Audrey Margarite, Bunny Williams’s vice president of design and product development, takes domino inside her cozy yet elegant apartment.
With an impressive background in architecture and design, and almost 10 years of working for the iconic Bunny Williams, Audrey Margarite is an expert on decorating small spaces. After living for a decade in a studio apartment, Margarite and her husband, Mike, searched for a more inviting home where they could entertain. Eventually, they landed an 850-square-foot onebedroom abode in a prewar building on Manhattan’s Riverside Drive. The couple completely renovated the kitchen, tearing out the walls and cabinets to create an open central area with newly laid dark walnut floors; they also installed a multifunctional island with snow-white Caesarstone. “Though the apartment is small, we’ve had parties with over 20 people,” says Margarite. “With the open layout, friends can gather around the kitchen island, at the dining table, or on the sofa and still be included in the same conversation.”
A bright reading nook adds a pop of color to
the living room’s calming, neutral interiors.
ART “The Rookery Staircase, Going Up” by inthisinstance $25–$160 etsy. com FLOOR LAMP Astor $249 crateandbarrel.com ARMCHAIR Sark in summer
nomad stripes $857 sofa.com SPHERE Scoppio $29.95 zgallerie.com
Margarite wisely spent money on quality fabrics to upholster her furniture, and mixed in high-end antiques and affordable pieces from Ballard Designs and Dash & Albert.
MIRROR Beryl, madegoods. com HEADBOARD Camden in vintage ticking stripe in black $299–$724 ballarddesigns.com
The kitchen and communal areas are painted in C2 Paint’s Ferrous, a beautiful light gray-blue, which lends a chic and relaxing mood to any gathering.
PENDANTS Industrial in glass $109–$119 each, westelm.com BOWL Delft marble $775 shop. christopherspitzmiller.com
Pieces from the Bunny Williams Home collection can be found throughout, like the glossy black zigzag side table in the living room.
SOFA 1904 sectional, wesleyhall.com FABRIC (sofa) Caesar gray velvet, bunnywilliamshome.com PILLOWS Khotan Rubia, Pom Rubia, and Basilica Ink, zakandfox.com DRAPERY banded panels, from $145 each, marthaandash.com COFFEE TABLE sleek marbletop
$499 wisteria.com Zigzag
BOX vintage, johnrosselli.com TABLE drinks in glossy black lacquer $1,750 bunnywilliamshome.com
An office console, where the couple stores notebooks and laptops, doubles as a bar area.
MIRROR ebony with bone rosettes, vintage, johnrosselli.com BAR Skol
$4,900 bunnywilliamshome.com LAMP Chicken Feather in brown $800 bunnywilliamshome.com ART “Free” by
Kristi Kohut $20–$690 minted.com
Bunny Williams and Margarite confer in the Bunny Williams studio, where Margarite helps to create fabrics, decorative accessories, and
furniture for the company’s private and licensed collections.
SUZANI (similar to shown) vintage $50 etsy.com DINING TABLE Parsons in white $499 westelm.com CHAIRS Embassy, bunnywilliamshome. com BUD HOLDER Florist’s Best $69 wisteria.com WINEGLASSES Spiral by Bunny Williams $49/set of four, ballarddesigns.com