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Interior Design: Light & Colour in a Penthouse by Mario Buatta, New York

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Light & Color in the penthouse by Mario Buatta, New York

No monotony or grey in this beautiful and spacious penthouse in New York City: here, light delicate patterns and colours exude a witty and radiant atmosphere. Mario Buatta is the designer behind this transformation: “I think color is so important, especially in New York, to come in from streets full of stone and cement to a drab apartment is just depressing”. His work brings freshness to the space, especially in the living room, with its soft and cheerful green.

Buatta has a collection of modern art and photography at his disposal—the clients, an investor and his wife, are passionate collectors and like to mix everything, so Buatta has introduced modern art to traditional and architecture and classic furniture in the 7,000 square foot space.

Light & Color in the penthouse by Mario Buatta, New York

In the living room, a fresh green palette and natural light welcome all who enter; to accent the room’s height, Buatta created faux-marble pediments above the doors. Sofas and chairs in different patterns are a charming invitation

Light & Color in the penthouse by Mario Buatta, New York

Light & Color in the penthouse by Mario Buatta, New York

Rose and gold are the colours of the dining room which has two smaller tables instead of large one, the idea here being to give the space the feeling of a garden tent

Light & Color in the penthouse by Mario Buatta, New York

The library is a junction of two small rooms, with wood panels adding cosiness and sophistication

Light & Color in the penthouse by Mario Buatta, New York

The romantic bedroom has patterned wood floors in the same shade of green in the living room, with the canopy bed as the star of the space. Below: outside, a gazebo adds old-world charm to the spacious terrace

Light & Color in the penthouse by Mario Buatta, New York

Isn`t the end result lovely? Bárbara

 

 

 

 


Images: photography by Scott Frances for Architectural Digest

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Interiors Editor, Brazil

A designer with an eye for aesthetics and a love for décor, Barbara lives in Brazil where she once worked with fashion brands at an advertising agency. She has lived in Australia for a season, worked as freelancer, and in 2008, she created her first blog about fashion. Two years later, she launched a second blog about décor. Today, both blogs are one, and a place where she edits, photographs and creates content daily. Living Gazette has become a benchmark for aesthetics determined. She has been a reader of This is Glamorous since 2008 and the site has been a great influence in her work.
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  • I’d want some sort of folding screens or foliage trellis to block the view from the windows in the opposite building. I like to waft around and drink morning coffee in my nightgown. Privacy in the city is really important.

  • Omg!!! That rooftop is the dreamiest thing – who lives there???? I want! haha xx

    Nikki | http://www.nikkibstyles.com

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