Up The Oxygen
— Bunny Williams, of Bunny Williams
The famed decorator, and author of some of our favorite printed home bibles, Bunny Williams is an industry legend in her own right. She says, "For me, flowers and plants make a room come alive. They can be as simple as an orchid, a pot of tulips, or a bouquet from the grocery store. I like to keep things simple, perhaps a collection of pretty ferns or a bouquet of all the same flowers or different flowers in the same palette. Proper scale is also important. If someone is generous enough to send me a bouquet that’s too big, I’ll cut it down to size and put it in one of my own containers. If I’m going to have a big arrangement, it’s going to go in the entry and not on the dining room table." Play around with shape and color, and look for interesting new varieties of plants (we're digging succulents right now) that feel fresh and alive, but not overwhelming.
Bunny recently took Treillage
, the Upper East Side store that she owns with her husband, online. The home shopping must-hit sells some of the most beautiful plant containers we've ever seen, and now, thanks to the new web site, her wares aren’t only for decorators in the know.
Try a Treillage cachepot (fancy French for "plant container") or the sleek Design Within Reach option ahead, and bring your plants inside in a fancy home.
Photo: Courtesy of An Affair with a House