July 21,2023

2014 AD100: Mario Buatta

by David Stewart

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Widely acclaimed as America’s premier interpreter of English country-house classicism, Mario Buatta brings an opulent flair to traditional design, as showcased in his first-ever book, Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration (Rizzoli), published this past fall. Over the course of his distinguished career, the Prince of Chintz has retained his signature style, albeit with myriad variations of key elements: highly glazed walls in rich shades, an abundance of meticulously tailored curtains, plump upholstery, and eye-popping pattern combinations. The Manhattan-based éminence grise, who launched his firm in 1963, has accrued a stellar client roster that has included the late Henry Ford II, Barbara Walters, Mariah Carey, and financier Wilbur Ross and his wife, Hilary. And Buatta is still going strong—one of his most recent projects is a 40-room lakeside mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. 212-988-6811

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