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Richard Mishaan Shows Daring Is Good

Richard Mishaan is the designer who dares. And his ability to be daring has panned out for him in spades. Mishaan is now one of the most sought-after designers in New York with a client list that reads like the White Pages.


Mishaan is stylistically expansive. He was born in Cartegena, Columbia and raised both there and in Milan. Mishaan says the colors he was surrounded by made a huge impact on how he designs. The combination of his cultural roots and bachelors degree in architecture helps him put together some of the most aesthetic concepts seen in design.


Not only does Mishaan own a successful design firm in New York, he has authored two books — Artfully Modern and Modern Luxury. Both books show how to create a stylish abode whether you are a multimillionaire or on a shoestring budget. Mishaan includes several pictures of his own house and New York, as well as designs he has created for clients.


Mishaan says he loves to mix eras for a certain effect. “I have some items in my home from the 16th century and mix them with 1930s and it all ties together perfectly.”

Rihard Mishaan also owns a spacious Cartegena home that he’s designed from top to bottom.


Mishaan’s design studio has a full line of furniture, accessories, lighting and art. He gives a lot of great tips for individuals who have very small spaces to decorate. “I want people to learn how to make their homes come alive without having a lot of money or space.”