Nantucket island inspires interior designer Anthony Baratta and Weekend Max Mara
If you scroll through American interior designer Anthony Baratta’s Instagram profile, you’ll find it near impossible not to screenshot the neat and ocean-kissed home décor images that abound there. Think elegant wing chairs upholstered in sorbet deckchair stripes or layered with bold patchwork quilts, check or tartan wallpaper, fixtures festooned with nautical motifs, and rooms brought to life in vibrant shades of yellow, blue and red.
It transpires too, that Max Mara can’t get enough of Baratta’s interior design acumen. After spotting his Instagram profile online, the Italian label has enlisted him to collaborate on a breezy Weekend Max Mara capsule collection, inspired by the American summertime island retreat Nantucket.
‘What a funny world we live in today. Where people see everything that you do. It’s fascinating!’ enthuses Baratta of the social media serendipity. His 12-piece Weekend Max Mara collection is made up of his interior design calling cards, and features a lightweight duster coat emblazoned with Chinese porcelain vases, flared skirts with decoupage roses, gingham and rickrack detail sundresses and trousers tiled with Baratta’s own furniture designs.
‘I approached the collaboration in a similar way to a decorating job,’ Baratta explains. ‘In my work generally and in this collection, I work to convey a casual attitude, through the use of classic fabrics and colourations’. Whether you’re headed to Nantucket or somewhere closer to home, there are beachy yet bold, romantic yet rollicking pieces here for any summertime sojourn. §