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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 32 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.


I cannot say enough good things about Randy and Alaina and their work at Archetype Design Studio! Their eye for quality design is unparalleled! From beginning to completion of our projects, Randy and Alaina have taken the time to get to know what we want and what our style is, resulting in a final product that has been exactly what we hoped for but could never envision on our own. They have always presented us with multiple suggestions and options, offered their opinion while respecting and integrating ours, and made the process fun every step of the way! On top of that, they have been professional, timely, and detail-oriented. I highly recommend Archetype Design!


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