At only 23, Sister Parish opened her decorating business in
1933. Despite the depression and WW2, Mrs. Henry Parish II
flourished and decorating the White House for the Kennedys
compelled her to bring on a new talent, Albert Hadley. He
was made partner shortly thereafter and the iconic firm Parish
Hadley was born. Sister passed away in 1994 and made a lasting
mark on American design. The New York Times obituary noted, "Mrs
Parish's six decades of decorating epitomized the rise of women
in her own and other professions in 20th century America."
Following in Sister's footsteps, Susan (Sister's granddaughter)
and Eliza (Sister's great granddaughter) have continued to bring
Sister’s iconic ideas, designs and spirit into the world of
American design and are proud to continue her legacy.