Wednesday, April 29, 2009

2009 Kips Bay Show House Designer: Bunny Williams

Since I started my Kips Bay Decorator Show House coverage with a photo of the beautiful room designed by Bunny Williams, I thought it would be fitting if I ended with her as well. Most designers have to borrow all the furniture for their rooms so it was lucky for Bunny that she could borrow from her own BeeLine Home collection of furniture and accessories. Each piece was inspired by something that Bunny either owned or wished to own and produced in limited editions. She's also debuting more products tonight at a little soiree!

Bunny also worked for Albert Hadley for whom this year's show house was dedicated and she was one of the only designers to make reference to the legendary designer. There were literal references such as the drawings on the mantle and "Don't Forget" notepads as well as a red egg chair and star motif on the rug. Bunny said she was thrilled to create a room that honored her friend and mentor!

What I loved was that the room was broken up with an area for seating around the fireplace and a dining area with large table. All of which worked together perfectly.

Everything is a BeeLine piece in this photo but they all work perfectly together. The Bottoms-Up Drinks Table was my personal favorite and one that I might have to buy for myself!

This room was also a perfect breath of fresh air for spring. The walls were a pale blue and there were not only real flowers and plants but also large botanicals on the walls.

The orange chairs also looked great against the blue walls! The Turquoise Glazed Ceramic Lamp is a bargain at $500 retail too!

This reminds me that I need to create a little bar area in my own apartment!

Everywhere you look, there is something beautiful and interesting!

I loved all the vintage looking art. Bunny even thought to create a little area with trays for her press materials that is very chic!

This room has everything including a flat screen television tucked into the bookcase!

This concludes our coverage of the 2009 Kips Bay Decorator Show House! I hope you enjoyed this peek into just some of the 32 rooms. I want to thank everyone who helped to put it all together and all the designers who took the time to speak with me. It was such a pleasure attending and meeting them all! I hope that more of you will make an effort to visit this beautiful home that benefits the Kips Bay Girls and Boys Club!

14 comments:

FancyPants-design said...

Absolutely stunning! Wouldn't expect anything less from Bunny Williams. Great post!

Susan's Snippets said...

HC -

Yes, thank you I enjoyed the Show!!

Bunny Williams' style is a little too busy for me...but her colors and some of the small snippets of her space were inspiring.

left desiring

Rose C'est La Vie said...

I have drooled over Bunny Williams' Beeline Home Collection but would have to say to her on this occasion 'Less is More'. Something mildly nightmarish about this room even though the individual things are mostly glorous.

Marybeth said...

I loved that you finished with Bunny Williams. Her work is elegant, fresh, and inspiring. I cannot wait to look at her new furniture line.
Thanks for the great posts on the Kips Bay Decorator Show House.
Off to have a peak at her website.

Marybeth said...

By the way, I just looked at Bunny William's furniture line... the green velvet nailhead sofa was the very same one I admired two days ago in Mecox Gardens in Dallas. Who knew? How excited they carry some of her new line.

lissadzn said...

So beautiful! What is on the floor in front of the screen in the last shot?

The Antiques Diva™ said...

The shocking melon-red chair is the perfect foil to the egg shell blue room. Stunning!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Love the blue framed walls with the amazing botanical artwork. Hayley

tarheel said...

I adore that room! All the blue, the screen and the huge botanicals are fabulous!

mary said...

Iloved all of these posts-wow-such a range of design styles and great talent. This has been almost as good as being there! Thank You!

Christina said...

Thanks for the awesome tour of the house! My favourite is still Garrow Kedigan's room, though it was in a close running with a couple of the other rooms profiled.

For me, the two most useful things from the photo tour were all the different ways of choosing, framing and hanging art in a room and all the interesting and creative ways of arranging furniture in a room. These are two elements that apply to a decor even on a tiny budget and in a tiny apartment (like mine!).

Habitually Chic said...

Fancy Pants - I thought this was a great room!

Susan and Rose - I usually don't like busy rooms either but this one didn't bother me.

Marybeth - I thought it was a fun room for spring.

Lisa - I have no idea! I will have to ask Carolyn who works with Bunny and get back to you.

The Antiques Diva - the red chair was in honor of Mr. Hadley. He even wore red socks with his tux to the preview event.

Tarheel - the blue is Benjamin Moore California Breeze #757.

Mary - sorry you couldn't see it in person!

Christina - I still love Garrow's room best too! And he is so darn sweet! The art this year was really great!

Rosanne said...

Do you have any information about that fabulous crazy plant painting above the bar table. It is to die for!

sophiedahydesigns said...

Absolutely gorgeous colors!!

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