Video: Flower Arranging with Bunny Williams

Arranging flowers with Bunny Williams

Celebrated entertainer (and interior designer extraordinaire) Bunny Williams walks us through her strategy for arranging flowers using her new container for Ballard Designs.

Arranging flowers isn’t just something Bunny does when she’s having friends over, Bunny loves to cut flowers from her garden and bring them into her home. Flowers make a room come alive!

Flower Arranging Tips

  • Pick a color scheme and
  • Use the right containers — wire frames make arranging easier
  • First add greenery around the edges to ‘relax’ the arrangement
  • Start with shorter buds first, then add in taller flowers from there
  • Let the natural shape of the flowers shine — if a flower is natural floppy, go with it!
  • When arranging to go on a dining room table, keep it low so guests can see over the top

To see Bunny’s full collection for Ballard Designs, visit, or find more tips and ideas from Bunny Williams on

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    Catherine Moore

    September 16, 2015

    I fell in love with the informal dining room Bunny Williams designed for the 2015 Southern Living Idea House. Red, white and blue are my favorite combination but can often make a room look like the fourth of July, not something I want everyday. The denim chairs and blue & white china are casual and sophisticated at the same time. I am in love with the striped area rug but did not find a resource in the SL article, buyer’s guide or Ballard’s website. If possible could you send me information on where I might purchase the same rug?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 17, 2015

      I am so sorry to say that we have no information about this rug!

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    October 1, 2014

    Beautiful arrangements–love the ease of the wire mesh inside the container. Do you add water to it? Do you place something underneath to catch condensation? Thank you!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      October 9, 2014

      Hi Joy,
      So thrilled to hear you like our containers! Yes, you can add water into the container, as it’s meant to be used as a vase. If you use room temperature water, it shouldn’t condensate, but if you’re worried about it, you could put it on a nice tray!
      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Anne-Marie McLeod

    September 24, 2014

    Thank you for this wonderful look inside Bunny and John’s world! The flower-arranging video helps demystify the right technique for a low design – beautiful! Bunny’s thoughts on entertaining and being ready when guests arrive is perfect – we want to enjoy them rather than have them still toiling away in the kitchen!