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Richard Mishaan is renowned for his masterly integration of textiles, palettes rich in complementary shades, natural materials forged by artisans, surfaces bedecked with talismanic curios, a strategic sense of when and where to place a mirror, and a deep knowledge of both the fine and decorative arts. His many influences, including his upbringing in Colombia, coupled with his idiosyncratic perspective, explain why his sophisticated clientele return repeatedly as their lives evolve. In Richard Mishaan Design, his working methods are revealed in projects as varied as the conversion of a 400-year-old barn in the Hamptons into a warm, inviting family home and the transformation of an ultra-modern, glass-walled New York City apartment into a comfortable yet sophisticated aerie.
Here, too, are show houses, which he uses as experimental laboratories, working out such diverse design ideas as updating legendary designer Renzo Mongiardino’s aesthetic and achieving a chic look on a tight budget. He has also designed rooms in a number of bespoke hotels, ranging from the Rat Pack-influenced Shelborne South Beach in Miami, Florida, to the Tcherassi, a renovated 250-year-old mansion in Cartagena, Colombia.
With its exceptional variety and wealth of eclectic, inventive ideas, Richard Mishaan Design provides an endless fount of inspiration.
Born in Colombia, Richard Mishaan attended Columbia University School of Architecture and began his career apprenticing for Philip Johnson. His firm, Richard Mishaan Design, has been creating interiors for residential, hospitality, and commercial clients for 30 years. He designs furniture for Theodore Alexander and lighting for Visual Comfort. His work has been featured in numerous design publications and is the subject of two previous books, Modern Luxury and Artfully Modern: Interiors by Richard Mishaan.
Jacqueline Terrebonne is the editor in chief of Galerie magazine. She has been a contributor to and editor at Architectural Digest, Gourmet, and Vogue.
“In this upcoming October title, the designer’s use of textiles and bold color palettes are on full display through his incredible work in homes and hotels.”
“In Richard Mishaan Design, the Colombian-born designer reveals his many inspirations through projects as varied as a 400-year-old barn in the Hamptons and a modern glass-walled high-rise in New York City.”