about | richard rabel

NYC Interior Designer Richard Rabel
Richard is seriously knowledgeable and is one
of the nicest and least pretentious people I’ve
met in this industry.

Veronika Miller, CEO

The joy in my work comes from crafting modern spaces that achieve a stylish balance between function and form as a result of sifting a client’s wishes through my vision + experience.  – Richard Rabel


Richard is the creative eye behind Richard Rabel Interiors + Art, Ltd., a Manhattan studio offering interior residential design, decorating and art advising services. From apartments in New York and Paris to large properties in Dallas and Sao Paulo, Richard has shown an intuitive knack for uniting architecture, art and objects in unexpected ways that articulate an interior’s visual personality. His is an eclectic modern aesthetic of clean lines with a preference for infusing the design of his rooms with a tightly curated selection of antiques, 20th / 21st century masterworks and bespoke detailing.


Ten years at Christies – the international art auction house – where Richard was a Senior Vice President and Senior Specialist, studies in architecture and interior design at the University of Texas/Austin, Parsons and the New York School of Interior Design and over 35 years of global travel and living abroad experiences inform his polished signature strengths in design, modernism, beauty and art.


Richard’s work was recently published in Elle Decor and his studio was selected for New York Magazine’s Best of New York Design. He is an Honorary Committee member of The Salon Art + Design Fair – New York’s premiere international fair of modern and contemporary art and design. He was hand picked by Sotheby’s last year to design a room for their prestigious Designer Showhouse.


The Modern Sybarite, is Richard’s well-received online art and design journal recently named a media partner by London-based Haughton Art Fairs alongside other publications such as Apollo, Fine Art Connoisseur, Country & Town House, and Hedge.


Richard Rabel is a designer known for a sophisticated point of view that has made him blast onto the design scene in enviable fashion. His popularity grows naturally from his ability to create livable, warm and unique interiors that reflect a 21st-century lifestyle with classically modern sensibilities. – Global Lighting