Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mario Buatta’s Romantic Interiors

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. Famed for his English country style interiors that are influenced by the 18th and 19th centuries, Buatta’s rooms are timeless; they suggest comfort, formality, and informality at the same time.

His mastery in using color is profound- where the rooms are the subject matter, he is the artist. His color application to interiors will surely elevate your mood by the use of both saturated and delicate colors in striking composition.

To some he might be considered old fashioned, but to me his rooms are a cheerful reference to history.

Romantic Bedrooms...

Photo 1,4 courtesy of Architectural Digest, photography Scott Frances
Photo 2 courtesy of NYSD
Photo 5 courtesy of AD, photography Scott Frances
Photo 3,6 Courtesy of AD, photography by Gordon Beall


Edith Hope said...

Dear PoE, Well, Buatta's interiors certainly appeal to me and I think that your title is most apposite. I feel that he handles the contrasting colours and farics with confidence and these rooms look wonderfully welcoming and comfortable to me. His style reminds me of Nicholas Haslam and could certainly be called 'English'....although a touch of shabbiness would not go amiss!!

classic • casual • home said...

Lush comfort, grace and attention to detail. Perhaps too many ruffles for my personal taste but oh, wow, love the fabrics.
Mary Ann

quintessence said...

Although I prefer a somewhat sparer aesthetic, his use of color is indeed impressive.

The Devoted Classicist said...

I have provided architectural services for several projects decorated by Mario and can assure you that the color schemes are even more impressive in person.

Picture of Elegance said...

TDC- I can only imagine how the color schemes impacted the look and feel of the rooms...


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