It does not take long for one to come to the realization that Richard Mishaan is a design genius who pushes comfort zones and typical design expectations. While running his company Richard Mishaan Design, he also has two published books, a large presence on Pinterest, a furniture line and is a New York favorite for detailed and one of kind designs.

Richard Mishaan Design has a user friendly and impressive website that you could get lost in if you allowed yourself. It eloquently exhibits his books, portfolio, furniture collection and information about him personally. My personal favorite project of his is the Amagansett Retreat. Between the exposed ship lap, brick fire place and outside sitting areas who wouldn’t dream of this on their own property? With just the right amount of cottage and modern design this space is just another example of Richard’s raw talent and passion for interior design.

While experience is an obvious advantage for Mr. Mishaan, his background also provides us a glimmer into how he has become the legacy he is today. According to, Richard was born in Columbia and received his B.A. in architecture from New York University. After graduation he spent time apprenticing for Philip Johnson. As the old saying goes, you must learn from the best to be the best.

Even though he is a world renowned known designer, we can’t help admire his passion and dedication to the things he loves most. His entire life dedicated to creating one of kind designs, but maybe more importantly serving his clients beyond their expectations. Providing them a space that allows them to accomplish and create their own goals and dreams. Maybe he’s more than a designer, but the title is a good window looking in to the life of this astounding human.