Debuting in the January/February issue of Veranda magazine is a Delaware estate with the Bunny Williams touch. Nothing short of perfection, this house mixes classic antiques in refreshing ways using an airy palette highlighted with bright hues and modern accents. For a lived-in feel that isn't overly styled, Williams incorporated heirlooms and a variety of textures to create a casually elegant interior. Take a sneak peek and get inspired!
I was paging through photos of a Texas ranch house that interior designer Bunny Williams had decorated when I paused at this library photo.There's a lot of love about this room, from the deep, burnished wood interiors to the leather chesterfield sofa. However, the most clever idea in the room, in my opinion, is the way that Williams styled the side table by the red armchair on the left. To compensate for the table's diminutive height, a stack of oversize reference books in the room's color palette have been added to the table. I love how this seemingly off-the-cuff solution adds an element of relaxed playfulness to an otherwise serious room.
I've actually employed a similar strategy in my living room, using a stack of hardcover novels to add a bit of height to a wooden stool by the sofa. Have you ever tried something similar in a room in your home?
Renowned New York-based interior designer Bunny Williams debuts her first furniture collection, Beeline Home, in shops across the country this month. The collection includes side tables, bedside tables, lamps, chairs, mirrors, coffee tables, and accessories. Each piece will be a part of a numbered, limited-edition run, and new collections will be introduced each year.
Williams's designs are equal parts traditional and modern. From curlicue armrests to architectural table legs, each boasts fresh and unique shapes that fit seamlessly into her gracious and timeless interiors. She says, "Pieces often work together not because they are alike but because they are different." It's really about time Williams added "furniture designer" to her résumé; she founded her design firm in 1988, after working for the venerable Parish-Hadley Associates (who decorated for Jackie Kennedy) for years. Two of her pieces — the Porter Drinks Table and the Garden Panel — have already sold out, and I have no doubt the collection will be a huge success. If you're interested in shopping the products, you can either find a store or order one directly from Beeline Home by phone or email. Here are a few of my favorites from the line.