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Richard Mishaan: A World Leader In Interior Design

Richard Mishaan, born in Columbia, is an author and Interior Designer over the last 20 years. He attended both the Columbia University School of Architecture and received his Bachelor of Arts from the New York University.


He creatively designed his home, an apartment, located on Fifth Avenue, which could also serve as a museum. His wife of 18 years is an artist, Marcia Rolfe Mishaan and they have raised a son and daughter, Nick, 23, and Ali, 21.


To understand Richard Mishaan’s point of view, you need to be an expert in the arts with the eye of a curator. Examples of the apartment’s artwork and sculptures include a stainless-steel piece by the Chinese artist, Zhan Wang, perched on top of a table by Guy de Rougemont, in the entrance hall, which stands near a neoclassical carved-wood console.


He has placed a 17th-century console in the same room as a contemporary sculpture. On the walls hangs a scene by 19th-century Italian artist Federico Andreotti, a painter, complimented by glass droplets, created by Rob Wynne. A painting by Donald Baechler hangs over the living room sofa with Andy Warhol’s Brillo box sculpture in the library.


Richard Mishaan authored two books, “Modern Luxury” and “Artfully Modern.” Further, his skills are put on display in Artfully Modern, his second monograph, published by Monacelli Press. What sets Richard Mishaan apart from other designers can best be described by one word, eclectic. His use color compliments the artwork, sculpture, upholstery, window treatments, and furniture.


Richard Mishaan’s style is so unique that it is referred to as The Mishaan touch. The crux of his success is his ability to combine fashion with architecture complimented by interior design. He was born in Cartagena, Colombia, and was in part raised in Italy. Mishaan states that he was surrounded by color from his youth. His genius and creativity are inspired by his Columbian cultural roots.


Richard Mishaan Design is a world leader in Interior Design, an independent thinker and determined to carve out his road, undiminished and undeterred by the conventional thinking of his contemporary interior designers.