About Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams is a designer with a modern vision, a sense of history, and the confidence to take the unexpected path. Both a trailblazer and a tastemaker, Williams’ style is classic, but never predictable.

A native of Charlottesville, VA, Williams began her career at Stair & Co., the prestigious English antiques dealer, followed by 22 years with the venerable firm, Parish-Hadley Associates. She formed her own firm, Bunny Williams Inc. in 1988. Today she not only runs her design firm, but with her husband John Rosselli, owns Treillage Ltd., a shop selling garden objects, antiques, and decorative accessories, based in New York. In 2008 she introduced a celebrated home furnishings collection, Bunny Williams Home, which continues to expand online (www.bunnywilliamshome.com) and in showrooms across the country. New collections are introduced annually. Williams’ fourth book, “Scrapbook for Living” was published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang in November 2010.

William’s work has been published around the world both in print and online. She has received numerous honors and awards including: the Interior Design Hall of Fame, House Beautiful Giants of Design, Elle Décor’s A List, Timeless Design Award from the Royal Oak Society, Living Landmarks from the NY Landmarks Conservancy, the Etoile award from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and several Design Innovator awards from CT Cottages & Gardens. Williams has been named to the AD 100 list and has served as Chairman of the Kips Bay Designer Show House several years running.

Williams is a fast adapter to new technology and stays in touch with her expanding fan base through several channels.

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of our interview with Bunny Williams, or browse her new collection for Ballard Designs.

How to Decorate Team

We enjoy spending days interacting with How to Decorate readers. From answering Design Dilemmas to writing How To articles and working with guest designers, our passion is to provide informative and accurate resources to help people solve their design problems.


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    January 14, 2017

    Bunny, which species of Zinnia are you growing in your garden?

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    Sherli Cochrane

    December 26, 2015

    Bunny made an appearance at
    Mecox Gardens in Dallas & I had waited a couple of hours to see her. It was like chatting with an
    old friend, so natural/glamorous and so informative. We had no idea that she was so young after her elite years of decorating with the great teachers of our times.
    PS her husband is unique and special, too.

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    nancy whitehead

    July 16, 2015

    Ballard Designs with Bunny William’s is truly not only a Point of View; but an Affair with a House, and a Scrapbook for Living; only we get to buy it online at one stop shopping. Ballard’s has both chosen well and grown wisely over the years i have been reading and ordering from it.

    Congratulations on a job well done. Can hardly wait to see what you come up with in the future….

    Warmest Regards to all,

    Nancy Whitehead

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      July 16, 2015

      Thank you, Nancy! We love to hear this kind of feedback 🙂

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    Andrea Holly

    May 16, 2015

    Home decorating is a secret passion of mine. I recently purchased a retirement home in NC and the affair has begun. I stumbled across Bunny’s books and she’s definitely inspiring. I just love her designs and attention to detail. Special thanks Bunny for the inspiration…I am off to my quest to make my home nearly as beautiful as yours.

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    January 27, 2015

    Love love love her. Affair With House inspires me. Love Point of View too.

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      January 28, 2015

      Thanks, Suzanne. We love her too obviously!

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    Tracy Dill

    September 28, 2014

    I have been a fan of Bunny’s for several years now. As mentioned above her book, An Affair with a House, is amazing. Can’t wait to see what she has in store through Ballard Designs.

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    Jerri Wheeler

    August 30, 2014

    A few years ago, An Affair with a House first introduced me to Bunny Williams decorating style. I still enjoy looking at the book when I have a few minutes. She has such a wonderful style….classy and comfy all at the same time. My dream trip would be to visit her home and soak it all up! Since I highly doubt that will happen, I will select a few items from her Ballard Design Collection to enjoy.

    Ballard + Bunny = A Beautiful Life