Richard Mishaan

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Richard Mishaan
Born Colombia
Residence New York City
Education Columbia University, Harvard University
Occupation Interior designer, architect
Spouse(s) Marcia Mishaan
Children 2

Richard Mishaan is an interior designer based in New York City.[1] He has worked on designs for Sony Corporation of America, the Shelborne Hotel in South Beach, Miami, Florida, the Hotel Tcherassi in Cartagena, Colombia, and the presidential suite for the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. Mishaan has also designed furniture for Bolier and Company, lighting for Urban Electric Co., and accessories for Asia Tides.[2][3]

Early life and education

Mishaan was born in Bogota, Colombia.[4] He moved to New York in 1978.[5][6] He attended Columbia University School of Architecture for real estate development and architecture[7][8][9] and attended Harvard Business School.[6]


After graduating from Columbia University, in the 1970s and 1980s, he became a fashion designer.[10] Mishaan also owned a sports-wear company called Chose Classique, and designed under a label with his name.[6][11]

In 1997, Mishaan opened a retail design shop called Homer. In 2008, the Whitney Museum of American Art reclaimed the area of Madison Avenue where the shop was located,[12] and the shop relocated to the A&D building on 58th Street.[13]

Mishaan released his first book, Modern Luxury, in 2009.[5] That same year, he designed a showcase apartment for Hearst Magazine in collaboration with Town & Country.[14]

In 2011, Mishaan worked with Soicher Marin to release a 76-item art collection.[10] That same year he designed the living room of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House.[15][16][17]

In 2012, HSN, formerly the Home Shopping Network, worked with Universal Pictures to create a product line to be featured on HSN which would promote the movie Snow White and the Huntsman. Mishaan created home furnishing products for the promotion including candlesticks, lamps, mirrors and decorative pillows.[18]

In 2013, Mishaan announced he would reopen Homer, the retail store which he closed in 2008. The new iteration in Greenwich Village would have a revolving collection of furniture, decorative accessories, and art.[19][7] The store offerings would include furniture Mishaan designed for Bolier as well as lighting he designed for Urban Electric.[12] Mishaan released his second book, Artfully Modern: Interiors by Richard Mishaan, in 2014 featuring his New York designs.[5][20] The book reached number one in its category on[1] That same year, Mishaan's design company, Richard Mishaan Design, was included on the AD100 list of the world's best interior designers and architects.[7]

Mishaan worked with Bromley Caldari Architects to design luxury condos at 17 East 12th Street in 2014.[21][22] He designed a 6,300sqft apartment at 101 Warren Street in Tribeca, which included Macassar ebony millwork in the living room and Bizazza mosaic tiles in the bathroom with a Duravit Starck oval tub.[23] He has also worked on the renovation of The Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach,[20][24] the Tcherassi Hotel and Spa in Cartagena, Colombia with fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi,[6][24] homes in Sag Harbor, New York and London,[14] a suite for St. Regis Hotel,[14] and a show house for the Holiday House Hamptons in Bridgehampton, New York.[25][26]

In 2017, his designs were featured in the first-floor sitting room of the Kips Bay Show House which included custom wallpaper by Iksel Decorative Arts and was inspired by Turkish and Venetian palaces.[27]

Personal life

Mishaan and his wife Marcia live in New York and have two children. They have a house in Long Island, New York, and apartment in Manhattan, and a retreat in Cartagena, Colombia.[5][14][28]


  • Richard Mishaan, Elizabeth Gaynor (2009). Modern Luxury. Monaceli Press. ISBN 9781580932288.
  • Richard Mishaan, Judith Nasatir (2014). Artfully Modern: Interiors by Richard Mishaan. Monacelli Press. ISBN 9781580934008.


  1. ^ a b Bettina Zilkha (November 15, 2014). "Dinner To Celebrate The Publication Of Richard Mishaan's Artfully Modern". Forbes. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Richard Mishaan". A Hotel Life. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  3. ^ George Ross (2003). "Coming Up Trump". HC&G.
  4. ^ Woody Hochswender (7 April 1990). "With Nods to Rome, the Renaissance and the 60's". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d Ted Loos (5 November 2014). "Richard Mishaan, the designer who dares". NYPost. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d Rima Suqi. "Pop! Goes the Beach House" (PDF). Departures. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  7. ^ a b c "2014 AD100: Richard Mishaan Design". Architectural Digest. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Top Interior Designer in NY: Richard Mishaan Design". New York Design Agenda. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  9. ^ Andrea Truffin (April 2005). "Creating Electric Utopias". Avenue Magazine.
  10. ^ a b Tracy Bulla (25 May 2011). "Soicher Marin debuts Richard Mishaan Collection". Home Accents Today. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  11. ^ Kimberly Cihlar (7 April 1988). "Hose Classique (men's fashion line designed by Richard Mishaan". Daily News Record. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  12. ^ a b Arlene Hirst (6 February 2013). "A New Home for Homer". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Field Trip". Irwin Weiner Interiors. 8 November 2007. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  14. ^ a b c d Pamela Fiori (November 2014). "Mishaan Statement". Introspective Magazine. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  15. ^ Penelope Green (27 April 2011). "Kips Bay Decorated, and Curated". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Kips Bay 2011". Dering Hall. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  17. ^ Laura Fenton (4 May 2011). "The Kips Bay Decorator Show House". Elle Decor. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  18. ^ Elizabeth Olson (26 March 2012). "HSN Plans Event to Sell 'Snow White,' the Merchandise". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  19. ^ "Richard Mishaan Reopens HOMER Store in NYC". The Editor At Large. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  20. ^ a b "The Interior Designer: Richard Mishaan". Luxe Source. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  21. ^ "17 East 12th Street". The Real Deal. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  22. ^ Zachary Kussin (20 June 2014). "First three units at 17 East 12th Street to hit market today". The Real Deal. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  23. ^ Rebecca Morse (October 2015). "New York Properties Designed by Richard Mishaan, Jennifer Post, and More Are On the Market". Cottages & Gardens. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  24. ^ a b Stephanie Vanamee (18 May 2015). "Staying In Context". Sotheby's. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  25. ^ Julie Lasky (21 June 2013). "Crazy, Wacky and Elegant". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  26. ^ "Master of the Mash-Up". Loony Magazine. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  27. ^ Penelope Green (3 August 2017). "Decorators on Display at the Kips Bay Show House".
  28. ^ Brad Goldfarb (December 16, 2016). "Interior Designer Richard Mishaan's Art-Filled Residence in New York". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
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