Interior designer Lilly Bunn is fearless when it comes to color and bold patterns. She isn’t afraid of giving a nod to the past when creating a chic, modern look for her clients.
What inspired this career path for you?
I have loved interior design since I was old enough to notice floral chintz. That was huge in the eighties. That and hunter green velvet walls (another favorite). I have always loved fashion and interior design and art. Fashion became too transient (I was tired of paying $1,000 for a pair of shoes and only wearing them once). Great furniture should last forever.
What is your go-to source for inspiration?
My family is my biggest source of inspiration. I am always thinking of ways to make everybody more comfortable and finding things that my girls and my husband will like. I also have a baby son but he doesn’t have a say (yet).
Tell us about your creative process.
My creative process is work, work, work. I research and shame and research and scheme. Nothing happens quickly or easily around my office.
Describe your style in 6 words or less.
Chic, cool, unpretentious, and loving.
What’s a staple in your toolkit?
A measuring tape is my staple. It’s all about fit and scale. I have one in my lap or in my bag. I don’t leave home without it.
Who do you look up to in the design world?
I look up to so many designers. Fashion has always been my main inspiration but I think Jacques Grange and Kelly Wearstler are my two favorites. I always google them when I’m trying to find ideas.
Tell us your favorite design related word, phrase, or quote.
“Start with what you have.” I live by those words. It’s all about what you start with. That’s the inspiration. It’s about the space and who is going to live there.
Which design blog, website, TV show, or magazine would you be lost without?
I would be lost without Pinterest. I have a million files. That is my memory. That is how I catalogue ideas.
What do you love about Viyet?
I love Viyet because everything on the site is chic, in great condition, and available right now. The customer service is unmatched!