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.
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.
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).