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archetype (ˈär-ki-ˌtīp) n. A first form from which varieties arise or imitations are made.


Archetype Design Studio, LLC

A full-service interior design firm specializing in high-end residential projects

Every person has a story to tell. What makes you unique? Your gifts, talents, vision, dreams, likes, dislikes combine to form your personal narrative. At Archetype Design Studio, we consider each of these qualities as we design, keeping one thought constantly in mind: your home should reflect your personality, not ours. Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, Old World or modern, we have the experience, skill and flexibility to meet your needs. And from entire home renovations to single-room makeovers, we approach each project with the goal of revealing our clients in every design. Randy L. Snell, principal designer, has 34 years of experience designing high-end residential interiors. Prior to Archetype Design Studio, Randy worked as an interior designer at two of Pittsburgh's most prestigious firms, Mark Christy Associates and Astorino.


Randy made our dream come true! Drawn by photos demonstrating his exceptional use of color, texture and pattern, we contacted Randy to refresh the majority of our beloved 23-year-old home. He listened attentively as we explained our goal to honor our love of history, art, nature, family and hospitality with fresher, brighter rooms conducive to frequent entertaining. Using paint, wall coverings, floor coverings, window treatments, furniture, moldings and accessories, Randy brought an uplifting, beautiful new color palette to life — flowing seamlessly throughout and brimming with exciting textures and patterns. Randy’s creative eye, incredible attention to detail, ability to gently stretch...


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