20 Questions for Richard Mishaan

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Richard Mishaan

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My Style

My Astrological Sign is: Libra

If I Weren’t a Decorator, I Would Be: an art dealer

Style Icon: my dad

My Favorites

Favorite Movie Interior: George Cukor’s The Women

Favorite Cocktail: a glass of Super Tuscan red wine

Favorite Restaurant: La Vitrola in Cartagena, Colombia

Favorite Hotel: Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris

Hostess Gift: scented candles from Homer

My Resources

Decorative Accessories: Chinatown

Florist: L’Olivier in New York

Caterer: Robert, the restaurant at the Museum of Art and Design

Upholsterer: love them all

Favorite Local Shop: Bergdorf Goodman

Favorite Shop Abroad: Hermès


Favorite Paint Color: Williamsburg Blue from Behr

Favorite Room to Decorate: the one I’m working on

Favorite Pattern: anything animal print

Decorating Cheap Thrill: to throw in lots of CB2 items and still getting hugely complimented

Favorite Decorating Trick: It’s all a trick… and then a treat!

You’ll Never See Me Using: someone else’s tear sheet for inspiration

I look at design as a series of still lifes. Sondheim wrote, ‘White. A blank page or canvas. The challenge, bring order to the whole.’ That says it all...

— Richard Mishaan

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