best design books artfully modern interiors by richard mishaan

Richard Mishaan is the head of Richard Mishaan Design, an interior design and architecture firm in New York City. He also designs a collection of furniture for his design store, Homer, and is an Architectural Digest Top 100 designer. He received a BA from New York University and attended the Columbia University School of Architecture, then began his career by apprenticing in the office of Philip Johnson. His work has been featured in Architectural DigestElle DecorInterior Design, the New York TimesInStyleVeranda, and Traditional Home. He is also the author of Modern Luxury (2009).


Richard Mishaan

Interior designer Richard Mishaan believes that all furniture and decorative accessories with inherently good form can be combined successfully regardless of style, period, or price. He creates exuberant, bold, glamorous spaces known for their masterful use of art that are nevertheless comfortable above all. In his work, every room is treated to at least one small luxury: bespoke embroidery on a wall covering, a shimmery midcentury Murano-glass chandelier, or a screen covered in wallpaper patterned like malachite.


Mishaan believes that the best interiors are layered and rich. He skillfully brings together furnishings and objects from myriad eras—Italian neoclassic, seventeenth-century French, African tribal, Art Deco, Biedermeier—in a contemporary fusion style that has become his signature.


This volume (published by Monacelli Press) covers Mishaan’s best work since 2009 and includes a dozen spaces of every scale, from gemlike city apartments to Hamptons estates and the presidential suite at the St. Regis Hotel. Throughout, he weaves tips on how to live well in any size dwelling; full-color photography illustrates his ideas for truly personalizing spaces and for injecting areas devoted completely to comfort in every room.


“The refreshing voice of designer Richard Mishaan echoes throughout his monograph, Artfully Modern. In addition to residential work, including his own homes in Manhattan and Cartagena, Colombia, the book includes his hotel commission for the presidential suite at the St. Regis in New York, all with special emphasis on the artwork that defines these spaces.” Architectural Digest

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