Bunny opened her own interior design company, Bunny Williams Incorporated, in 1988 after twenty-two years with the venerable decorating firm, Parish-Hadley Associates. Schooled in the classics, restraint and appropriateness are hallmarks of Bunny’s style. Objects, patterns, textures and colors, beautifully balanced, have an appealing undisciplined look — the direct result of great focus and meticulous planning. Bunny Williams’ passion for design extends beyond interiors into the garden. Bunny co-owns Treillage Ltd., a garden furniture and ornament shop in New York, with antiques dealer John Rosselli.
While beautiful rooms are Bunny’s first consideration, client service and attention to detail are of the utmost importance. To that end, Bunny has assembled two highly professional design teams, each headed by an accomplished Senior Designer. The Senior Designers and their teams work with Bunny on clients’ homes throughout the United States and abroad.
BUNNY WILLIAMS HOME
“The collection is expressive and unique and as I’ve found in my design work, pieces often work together not because they are alike but because they are different. Bunny Williams Home consists of: side tables, lamps, chairs, case pieces, upholstery, mirrors, coffee and drinks tables as well as unusual accessories, and I encourage you to combine them in ways that create your own version of “The Mix.”
“Our goal is to ensure that each handcrafted item is constructed of the highest quality, yet competitively priced. New products will be introduced regularly, and we’ll continue to expand upon product categories as well, growing the line into a comprehensive home collection.”
In May of 1991, Bunny Williams and John Rosselli were attending the Chelsea Flower show in London when it occurred to them how difficult it was to find sources in America for wonderful things for the garden. It was not long before Treillage was born and we have been delighting gardeners (and design professionals, magazine editors, stylists and dreamers) ever since.
In 2008 we proudly opened a second location on 73rd and Lexington Avenue that houses tabletop items, gifts and other treasures for the home. Shopping the world for beautiful and unusual objects is second nature for Bunny and John and Treillage continues to be a primary source for the world’s best garden design and home objects.
John Rosselli has been in the business for 40 years. An important source for designers looking for antiques and one-of-a-kind items, his businesses now include his own line of furniture, textiles, hand painted treasures, showrooms around the country and, of course, antique furniture, lighting and accessories.
Bunny Williams has been at the helm of her design firm for more than 15 years. Her work is regularly featured in major design publications. She has written four books, On Garden Style, An Affair with a House, Point of View and Scrapbook for Living.
See also: Bruno de Caumont – In His Own Words