Friday, December 17, 2010

Sister Parish Design On Decorating

I am always looking to expand my coffee table book collection and when in North Carolina last weekend, spotted my next book on a sale shelf! I am obsessed with design books these days, hoping to get some inspiration for my soon-to-be new condo. Whose advise to turn to but Sister Parish?? Mrs. Henry Parish II "Sister" helped decorate many homes in her day, including the Astors, Whitneys and the Kennedys.

This delightful book has many tips for all aspects of decorating a home and loads of practical advice on decorating. It is a timeless tribute to the inimitable style of Sister Parish seen through the eyes of many of today's influential decoraters. Published at the end of 2009 and written by her granddaughter Susan Bartlett Crater and her last student and Parish-Hadley protege Libby Cameron, this stunning book is a must-have for any decorating aficionado.

The beautiful watercolors are by artist Mita Corsini Bland. You can purchase this book at Amazon. You can still get it before Christmas!

1 comment:

Miss Southern Prep said...

I'm going to have to check this book out! Those watercolors are gorgeous!