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In the fast-paced world we inhabit, our homes have become more than mere shelters. They have transformed into sanctuaries—a reflection of our innermost selves, a space where we seek solace, find inspiration, and recharge our spirits. Now, more than ever, it is crucial to create an environment that uplifts our energy and nurtures our well-being. Join us on a journey of transformation as we explore the art of energy upliftment, the key to infusing your home with positive vibes and creating a haven that radiates with Vogue-worthy elegance.

 

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Cleansing the Aura: Clearing Out Negative Energy

Just as we cleanse our bodies and minds, our living spaces also require a thorough energetic cleanse. Start by decluttering, removing any physical obstacles that hinder the flow of energy. Open your windows and let fresh air circulate, sweeping away stagnant energy and inviting new vitality. Consider burning sage or palo santo, allowing the fragrant smoke to purify and uplift the ambiance. With a blank canvas, you're now ready to infuse your home with positive energy.

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The Power of Color: A Vibrant Palette

Colors hold a profound influence over our emotions and can dramatically impact the energy of a space. Embrace a vibrant palette that resonates with your intentions for each room. Cool blues and greens evoke tranquility and harmony, perfect for bedrooms and meditation spaces. Energizing yellows and oranges invigorate living areas, while soothing pastels create a serene ambiance in bathrooms and home offices. Introduce pops of color through artwork, textiles, and accessories, infusing your space with a sense of vitality and joie de vivre.

Nature's Healing Touch: Biophilic Design

Bringing the outdoors in is an art form that can greatly enhance the energy of your home. Embrace the principles of biophilic design by incorporating natural elements and organic textures. Introduce lush green plants, cascading vines, and miniature indoor gardens to connect with nature and infuse your space with life-giving energy. Incorporate natural materials like wood, stone, and woven fibers to ground your interior and create a sense of harmony with the earth. Let the beauty of nature envelop you, fostering a deep sense of calm and rejuvenation within your sanctuary.



Lighting the Way: Illuminating Brilliance

The right lighting can transform the mood and energy of a room, casting a warm glow that nurtures the soul. Embrace a layered lighting approach, combining natural light with strategically placed fixtures to create a balance of illumination and shadow. Install dimmers to customize the intensity and ambiance of each space, allowing for effortless transitions between energizing brightness and tranquil serenity. Delicate chandeliers, sleek floor lamps, and statement sconces become not only sources of light but also works of art, elevating your interior with their elegant presence.

The Symphony of Scents: Aromatherapy Magic

Scent has an extraordinary ability to transport us and influence our emotions. Harness the power of aromatherapy to uplift the energy of your home. Explore a range of essential oils and natural fragrances, selecting scents that align with your desired ambiance. Invigorating citrus oils, calming lavender, and grounding cedarwood can create an olfactory symphony that soothes the senses and invigorates the spirit. Utilize diffusers, scented candles, or even fresh flowers to infuse your space with delightful fragrances, enveloping you in an uplifting embrace.

SkandiShop

A Sanctuary of Serenity

Your home is a canvas upon which you can create a sanctuary that uplifts your energy and nourishes your soul. With the art of energy upliftment, you have the power to transform your space into a

haven of Vogue-worthy elegance. Embrace the cleansing rituals, the vibrant colors, the natural elements, and the sensory delights that resonate with your innermost desires. Let your home become a reflection of your truest self—a place where positive energy thrives, and the essence of who you are flourishes.

In the pursuit of uplifting the energy of your home, remember that you are crafting a space that embraces your unique style and nurtures your well-being. Infuse every corner with love, intention, and your personal touch, and watch as your sanctuary becomes a magnet for positivity and the epitome of Vogue-worthy elegance.

Read more


In the fast-paced world we inhabit, our homes have become more than mere shelters. They have transformed into sanctuaries—a reflection of our innermost selves, a space where we seek solace, find inspiration, and recharge our spirits. Now, more than ever, it is crucial to create an environment that uplifts our energy and nurtures our well-being. Join us on a journey of transformation as we explore the art of energy upliftment, the key to infusing your home with positive vibes and creating a haven that radiates with Vogue-worthy elegance.

 

ligne roset

Cleansing the Aura: Clearing Out Negative Energy

Just as we cleanse our bodies and minds, our living spaces also require a thorough energetic cleanse. Start by decluttering, removing any physical obstacles that hinder the flow of energy. Open your windows and let fresh air circulate, sweeping away stagnant energy and inviting new vitality. Consider burning sage or palo santo, allowing the fragrant smoke to purify and uplift the ambiance. With a blank canvas, you're now ready to infuse your home with positive energy.

SkandiShop

The Power of Color: A Vibrant Palette

Colors hold a profound influence over our emotions and can dramatically impact the energy of a space. Embrace a vibrant palette that resonates with your intentions for each room. Cool blues and greens evoke tranquility and harmony, perfect for bedrooms and meditation spaces. Energizing yellows and oranges invigorate living areas, while soothing pastels create a serene ambiance in bathrooms and home offices. Introduce pops of color through artwork, textiles, and accessories, infusing your space with a sense of vitality and joie de vivre.

Nature's Healing Touch: Biophilic Design

Bringing the outdoors in is an art form that can greatly enhance the energy of your home. Embrace the principles of biophilic design by incorporating natural elements and organic textures. Introduce lush green plants, cascading vines, and miniature indoor gardens to connect with nature and infuse your space with life-giving energy. Incorporate natural materials like wood, stone, and woven fibers to ground your interior and create a sense of harmony with the earth. Let the beauty of nature envelop you, fostering a deep sense of calm and rejuvenation within your sanctuary.



