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A n t h o n y B a r a t t a ' s decorating style is as American as apple pie. The celebrated designer — a Traditional Home Design Icon, the 2018 Colonial Wiliamsburg Designer in Residence, and a Cooper- Hewitt Museum National Design Triennial honoree — brings abundant joy to every home he designs, 12 of which are revealed in his first solo monograph, Decorate Happy: Bold, Colorful Interiors (Rizzoli). Baratta's work has appeared on more than 70 magazine covers, and it's easy to see why: From nautical chic to mod pop art, Baratta creates rooms made for living — and photographing. What, When, Where: Behind the Scenes of Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas: The Tears, the Fears and What It Takes to Design a Show House Room, with designers Alessandra Branca, Anthony Baratta, and Lance Scott, moderated by Kips Bay Decorator Show House's Nazira Handal, Wednesday, September 21, 10 am to noon, Roche Bobois, 1707 Oak Lawn, Dallas Design District. Design advice: To decorate happy, let your home be an extension of yourself and look for things that bring you joy. Appeal to your sense o f h u m o r w h e n yo u decorate. Be playful. Include things that make you smile. Allow for exuberant self- expression. Above all, look to color." — Anthony Baratta The Bold and the Beautiful: Anthony Baratta Big baroque windows let light into the formal, grand room designed by Anthony Baratta, with faux-marble columns hand-painted by Pierre Finkelstein. GEORGE ROSS 138

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