Laura Casey is a talented designer with a keen eye for the classics. Today she’s here to share a few words and pieces of inspiration from someone we all love — Bunny Williams. Enjoy! xo, Tobi
In the spring of 2010 I had the opportunity to hear Bunny Williams speak in Charlotte, NC. It was wonderful to hear her discuss the elements that are important to her design process. During this talk she strongly reinforced the need for proportion and bringing in exceptional, personal pieces to create a well-defined and unique space. Every detail and element in her rooms are meticulously considered. I think about these points now during my own design process.
I am most inspired by her ability to select such unique pieces that transform the entire feel of a space. This antique mirror is beautifully detailed and well-proportioned.
The Bentwood rocking chair is a pleasantly unexpected choice and doesn’t interrupt the view.
In the 2009 Kips Bay Show House she chose a complementary mix of colors, textiles and prints.
Aren’t the chairs in this kitchen fantastic?
The beautiful embroidery incorporated into this canopy defines the room.
I love that someone approaching this chair from behind would never know that this interesting fabric is on the front.
When I saw this photo on the February 2011 cover of Elle Decor I was very curious to see who the designer was and of course, Bunny Williams did it again by defining a space with interesting and unique elements.
I love how the aged columns just barely do not touch the ceiling, which is otherwise free of ornamentation. She mixes everything together so well.
One of Bunny’s sayings that has stuck with me and I will always remember is, “The process is like scrambled eggs, you mix it all up and hopefully it comes out soufflé.”
[Designs Shown by Bunny Williams]