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Mixed Stripe Lounge, Richard Shapiro residence, image via Architectural Digest, as seen on linenandlavender.net

Antiques Dealer and Designer, Richard Shapiro
has struck a beautiful balance in his residence in Malibu.
  

Pieces from around the globe ... old and new, ornate and primitive...
all coexist peacefully. 

Indoor-Outdoor Living in Malibu Richard Shapiro residence, image via Architectural Digest, as seen on linenandlavender.net


Bathing room open to garden and ocean view in Malibu, Richard Shapiro residence, image via Architectural Digest, as seen on linenandlavender.net


World traveler, bedroom, image via Architectural Digest, as seen on linenandlavender.net


Library and lounge, Malibu, Richard Shapiro residence, image via Architectural Digest, as seen on linenandlavender.net


Old world stone stairs to beach, Malibu, Richard Shapiro residence, image via Architectural Digest, as seen on linenandlavender.net

I am especially impressed by Mr. Shapiro's light hand with the antiques and decorative objects he used – with access to so many pieces, he could have easily filled every nook and cranny.  Instead, he wisely chose to leave much negative space throughout giving a relaxed, unpretentious air to the home.  
— Beautifully curated.



P.S.  I shared the living room of this home last year if you missed that 
– or would like to visit it again, see link below (I'm still coveting the fireplace): 

Antique Cypriot fireplace.  
See previous post {here}



all images via Architectural Digest
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Architectural Digest feature,
"Renaissance Man" in the April 2011 issue.
Photographed and produced by Miguel Flores-Vianna
Styled by Robert Rufino
Owner/Designer: Richard Shapiro, antiques dealer and
head of Studiolo home furnishings


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The Shapiro residence architect:  Douglas Burdge  
An image from another beautiful home by this firm:
Chapala Residence via Douglas Burdge Architects as seen on linenandlavender.net




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