On May 3, 2017, GQ published an article written by Louise Hart highlighting the 45th occasion of an annual event that takes place in the United States. The country’s best architects and designers cooperate in the transformation of a pricey ($26.8 million) townhouse.

 

With so much talent located in one place, Hart tapped into their expertise to help men avoid some common mistakes when designing their space? The following tips are a small representation of the 13 most common mistakes and what to do about them.

 

Thinking without color, most men avoid color to show masculinity. Neal Beckstedt and Timothy Brown suggest lightening up the darkness. The rustic look. Beckstedt also suggests contrasting the bold wood look with furry rugs, and high gloss paint.

 

Robert Stilin says spaces need to be comfortable. There is no point in living in a showroom. Use furniture that’s comfortable. He likes to mix great art and a softer environment that people want to hang out it.

 

Furniture placed against the walls. Susan Ferrier picks the mistake of putting the furniture against the walls in a bedroom. Float the chairs, tables, etc., to make movement within the room easier. The use of glass is becoming very popular as well, Bendheim makes architectural glass that is stylish and can transform and elevate just about any space, bringing it into the modern century.

 

Richard Mishaan opined that men hide their treasures when they should put them on display. Great art, souvenirs from an adventure, or an antique desk, let them shine.

Mishaan was born in Columbia. He attended New York University where he earned a Bachelor of Art’s degree and then went on to the Columbia University of Architecture. His first experience working in design was as an apprentice to Philip Johnson. Richard wrote two books, Modern Luxury and Artfully Modern published by a division of Random House. Richard Mishaan Design is now at the top of the design industry in New York and the world.

 

Richard has a reputation for mixing eras and styles. He is also known for his fearless use of color and expensive taste. His wife’s name is Marcia. He lives with her and their sons Nick, who is twenty, and Ali, who is 18 in an apartment filled with art.