James Rixner A.S.I.D Principal Designer

Interior Designer James Rixner, an architectural aficionado, came to New York with a Master’s Degree in Urban Design. He switched professions and successfully established himself as a trend setting designer over the past 35 years. James has developed a sophisticated style that always amazes. His interiors epitomize refinement, elegance, serenity, and suitability. Equally comfortable working with antiques, chic mid-century furniture, or up to the minute contemporary pieces, his projects span many styles and time frames.

James has been a show-stopping presence with critical acclaim as a five-time featured Kips Bay Showhouse participant and as a three-time participant of Holiday House. He has also been honored as a participating designer in the New York Botanical Gardens famous Orchid Dinner Event at the Mandarin Oriental Ballroom, both in 2010 and in 2012. His work has been prominently featured in major shelter publications including Traditional Home, New York Spaces, Interior Design, and The New York Times Magazine Design Section.

Mr. Rixner is a professional member of ASID, an NCIDQ certificate holder and also holds a New York State license as a Certified Interior Designer. Former positions include the interior design division of Bloomingdales, HLW Architects and Hinson & Company. He has also served as an instructor at Parson’s School of Design.

Today at the Azure, located on the Upper East Side in New York, we are pleased to present James Rixner’s new urban chic interiors. The Azure Penthouse is a unique opportunity to see the creative work of one of New York’s most talented design professionals.

James’ philosophy: “I approach all my projects with a painterly eye: color, texture and light are among the most important elements in a well-executed room. I have designed these rooms to accentuate the impressive scale and beautiful architecture of the Azure.”


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