Diana Richards

Diana Richards

New York, NY, US



Born and raised in Manhattan, Diana has a uniquely intimate understanding of the intricacies and demands of city dwelling. She is a seasoned and creative problem solver with a diverse roster of projects: fashion showrooms, staged apartments, hotel lobbies, beach houses, lofts, and town houses. Diana is fluent in any number of tastes, ranging from found eclectic to cool contemporary.



Diana Richards Design, New York, NY, US, Owner

Jun 2010 - current

Huniford Design Studio, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

Managed all aspects of residential and commercial projects, locally and nation-wide

Collaborated on design and managed production of custom furniture, lighting, and accessories line

Managed design and development of Manhattan House, a highly publicized model apartment

Coordinated and styled photo shoots of completed projects for major publications such as Elle Décor and Hamptons Country and Garden

Styled and photographed the Huniford Design vintage collection for sale on Sourced furniture and decorative items at national antiques shows and flea markets

Oct 2008 - Jun 2010

Mark Zeff (Zeff Design), New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

Creative and collaborative decision making in all aspects of decoration

Created, coordinated, and managed project schedules, budgets, proposals, and billings

Frequent on-site inspections to maintain quality and schedule requirements

Sourced material and furniture, both on-line and worldwide

Formulated and implemented successful strategies to heighten awareness of Zeff Design

Regularly wrote and distributed information packages to publications such as Brand Week, Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, House Beautiful, O Magazine, Essence, and CNN Financial News.

Wrote regularly for the Zeff Design website, including product descriptions, personnel bios, and project summaries.

Oct 1999 - Dec 2005

Eric Cohler Design, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Assisted principal and senior designers with decoration and interior design process

Organized client presentations – pulling fabrics and tear sheets according to designer’s guidelines

Extensive tracking of orders, including customized furniture, fabrics, lighting, and construction finishes

On-site coordinator during installation

Sep 2001 - May 2002


Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, US, Bachelors, Film

Sep 1993 - May 1997

Areas of Specialization