Savvy Tastemaker: Lilly Bunn

Savvy Tastemaker: Lilly Bunn on @SavvyHome

“Invest in quality furniture—you will love it forever!”

New York-born interior designer Lilly Bunn knows a thing or two about classic design. Having grown up in the Upper East Side, and lived in the Village for many years, her aesthetic sways between uptown and downtown—a clever mix of timeless elements with edgy accents.

When the mom of two moved back to the Upper East Side, she infused the space with pinks and reds—girls outweigh men in the house three to one, so it’s appropriate. In fact, Bunn’s playful nature prompted her to decorate the entire space for her two girls more than herself or her husband Chris. While her style is daring, it’s also 100% timeless. We tapped her expertise for all things design, and New York City! Read on for true city insights.



Name  Lilly Bunn

Occupation  Principal, Lilly Bunn Inc.

Lives in  New York City



Date night restaurant Sushi of Gari

Sunday brunch  Maison Kayser. I like the truffle eggs.

It’s cocktail hour, where are you  Cognac on 71st and Lex.

I walk into your closet, I find pieces from…  Isabel Marant, Rag & Bone, Zara, COS.

Who’s your florist and what do you buy there? I usually buy flowers at my local deli or at the flower market on 28th Street. I like regular cut flowers more than “arrangements”.



Favorite place in the world  My apartment.

Favorite hotel  The Mark, New York City

Next destination  Croatia

Best meal you’ve ever had  Kimchi Stew at Momofuku

Bucket list item  Get my MFA from RISD.



Astrological sign  Pisces

Favorite candle  Rigaud Paris

Book on your nightstand  The Nightingale

On your Spotify  Ellie Goulding, Taylor Swift, Beach House.

Cocktail of choice  Margarita

Who would be on your dream dinner party list  Mick Jagger, Pope Francis, Jacques Grange, Martha Stewart, Taylor Swift, Hillary Clinton.

Share one entertaining secret  Don’t hire a cook. Learn how to make one thing really well (even if you’re not a great cook)!



Your style in 3 words  Fashionable, pragmatic, good.

Fabric of choice  Sheepskin

Go-to bedding  D. Porthault

Favorite paint color  Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White

Go-to trade person  Profiles

Lighting source  Remains and Urban Electric

Decorating cheap thrill  Discounts!

Savvy Tastemaker: Lilly Bunn on @SavvyHome


Fritz hansen Ro Lounge Chair | Walton Ford Pancha Tantra Collectors Edition | McCoy Sculpted Figure Lamp

Yves Klein Table Rose | Eve Kaplan Gilded and Glazed Ceramic Mirror | Rick Schaefer Elephant


Photo: Lesley Unruh via One Kings Lane, design by Lilly Bunn

  • Natalie Catalina

    Always love these posts and being introduced to other creatives. Love her style.

  • Darren B. Brown

    Nice post, thanks for sharing the classic design.