Mr. Buatta did turn down a job for a “pizza king,” who wanted the Prince of Chintz to design a kind of dungeon in an A-frame house on Long Island. As Mr. Buatta recalled: “I told him, ‘I don’t do this. I do English style.’ And he said, ‘What kind of a meatball are you?’ I heard later he’d been found dead in his car.”

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3 Responses to “From the high end of the world of interior design”

  1. AJ Says:

    Personally I can’t understand how Bunny Mellon was dumb enough to get swept up into all of this.

  2. Van L. Hayhow Says:

    I thought dungeons were English style.

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Van: LOL.

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