Bunny Mellon passed away today at 103. i was a student of her style and refinement. she was rare and will be greatly missed. i thoughT i’d pay tribute to her passing by sharing a post i did on her a few years ago. Mrs. Mellon- Rest in Peace and thank you!
it’s official- i’m a lover of bunny’s! first bunny williams, now bunny mellon!
her motto is “nothing should be noticed”! but what you will notice as we take a tour of oak spring farms, her 4000 acre estate, in upperville, virginia, is her impeccable taste and her truly enchanted gardens- everything is serene, soft, seemingly the essence of artlessness, but highly controlled, created with love- it’s all is the details!
some things, in my opinion, more press worthy- bunny helped decorate jackie kennedy’s house, she created the new rose garden, as well as, renovated the east garden of the white house during kennedy administration, she also did all the flowers for the kennedy weddings and funerals. it’s been said that bunny was the taste behind scenes of Camelot!
a few more things- bunny was not only known for her decorating and gardens, she was also known for her renowned wardrobe. her personal wardrobe was created entirely by balenciaga until his retirement, at which point givenchy took over. then she went on to work her magic in gardens of hubert de givenchy. and lastly, did i mention bunny is over 100 years old, alive and well, and i’m hoping still gardening!
she’s been quoted as always saying, “privacy is the most valuable asset that money can buy”. lately, she hasn’t had much privacy, what the press should talking about is her gardens, her farm, her art collection, her decorators (read here), her famous garden library, her style, her refined elegance! bunny mellon, the epitome of good taste and the like the other bunny, a true queen of green!