9.04.2012

The Prince of Chintz: Mario Buatta

This summer I had the honor of briefly meeting the Prince of Chintz himself,  Mario Buatta.  He was incredibly gracious and friendly, a true gentleman.  Anyway, I love his timeless style, and the British side of me will always love high tea and chintz and that is why I love this Anglophile.  So for a little inspiration, here are a few pictures and some great quotes from this wonderful decorator. 
"Prince of Chintz" himself, Mario Buatta
 In an interview with AD, Mario Buatta described the crucial skills necessary to be a good decorator: "I’ve always said, to be a good decorator, you have to be three things: an actor (you have to pretend you like the person, their house and their things!), a psychiatrist (you have to figure out what the client wants) and a lawyer (to collect your money)!"  Hah! I love it.  You can read the article here.
Mario Buatta via Tory Birch Blog

Mario Buatta via Tory Birch Blog

Mario Buatta via Tory Birch Blog
Some words from Mario Buatta:

"Chintz is back in fashion."

"Ceilings are the fifth wall people always forget. Paint them yellow to let the sun in."

"Small spaces crave large furniture.  Try a four poster bed in a small room."

"Curtains hung high add instant height."

"Paint every room its own color."

"Kitchens look divine painted black."



Mario Buatta  
Mario Buatta 


Mario Buatta 


Mario Buatta
Cheers!

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