Renowned interior designer Anthony Baratta has earned the title 'King of East Coast Chic'. He is best known for his outspoken projects in which colour and striking proportions take center stage. With almost forty years of experience, this spring he published his first monographic publication, entitled Decorate Happy: Bold, Colorful Interiors (Rizzoli).
In this publication, the American designer brings together twelve recent projects, each of which stands out in its own way. Their goal: to put a smile on your face. Baratta does this by playfully dealing with (geometric) patterns, textures, colours and shapes. In the foreword he describes it as follows: “People's lives are like colourful quilts, all of the crazy pieces come together to form one amazing, beautiful whole. No one’s life story is a simple beige blanket." And we couldn’t agree more, just looking at these images we feel the warmth.
“No one’s life story is a simple beige blanket,” according to designer Anthony Baratta.
In the book, you’ll discover how Anthony Baratta applies his unique style to a wide variety of residences. From a penthouse in a big city and a beach house in Long Island to an eighteenth century house in Williamsburg, Virginia and a ski house in the mountains of Utah. With each realisation, the designer shares a number of decoration ideas which readers can apply to create his or her own unique and eye-catching living environment. For example, don't be afraid to combine rustic elements with sleeker, more formal pieces of furniture. This way you create a balance that brings warmth to an otherwise more neutral, subdued yet sophisticated space. We all want to feel that warmth and cosiness when we come home to relax. We have to admit that although Anthony Baratta's interiors are quite daring, his talent lies in his ability to shape and decorate these outspoken spaces in such a way that they never feel too exuberant.
Buy the book online today (via this link) and get inspired! Header image: © Kris Tamburello
© Decorate Happy: Bold, Colorful Interiors by Anthony Baratta, Rizzoli New York, 2020