New York Social Diary recently toured the New York City home of Tony Baratta, one half of architectural interior design and decoration firm Diamond Baratta, and I'm completely floored by the interiors. Baratta's apartment is maximalist to the core, and though the space is heavily accessorized and layered with pattern, it all comes together in a very neatly arranged fashion.
It's clear that he's influenced by both Neoclassical design and the Memphis group — the '80s Italian design collective known for using humor, unexpected patterns, and bright colors. Roman busts are a recurring element, and the focal point of the living room is a massive cabinet with Corinthian columns, which disguises the television. Baratta has used a strong sense of humor, playfulness of scale, and unconventional shapes throughout the apartment. But thanks to a restrained palette of black, white, and mustard yellow, it's not overwhelming.
I don't know that I could live here, but I would definitely love to stay for a while! Take a tour and tell me what you think.
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