OPPOSITE, LEFT AND BELOW Sister Parishs drawing-room reflects her life-long beliefin comfort. An ovalAubusson rug consolidates a scheme of pale striped walls, off-white damask sofas and a bleached oak parquetfloor. The two bergere chairs are covered in her favourite chintz – ‘Floral Bouquet, by Lee Jofa. A Thirties portrait of Mrs Parish by Edward Murray (below) isflanked by a pair of English Regency girandoles.
ABOVE In 1988 Sister Parish wasphotographed by Snowdon, who wittily draped her drawing-room in sheets, for a feature on the top decorators in the US in American House & Garden knew if my subsequent employment was due to my credentials or to a polite response to an awkward situation.