Richard Mishaan, who is one of the top interior and architectural designers in New York, is well known for interiors that are impressive and integrate vintage pieces, decorated items that have bold color and pattern as well as antiques that have been carefully curated.
He is listed on the AD 100 and Elle Décor A list. Richard Mishaan wrote and published the books Artfully Modern as well as Modern Luxury which was launched at Random House by Monacelli Press.
For the grand library and salon he designed in the Kip’s Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House This year, he said what motivated him was a room that was collected over a period. Similar to ancient Florence or Venice families who transformed their artisan’s workmanship and bought velvets and kills when they were ready and merged them with what they had on the ground.
Over time, items that were treasured were purchased with the goal of a curator preparing for a show in the museum. Richard Mishaan added that he had been as academic and disciplined while selecting items the room should consist of having had only a brief time to do so. He also felt he attained the appeal that his clients were looking for, based on their unique personalities. Richard Mishaan also added that what provides information for the mind and soul was travel and culture. He also added that Design which was done using heritage as the groundwork brings about a legacy that surpasses styles and trends and making it pure and timeless.
Richard Mishaan was born in Colombia and started his career by working as an apprentice in the Philip and Johnson office. This was after he had attained a BA from the University of New York and gone to the School of Architecture at the University of Colombia. He mixed his understanding of architecture, fashion, and interior design as well as his cultural roots to bring about a detailed understanding of quality and luxury.
One of Richard Mishaan’ Design which was outstanding occurred when a residence which was the 16th century attracted him. This was close to the center of the historic district. He made a choice to purchase it and carry out a renovation on it so as to create a retreat for him and his family. Mishaan had to go with certain codes for preservation because the location was accorded a UNESCO World Heritage site. According to him, he began to think of a clever method, given the amount of renovation he had to carry out, this was an understatement. The former owner had broken down the interior of the house into rooms which were smaller, so he had to make use of a scaffolding system which was elaborate to provide support for the facade while he worked in the center. It wasn’t an easy task because the interiors enclosed a central courtyard. Overall, the project took him two years, and the result was a remarkable Richard Mishaan Design.