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Richard Shapiro

Los Angeles, US
a man leaning against a wall in a living room
a living room filled with furniture and a fire place
a hallway leading to a living room and dining room
a bathroom with a marble counter top and a marble sink
a living room filled with furniture and pictures on the wall
a pool with a gazebo in the middle of it
a dining room with a table and chairs
a living room filled with furniture and a fire place
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a patio with a view of the ocean
a living room filled with lots of furniture
a living room filled with furniture and a large window
a patio area with a bench and potted plants
a living room filled with furniture and a statue
a garden filled with lots of green plants
a living room filled with furniture and a large window
a living room with a couch and a canopy bed
a set of steps leading up to a building
a spiral staircase in a house with stone steps
a stack of books sitting on top of a table


For over twenty years Richard Shapiro has presided over his eponymous enterprise, Richard Shapiro Studiolo, specializing in period furnishings from antiquity through the twentieth century, as well as Studiolo, the esteemed collection of contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories of his own design.

A renowned designer and tastemaker, widely know for his ability to mix periods and styles, he is regularly sought out as an arbiter of matters related to interior decoration, architectural and garden design.

In 2016, Rizzoli released a stunning and best selling monograph of his work, "Past Perfect, Richard Shapiro Houses and Gardens". The book focuses on Shapiro’s two magnificent, much-imitated homes, which provide a broad array of examples related to living graciously with antiques, replicating the aura of antiquity, and the complex challenge of marrying centuries-old building materials with new construction.

His interiors, gardens and architectural design have been prominently featured in Elle Decor, Veranda, Vogue, House & Garden (UK, cover), Architectural Digest USA (cover), AD Germany (cover), AD France (cover), AD Italy (cover), the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, California Homes, Elle Décor A List, AD at 100-One Hundred Years of Architectural Digest, Vogue Living, Collector's issue of the World's Most Extraordinary Homes (cover feature) and many other books, publications and blogs focused on design.

Richard is currently at work on major residential projects in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Richard Shapiro

can advise on
Furniture and home decor selection and placement
Styling (surfaces, walls, sofas, beds, etc.)
Paint and wall treatments
Fixtures, finishes, trims
Drapes and window treatments
Construction and remodel ideas / second opinions
Stores and brands to consider
Exterior design
Cabinetry and built-ins
Guidance/second opinion for other professional interior designers
Floor plan layouts
Career advice/mentorship for aspiring designers

Why a 1:1 Consultation?

Whether your project is a gut renovation or a room in need of a refresh, Richard Shapiro can guide you in creating a fully-realized space that you'll love living in.

You can show your space over video, put together a presentation with photos and/or links to walk through over screen-share, or simply chat and take notes. The time is yours to use however is most helpful for you.

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