Lifestyle Lecture

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11 a.m.

Find Your Personal Style: Making a House a Home


Our original speaker, Carolyne Roehm, has been hospitalized and forced to cancel the remainder of her book tour. We are pleased to announce that Bunny Williams will take her place as speaker for this lecture.

For three decades Bunny Williams has built a legacy of superior design and is revered as a leader and champion for the design industry. Rooted in long-lasting and valued relationships with clientele, Bunny Williams is one of the most respected voices in the evolving history of design. Be the first to see a new body of work that will be featured in her soon to be released book Love Affairs with Houses. Come hear Bunny’s signature advice for creating rooms of comfort, ease, and elegance for the way we live now. Bunny will share ideas on how to find your personal style and make a house a home, giving tips on everything from easy entertaining and flower arranging to collecting antiques and updating rooms with modern touches.

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Bunny Williams


Considered one of the most talented names in design, Bunny Williams is an accomplished businesswoman, entrepreneur, author, speaker and philanthropist. She has authored six books to date, with her latest being the soon-to-be-released Love Affairs with Houses.

Growing up in the countryside near Charlottesville, Virginia, Bunny developed a passion for the arts. After visiting the Dorothy Draper-decorated Greenbrier Resort at age 15, Bunny learned from an early age not to play it safe. This led her to attend Garland Junior College in Boston, where she earned her degree in interior design.

Bunny moved to New York to work at antiques gallery, Stair & Co. which was frequented by Sister Parish and Albert Hadley. From there Bunny joined Parish-Hadley Associates and remained at the distinguished firm for 22 years. The knowledge and skills she gained helped her launch her own firm, Bunny Williams Interior Design, in 1988.

Fueled by her devotion to gardening, Bunny and her husband/antiques dealer John Rosselli opened Treillage in 1991. A groundbreaking concept within the industry, Treillage drew A-list designers, editors and tastemakers to its Upper East Side destination for the ultimate in home and garden. After 25 years, Treillage closed, making way for bigger and better things.Today, Bunny’s interior design company includes Bunny Williams Home, which includes an entire line under one roof. They’re also creating accessories, with the aim of becoming a complete home-furnishings company.

Moving forward, Bunny’s firm – which is renowned for its long-lasting clientele and the balancing of refined beauty, welcoming livable appeal and attention to detail – is taking on an exciting new dimension with Elizabeth Lawrence serving as her partner and taking her legacy and vision one step further.

She is a member of the Architectural Digest’s Hall of Fame, Elle Décor’s A-List, Interior Design’s Hall of Fame and received House Beautiful’s Giants of Design award. She has served as the Chair of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House since 2012. Fueling her passion gardens, she founded Trade Secrets, an annual garden event benefitting Women’s Services. She designs and produces handcrafted furniture and accessories under Bunny Williams Home and has licensed collections with Ballard Designs, Century Furniture, Curry & Company, and Dash & Albert. She lives in New York with husband John Rosselli and the two also share a home in Connecticut which is featured in Love Affairs with Houses.