DESIGNER IN RESIDENCE is a collaborative initiative established by WILLIAMSBURG which celebrates the historic and iconic design influence of Colonial Williamsburg. This program emphasizes the relevance of historic buildings and décor to today’s interiors, and envisions an inspired blend of the past and the present.
WILLIAMSBURG has invited renowned interior designer Anthony Baratta to live on Colonial Williamsburg’s historic Duke of Gloucester Street. Baratta has put his stamp on the iconic Palmer House (circa 1750), decorating and furnishing it with a fresh take on Americana for which he is renowned.
The Palmer House, one of Colonial Williamsburg’s eighty-eight original 18th-century buildings, once served as a Union headquarters during the Civil War. The house boasts a direct view of the Capitol building and a prime spot on the Duke of Gloucester.
The Palmer House will be featured on the Green Spring Garden Club’s 60th-anniversary Christmas Homes Tour on Saturday, December 7, 2019-the day before Grand Illumination in the Historic Area. The house was on the club’s first tour in 1959. Colonial Williamsburg is delighted support the Green Spring Garden Club’s garden-themed philanthropic projects in the Williamsburg area by featuring Anthony Baratta’s WILLIAMSBURG Designer in Residence decoration of the house for this milestone anniversary.
For more information about the tour, including houses featured and how to purchase tickets, please visit www.greenspringgardenclub.org.