Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Have you read the newest biography on legendary American decorator Sister Parish?  
I have not finished it just yet, but I am certainly enjoying learning more about this creative powerhouse from a fascinating family and a truly unique background. I received a review copy from the publisher, Vendome Press, just in time to accompany me to a stint with jury duty. As I sat waiting for hours, tales told straight from Sister's daughter and grandaughter provided me with a unique perspective on this decorating doyenne's life and times and transported me from the crowded, fluorescent-lit room I was camped out in. 
Who better to fill you in on what truly made a person who they were than members of their own family?

I am a total sucker for family photos - as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words and this book is chock-full of photographs that draw you in and visually illustrate the text and all the "characters" within. 

Although Sister decorated many grand spaces - including the Kennedy White House - it is rooms like these in her own Maine cottage that exemplify her trademark look and the homey and colorful flair she was known for. If you love design, history and a good biography, you are sure to enjoy this book!
Find it here


Karen in VA (was CT) said...

.. Yes, it's a great read. Glad to see it's been reissued. I read it years ago.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

I will definitely order that one from Amazon. The photo from the Maine cottage is beautiful!

MrsLittleJeans said...

Thank you Anne- i will check it out, I too love family photos. Have a great Wednesday! x

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I am adding this to my list, Anne. I have the latest design book, and I have spent hours pouring over the beauty!
Thank you for sharing.
Happy Wednesday.

CDS said...

Wow, very pretty! Will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing. xoxo