Wall Street Journal, August 7th 2018: "Should You Decorate a Guest Room with Twin Beds?"
For reasons both aesthetic and practical, a fair number of decorators prefer twin beds in a room set up for sojourning friends and family. New York designer Richard Mishaan finds twins (also known as "singles") visually "less cumbersome" than a queen or king, thanks to the way they create a space between them. "It's the Japanese philosophy of Ma," he said, "the absence of something that gives you perfect balance." Though Mr. Mishaan sometimes joins the mattresses into a ki
The Wall Street Journal, March 23 2018: "Interior Design That Will Let You Party Like A Preside
The SoCal mix of opulence and ease in the legendary Sunnylands estate encouraged visiting world leaders to kick back. Designer Richard Mishaan shows how to create your own swanky space for high-level entertaining. Richard Mishaan fancies himself more than a decorator. "I'm an anthropologist," the New York interior designer said. "I observe how people live and try to make them comfortable." For a pair of effervescent Tribeca parents, for example, he introduced 18K gold til
The New Higher-Impact Way to Hang Art
"'The individual images draw you in,' said another New York designer, Richard Mishaan, 'and when you stop looking closely, they become a wallpaper.' He hung 12 photos by Massimo Vitali in a client's dining nook. The shots-- from crowded Italian beaches to Alpine resorts-- share an overexposed, sun-faded quality that unites the group. Any thread, such as genre or color scheme, can unify botanical prints, 19th-century silhouettes, even vintage wallpaper samples." Richard Mis
The Wall Street Journal, August 14, 2014: "Designer Richard Mishaan's Twist on Hanging Pain
"Chock-a-block with paintings, the gallery wall is a look whose history stretches from 17th-century Paris salons to the hipster lofts of modern-day Brooklyn. But a fine line divides a design classic and a design cliche-- and reinvigorating the conceit can tax even the most innovative stylist. New York-based architect and designer Richard Mishaan cracked the code, however, with this maritime-themed installation in the master suite of his family's 16th-century vacation home i