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Texas Design Week Houston — In the Mind of Richard Mishaan

Richard Mishaan Appears at Texas Design Week Houston Tuesday, May 2 at CASA

BY // 04.28.23

Colombian-born designer Richard Mishaan has been exposed to design his entire life. He grew up in a house designed by a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright then began his own design career apprenticing for Philip Johnson. Mishaan’s expertise spans architecture, interior design, and landscape, and his latest book, Richard Mishaan Design: Architecture and Interiors (Vendome Press, October 2022), written with Galerie magazine editor in chief Jacqueline Terrebonne, delves into his process and working methods.

These include mood boards, for residential interiors in country and seaside homes and city apartments, as well as bespoke hotels, a restaurant, and show houses, which Mishaan describes as his laboratory for experimenting with new design concepts. From a 400-year-old barn in the Hamptons to his unforgettably layered room at Kips Bay Decorator Show House New York, the book is a fascinating tour through Mishaan’s deep knowledge of the fine and decorative arts and his idiosyncratic perspective. 

Design Advice

“In addition to collectible design, my passion for fine art drives my entire creative process. . . I often use trips to museums to spark new ideas for this. . . I’m informing my eye and taking in details such as how a piece is hung and lit or the fascinating color combinations in a period room. As I study the works and their settings, design ideas bubble up.”
Richard Mishaan

What, When, Where

Cocktails, illustrated talk, and book signings with Richard Mishaan and Alex Papachristidis, Tuesday, May 2, at CASA Houston at 2800 Kirby Drive at Westheimer. Texas Design Week is a ticketed event. For tickets and information go to TexasDesignWeek.com.

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