Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The Work of Diamond Baratta
I was saddened by the recent news of designer William Diamond's death. With partner Anthony Baratta, Diamond founded Diamond Baratta, one of America's most dynamic, not to mention colorful, design firms. Known for their unabashed love of vibrant hues and bold pattern, Diamond Baratta produced work that was transformative- and not just in the decorative sense. Brimming with exuberance, a Diamond Baratta interior could also serve as a mood-enhancer, capable of uplifting one's spirits.
In honor of Diamond, I'm featuring a home that the design duo decorated in the early 2000s. Located in New Jersey, the house contains an intriguing mix of Asian antiques, contemporary art, and English furniture, all of which the clients brought with them. Armed with their clients' collections, and with the wife's favored pink-and-green palette in mind, Diamond Baratta managed to synthesize these diverse elements under one roof, doing so in their colorful, inimitable way.
All photos from House & Garden, October 2002, Jason Schmidt photographer.