Quintessence, April 28, 2017: "First Look 45th Kips Bay Decorator Show House"
April 29, 2017
“Richard Mishaan’s showstopping sitting room is an ode to travel, craftsmanship, and heritage. With a nod to the maximalist interiors of Renzo Mongiardino, Mishaan emulates the layered sophistication of artistic spaces like those in Venetian palaces that have been created over time, often including acquisitions from far flung locations around the globe. Eclectic pieces help tell the global story. Above, a rare Edoaurd Lievre mirror reveals the painter’s interest in Japanese styles melded with gilding of French Rococo style. And a large Peter Schlesinger gourd adds a contemporary flair for color and texture. Layering in artisanal textiles, including Fortuny and many hand loomed silks from Venice’s Bevilacqua, bespoke accessories and a curated selection of decorative arts, the room feels both timeless and our time. Beautiful details and contemporary additions, such as a Walton Ford painting, prints created in conjunction with Soicher Marin, below, parchment tables and select accessories continue to tell the eclectic story of a ‘Well Traveled Room.’”