Designer I Love: Lilly Bunn


Recently I became familiar with the work of New York City based designer Lilly Bunn, and I love her traditional meets funky aesthetic. Lilly started out as a fashion editor at Town and Country and launched her own design firm in 2009 after working for McMillen, Inc. She uses a mix of bright colors and bold patterns layered over neutral anchor pieces to create a fresh, contemporary, yet timeless look that’s all her own. Her rooms are classic but always interesting and fresh. Here are a few of my favorites from her portfolio:


I love the wild wallpaper and the lovely floral chair, and also really into that lucite magazine holder!

This is a family home she designed:



I LOVE those multi-dotted pillowcases…I think they’re D. Porthault? Also how cool is that navy tufted headboard?

She dubbed this project “Downtown Traditional”:



Wallpaper! Also love those sconces.

A prewar Park Avenue apartment:


Square backed chairs, like I talked about in this post.


I love those black border pillows and the lucite coffee table. You can get similar pillows here and a similar coffee table here.


Such a soothing and bright bedroom – a sanctuary.

An Upper West Side family home:


Traditional meets modern.


Serene and classic for the bedroom.


Lilly’s work has been featured on Domaine, Vogue, and One Kings Lane, to name just a few, and you can also catch a glimpse of her personal style in her Coveteur feature.

portrait via The Coveteur, all room photos via Lilly Bunn Interiors website 

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  1. Allison wrote:

    How have I never heard of Lilly Bunn before?! Her work is EXACTLY my style! Thanks for sharing Jackie!

    Published 8.10.15 · Reply
  2. Kelly wrote:


    Man. I need some decor help, haha!!

    Hope all is well, Jackie!!

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

    Published 8.10.15 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      I’m always happy to help, if you’re looking! Hope you’re doing well too 🙂

      Published 8.10.15 · Reply
  3. The bathroom is GORGEOUS!


    Published 8.11.15 · Reply
  4. Maria wrote:

    Nice work!! I appreciate the conjugation of all the ellements and I really liked that mid-century visual of some of the lighting elements, it really looks like a brand that I know, Delightfull.

    Published 8.13.15 · Reply
  5. Dale Angela wrote:

    ELEGANT! Beautiful and sumptuous without being stuffy and stiff! Thanks you for posting!

    Published 8.13.15 · Reply
  6. Mandy wrote:

    This is such a beautiful collection of rooms!

    Published 5.31.16 · Reply
  7. Serene and classic for the bedroom- what blue is that? I love it

    Published 2.14.24 · Reply