Tastemaker, author, and renowned designer, Bunny Williams has been at the top of the interior design world for more than 40 years. This book is something of a sequel to her acclaimed and much-beloved interior design book, An Affair with a House, this time taking Williams's Punta Cana retreat, La Colina, as its subject. Designed and custom-built by Williams and noted antiques collector and dealer John Rosselli, La Colina is a colonial villa tucked into lush, tropical gardens by the Carribean sea. The book explores and celebrates every facet of the property; from outdoor rooms, garden plantings and design, to the glorious, island-living luxury of the villa's interiors, furnishings and collections. Content is divided into three sections; Welcome, Social Spaces and Private Places, all offering Williams's invaluable insights and wonderful approach to decor and design. Woven into each section are essays written by friends who have visited the property: Gil Shafer details the villa's architecture; Page Dickey offers a personal and intimate look at the gardens; Angus Wilkie discusses the delights of collecting; and Jane Garmey revels in the pleasures of cooking, food and friends. This an interior design book like no other, delightful and personal, filled with stories, anecdotes, and beautiful, never-before-published photos, and brimming with essential design and entertaining advice that readers will return to again and again.
Trailblazer and tastemaker Bunny Williams is a world-renowned interior design and garden expert. She was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, received the Giants of Design award from House Beautiful, placed on the A list by Elle Decor, and was the recipient of the Timeless Design Award from the Royal Oak Society. The Edith Wharton Restoration recognized her with the Design and Business Award, which honours women of outstanding achievement. She was honored with the SCAD Etoile award and a Living Landmarks Award by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. Williams received the Design Innovator Award from CT Cottages & Gardens and was also named to the AD 100 list. Bunny Williams interior design firm was launched in 1988, and her ever-growing home furnishings collection, Bunny Williams Home, followed in 2008. With her husband, antiques dealer John Rosselli, Williams owns Treillage Ltd., a unique decorative home and garden online store ( http://www.treillageny.com ). bunnywilliams.com twitter: @bunnywilliams facebook.com/bunnywilliamshome facebook.com/treillage