In a new video tour, legendary decorator Bunny Williams reveals that her new home is all about a fine-tuned mix


The New York home of Bunny Williams and John Rosselli is just about everything you’d expect. Filled to the brim with delightful treasures and expertly curated vignettes, the couple’s pad is a veritable feast for the senses. But like every project that the legendary decorator touches, it is less over-the-top grand than it is warm, welcoming, and positively home-like. (That is, if your vision of home includes a 1940s mirrored Serge Roche bed and a hand-painted mural by Bob Christian Decorative Art, among other enchantments.)

Indeed, the apartment, which is featured in the January issue of AD, is more about a mix than meets the eye. Williams points out to decorative arts editor Mitchell Owens that hidden among the collection are a number of finds with humble origins. “People say, ‘Oh, your art is so wonderful’…and I’m like, ‘I think I paid $200 for that in a junk shop.’” That high-low curation dovetails with the designer’s no-nonsense approach to entertaining. She tells AD of a recent dinner party which included a takeout pot pie. “I didn’t have the time to cook anything, but there’s no excuse anymore for that,” Williams says. “Every town has a takeout-food place.” See what it’s like to live like the AD100 Hall of Fame member in a new AD PRO video tour.

In Bunny Williams and John Rosselli's home custom mercury glass panels by Stephen Cavallo line one living room wall. The...
In Bunny Williams and John Rosselli’s home, custom mercury glass panels by Stephen Cavallo line one living room wall. The sofa wears a fabric from Osborne & Little; custom cocktail table by Ironies; Régence armchairs in vintage tiger-print silk.

Photography by Francesco Lagnese, styled by Howard Christian