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Meet Elizabeth Ruffalo


Article by Somerset Hills City Lifestyle

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Elizabeth Ruffalo, the owner of Pheasant Lane Designs, is a talented interior designer based in Gladstone, New Jersey, serving the surrounding areas of Basking Ridge and Morristown. With over eight years of experience, Elizabeth is committed to creating beautiful and meaningful spaces for her clients, taking their individual styles and preferences into account.

Elizabeth is a proud wife to her husband, Matt, and mother to her five-year-old son, Leonardo. She believes that family is essential and that her commitment to creating comfortable and functional spaces for her clients stems from her own experience.

Starting her own business was a natural step for Elizabeth, as she wanted to be in control of her day-to-day routine while pursuing her passion for design. With Pheasant Lane Designs, Elizabeth has found her calling in creating personalized designs that reflect her client's unique tastes and lifestyles. Her goal is to make spaces feel like home with quality and meaningful selections, whether it's a residential or commercial project.

Elizabeth's advice to someone starting their own business is to keep going and stay committed to their passion. For Elizabeth, getting outside for a walk or hike is essential in maintaining her routine, keeping her head clear, and keeping her focused on her goals. She also recommends being open-minded to the client's style and input, while staying confident in her design aesthetic.

One of Elizabeth's favorite parts of being an entrepreneur is the personal interactions with her clients. As Pheasant Lane Designs continues to grow, Elizabeth has expanded her team and loves working with, teaching, and leading her team to ensure a high level of service and design for her clients.

Elizabeth emphasizes the importance of kindness and empathy in all interactions with clients and vendors. She is committed to treating people with respect and understanding, which has resulted in strong, lasting relationships within her industry.

Elizabeth's growth as an entrepreneur has brought her a better understanding of the skillset and knowledge that makes her stand out in the industry and how to best share it with others. She has also had to learn to let go and trust others, which has required her to get a system in place to manage her business effectively.

For Elizabeth, there are a few non-negotiables when it comes to running Pheasant Lane Designs. The biggest one is treating everyone with respect, from her staff, contractors, clients, and vendors. She is also committed to providing quality and meaningful selections for her clients while staying true to their individual styles and preferences. 

As Pheasant Lane Designs continues to grow and expand, Elizabeth and her team will continue to bring their passion and expertise to the world of design. If you're looking for an interior designer in Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Morristown, or the surrounding areas of New Jersey, Elizabeth Ruffalo, and Pheasant Lane Designs should be your top choice for personalized, high-quality design services. For more information visit

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