Famous Interior Designer Passes Away, Fans and Celebrity Clients Left Heartbroken

October 16, 2018Oct 16, 2018

The design world has just lost a legendary pioneer. Famous designer and interior decorator, Mario Buatta, has passed away.

Known as the "Prince of Chint,z" during his career, Mario had fans and clients around the globe. Many of them took to social media to post heartfelt tributes about the design legend.


"Over the course of his impressive career, which began in the 1950s, the New York-based interior designer worked with a slew of celebrities, including Mariah Carey and Barbara Walters, who appreciated his love of floral fabric and English country style. His work was influenced by iconic designers like Sister Parish, and his eye-catching sensibility embraced the power of color and pattern," reported Town and Country.


Mariah Carey recently opened up about her experience working with Buatta.

“I loved working with Mario on designing my NYC apartment," Carey told ELLE DECOR today. "He was a wonderful collaborator with an eye for beauty, and he truly helped make my vision for a home complete.”

One of the signature pieces to Buatta's repertoire was his fearlessness, especially when it came to using color. He loved to spice things up and be bold with colors. He often advocated for people to not be afraid to have color help them shape a room.


"Color is a mood setter," he once said. "It can make you feel great. But people have a fear of color. They're afraid of what their friends will say or not say."



Buatta was a New York legend but his skills and talents spanned the globe. Born on Staten Island, Buatta grew his brand to become one of the biggest names in the style world. Please join us in sending our deepest sympathies and prayers to his family. We pray that God's love and mercy helps them find peace during this sad time.

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