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Mario Buatta (Livingston Heights) Staten Island is an American interior decorator. Born on Staten Island, New York in 1935, he attended Curtis High School, Cooper Union and Parson School of Design.
He has designed interiors for clients Mariah Carey, Henry Ford II, Malcolm Forbes, Barbara Walters, Nelson Doubleday, Mr. and Mrs. S.I. Newhouse, Charlotte Ford and Billy Joel. He oversaw the interior of the Blair House, Washington DC. and is known as the "Prince of Chintz" based partially on his use of lush floral prints.
- Dwyer, Michael Middleton. Carolands. Redwood City, CA: San Mateo County Historical Association, 2006. ISBN 0-9785259-0-6.
- Blair House, the President's Guest House, https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0934738483, Mario Buatta, Mark Hampton - 1989 -
- Rowlands, Penelope. Weekend Houses. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2000. ISBN 0811825434.
- West Brighton - Page 90, https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0738573841, Jim Harkins, Cecelia N. Brunner - 2011 - Preview: Interior designer Mario Buatta (left) was born in West Brighton. Educated at Cooper Union in New York and Parsons School of Design in Europe, he started his own interior decorating business in 1963
- Decorating: The Professional Touch - Page 23, https://books.google.com/books? ISBN 1933102713, Carol Bugg - 2009 - Preview: the charming and witty interior decorator, Mario Buatta
- West Brighton Jim Harkins, Cecelia N. Brunner - 2011 - p90 "Interior designer Mario Buatta (left) was born in West Brighton. Educated at Cooper Union in New York and Parsons School of Design in Europe, he started his own interior decorating business in 1963. Buatta is known affectionately as "the ."
- Lead Us Into Temptation: The Triumph of American Materialism James B. Twitchell - 2000- p210 "The reigning King of Clutter is the Prince of Chintz, Mario Buatta. You see his homeyness all over the place. Buatta has become a kind of patina on internal living space. He is partially responsible for all those dog portraits, chocolate pots, floral ..."
- Transformations: Identity Construction in Contemporary Culture 2008 p207 -"Mario Buatta was dubbed the Prince of Chintz, and his contribution to the proceedings was an extraordinary mastery of the English country- house motif. I had the opportunity to talk to him in the middle 1980s, and he described his frustration ..."
- Home Decorating For Dummies Katharine Kaye McMillan, Patricia Hart McMillan - 2011 " Mario Buatta, dubbed the “Prince of Chintz,” looks to lush layerings of floral patterns. His over-the-top luxury has made him the designer of choice for people who treasure the English Manor House look."