Mishaan Design is one of the most influential interior design firms in the nation and around the world. The firm’s latest creative and artistic work, in 2017, is for the Kip’s Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House. Founder, Richard Mishaan is the creator of the grand library room showing, held from May 2nd to June 1st. Haute Living reported, on May 6th, that his inspiration comes from the rooms crafted for historic families in Venice and Florence. Mishaan has travelled to many countries designing interiors for hospitality, residential and hospitality clients.
The grand salon/library for the Boys and Girls Club Mishaan designed features treasured items and wall covering with Fortuny fabrics. Silk velvet in animal print, cords, and woven tap were used to create the room’s backdrop of layered color. The wall resembles a room seen in the Palace of Topkapi with a touch of oriental art and a contemporary painting by artist Walton Ford. Mishaan said his discipline and academic knowledge of historical designs helped him to achieve the extravagant room. He says his creative library room can be used for entertaining guests or as a study.
Richard Mishaan has more than 25 years of expertise in the interior design industry serving businesses, hotels, and homeowners. Since establishing Richard Mishaan Design, he has created marvelous works for hotels, including St. Regis, Shelborne, and the Marriott. His first hotel design was for a presidential suite at the St. Regis Hotel, in New York City, and soon after, other suites for brands. Mishaan says the next big trend in hospitality design in the future is an experience of the club-style hotel, in a NY Design Agenda interview.
Richard Mishaan was born in Columbia and attended Columbia University School of Architecture. He relocated to the United States and earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University. After receiving his degree, he worked as an apprentice for Phillip Johnson focusing on fashion, interior design, and architecture. Mishaan is an author of two books, Modern Luxury and Artfully Modern.