Richard Mishaan is an architectural and interior designer who lives and works in New York City. His company, Richard Mishaan Design, has been named one of the 2016 and 2017 Top 50 Coastal Designers by Ocean Home Magazine. This includes interior and architectural designers that work on both the West and East Coasts with his work being called “stunning” and “spectacular” by the magazine.
As an elite interior designer, Richard Mishaan has developed a taste that is a mix of authentic and lavish. He includes luxury touches in his designs which include antiques as well as bright and bold modern color patterns. He has authored his first book showing some of his designs and his design philosophy that he named, “Modern Luxury and Artfully Modern”.
He was recently selected by the Kip’s Bay Boys & Girls Club to design their Decorator Show House. He designed the room in a way that makes it appear as if the items in it had been collected over a long time. He pointed to how families in Florence and Venice used to highly desire the workmanship of highly skilled artisans which they featured on silks and velvet showcases. While he didn’t have nearly the time these families did to artfully decorate a room in such a fashion, Mishaan was more than up for the task and created something that is elegant and eclectic in nature.
Other types of items that Richard Mishaan Design specializes in using includes artisanal textures that have been created by hand. He also favors the use of porcelain which makes the entire environment in which it is placed stand out and draws attention. These types of designs are featured in the second book he authored, “Artfully Modern”, which was published by Monacelli Press. This book makes the perfect coffee-table book as Richard Mishaan’s work is inspirational to look at.
One would think that Richard Mishaan is only about high-end, expensive furniture and accessories. He’s actually far more populist than that and believes the best design comes from a great eye rather than spending large amounts of money to furnish a room.