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RALPH HARVARD has been working as an Interior Designer in New York for over thirty years. As an Architectural Historian & Preservationist, his focus is always on good design, proper proportions, and quality craftsmanship. At Ralph Harvard Inc., his fundamental approach is to integrate interior design with architecture, followed by carefully chosen paint colors and finishes, comfortable upholstered furniture, and a variety of fabrics, carpets, and antiques. Ralph's scholarly knowledge of period furniture enables him to guide clients in building or refining their collections. Making livable homes for clients who collect fine decorative arts is his specialty, and in every case these spaces reflect the client's own personal taste and style. His clients range from the CEO of JPMorgan Chase and the Chairman of Christies to curators, collectors and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.


With a staff of five, RALPH HARVARD INC. is located in a townhouse on the Upper East Side. We have an extensive network of resources throughout America and Europe, regularly trade with all of the auction houses, and maintain excellent working relationships with the most prominent dealers and shops. We also offer a full understanding of traditional construction details, techniques, and operations. Our staff is experienced in comprehensive project management with careful attention to detail. 


Vice President of the Decorative Arts Trust, Ralph is a distinguished lecturer and scholar with articles contributed to Magazine Antiques and Antiques and Fine Art. His sold out architectural tours for Colonial Williamsburg are among the highlights  of the Antiques Forum held there every February.


House Beautiful wrote that, “Ralph's style translates into gracious living.” It went on to say, “Ralph has an understanding of how to live well in a large house, a scholarly knowledge of period styles. [His] rooms are often glamorous, always comfortable.”  A Washington Post article described a project Ralph designed in Annapolis, Maryland as having “the look of impeccable taste and old money.”


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