As an interior designer, it’s not every day that you’re asked to create a space for one of the world’s most recognizable personalities. So when Laurel & Wolf designer James Tabb was contacted by the Easter Bunny’s eggcellent team, he hopped at the opportunity to makeover the head hare’s study. After all, this was not just some bunny.
Although the Easter Bunny is notorious for having fluffy tastes, James didn’t bother pulling his hare out over the design and jumped right down the rabbit hole to get to work. He carefully considered each one of the Easter Bunny’s requests, from a candy-colored paint palette to a hiding place for his favorite refreshment (scotch, not carrot juice).
“I needed a relaxing space I could retreat to after my daily duties of hopping around, filling baskets and acquiring eggs,” the Easter Bunny says. “I wanted to incorporate my two favorite colors, but not in an overwhelming way since they are quite bright.”
James treated the Bunny’s walls like a canvas, painting eggstravagent shapes in cheerful pastel shades of pink and blue. The colors complement the Easter Bunny’s extensive assortment of treasures and trinkets, which sit prominently on a set of sturdy shelves.
“The bookshelves keep all my collectibles organized, from my collection of 1st edition pink and blue books to my prized great golden egg, which I was able to procure from the Estate of Veruca Salt,” the Bunny proudly exclaims.
Since most of the hues in the space are so well coordinated, James wanted to add a pop of contrasting color to create a point of interest. “Of course I went with a classic egg chair for the Easter Bunny. I chose a bold yellow shade in order to brighten the otherwise cool palette,” he says.
Because the Easter Bunny feels most himself when romping through fields, having John Muir-like musings about the magic of the natural world, it was important for his study to include an element of the outdoors.
“We brought the outdoors in with an alternative grass rug because the Easter Bunny mentioned that he loves the feeling of fresh grass underfoot,” James says.
Though the space as a whole feels as delightful as an Easter brunch, the Bunny finds his globe-shaped bar cart particularly earrisistable.
“He let me know in his design brief that he drinks Scotch on the daily, so I had to incorporate a bar cart that hides the good stuff,” James says. “We took a traditional globe-shaped cart (this one from Wayfair) and painted it to match the color scheme of the room.”
But the thing that really ties the space together is a painting of the Easter Bunny’s great uncle Harvey. “It’s been in my family for generations so I really wanted to incorporate it into the room,” he says.
The portrait brings a classic touch to the otherwise modern space. Its ornate gold frame pairs perfectly with the Easter Bunny’s collection of golden eggs, but it doesn’t take away from the contemporary decor, which is ideal for today’s modern rabbit.
“I am so impressed with Laurel & Wolf, I’ve already recommended them to my friends Kris, T. Fairy and Jack Lantern” the Easter Bunny says. “Without my designer, I would have been a real basket case.”
Watch the video for a closer peek into our favorite Bunny’s space: