Get to know the 2021 Connecticut Innovator,
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. He is known for his bold use of color and scale that honors tradition while defying predictability.
His design work has graced over 50 magazines covers worldwide and he has received consistent coverage in a respected shelter and media brands such as Architectural Digest, World of Interiors, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Cottages and Gardens, Veranda, Coastal Living and World of Interiors. His own homes have appeared in the New York Times Magazine on three separate occasions.
Baratta’s work has been celebrated in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now. He was named one of the Traditional Homes “20 Design Icons” and awarded Benjamin Moore’s coveted “Hue Award” for lifetime achievement in design.
Among his special collaborations, in 2018 he received a prestigious designation as Designer in Residence, at Colonial Williamsburg renovating the iconic Palmer House, (circa 1750). In addition, he had the honor of renovating the historic residence, Drumthwacket for the Governor and First Lady of New Jersey, Philip and Tammy Murphy.Where fashion meets interior design- Baratta was selected to create a capsule collection for spring 2019. “Nantucket” for Weekend Max Mara, the luxury Italian fashion brand. The collection debuted in Milan, Italy in the fall of 2018. In 2016, he launched a furniture collection with the venerable Thomasville Brand consisting of a 40 plus collection of upholstery, case pieces, mirrors and accent furniture. In addition, his signature bedding collection with industry leader Wildcat Territory, perfectly compliments his bedroom furniture for retailers and designers alike. In 2017 Baratta launched a spectacular collection of rugs designs with America’s 100 yr. old classic rug rugs manufacturer Capel Rugs.
Baratta a graduate of Fordham University has coauthored 3 books: The Exuberant Style of William Diamond and Anthony Baratta; and Diamond Baratta Design. He is soon to launch a new book with the esteemed published, Rizzoli, Decorate Happy in 2020.
He has an active social media audience of over 20,000 followers on Instagram and 30,000 on Facebook who he continues to delight with images of his over 35 years of interior design.