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Interior Design | Stately & Historic: A Mansion Decorated by Mario Buatta, South Carolina

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Stately and historic: a mansion decorate by Mario Buatta, South Carolina

Used as public library for many years, this mansion in South Carolina is, above all else, an historic construction. Owned by Manhattan socialite Patricia Altschul, there was no doubt who she would choose to decorate her new home: Mario Buatta, the interior designer who was responsible for Patricia’s past three homes.

With a careful renovation which preserved all the historic details (the house was honoured at the Preservation Society of Charleston’s 2012 Carolopolis Awards), Mario Buatta had the mission to bring colour, freshness and lightness to the 9,500 square foot, ten-bedroom mansion. Furnished with many of Altschul’s favourite decorative elements and objects from her previous houses, the décor is traditional with a mix of patterns and amazing colours — Buatta`s trademark — beginning with the living room, which was painted a luminous apple green and sprinkled with delicate prints.

Stately and historic: a mansion decorate by Mario Buatta, South Carolina Stately and historic: a mansion decorate by Mario Buatta, South Carolina

Even reusing Altschul`s furniture, she marvels: “everything looks entirely different here, because of the architecture”Stately and historic: a mansion decorate by Mario Buatta, South Carolina Stately and historic: a mansion decorate by Mario Buatta, South Carolina

Florals on florals: the bedroom is very feminine, traditional and cosy

Stately and historic: a mansion decorate by Mario Buatta, South Carolina

The master bedroom replicates Altschul’s suite on Long Island, including the blue and white fabric that is used; the colours and décor also match with the master bathroom, below.

Stately and historic: a mansion decorate by Mario Buatta, South Carolina

Once again, Mario Buatta brings tradition to a space, but with lightness, mixing patterns and soft colours. It is a décor full of details, exquisite, but at the same time, cheerful and inviting. Another masterpiece. —Bárbara

 


Images: Architectural Digest

 
Bárbara Wieliwicki de Resende
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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