THE PROFILE: ALL ABOUT JAMES

THE PROFILE: ALL ABOUT JAMES

The Profile: All about James Rixner who is an Interior Designer and architectural aficionado.  James has a Master’s Degree in Urban Design and has established himself as a popular and sought after designer in New York City and beyond.  His sophisticated interior design projects have been prominently featured in The New York Times, Interior Design Magazine, Traditional Home Magazine, New York Spaces Magazine and multitude of other print and online shelter publications. James enjoys working with antiques, chic mid-century furniture or up to the minute modern. His projects span many styles and time frames.

Name  
James Rixner
Occupation 

Interior Designer

Tell me about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be most significant in your career

Without a doubt, being invited to participate in the 25th Anniversary of the Kips Bay Decorators Show House.  All the designers from the first year were participating (who by then were world famous such as Mario Buatta and Mark Hampton) .  I was one of 4 newcomers invited to design a room for this prestigious event. This totally changed my life!
What things do you not like to do 
I’m not a big fan of waiting – precious time.

What is your perfect pizza 

New York style thin, crisp crust with triple cheese and meat balls!


What kitchen utensil do you use most frequently 

The martini stirrer.

Who is your secret celebrity crush?

I’m MAD for Ryan Reynolds.


Are you a night owl or a morning person  

Morning Person FOR SURE!

What time of day were you born 

6:33 PM

Do you know your heritage  

Yes
1/2 English and 1/2 Czech on BOTH my parents sides.

Do you follow astrology? What is your zodiac sign 

Yes. 
Leo Sun, Scorpio Moon and Libra Rising


What would your DJ Name be  

Melodies by Margo Channing

Do you have a favorite number

11

How many pairs of shoes do you own  

Quickly approaching the same as Imelda Marcos.

Do you have a favorite fashion magazine

GQ

What is your “go-to” fashion brand  

Tom Ford

If we were to peek in your closet, the dominant color would be? 

Blue and Gray

What is your present state of mind 

Exuberant!

 It’s 6pm at your favorite bar or restaurant, what drink do you order 

Ciroc Vodka Dry Martini with triple olives.



Do you awake with or without an alarm 

No Alarm EVER!

Uber, Taxi, Subway or Citi Bike 

I’m a true New Yorker! Subway ,first choice; Taxi , Second Choice; Uber Third Choice.


What song is ready to play on your playlist 

This will be hard to believe but it’s true!  
Et in Terra Pax from Vivaldi’s Gloria.

What is the last photo you took with your cell phone 

Visitors enjoying my room design for the Grand Salon at Holiday House last night.


    One of the best lessons my parents taught me is to   

    Be true to yourself and treat others with 
    dignity and respect.

        What is your favorite work of art  

        Modigliani’s  1917 Nude Sitting on a Divan


        What is your favorite building in Manhattan 

        Emery Roth’s 1929 Masterpiece, the Beresford.

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Rio Hamilton

Rio Hamilton is a business development professional with vast marketing and sales experience.He specializes in brand promotion for the luxury interior design and lifestyle industries. Rio works with companies, individuals and groups on concentrated brand identity and elevation. He has a popular website that chronicles "the who's who" at design and fashion events throughout greater New York.

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