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Blue and White

by habituallychic

04 . 30 . 09

The design world converged on John Rosselli Antiques last night to celebrate BeeLine Home by Bunny Williams. (In case there is someone who doesn’t know, John and Bunny are married.) You know it’s going to be a good party when Presidential interior designer Michael Smith walks in! I heard he was touring the Kips Bay Decorator Show House earlier in the day too! Also on hand were textile designers John Robshaw and Carolina Irving. I even got to see what interior designer James Andrew was wearing in person and soon you’ll be able to see it online.

The best part of the evening was chatting with John Rosselli himself. My friend Megan commented on his wife’s wonderful new line of furniture and he said that they have been in business for over 50 years so you have to reinvent yourself. He also mentioned that the limited edition collection looks fresh and new compared to some of what is on the market. I told him how much I loved all the blue and white porcelain in the shop and he said, “I was working with Babe Paley once” when he stopped and asked us, “do you know who Babe Paley is?” We nodded and replied that we did. He continued, “well, I was working with Babe Paley and I was showing her some porcelain and she says, ‘you know John, you can never be too rich or too thin or have too much blue and white porcelain!'” I don’t know which I loved more, the story itself or the twinkle in his eye as he told it! Great moments don’t get much better than that!

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  1. Natasha April 30, 2009 | 5:49 pm

    I could do some great mosaics with all that blue/white china! LOL!

  2. Pigtown-Design April 30, 2009 | 6:03 pm

    Bunny is going to be in Baltimore this weekend signing her book. Can’t wait!

  3. Marisa April 30, 2009 | 7:18 pm

    Thanks so much for showing us the house! It was great to be able to see it from Michigan. I’ve loved all the posts and got some great ideas!

  4. mootsie0109 April 30, 2009 | 7:19 pm

    Thanks for the great posts!

  5. ArchitectDesign April 30, 2009 | 9:58 pm

    Haha, so tongue in cheek – “Do you know who Babe Paley is?”. Do you know if the pope is catholic?!

  6. pve design April 30, 2009 | 10:07 pm

    So glad that you have a blog to record and share all this. I love blue and white porcelain and many friends have wonderful collections.

  7. Habitually Chic April 30, 2009 | 11:00 pm

    Pigtown Design – She’s really nice! Enjoy!

    Mootsie – welcome!

    Architect Design – I think he thought maybe we were too young to know of her. Little did he know that she’s every woman’s style and design idol!

    PVE – being in the showroom made me want to buy more! Babe was right! You can never have too much blue and white porcelain!

  8. McShane's Exchange Chicago May 1, 2009 | 7:27 pm

    …Megan Smythe knows, “Like God, Like Babe”…lets bow our heads!

    How many times can you say PERFECT!

  9. Jennifer May 4, 2009 | 9:05 pm

    guess I am “someone,” because I totally didn’t know that John Rosselli and Bunny Williams were married! where have I been?

  10. sophiedahydesigns May 11, 2009 | 2:26 pm

    We also have a passion for blue and white! We are always on the lookout for new containers for our arrangements!