Lighting the Way: Illuminating Brilliance

The right lighting can transform the mood and energy of a room, casting a warm glow that nurtures the soul. Embrace a layered lighting approach, combining natural light with strategically placed fixtures to create a balance of illumination and shadow. Install dimmers to customize the intensity and ambiance of each space, allowing for effortless transitions between energizing brightness and tranquil serenity. Delicate chandeliers, sleek floor lamps, and statement sconces become not only sources of light but also works of art, elevating your interior with their elegant presence.

The Symphony of Scents: Aromatherapy Magic

Scent has an extraordinary ability to transport us and influence our emotions. Harness the power of aromatherapy to uplift the energy of your home. Explore a range of essential oils and natural fragrances, selecting scents that align with your desired ambiance. Invigorating citrus oils, calming lavender, and grounding cedarwood can create an olfactory symphony that soothes the senses and invigorates the spirit. Utilize diffusers, scented candles, or even fresh flowers to infuse your space with delightful fragrances, enveloping you in an uplifting embrace.

SkandiShop

A Sanctuary of Serenity

Your home is a canvas upon which you can create a sanctuary that uplifts your energy and nourishes your soul. With the art of energy upliftment, you have the power to transform your space into a

haven of Vogue-worthy elegance. Embrace the cleansing rituals, the vibrant colors, the natural elements, and the sensory delights that resonate with your innermost desires. Let your home become a reflection of your truest self—a place where positive energy thrives, and the essence of who you are flourishes.

In the pursuit of uplifting the energy of your home, remember that you are crafting a space that embraces your unique style and nurtures your well-being. Infuse every corner with love, intention, and your personal touch, and watch as your sanctuary becomes a magnet for positivity and the epitome of Vogue-worthy elegance.

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Five of the best Finnish Designer Brands

Posted by Decor Dekor

Finland has become superior within design, bringing an abundance of fresh ideas into our modern world.
1. Artek

Founded in 1935 by four extremely well-recognized designers - Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl - Artek is now known as a staple brand within Finnish design. The modernistic, yet classic pieces, flow seamlessly together in the home - creating an effortless feel to the design. Artek continues to produce more and more variations in the content of their design, and are consistently keeping up with current trends while making sure that their own stylistic choices are prominent when crafting their designs. Additionally, the company has a large flagship showroom in Finland where customers can get up close and personal with Artek's model pieces - with an option to purchase and customize many of their iconic furnishings.

 

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Alvar Aalto furniture from Artek. Image courtesy of Artek

2. Marimekko

Finnish entrepreneur, Armi Ratia, created and founded Marimekko in 1951 - perfect timing for their big break throughout the '60s. Two of the most prominent designers who have worked for Marimekko include Vuokko Nurmesniemi, with bold contrasting stripes, and Maija Isola, with large funky flowered prints such as the Unikko poppy. Although originated in Helsinki, Finland, it did not take too long for Marimekko to become a worldwide success - with dedicated followers in places like Tokyo, the United States, Singapore, and many more. The notoriously cold country is said to favor Marimekko's warm, fun, and inviting prints as the colors are truly uplifting and powerful - especially when you're in a winter funk.

 

marimekkoMarimekko dinnnerware. Image courtesy of Marimekko
3. Iittala

If you haven't heard of this famous Finnish designer brand before, be sure to check out their substantially aesthetic work. Iittala was founded in Iittala, Finland, as a glasswork shop in 1881, which then blossomed into producing design objects, tableware, and cookware - which is where their brand gained its well-earned recognition. The iconic glass birds by Oiva Toikka were not produced and distributed until 1962, which was a major influence on the success of Iittala's brand. The timelessly elegant design within Iittala's pieces now ranges in materials such as: glass, ceramics, wood, textiles, and metals.

 

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Iittala glassware and signature glass bird. Image courtesy of Iittala

 

4. Studio Sebastian Jansson

A highly expansive and refreshing take on design - Sebastian Jansson utilizes form, material, and presentation to create a functionally diverse piece. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Sebastian often works on everyday industrial objects for local companies to create something novel and aesthetically appealing for their workplace. Sebastian has also won many awards in Finland from creating different and fresh designs for everyday objects.

 

sebastianLight fixures. Image courtesy of Sebastian Jansson
5. Aalto + Aalto

Husband and wife team, Elina and Klaus Aalto are the creative and fresh perspectives behind Aalto+Aalto. The pair designs products, creates spaces and exhibitions - all-encompassing their unique vision for their work. Their work embodies a Scandinavian saying, "good design for all", which is shown throughout their thoughtfully creative work. The husband and wife also created an iconic piece for Iittala - a jewel hook for displaying items in while also transforming an everyday object into a piece of art.

 

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Home design pieces. Image courtesy of Aalto + Aalto
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Finland has become superior within design, bringing an abundance of fresh ideas into our modern world.
1. Artek

Founded in 1935 by four extremely well-recognized designers - Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl - Artek is now known as a staple brand within Finnish design. The modernistic, yet classic pieces, flow seamlessly together in the home - creating an effortless feel to the design. Artek continues to produce more and more variations in the content of their design, and are consistently keeping up with current trends while making sure that their own stylistic choices are prominent when crafting their designs. Additionally, the company has a large flagship showroom in Finland where customers can get up close and personal with Artek's model pieces - with an option to purchase and customize many of their iconic furnishings.

 

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Alvar Aalto furniture from Artek. Image courtesy of Artek

2. Marimekko

Finnish entrepreneur, Armi Ratia, created and founded Marimekko in 1951 - perfect timing for their big break throughout the '60s. Two of the most prominent designers who have worked for Marimekko include Vuokko Nurmesniemi, with bold contrasting stripes, and Maija Isola, with large funky flowered prints such as the Unikko poppy. Although originated in Helsinki, