Sister Parish Book Review and More

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Over the summer I was asked to review the recently released Sister Parish, The Life of the Legendary American Interior Designer.  I have so enjoyed pouring through the pages of this book and learning more about the tastemaker responsible for the American Country look.  The book is written by Apple Parish, one of Sister's daughters and Susan Bartlett Crater, a granddaughter.  This look into Sister's life includes unpublished memoirs as well as interviews of family members and interior designers.  What I have enjoyed most is the memoirs by Sister herself and the glimpses into her personal life, thoughts about clients, and her decorating process.

Since reading the book, I have been thinking a lot about Sister Parish's lively interiors and use of color.  So it was such a treat seeing her great-granddaughter's apartment in the November Lonny.  Did you see it?

Good design definitely runs in the family.  And just like that, I want to paint a room blue.  ;)


  1. Rene you are speaking to my heart this this post! And I love Sister Parish...everything. Burma is one of all-time favorite fabrics. I have the book and now you have me wishing I hadn't already packed it for my move...wanna look at it! And Eliza's apartment is adorable.

    Have a great day Rene.

  2. This sounds like a lovely book. Maybe I'll ask Santa if he'll leave this under the tree for me!

  3. The apple does not fall far from the tree here!! I would love to read the book!

    A Giveaway from Scalamandre

  4. First magazine picture of a room to really stop my breath was done by Sister Parish.

    She still does.

    And this has been going on decades!!

    Garden & Be Well, XO T

  5. I will have to read that book! I have been trying to do more self-education of design history lately. Thanks for the recommendation!



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