Home décor magazines are quite popular in New York. Considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, people are eager to brighten up their living spaces with ideas from New York’s best interior designers. A name that has featured numerous times in such magazines is Richard Mishaan. The founder and manager of Richard Mishaan Design is considered interior design royalty in New York, and for a good reason.
Brought up in Colombia, Richard Mishaan moved to the United States in his adulthood and studied at the University of New York. He began his career working for the famed architect, Phillip Johnson. The brief experience with Mr. Johnson laid sparked his interest in design and led him on a path to become one of the most skilled and unique in New York’s interior design industry. As opposed to holding him back, his educational background in architecture gave him an edge over his peers by enabling him to see perspectives others did not. Soon after graduating with his postgraduate degree, Mishaan decided that it was time he created his artistic designs. Therefore, about two-and-a-half decades ago, he founded the firm, Richard Mishaan Design
Richard Mishaan is what many would call an interior design purist. He does not believe in boundaries when working on his projects. Consequently, a look through Richard Mishaan Design’s portfolio reveals spaces that combine modernity and antiquity in a peculiar but aesthetic and functional manner. His secret life is that he draws much of the inspiration for these designs from his own experiences. Growing up in Colombia exposed him to color and historical art. Equally, his move to New York exposed him to symmetry and modern art. Consequently, the designs he creates are merely representations of the various experiences he has had in life. Since these experiences cannot be bought or copied, Richard Mishaan Design has consistently remained at the top for the last 26 years.