Slated for the Coffee Table

New Mario Buatta Book

Holly Moore
August 13, 2013

The last decorator standing without a book is the great Mario Buatta. Finally, his first monograph is out October 8, after a half-century of designing and reinventing the English country house for stateside clients. Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration (Rizzoli, $75) showcases city and country residences for clients Henry Ford II, Barbara Walters and Malcolm Forbes, and includes a romp through the New York social stratum, from evenings at Mortimer’s to a look back at Buatta’s infamous Prince of Chintz cover for Manhattan Inc., along with insidery details of a dapper life. Buatta is the keynote speaker at Fall Market at Decorative Center Houston October 16.