Newsday, May 5 2017: "Flights of Fancy at Kips Bay"
April 10, 2017
"Back to the 17th Century. That is not a Persian carpet on the walls of Manhattan designer Richard Mishaan's Parlor Room. It is a wall covering digitally mastered from hand-painted wood panels rescued from a house in Syria that was built in the early 1600s (and 200 years later removed and installed at a house in Germany, and now in a museum). Its intricate, colorful, arabesque design exists alongside dozens of other objects with strong patterns of all types-- including an actual Persian rug on the floor.
DIY Tip: The lesson in this room is to mix patterns. 'The more, the better,' says Mishaan, who owns a home in Sagaponack. 'Go with it. Be bold.' The mishmash 'becomes almost neutral,' he adds."