Designer Richard Mishaan.
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Richard Mishaan Curates a Room Inspired by Jonas Wood

Galerie asked the acclaimed designer to create an interior based on an influential work by his favorite artist
Japanese Garden 2 (2018) by Jonas Wood. Photo: Courtesy Of Christie’s Images Ltd.

Collectors turn to designer Richard Mishaan for his signature ability to harmonize blue-chip art and fantastical mixes of eclectic design pieces. But the best testaments to his unwavering eye just might be his own art-filled homes, where punchy patterns serve as the perfect backdrop for his enviable collection.

“I love the colors of this Jonas Wood—the blues and greens,” says Mishaan. “I’m crazy about how his work transports you with its depiction of how we relate to nature now. This painting, which was recently included in Christie’s postwar and contemporary art evening sale, transforms a room by bringing the outside in—suddenly, whether you’re in the country or the city, there’s this feeling you’re in an indoor-outdoor room.”

Izmir dinner plates by Laboratorio Paravicini; Photo: Courtesy Of Laboratorio Paravicini
Henning reception dining table by Richard Mishaan for Theodore Alexander; Photo: Courtesy Of Theodore Alexander
El chair by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia; Photo: Courtesy Of B&B Italia
Coup de Foudre velvet by Dedar; Photo: Courtesy Of Stark
Darlana chandelier by Visual Comfort & Co.; Photo: Courtesy Of Visual Comfort & Co.
Hayden bar cart by Interlude Home; Photo: Courtesy Of Interlude
Knotted-edge napkin by Kim Seybert; Photo: Courtesy Of Kim Seybert

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2019 Fall issue in the section “The Artful Home: Garden Variety.” Subscribe to the magazine.


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