Back to her roots: Designer Bunny Williams returns for a local project

Southern Living Idea House kitchen. Photo: Southern Living Southern Living Idea House kitchen. Photo: Southern Living

Born and raised in Charlottesville, renowned interior designer Bunny Williams didn’t start her career with a formal education, but rather with a job at prestigious Manhattan design firm Parish-Hadley—a job that lasted 22 years and helped build the foundation for Bunny Williams, Inc. Since starting the company in 1988, she’s built a bit of an empire: a client base that spans the U.S. and abroad, four bestselling design tomes, the Bunny Williams Home collection and, most recently, a gig designing the 2015 Southern Living Idea House, which is just outside Charlottesville at Bundoran Farm. We asked her to tell us what she’s been up to lately.

Bunny Williams. Photo: John Bessler
Bunny Williams. Photo: John Bessler

What are you currently reading?

I just finished Girl on a Train and now am reading Mad Boy.

What are you listening to?

Gabriel Fauré and Blake Shelton.

What are you watching on TV?

If I get to watch TV, Elementary and The Black List.

What are you eating and drinking?

Salads, Jack Daniels and French Rosé.

What are you working on?

Many, many design projects, Bunny Williams Home collection, licensing deals with Lee Jofa, Ballard, Currey & Co., etc., etc., etc.

What is your favorite room in your house?

I love the whole house but the kitchen/dining room area is just about perfect with the views of hills and Angus cows in the distance.

For more information on Bunny Williams, visit bunnywilliams.com.

Mud room in the Southern Living Idea House. Photo: Southern Living
Mud room in the Southern Living Idea House. Photo: Southern Living
Girl's bedroom in the Southern Living Idea House. Photo: Southern Living
Girl’s bedroom in the Southern Living Idea House. Photo: Southern Living
Photo: Southern Living
Tavern room in the Southern Living Idea House. Photo: Southern Living

Bunny Williams’ work on the 2015 Southern Living Idea House spanned the entire three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home, which she furnished with wares from local antique shops and artists (as well as a few pieces from her own collection, Bunny Williams Home).

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