Bunny Williams is a designer with a modern vision, a sense of history, and the confidence to take the unexpected path. Both a trailblazer and a tastemaker, Williams’ style is classic, but never predictable.
A native of Charlottesville, VA, Williams began her career at Stair & Co., the prestigious English antiques dealer, followed by 22 years with the venerable firm, Parish-Hadley Associates. She formed her own firm, Bunny Williams Inc. in 1988. Today she not only runs her design firm, but with her husband John Rosselli, owns Treillage Ltd., a shop selling garden objects, antiques, and decorative accessories, based in New York. In 2008 she introduced a celebrated home furnishings collection, Bunny Williams Home, which continues to expand online (www.bunnywilliamshome.com) and in showrooms across the country. New collections are introduced annually. Williams’ fourth book, “Scrapbook for Living” was published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang in November 2010.
William’s work has been published around the world both in print and online. She has received numerous honors and awards including: the Interior Design Hall of Fame, House Beautiful Giants of Design, Elle Décor’s A List, Timeless Design Award from the Royal Oak Society, Living Landmarks from the NY Landmarks Conservancy, the Etoile award from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and several Design Innovator awards from CT Cottages & Gardens. Williams has been named to the AD 100 list and has served as Chairman of the Kips Bay Designer Show House several years running.
Williams is a fast adapter to new technology and stays in touch with her expanding fan base through several channels.
Ever since her mix-and-matched dinnerware collection debuted in 2014, we’ve regarded Bunny Williams as our own entertaining expert, so we’re delighted to take that entertaining prowess to the outdoor spaces. This Spring, we’re introducing her first outdoor furniture collection named after her home in the Dominican Republic. Of course, we had to sit down with Bunny herself to talk about what inspired all the new pieces and how she envisions people using her fanciful outdoor pieces.
In her newest book, celebrated interior designer Bunny Williams gives us a tour of her island home in the Dominican Republic. Introduced to the tropical paradise by close friend and renowned designer, Oscar de la Renta, Bunny and her husband, antiques collector and dealer John Rosselli, instantly fell in love with the island and its people. After many visits, they decided to custom design and build their own home in Punta Cana. They named it La Colina.
Anyone who knows designer Bunny Williams knows she’s a consummate and gracious entertainer. She knows all the key ingredients to ensuring her guests have a good time. Lucky for us, she’s sharing her lifelong love for thoughtful details and timeless style with us. This holiday, she’s adding to her fabulously unique collections of decorative accessories and tabletop, plus she’s introducing a limited edition dining collection, designed especially for you and Ballard Designs. We spoke to Bunny about her new holiday collection and what she most looks forward to during the holidays.
We love Bunny Williams’ collected style, so we’re always looking for ways to bring that perfectly layered look into our homes. Her new Nailhead Folding Screen makes it easy to add art, pattern, and purpose to an empty corner or space. We’re showing you four ways we’ve used this upholstered screen that comes in more than 200 colors!
If you know world-renowned designer Bunny Williams, then you know there’s only one place she’d rather be in the summertime. That would be her beloved New England country house and gardens. Room by room, she has thought of every detail, so her friends, family and other guests can simply enjoy themselves. Lucky for us, she has recreated some of those special touches in her newest collection for Ballard. Below, we chat with Bunny about her collection and how she welcomes summer.
When it’s time for holiday hosting, it’s all about the mix! Combining different patterns is what makes a table fun, festive, and interesting for your guests. We know that as you collect different entertaining pieces, you’ll be using those in different ways each time you set the table, and that’s what we love! No one does the mix better than Modern Mix author Eddie Ross and our own favorite Bunny Williams, which is why we’re so thrilled to share this gorgeous table with you today. On Christmas Eve!
Below Eddie Ross walks you through his tips for setting a stylish Holiday table.
Now that our holiday catalog is unwrapped, we can finally talk about our favorite things, and that includes our second holiday collection with world-renowned designer, Bunny Williams. Inspired by her own collected treasures from holidays past, she’s helping us celebrate the holidays the only way we know how: with unforgettable style. We recently spoke with Bunny about her new collection and how she celebrates Christmas.