How to Add Sister Parish-Influenced Design to Your Home

For Sister Parish Design president Susan Crater, interior decoration is a family affair


Photo: Oberto Gili; fashion styling by Ethel Park; hair and makeup by Mary Guthrie for Artists by Anthony Priano, using Chanel Ultra Tenue foundation, Becca highlighter in opal, Urban Decay Vice palette, and Kat von D tattoo liner in Trooper; on Susan, shirt by Akris, jacket by Weekend Max Mara; on Eliza, shirt by Valentino, earrings by Jennifer Fisher.

Susan, at home in Bedford, New York, with her daughter, Eliza.

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Antique plates displayed in Susan’s home belonged to her mother, Apple Parish Bartlett.

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Clockwise from left: Mayfields, Vreeland, Campbell, Kinnicutt Stripe, Plumbago, and Flora fabrics; to the trade.

Photo: John Manno

Lampshades in Waldingfield and Burmese; to the trade.

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Birdcage from Mill House Antiques & Gardens; $3,500.

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Collage by Apple Parish Bartlett; $5,000.

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A 1936 portrait of Parish hangs in the Crater family’s living room.

Photo: Antony Armstrong-Jones

Sister Parish snapped by Lord Snowdon for a 1988 issue of House & Garden.

Photo: Horst P. Horst

A bedroom at Parish‘s Maine home, House & Garden, 1977.

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Lettuceware teapot by Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch; $245.

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Custom-made cushion in Albert; $110.

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Sumba chair; $1,031.