In The BNOTP Library: Mario Buatta, Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration

I discovered the designer, Mario Buatta, kind of late in life but loved his work as soon as I saw it. I immediately Googled to find a book by him and couldn't believe there were none! What?!!  I was beyond excited when I read someone finally convinced him to do a book. Of course, when you're an Interior Designer for 50 years and never write a single book, when you do, it's a whopper! A 432 page … [Read more...]


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Decorating English Country Style

I first heard about the highly respected English design firm, Colefax and Fowler via Mario Buatta. Mario is one of my favorite designers and in interviews, he often mentions how he was greatly influenced by their work back when he was just starting out in the 1960's. His book comes out in October...I can't wait! If you want to pre-order it, you'll find it on Amazon. I rarely pre-order books, but I did this … [Read more...]


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Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration

Recently, I read an article in The Wall Street Journal  by Ralph Gardner, JR called Beyond the Chintz.  Mr. Gardner met Mr. Buatta when they were seated next to each other at a charity event. He mentions when he first met Mr. Buatta, he was a bit intimidated since he is such a well known designer, having decorated the homes of Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Barbara Walters, Blair House...the list goes on.  It's … [Read more...]


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