Taking a blank canvas and creating a stylish, yet comfortable space is what makes a talented interior designer tick. There are so many rules to interior design that can be limiting. One designer has been in the business for over 20 years due to his artistic vision, eye for detail, and love of fine art. He also does not follow the rules, but follows his instincts and heart. His name is Richard Mishaan and he just released his second book called “Artfully Modern”.
Richard Mishaan Design is based in New York City and has worked with many rich and influential people. He focuses more on what looks good together rather than the price tag, when others glance past items that are cheaper. He even has had the same sofas for over 20 years in his apartment. His thoughts are if you buy quality things, then they will last a very long time.
He also likes to think outside the box by mixing eras and styles together to get a harmonious design that appeals to the art lover. Richard Mishaan also displays his lover of color in his design. This is particularly apparent in his Hampton’s house. There is blue and white. In another room there are plaids, stripes, and flame stitches. He has an artistic touch that any lover of design would love.
Richard Mishaan was born in Cartagena, Columbia. He was partially raised in Italy. He attributes his sense of interior design to the Colombian culture, which is bold and colorful. He later received a Bachelor of Arts from New York University. He also attended Colombia University School of Architecture.
He married artist Marcia Rolfe Mishaan and they have two kids. They have one boy and a girl and are both of college age. Richard Mishaan and his wife Marcia currently reside on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Their home overlooks the iconic Central Park. He owns a home goods/design store in Greenwich Village called Homer.