The holiday calendar is in full swing and yet, if we’re being honest, we’d love nothing more than to ease off the throttle and escape to a cozy location. Where to? The cobblestone streets of Williamsburg, Virginia—one of the greatest living museums of American history, which dresses up this time of year with twinkling lights and fragrant garlands.
Our guide is Anthony Baratta, the iconic and well-loved decorator known for his bold and colorful spaces. He is the first Designer in Residence for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and he clearly loves it.
“We live in an age of trends, overnight TV decorators, and fast furniture. There’s hardly time to reflect on life’s enduring and beautiful details,” he says. “When I’m in my home in Williamsburg, I’ll wake to the sound of horses’ hooves clicking outside my window, stroll around town in the crisp morning air, smell hearth fires wafting from 18th-century chimneys, and see the most vivid, alluring American design, all in a 15-minute walk. The lessons are endless.”
Here, Anthony shares with us his favorite places around Colonial Williamsburg. You’ll want to bookmark this one!