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2019

DESIGNER IN RESIDENCE

 

In 2019, WILLIAMSBURG invited interior designer Anthony Baratta to live on Colonial Williamsburg’s historic Duke of Gloucester Street. Baratta put his stamp on the iconic Palmer House (circa 1750), decorating and furnishing it with a fresh take on Americana for which he is renowned.

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“I want the next generation to appreciate the great bones of American architecture and design, and what better ‘classroom’ than Colonial Williamsburg,

the birthplace of 

American style?”

Anthony Baratta

Origins of a Partnership

The partnership between Colonial Williamsburg and Baratta was born of Baratta’s love of Americana and history. Like many, he visited the museum during childhood and throughout his career; Williamsburg is where his admiration for American architecture and design was formed.

Baratta mixed antiques and art from his personal collection with WILLIAMSBURG products and reproductions from the Colonial Williamsburg collection. He also added whimsical folk art pieces, blending trend and tradition in a livable way. Baratta designed a dramatic and unexpected color scheme for the Palmer House. In each room, colors from The WILLIAMSBURG Paint Color Collection by Benjamin Moore played a starring role.

BRILLIANT AMERICAN DECORATING AND INTERIOR DESIGN

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