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.
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
Do you know your heritage
1/2 English and 1/2 Czech on BOTH my parents sides.
Do you follow astrology? What is your zodiac sign
Leo Sun, Scorpio Moon and Libra Rising
What would your DJ Name be
Melodies by Margo Channing
Do you have a favorite number
How many pairs of shoes do you own
Quickly approaching the same as Imelda Marcos.
Do you have a favorite fashion magazine
What is your “go-to” fashion brand
If we were to peek in your closet, the dominant color would be?
Blue and Gray
What is your present state of mind
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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