Over the weekend I had some time with my favorite design books and went back to read Bunny Williams’ A House by the Sea. It was nostalgia about our vacation in the Dominican Republic a couple of winters ago that brought this book to my mind. That and the lovely story of how one of the most beautiful homes, owned by the very chic couple -antiques collector John Rosselli and designer Bunny Williams- came to life. La Colina (The Hill in Spanish) was named after its location on the highest hill in Corales, Punta Cana. The couples’ winter home -the house was built over a period of 18 months with the help of designer and architect friends.
The interiors are the very definition of comfortable island life. Slipcovers unify a medley of antiques and furniture pieces purchased over time, while collections of blue and white porcelain, vintage textiles, books, seashells and corrals give life and a personal touch to this magnificent home. My favorite part is that every piece comes with a story. It’s all about friendship and a life well-lived at La Colina.
For more about La Colina, you can get Bunny Williams’ book here. I think you’ll love it!
Photography by Francesco Lagnese.