JAMES RIXNER INTERIOR DESIGN
James Rixner's work always combines cues from the home's architecture with his own innate flair. He uses chic Mid-Century furniture and carefully selected antiques along with up-to-the-minute contemporary pieces to create his unmistakable style. His rooms display a Zen-like serenity with a welcoming mood and just the right amount of drama. He never employs a rubber stamp approach and instead strives to reflect both the client's needs and his own good taste. In the end, he created casually elegant rooms that are timeless, comfortable and highly livable.
James' projects include an oceanfront beach house in Sagaponack, a gracious Georgian Home in Greenwich, a classic family apartment in a Candela building on Park Avenue as well as a penthouse duplex loft with an expansive terrace in the iconic Chelsea Mercantile Building. In the Buckhead section of Atlanta, he recently completed a perfectly proportioned French Courtyard Home along with the adjoining outdoor spaces, summer kitchen, and Pool House.
In the over 25 years of operating his own studio, Rixner has designed numerous high-end private residences, corporate headquarters, and commercial spaces. He is a five-year alumnus of the prestigious Kips Bay Show House as well as a five-year alumnus of Manhattan's Holiday House Show House. He was also published in four monographs: “East Coast Rooms” by Anna Kasabian, “Show Houses: Signature Design Styles” by Stuchin and Abramson, “Inspired High-End Design” by Shane Reilly, and "Holiday House Ten Years of Decorating for a Cure" by Iris Dankner.
In addition, his projects have been shown in Elle Décor, Gotham Magazine, House, and Garden, New York Living, New York Spaces, The New York Times Magazine, New York Times House, and Home Section as well as in Traditional Home.
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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 divisions of Bloomingdale's, HLW Architects and Hinson & Company. He has also served as an instructor at Parson's School of Design and holds a Masters Degree in Urban Design from the University of Pittsburgh.
Victoria Gerts is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology where she received her BFA. She has worked for some of the cities top interior design firms and now is a Principal Designer at James Rixner. She utilizes her various talents in all phases of project management and client coordination. Victoria also adds a specialty of sustainability and green design to the firm's roster of talents.
Hope is a multifaceted professional who, in addition to her interior design talents is also an accomplished painter and a contemporary jewelry artist. Hope holds a BFA in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute. Additionally, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Fashion Institute of Technology with an AAS in Interior Design, where she is currently working toward completing her bachelors.