Interior Design

Decorate Happy: Bold, Colorful Interiors

The first solo book by celebrated interior designer Anthony Baratta, Decorate Happy showcases Baratta's preppy-chic style in a pattern-filled guide to decorating with verve and style.

Anthony Baratta's rooms are happy. Whether they are found in the country or the city, these maximalist rooms are designed to make you smile. In his first solo book, Anthony Baratta, whose work has graced more than fifty magazine covers and been celebrated in the Cooper-Hewitt, shares twelve of his most recent houses, all in their own way perfect examples of his classic high-color, high-pattern all-American style. Some nod to the historical importance of centuries past, like an eighteenth-century house in Colonial Williamsburg; some are nautical chic. Some are glorious pop art, with mod rooms and bright primary colors, while others are chicly rustic. Although all the houses are unique, their rooms share one consistent underpinning: joy.

Colorful, pattern-filled, life-affirming--these are rooms where life is meant to be lived to the fullest.

About The Author

Anthony Baratta, the king of East Coast chic, is one of the most celebrated and respected interior designers of the day with a global following of loyal fans. Formerly half of the iconic design dream team Diamond Baratta, Baratta has been named one of Traditional Home's 20 Design Icons, honored by the Cooper-Hewitt, awarded Benjamin Moore's coveted Hue Award for lifetime achievement in design, and named the inaugural designer in residence in Colonial Williamsburg. The author of two previous books, All-American: The Exuberant Style of William Diamond and Anthony Baratta and Diamond Baratta Design, Baratta opened his own firm in 2016.

  • Publish Date: February 18, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-3/4 x 11
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $45.00
  • CDN Price: $60.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6682-3

Reviews

"...designer Anthony Baratta showcases his preppy-chic style in a pattern-filled guide to decorating with verve and style. Baratta –whose work has graced more than fifty magazine covers and been celebrated in the Cooper-Hewitt – shares twelve of his most recent houses, perfect examples of his classic all-American style." —ASPIRE HOME & DESIGN

"Baratta’s work allows his clients (and himself) to smile every time they open the front door and come home. Now you, too, can experience that joy through immersing yourself in twelve of his homes of varying scale, location, and purpose." —SOCIETY DIARIES 

"Baratta showcases his finds in his book "Decorate Happy: Bold, Colorful Interiors," which comes out in February. In many of the spaces, including at Colonial Williamsburg, where he was designer-in-residence last year, he shows examples of taking antique or vintage sofas and chairs and upholstering them in unexpected fabrics such as menswear plaids, bright tartans and large-scale florals. Old wood end tables can be lacquered black for a classic look. Mid-century modern bedroom furniture sets can be broken up; the chests look great in living rooms."
—WASHINGTON POST