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Upstairs and Downstairs with Antiques

by RUBY RAY KARZEN Reprinted with permission from the Jerusalem Post There is a story told about a dwarf named Gueridon who was a servant to King Louis XIV of France. It was his job to bring the King small cakes on a tray. Because of his size, he didn’t place the tray on a […]

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Rx for the tired looking home

by RUBY RAY KARZEN Reprinted with permission from the Jerusalem Post As the years pass by even the most imaginative and tastefully decorated home become time- worn and require re-decorating and refurbishing. For many people this is so overwhelming an undertaking that the project is ignored with the result that their homes become shabby, out-of- […]


Behind closed doors

by RUBY RAY KARZEN Reprinted with permission from the Jerusalem Post THE bathroom is a paradoxical room: while it is the most private place in the house, it ii also pub­lic. Guests will more likely see this room than the kitchen. The bathroom must be practical, as well as warm and com­fortable; convenient when you […]

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Cooking up a New Kitchen

City Lights Home and Gardens Supplement by RUBY RAY KARZEN Reprinted with permission from the Jerusalem Post So, you’ve decided to remodel your kitchen! Whether you are planning to do a minor facelift or are considering a major overhaul, you’re probably won­dering if you need a professional kitchen designer. You can hire a designer to […]


Color me ruby

GLORIA DEUTSCH, THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 23, 2006 Ruby Ray Karzen defines herself in many ways, but perhaps her two most important roles are as rebbetzin (rabbi’s wife) on the one hand and interior designer on the other. Married to Rabbi Jay Karzen for 50 years, Ruby only really began to work in her chosen […]

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