Miss Mustard Seed’s Interview With Bunny Williams

June 15, 2015 | By | Comments (1)

I had the opportunity to interview the designer of the 2015 Southern Living Idea House in Charlottesville, VA, Bunny Williams. If you missed how that came about and the first part of the interview, you can check it out HERE on the Miss Mustard Seed blog.

bunny Miss Mustard Seeds Interview With Bunny Williams

photo via Bunny Williams

Do you ever get stuck on a space? If so, how do you get your creative juices flowing again?

Inspiration is around you everywhere! Sometimes I fall in love with a new fabric, or I see a piece of art that inspires me for a new color palette.

You talked about growing up in Charlottesville and how that influenced your design style. Has anything or anyone else influenced you?

Of course, Mrs. Parish and Albert Hadley. Albert was a master of proportion. It was always about scale, scale, scale. Mrs. Parish had this innate gift for making things cozy and comfortable, a real sense of how people use rooms and how to make them gracious. Both of these principles are very present in the Idea House.

Front Exterior, SL Idea House,

Front Exterior, SL Idea House,

photo via Southern Living

What is your favorite room or “design moment” in this Idea House?

I love the Living Room of the house because of the scale of the room. The architects chose to incorporate a double height space. I’ve designed it so it’s not traditional but not super modern. My favorite spaces are always ones that you can’t tell when they were decorated. The walls are rather neutral with color and pattern brought in with cushions and throws. The color palette of the room doesn’t compete with the view.

Watch Bunny Williams’ offer up her formula for a well-decorated home.



  1. The Love List Talks Outdoor Entertaining With Designer Bunny Williams | Everything Country

    […] Miss Mustard Seed’s Interview With Bunny Williams […]

    June 15, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s