From his deftly-decorated homes in Hombly Hills and Malibu, to his furniture line, Studiolo, designer and antiques dealer Richard Shapiro is known for his ability to procure a masterful mix. Using grand architecture, old world finishes, and a mix of high and low collectibles, Shapiro makes new builds appear as if they’ve been artfully weathering for centuries. To learn how we can impart some of Shapiro’s magic into our own homes, we asked the designer to break down his decorating methodology. Here, Shapiro shares his step-by-step guide to transforming your home from generic, white-walled box into a treasured Old World retreat.
Ready to say goodbye to Carrara marble?
If our editors’ 2018 design trend predictions hold true, those evergreen neutrals (think: marble, brass, and subway tile) are bound for a shake-up this year. From the introduction of supersaturated color to animal-inspired design, 2018’s trends are looking to be anything but the modest picks we’ve grown accustomed to. Get all of our editors’ 2018 design trend predictions below.
Ultra Violet, Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, is no “shrinking violet.” In fact, one could call the knockout color straight up intimidating. Sitting to the far right of the color spectrum, Ultra Violet doesn’t exactly invite other colors to mingle, after all. But in its isolationist nature lays this hue’s true beauty. Ultra Violet may not be the color you’re clamoring to pair with your neutral sofa set, but it is the color to dial up when you’re looking to make a billboard-style statement. Here are 10 pieces to help you do it.