Last fall One Kings Lane featured an in-depth tour of Bunny Williams’ Connecticut retreat, which was immortalized in her book An Affair With A House, published in 2005. I don’t know how I missed this! Bunny is a legend in the design world, and with good reason. For 22 years she worked at the legendary firm of Albert Hadley and Sister Parish, where she learned to create rich, inviting rooms that harmoniously integrate antiques and contemporary pieces. And her husband, John Rosselli, happens to be a highly successful antiques dealer.
Over the course of 30 years, Bunny and John have restored their 18th-century federal style house into a beautiful, comfortable country retreat. In addition, Bunny has created multiple gardens and used the windowed facade of a 19th-century house to transform the existing barn into a conservatory. Beautiful antiques give the home a sense of history and gravitas, and collections of favorite things – old and new – add depth and character. It was fun comparing One King Lane’s tour with Bunny’s book. A lot has changed over the last 12 years, reflecting Bunny’s ever-evolving affair with her house. Photography by Tony Vu and captions by Deb Schwartz for One Kings Lane.
To read this feature in entirety, please visit One Kings Lane and click here for a full tour of her gardens. An Affair With A House is available via Amazon along with Bunny’s other books, Bunny Williams on Garden Style and A House by the Sea. Click here to tour Bunny and John’s Dominican Republic island retreat.