Timeless Design Award  |   2008

Timeless Design Honors Bunny Williams

the dowager duchess of devonshire Acclaimed Interior Designer, Bunny Williams, was presented with the 11th Timeless Design Award in recognition for her oustanding achievements in the field of interior design.

The festive gala benefited the Royal Oak's work with the National Trust, as well as the annual underwriting of Americans who attend the Attingham Summer School program, a study on the British country house. The evening was chaired by Bill and Betsey Ruprecht and generously sponsored by Lee Jofa and Sotheby's. Audemars Piguet, the luxury swiss watchmaker, contributed a "Royal Oak" tabletop hand-crafted clock as a reminder of the timeless quality of Bunny's sought-after interiors and her unique sense of style.

Ms. Williams' presentation focused on the great country houses of the National Trust and how they have been a source of inspiration and enjoyment during her career. Guests assembled for dinner and were welcomed with great gusto and wit by Royal Oak Director J. Thomas Savage, Jr. The award was graciously presented by Chairman Patrick Gallagher (shown left).

Images from the Gala

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(All photos © Steven Tucker)

William Rondina, Bunny Williams and John Rosselli Julia Utsch, Memrie Lewis, Hans Utsch and Bunny Williams Frederic and Suzanne Rheinstein, John Roselli Margaret Russell and John Roselli
Miles Redd and Bunny Williams Mish Tworkowski, Memrie Lewis, Hans and Julia Utsch, and David Easton J. Thomas Savage, Jr. and Bunny Williams James and Dede Caughman, Bunny Williams and John Oddy
Herbert and Robyne Camp Barclay Butera and Wendy Moonan Susan Townsend, Thomas Armstrong and Coleman Townsend Ian and Madeline Hooper, Jack Staub and Renny Reynolds
Happy and Samuel Shipley Anne and Thomas Hubbard and Irene Roosevelt Aitken Fred Krimendahl, Emilia Saint-Amand, and Carl and Kari Tiedemann Edward Lee Cave, Bunny Williams and Duane Hampton
Carrie Rebora Barratt and Betsy Ruprecht Edgar and Ellie Cullman Emily and Leslie Keno Charlotte Moss, John Yunis, Ron Baron and Bunny Williams Haleh and Kambiz Damaghi, Bunny Williams
  Sandra Ourusoff and Ronald Lee Fleming Owen Clarkin and Elizabeth Stafford