes for those rooms. Specifically, she was instrumental in the designing and she completed the rigorous project with unfailing enthusiasm while displaying a strong sense of integrity. We were extremely satisfied with her overall job performance."