1958: Richard Mishaan is born in Bogota, Colombia, but political unrest forces his family to flee to South Florida when he's five years old. 'What Colombia meant to my family has stayed with me my whole life," he says. 1976: Studies communications at Emmerson College in Boston, then decides to "wing it" and transfer to New York University in 1978. 1980: Graduates with a Liberal Arts Bachelor's Degree and, a year later, enrolls in Columbia University's Graduate School of Arch
Interior designers dish out advice on prepping your home for entertaining. Create Multiple Seating Areas "The way to make a room comfortable for those who entertain or simply for when there are two people in the room is to make it feel quaint," says Richard Mishaan, who is known for this artfully crafted, spirited spaces. To achieve the cozy effect Mishaan strives for, he "creates multiple, smaller eating areas. You need to be able to hear a person when they speak to you."
"An Alexander Calder next to a 16th-century mirror? A set of Damien Hirst kaleidoscope prints above at 1930s commode? All in a day's work for Richard Mishaan, the Colombian-born designer known for exuberant interiors that mix eras and objects with vengeance and impunity. This month, the Monacelli Press releases 'Artfully Modern: Interiors by Richard Mishaan,' a dynamic look at some of his best projects of the past five years. Fittingly enough, it was a visit to the Paris l