As Colonial Williamsburg’s first Designer in Residence, Anthony Baratta is known for his exuberant All-American style. So when recent clients purchased a pied-à-terre at the Apthorp on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, naturally they called upon him to capture their favorite decorating theme: historic Americana with an emphasis on textiles and folk art.
With large rooms to fill, Anthony scaled appropriately, selecting big sofas, high chairs, grand curtains, and a patriotic palette of red, white, and blue. References to Colonial design include matelasse-covered slipper chair in a bedroom, an armchair in a wool ingrain, and stripes found throughout from the entry and bedroom wallpapers to the tapes and trims on the furniture and curtains. The result is a whimsical home designed to delight and inspire!
Let’s take a tour with images from the July/August 2021 issue of VERANDA, in addition to previously unpublished photos provided to The Glam Pad. Photography by Mark Roskams.
One of the things I really like about this design is how well curated it is- relatively few very well chosen objects. An almost spare look such a refreshing change from overly decorated rooms with way too many objects and furnishings in them.
I bought his two books Diamond Baratta Design and All-American. When I opened the books my jaw drops because it is so beautiful patriotic and whimsy which is my style. I love Glam Pad emails. I am looking forward to read them every week and sometimes I Bookmark them. Thank you so much for showing us all these beautiful homes.
Simply STUNNING! Every room is flawless.
His work is always Perfection!