when i decided a few days ago to do a series on my favorite designers own homes, one home quickly came to mind- bunny williams and john rosselli’s new england home- a favorite designer, a favorite antique dealer- one of my favorite houses made into a home!
the story of this home, from a favorite book- an affair with a house, is similar to a story of a love affair! this new england house was bought 30 years ago by bunny and over the years she and john turned it into a lovely home! at first sight bunny knew this would be a home in which she could live in forever. the design has evolved over a long period of time- fixing one thing one year and another the next! the same process and love that goes into building a relationship goes into creating a home!
the grounds are made up of twelve acres that include the manor house, which is the main house, many porches, a sunken garden, the barn that was once used as a garage, a conservatory, the parterre garden, the most divine pool house, the woodland garden and the guest house (can you imagine being their guest?)- oh what a home!
yesterday was easter and as i write this post and reflect on yesterdays story on green gardens, i can’t help but think about how wonderful a place this would be to have easter- preparing dinner in the kitchen, giving thanks in the dining room, napping in the barn, reflecting on the porch, hunting easter eggs in the most breathtaking gardens ever- so inviting, so warm, so authentic, so real, so lovely- just like bunny and john- so very chic!
there are so many layers, parts, details, chapters to this home, too much beauty and inspiration to put in just one post- more to come! what i leave you with is the the universal story of the love and time it takes to create a home- a love affair with a house! an affair to remember! enjoy!