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In the Mind of Richard Mishaan C olombian-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, including mood boards, for residential interiors in country and seaside homes and city apartments, as well as bespoke hotels, a restaurant, and show houses, which he 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. Texas Design Week Houston What, When, Where: Cocktails, illustrated talk, and book signings with Richard Mishaan and Alex Papachristidis, Tuesday, May 2, at CASA Houston at Shops at Arrive, 2800 Kirby Drive. Tickets and information at 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 In a room designed by Richard Mishaan at Kips Bay Decorator Show House New York, ornately embroidered fabric transforms modernist slipper chairs from groovy into stately. The curtain fabric is dip-dyed, and the tassels from Samuel & Sons make the window treatments wonderfully over the top. ROGER DAVIES 58

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