Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Dorothy Mae "Sister" Parish

Dorothy Mae Parish (1910 – 1994), known as “Sister” Parish was an interior designer, as well as Dorothy Draper’s cousin, however their decorating styles differed.  Sister filled her rooms with flowery chintzes and ornate embroidery together with  patchwork quilts and rag rugs.  She is credited with spreading the American country style during the 1960s, and was the first interior designer brought in by Jackie Kennedy to decorate the White House.  Parish’s influence can still be seen in the Family Dining Room and Yellow Oval Room in the White House.  

Dorothy Mae "Sister" Parish

Written by  Susan B. Crater, Sister’s granddaughter, and Libby Cameron, Sister’s last protégé

White House Yellow Oval Room

Sister Parish Design accessories

Sister Parish Design custom pillows