This past Tuesday night, NYSD and Bunny Williams and John Rossellihosted a joint book party/signing at John’s Gallery on East 61st between Second and First Avenues. It was a huge success in terms of numbers. The Gallery is the perfect place for a cocktail/book party, and because the proprietor is the supreme tastemaker in the interior design industry. All the pros and those with taste, including the fashion legends have been going to him since the 1950s. Yes, you read that right.
So when a hundred or two gather in those rooms full of great stuff, it’s not unlike being a great cocktail party. You love it for everything about it. There must have been more than 250 in all. It started at 6 although people were there at 5:30. It was scheduled to end at 8 but many still could not tear themselves away, because it was just great company all around. The two books being feted were Bunny’s new “Love Affairs With Houses.” These are houses that Bunny has always admired; not hers, but others.
And the other book was NYSD’s book, Making Rooms Your Own: Lessons from Interior Designers, based on our HOUSE series that’s done entirely by Sian Ballen and Lesley Hauge with JH photographing. Published by Rizzoli, it contains 31 of the interior designers they’ve covered over the years. If you’re a lover of the column, buy the book!
A good time was had by all. Yakety-yak and don’t talk back!