Setting the Table with Bunny Williams

Celebrated interior designer Bunny Williams is known not only for her stunning interiors but refreshing and authentic approach to gracious living. She and husband John Rosselli entertain frequently and one of Bunny’s greatest joys is welcoming family and friends to her 18th century house in rural Connecticut. Tag along with me and Susanna Salk as Bunny shares her creative tips for setting the table with natural floral arrangements, fun collections and personal style!

Setting the table has always been a creative endeavor for Bunny. Over the years, she has collected a wide assortment of china, linens and fun accoutrements everywhere from her travels to thrift shops and tag sales. Adding to her tabletop arsenal ensures she has a variety on hand to be able to mix it up and create a different tablescape vignette for every occasion.

Bunny Williams potting room with china-1 And as an avid gardener, Bunny is always finding new ways to bring the outdoors in, so it’s not surprising that her Connecticut conservatory is one of her favorite spots to dine, where even in the winter, it’s like eating in the garden. From formal dinners to casual lunches, she continues to find new ways to create a special atmosphere for guests to enjoy.

Bunny Williams conservatory-1So thank you Bunny, we are thrilled to be able to share your inimitable style and talent!

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photos above by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence

A big thank you also to video sponsor Ballard Designs. With a passion for the beautiful and appreciation for the practical it was not surprising that Bunny partnered with Ballard Designs for a series of stylish and affordable collections from indoor and outdoor furniture to tabletop, wall decor and accessories.

Bunny Williams for BallardTaking inspiration from her own collection of vintage and antique objects she has in her homes, Bunny reproduced many of those hard to find items so that you too can emulate Bunny’s effortless “classic, but never predictable” style!

Bunny Williams for Ballard

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11 Responses to Setting the Table with Bunny Williams

  1. Kate Kiraly says:

    I see pedestals and Bunny is on one! She is the best!! She is always willing to share her secrets.

  2. Dolores says:

    Such a treat to be invited into Bunny”s home! And because I have, and love, all of Bunny’s books, meeting up with her in her beautiful conservatory, is like meeting up with a friend.

  3. Tracy Dill says:

    I love Bunny, Ballard Designs and this video series. Thank you so much for always bringing something amazing to the table!

    • Sajina Sunil says:

      I adore Stacey’s and Susann’s series so much to the extend no week is complete without seeing this blog ❤️.

  4. franki parde says:

    Next best thing to “in person!!” Luv’d – and all my upper cabinets have “poultry wire” that we installed!” franki

  5. Miranda says:

    Very inspirational video! What a treat to get to visit her CT home. ~Miranda

  6. Once again, perfect inspiration–and in time for Christmas. Thank you! xoxo Mary

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  8. Schuyler says:

    Bunny is fabulous!
    Love it Stacey!

  9. Denise Goldsmith says:

    Thank for sharing your interview with Bunny. She is truly one of our American Classics.

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