Remember when I went to Colonial Williamsburg in May? I posted most of my trip on Instagram and Stories but I couldn’t post photos of Palmer House until it was published in Veranda which just happened this week. Palmer House was decorated by Anthony Baratta who was tapped as Colonial Williamsburg’s first Designer in Residence. His assignment was to bring “modern energy” to the home built in 1755 by attorney John Palmer which was later used as a Union headquarters during the Civil War.
Anthony hosted a party at Palmer House before Mr. Jefferson’s Palace Garden Party which is a yearly costume “celebration, featuring 18th-century music, dances, games, theatrics, performances, and a grand firework display.” I’ll post more about my trip and this event later since it felt like you had stepped into a period film or BBC series.
Because the house is historic, no structural changes could be made so most of the decor choices were based on the paint colors from Benjamin Moore’s Williamsburg Paint Color Collection.
Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic except where noted.