LA COLINA CHIC- John Rosselli and Bunny williams

for those of you who have been following my blog for a while know that i am having a love affair with the dominican republic. so its no surprise that another one of my favorite homes is in punta cana.

it’s also probably not a surprise that its the home of a very chic couple- interior designer bunny williams and antique and showroom owner john rosselli. i’ve been a follower and admirer for years. mr rosselli’s style and taste has helped shaped my own aesthetic and influenced greatly the things i love- bone inlaid anglo- indian furniture, teak and bone boxes, blue and white ceramics, hurricanes, ikat’s, suzani’s, ebony and ivory penwork, chinoiserie. for me necessary luxuries!

la colina has no surprises! it’s as absolutely chic and perfect as you’d expect. architect ernesto buch (same architect of annette and oscar) partnered on their punta cana paradise. a southern style raised cottage with Palladio accents made out of coral stone and stucco by local craftsmen with perfect attention to detail. the end result was a dream home with high ceilings, full of light and with wide porches for lounging and entertaining.

the interior design philosophy was easy- bunny kept the background simple and used what they already owned and loved. everything was slip-covered if off white duck or ocean blue cotton, rattan furniture was added, bedrooms were painted tropical inspired colors and print was introduced with pillows and bed-covers. all this simplicity allowed their collections and loves to take center stage.

here’s the only surprise- chic is easy! keep it simple, showcase your collections, keep it light and airy, fill your home with your favorite things! in the case of la colina, filled with john, bunny and my favorite things!

la colina is featured beautifully in bunny’s book point of view– get it and get inspired!

ocean blue cotton slipcovers on antiques- commissioned scenic panels on walls- cotton stripe rugs- simple, easy, chic!

two story southern style raised cottage with palladio accents designed by ernesto buch

the twenty foot high great room anchored by ten foot john rosselli mirrors and commissioned scenic panels

living room filled with collections and objects they love

harmonious synergy created with ocean blue slipcovers – pattern and accents from bone inlaid anglo indian antiques, blue and white ceramics, ikat pillows and suzani throws- chic!

console, mirror and blue and white ceramics on porch- love bringing the inside outside!

a custom stone table  from france and rattan chair for dining and entertaining on porch- hurricanes lit every night!

book cases filled with books and games in the family den

bird prints grouped and stacked on the walls in family den

dutch mirror, tortoise shell, animal print and anglo indian chairs – love the texture!

bird prints stacked along the staircase leading to the downstairs bedrooms

biedermeier daybeds from provence floating in the bright yellow venetian plaster guest room- chic!

mr. rosselli’s bath- light, airy, chic!

guest room with stacked indian paintings and stacked books

master bedroom- punta cana paradise!

i love blue and white with black accents! in this case turquoise venetian plaster with an english black lacquered chest- gorgeous!

a large mirror hangs on the coral stone and stucco walls in the ground floor porch

bamboo and rattan seating area outside the arch leading to the garden- mirrored venetian doors hanging on walls- i love bringing the inside outside!

a collection of coral showcased in outdoor pedimented english regency shelves- chic!

a view of the pool and ocean from the guest house

the palladian- style guest house- chic!



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