Friday, July 8, 2011

Bunny Williams' Pool House

Just a quick post today... I've got a nasty cold, and I'm going to sit on the couch with some hot tea and a good book. Just thought I'd show you a few pictures of Bunny Williams' pool house.

As you can see, it's a blend of 18th-century garden folly and 19th-century Greek Revival architecture -- the proportions are definitely classical, and the materials are wonderful and whimsical. The pediment is clad in rough hewn timbers with bark still attached, and the columns are actually tree trunks.

Here you can see a beautiful dining area, complete with Joni Webb's favorite Kooboo wicker chairs, Do you suppose Bunny Williams reads Joni's blog? (She probably does. Everyone reads Joni's blog!) There is a kitchen out of sight to the right of the photo.

And finally, a shot of the hand-carved limestone fireplace, with a beautiful piece of architectural salvage hanging above. There is a sitting area off camera to the right, but the only picture I have of it is one my husband took, of me sitting where Bunny may have sat. And trust me, it would need a whole lot of Photoshopping to convince me to post that here... ;)


I hope to see you all for Mosaic Monday. And yes, it will probably be more Bunny Williams! The link machine should be up by 8:30 pm, Eastern time, Sunday. See you then!


  1. Gorgeous pool house. I'm probably the one person in blogland who didn't know Cote de Texas - but now I've had a look and I'll probably go back!

  2. Their pool house is charming! I love the architectural salvaged item above the mantle!

  3. Darling, get well quickly. We NEED you !!
    And, yes everyone reads Joni....

  4. Great shots and a fantastic pool house.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

  5. Beautiful. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  6. Wow, beautiful pool house. I can imagine eating there after an evening swim and a fire crackling away. sigh! Take care of your cold Mary.

  7. Oh this is just stunning. I love her blog, it is fantastic and all of her decor is unreal. Thanks for sharing and get well soon. Hugs, Marty

  8. I love that wicker furniture and the pool house because of the logs! Nice of you to share...:)JP

  9. I am having a terrible time trying to leave comments on blogs lately, but just wanted to say thanks for sharing your photos and the tour of her beautiful home.
    On my way to look at some more of them.

  10. Hi Mary...

    I sooo admire Bunny Williams and her designing talents! Her pool house is fabulous! I can't even imagine taking a Greek "classical" design and fashioning it out of rough hewn wood but it's awesome! Ohhh...and the that!!! The fireplace is gorgeous! Love the large, round architectural piece above the mantel and the deer statue...beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing more of Ms. William's gorgeous home with us today! I'm sorry to hear that you are down with a cold, my friend! Sending good thoughts for a quick recovery your way! In the meantime, enjoy that cup of tea and book!

    Warmest summery wishes,
    Chari@Happy To Design

  11. Have you ever seen a pool house more wonderful?! I adore her style ~ Thrilled to find and follow your blog this morning.

  12. What a stunning pool house! The fireplace is beautiful. I hope you feel better soon Mary.

  13. Mary, Your pictures of this house and pool house are breath taking. I love all of the little details in the decor. This is my style to a T. I love the plants, especially the ferns. The baskets and planters, the texture in the is all homey yet so decorated and stylish.

  14. I do hope you are feeling better!

    Those tree columns are magical!

  15. i am dying at your gorgeous pictures inside and out.
    and NO she does NOT read my blog, i wish!!!! ahah.

    i am so jealous you got to see it up close and personal. i want to sooo badly!!!!!

    cote de texas


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