Lilly Bunn Weekes

Last year, one of my clients emailed me and said something about seeing my blog mentioned on Vogue’s website. I was curious and thrilled. The mention was in an Vogue ‘It Girl’ article about Lilly Bunn Weekes, a born-and-raised Manhattanite, mother of two and talented interior designer.

She is gorgeous, stylish, accomplished and is friends with NY’s social elite, so I wasn’t expecting much after reaching out to her to say thank you for the mention. But, instead, I discovered that Lilly is warm and very friendly and it’s been such a treat to get to know her a little.

Lilly worked for Town and Country for five years and then McMillen for two years, where she started McMillen Plus with Ann Pyne. Now Lilly is taking on her own design clients, AND she has a new blog! Aren’t we lucky?

Want to see some of her recent work? I knew you did.

This is a wider shot of the room Lilly is photographed in above. The repro antique chairs were upholstered in Madeline Weinrib’s Purple Mu. The table cloth is made from Pindler & Pindler fabric with trim from M&J Trimmings. The rug is by Stark. Grasscloth by Phillip Jeffries.

Lilly blogs about some of her client ideas. These are two different renderings for the same room.

Could you die over these blue lacquered walls? This was one of the rooms Lilly designed while working on the McMillen Plus team. I think the Schumacher fabric on the chair is such a fun punch. The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy in satin and then given a coat of poly. The lamps are from a really great store in Southampton called homenature.

And how adorable is this little girl’s room Lilly is working on in Locust Valley? The decorative painting was done by Lilly’s sister, Palmer.

I spy Porthault

Lilly lives in the West Village. Here she is at home with her two adorable daughters. The sofa is the Petrie from Crate and Barrel and the amazing artwork is by Donald Baechelor. Lovely, right?

Don’t forget to drop by Lilly’s Notebook and say hello.

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23 thoughts on “Lilly Bunn Weekes

  1. All of the sudden I want to order one hot cross lilly bunn to go, if there were such a thing! Great style.
    Wonder if she needs any art for that lovely blue wall!
    Thanks for the intro!

  2. YAY! New blog!! Can't wait to click on over. She has amazing taste.

    Thanks for sharing Jenny!


  3. Cool!!!! You were in VOGUE!! That's like a lifetime achievement if I've ever seen one!

    Lilly seems absolutely lovely! I can't wait to add her blog to my subscriptions. Thanks for sharing.

  4. my favorite part is seeing her sketches!! While her work is familiar I've never heard of her, so thanks for introducing an unknown (to me!!) designer. I can't wait to check out her blog.

  5. DOn't you hate it when beautiful and stylish girls are actually really nice?? Somehow it makes life more fair when girls who have it all are bitches! Lilly seems like the opposite though. I love that last photo with her daughters. They are adorable and that artwork – completely amazing.

    Great post, Jenny!

  6. No surprise she mentioned you, Jenny.
    You really do have a great eye, and something really special besides. :)

  7. I remember seeing that first picture, and I don't know where. She has great style, very inspiring. and I want the red shoes something terrible!

  8. Congrats on the mention – you deserve it!

    Does any one know which fabric house makes that white faux fur draped across the bed – I would love to know.

    Hope you are staying warm…Merry Christmas.

  9. In Dec's holiday bonus issue of Lonny they featured a designer and author whose style reminded me of you. She also has a book out called Creole Thrift.

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