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How to Get the Style of Bunny Mellon

by habituallychic

08 . 16 . 18

You have to bear with me because I’m still only a third of the way through Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend book so she’s constantly on my mind lately. This along with the feature on her Antigua home purchased by Tory Burch that I posted yesterday has me thinking about her decorating style. There is a famous quote from her that says, “nothing should be noticed.” This is something I’ve heard from many elegant ladies. Everything should look effortless and you should never let on that anything took work. Her home decor vision was one that looked like things had been collected over time yet was also minimal. There are themes that always seem to inhabit each of her houses which includes painted furniture and floors, canopy beds, French provincial pieces, a few printed fabrics, topiaries, and lots of baskets. The priceless art was never treated as precious and everything was designed to be comfortable. In the book, it is said that Paul Mellon remained married to Bunny because she was the only one who could ever keep all their homes running so smoothly and impeccably decorated.

If you want to bring the Bunny Mellon style into your own home, these are a few perfect elements to get you started.

Capistrano Outdoor Dining Chair
Pacifica Ottoman

Blue Wicker Side Table

Vintage Landscape Painting

Skirted Sofa
Bainbridge Pillow Cover and more throw pillows
Nantucket Style Wicker Coffee Table

Faux Ivy Topiary

Set of Four Botanical Prints

Vintage Roses Chandelier

Vintage Pale Green Cabinet

Vintage Gardening Books

Vintage Louis XV Style Chair

Brass and Wood Rolling Bar Cart

Vintage Italian Wood Botanical TrayBunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend

Sky Blue Chair
Wood Dining Table

Set of Four Jardin Placemats

Lettuceware Covered Tureen

Set of two Spongeware DinnerPlates

Vintage Bamboo and Rattan Bar Cart

Spongeware Pitcher

Four Poster Bed

Sandpiper Quilt

Set of Two Nesting Tables

Impressionist Floral Still Life Painting

Pair of Wicker Tulip Sconces
Vintage Chinoiserie Caned Armchair

Painted Rustic Swedish Table

Preserved Topiary

Assorted Topiary Stationery Set

Vanity Bench

The Gardens of Bunny Mellon

Harbour Cane Daybed

Pacifica Bar Cart – I would use this as a plant stand.

Sage Colored Watering Can