Designer Bunny Williams decorated the Southern Living Idea House near Charlottesville this year, described as “A modern interpretation of a classic Virginia farmhouse.” Sounds good to me!
The showhouse was designed by Rosney Co. Architects in the 2,300-acre conservation community of Bundoran Farm.
Take a look!
The 2015 Southern Living Idea House in Charlottesville
Bunny says her mother always had a red Oriental rug like the one she put in the entry hall here: “She’d say, ‘Look at the color of your soil, and get a rug with that background.’ ” Made me laugh. I guess I need to stock up on a lot of brown rugs, then!
Bunny opted for a white kitchen with wood floors and limestone counters to “infuse the kitchen’s modern design with a casual farmhouse feeling,” according to the architect.
Don’t you love seeing floor plans? It helps me visualize how everything’s laid out. Here’s how the first floor looks (via Small & Chic, which also has the second floor and more photos she took of the house):
“We wanted to take full advantage of all the outdoor spaces in this house, and this open-air room really does that,” the architect says.
The 2015 Southern Living Idea House is near Charlottesville in North Garden, Virginia. It’s open for public tours until December 27th. If you have a chance to go, let us know what you thought about it. I wish I could make the drive over there to see it myself!
Bunny Williams says “Your home should be the most comfortable place you can imagine.” It’s nice to see a showhouse that looks as relaxed and “pull-up-a-chair” as this one does.
For more photos and information about the Southern Living Idea House:
Official photography by Laurey W. Glenn.