“The shiny walls glitter at night and glitter during the day, reflecting the lights of the city,” Mario Buatta says of Hilary Geary and Wilbur Ross’s apartment on the 30th floor of a Manhattan high-rise.The living room. Sconce from Liz O’Brien. Scalamandré sofa fabric. Decor, Mario Buatta, Living Rooms, Eating House, Eating Places, Eateri, Eating Houses, Mariobuatta, Dark Wall
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BLUE ROOM~1~~“If you don’t have a great room, covering it in one fabric can hide a multitude of sins,” Buatta says, describing this bedroom on Long Island’s North Shore. The space features a tropical print by Manuel Canovas that references the views of Long Island Sound. The blue-and-white color scheme is amplified by ceramics mounted on brackets and an assortment of cat-shaped cushions on the open-arm settee—a favorite Buatta design—at the foot of the bed.
The Georgian-inspired canopy bed Buatta designed for a client’s New York City pied-à-terre serves as “a separate room within a room,” the tastemaker says. A tulip-print fabric by Scalamandré is used throughout the space, which features carpeting by Stark and a mirror from Florian Papp. Buatta striéd the walls in a warm shade of apricot. (February 1999)
The ballroom features Mehle’s collection of 18th- and 19th-century mirrors and paintings, which overlook a Chinese low table by Gracie, an 18th-century Italian bergère (at right), and a sofa whose pillows are made of Scalamandré floral prints.
Mario Buatta ~ The playroom’s ceiling and walls are by Atabeigi; the hanging lantern is by John Rosselli & Assoc., and the pillow-back ottoman in the foreground is upholstered in a fabric from Lee Jofa.