1 2 in 1988 with mark hampton he oversaw the interior redecoration of blair house in washington d c. Mario buatta s manhattan apartment is for sale.
Buatta the son of olive and felix buatta was born on oct.
Mario buatta world of interiors. They suggest comfort formality and informality at the same time. 1 2 3 his most extensive work was carolands a 92 room chateau located in hillsborough california. Yesterday on instagram emily evans eerdmans author of mario buatta.
Although known as the prince of chintz for his love of using chintz fabrics in his interiors i would like to call interior designer mario buatta if i may the master of color. 20 1935 and was raised in the north shore community of west brighton together with his brother joseph. A book a treasure make that treasury of mr buatta s wonderful world of rooms.
Blair house which was built in 1824 for dr. Built in 1929 the apartment is in a six story double wide townhouse known as the george and martha whitney house. Mario buatta s manhattan apartment in his own home the designer surrounds himself with beloved objects he has collected throughout the years.
It was written by emily evans eerdmans the exceptionally talented writer who authored mario buatta. Famed for his english country style interiors that are influenced by the 18th and 19th centuries buatta s rooms are timeless. It s biblical in proportions and oh so wise in words.
Joseph lovell the first surgeon general of the united states is a federal style townhouse much like other edifices seen throughout washington d c. Emily notes the duplex contains quintessentially buatta elements such as inviting seating drapery with dressmaker details a glorious rainbow of color touches of chinoiserie fantasy and occasional bursts of chintz. Thanks to a perfect pairing of mario buatta and the incomparable emily evans eerdmans the book called mario buatta fifty years of american decoration should be placed atop your book stack never another to be placed above it.
He designed interiors for clients including mariah carey henry ford ii malcolm forbes barbara walters nelson doubleday samuel irving newhouse sr charlotte ford and billy joel. You get the picture. The living room walls are glazed in three shades of.
Prince of interiors will offer a diverse array of nearly 1 000 works that mr. Buatta lived with in his upper east side apartment in new york city as well as the william mason house an historic gothic style home in thompson connecticut and feature many pieces that have long been admired in showhouse rooms and shelter magazines over the years. Fifty years of american interior decoration broke the news that the manhattan apartment of the late prince of chintz is about to hit the market.
After graduating from curtis high school buatta attended wagner college and went on to study architecture at manhattan s cooper union. Mario buatta one of the world s foremost interior designers and the highly revered staten island son who was affectionately referred to as the prince of chintz has died. Fifty years of american interior decoration aka the buattapedia and became one of mario s dearest friends.