20 Questions for Bunny Williams

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Bunny Williams

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What would you be if you weren’t a decorator?  I would have a small nursery.

What are you most inspired by?  Traveling. I love immersing myself in another culture and soaking up everything I can possibly absorb.

Who do you consider style icons?  Albert Hadley and Sister Parish

What’s your go-to hostess gift?  Great cookies or chocolate


What are your favorite movie interiors?  The Leopard and I Am Love

Favorite album?  The Best of Al Green

Favorite museum?  Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House in Massachusetts

Favorite cocktail?  Jack Daniels on ice

Favorite restaurant?  Paola’s in NYC

Favorite hotel?  Hotel Verhaegen in Ghent, Belgium

I learned at an early age that a house is for enjoying life and sharing it with others. One must be careful with good things, but they should never be banished to a closet. It’s the chip or crack that proves something was used and loved.

— Bunny Williams

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Where do you go for fabulous fabrics?  Aleta in London

Where do you go for furniture?  Anywhere that has amazing 18th-century painted Italian pieces

Whose lighting do you love?  BeeLine lamps and fixtures from Visual Comfort

Who’s your favorite florist?  Renny & Reed in NYC

Whom do you call for catering?  Glorious Food in NYC

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What paint color always looks great?  Lichen No.19 from Farrow & Ball

What’s a pattern more people should use?  Mortefontaine Percale Gris from Claremont

Do you have a decorating cheap thrill?  Taking everything out of a room and rearranging it completely

What’s a decorating trick you love?  Painting a low ceiling a shiny light gray

What will we never see you using?  Crushed velvet

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One Response to “20 Questions for Bunny Williams”

  1. Emily Materson says:

    I share Bunny’s love of the interiors of the two movies, The Leopard and I am love. Right now my current favorite movie is The Leopard, esp the first scene with the blowing curtains and the kneeling family.

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