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A CHARMED EVENING WITH MARIO BUATTA & ELISSA CULLMAN

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What a fantastic party Thursday night at the Antique & Artisan Center celebrating Mario Buatta and Ellie Cullman. The gallery looked absolutely fabulous and it was all we could do not to walk out with a treasure. (Thankfully the books weighed too much to carry anything else!) Mario, and his hilarious sense of humor, once again charmed and dazzled as he signed his only “tomb” highlighting his 50 years in the biz. Asking him how he looked back on the project? ¬†“A lot of very hard work”. I can only imagine!

The guests of honor!

The guests of honor!  Living legends who both bring unparalleled excellence to the world of design. (You have to love that Pagoda!)

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These books weighed a ton but are an encyclopedia of their work.

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Always charming and funny -even when you bump into him at the Brunschwig showroom. Careful which hand you shake!

You know you have made it when you have your own Absolut ad.

Looking through his book reminds us how fabulous the career of the “Prince of Chintz” has been. He really did pioneer fabulous yet comfortable living in the grandest way. It is impossible to deny the place in the history of decorating he has earned.

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A Palm Beach loggia…..perfect spot for a martini.

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A Southampton center hall colonial. Look at those hand painted walls.

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The Master Bedroom of Morristown Manor House.

Ellie and her partner Tracey Pruzan are as elegant as they come. Their interiors reflect their uber style.

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Palm Beach Punch.

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Barrett Bookstore has them in stock. Get yours today!

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