Photos: Kathy Wakile celebrates the grand opening of R. Home Interior Design Store

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Kathy Wakile with OMJ’s Kelly Dillon

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kathy Wakile and her husband Rich Wakile celebrated the grand opening of R. Home Interior Design Store Thursday night in Livingston. R. Home is a one-stop shop for high-end interior design, featuring ten home design vendors under one roof, from interior design and architectural services, to professional paint and contracting, audio visual installations, furniture, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, and more.

Owner Tracey Butler, who previously worked as a fashion buyer at Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel before becoming an interior designer, tells me she previously owned a store called B. Home Design down the road for 5 years. The 20 year design veteran and previous assistant to Thom Filicia says they held their soft opening back in August and decided to wait for the holidays to celebrate the grand opening. “We are gathering together all 10 vendors, our guests, and clients and we are going to kick off the spring season.”

Kathy, who had the kitchen cabinets in her stunning new Franklin Lakes home designed by R. Home vendor Creative Cabinets, was on hand to greet fans and sign copies of her bestselling cookbook Indulge.

Click below for you inside look at this fabulous soiree.