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Sprucing Up the House for the Home Wedding: Richard's Interiors
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Richard's is currently readying the interior of a house for an at-home wedding: 59 windows need new draperies -- not to mention all the new furniture and additional occasional pieces. Well, if he can do that for a sprawling suburban manse, imagine what he can do for a Manhattan apartment with, we're sure, a lot fewer than 59 windows! Richard Harary has been in the home fashion industry for over 25 years, and in his charming vest-pocket-size shop, he stocks fine-quality luxury fabrics, from which he makes draperies, window treatments (think Roman, balloon, and even motorized sunscreen shades), bedding ensembles, and furniture. 

Harary recently became an agent for imported, luxe Indian silks -- stripes, plaids, embroidered goods -- and sells them for between $40 and $90 per yard, although he quickly notes they sell for far more elsewhere. On staff are three designers who can help you plan your new living room, or just determine what will give a tired living room a cheery face-lift. He brings furniture up from North Carolina, and both club and wing chairs start at $1,200 and sofas at $2,000 (exclusive of fabric and freight). In a pinch, he might be able to turn around a single window treatment in two weeks, but workroom projects usually require a 4-6 week turnaround, and furniture 8-10 weeks. 1390 Lexington Ave. btw. 91st & 92nd Sts., 212-831-9000; richardsinteriordesign.net (This article originally appeared in the 4/06 issue of Manhattan Living.)

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About the Author: About the Author: Ruth J. Katz is a well-known shopping and service writer based in New York City. She has written about shopping for 25 years for New York magazine; covered the topic on-air at Fox-TV for several years as the Home Services expert; and had her own show on both the USA and Lifetime Cable networks. Katz wrote extensively for The New York Times as well, and contributed periodically to the New York Daily News. She is a passionate shopper, always looking for not merely a good buy, but the best buy, ferreting out a "steal" or discovering up-and-coming designers. She has written five books and is a former contributing editor to Hearst's Redbook, Classic Home, and Colonial Homes; she is currently a Contributing Editor of New York Home, Golf Connoisseur, The Modern Estate, and Promenade magazines. She is also the former Shopping Director for Davler Media's Manhattan Living.

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