Chic People
Glamorous Places
Stylish Things

the greenhouse at bunny mellon’s oak spring estate

trompe l’oeil murals by fernand renard in the greenhouse

the arbor seen from the greenhouse

an arbor of pleached mary potter crab-apple trees leads to garden entrance

a quiet corner in the garden

a vista at oak spring farms

the vegetable garden

a teahouse with reflecting pool

a bronze rabbit (bunny) by sculptor jane canfield perches atop the garden gate

a birdhouse and pots of citrus

mellon’s basket house, with a painting by georges braque.

mellon , photographed by henri cartier-bresson in her oak spring garden-1962.


Rachel Lambert Mellon (August 9, 1910- March 17, 2014)


  1. Simply amazing, its like one stepped into an estate in europe. Good taste abound!


  2. Such a beautiful estate and a beautiful woman. The pleached tree arbor is simply stunning. she will be missed.


  3. The Greenhouse! A Georges Braque in the basket house! Perfection. BM was an amazing lady.


  4. Inspiration for ever !


  5. Bunny Mellon was a true icon of understated elegance: the epitome of great style!


  6. So inspiring, eternally chic style.


  7. Great wasp style-this house is Really charming as are all of her homes…they are all comfortable, understated and Well loved. She was oNe Of a kInd and will be missed.


  8. Understated, many lesson to be learned from her style..


  9. Oh dear… A VERY large number of things auctioned were pulled out of storage/unwanted gifts/etc. If it was shown in situ, it was in the house or on the grounds. If not…well, then it wasn’t. Lovely houses, lovely grounds, but not everything sold was ‘hers’…. Someone mentioned the canfield rabbit as ‘Bunny’s Bunny’. It (and the other canfield pieces) were from the first Mrs. Mellon.


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