Richard Mishaan is recognized and well known in the architectural and design industry. His lavish tastes showcase beautifully with the interior designs that he creates. Richard Mishaan designs uses antiques that accentuate vintage pieces and other decor with a boldness in pattern and lush colors. Mishaan is on the A list of the Elle Decor and the AD 100. When he’s not busy creating a masterpiece interiorly, he found time to write his own book, “Modern Luxury and Artfully Modern”.
For the Kip Bay Boys and Girls Club Show House, he created this lavish grand salon and library. The inspiration and theme he used for the room came from a collection of time. He used items that were handmade so that the detail and skill could be seen in each area of the room. Mishaan used the finest of silks and velvets placing them in the right spots to accentuate the overall beauty of the room. The collection of items that was used in the room gave the essence of time as it went on. The room is more than just a library, it is a room you can entertain in. In each home that he has remodeled, there is always one room he considers the library. However, a library is much more than just a library.
He was careful in the decision on what fabrics to use and decided on the animal prints and the silk velvet textures, mixed with cords and woven tapes to create the start of the theme. He layered the backdrop so that each item flowed into the next adding a variety of cultures within the room. Each item has a historic value in it so that the person feels they are taking a journey through time.
Mishaan feels that what touches the soul and educates is both travel and culture. Designs that stem from heritages speaks volumes of the different styles and trends that exceeds the expectations of the surface. His passions are handmade pieces and porcelain objects that create a personal, intimate touch to the environment and makes it unique from the rest. When asked what inspires him to be an interior designer today, he responds with everything.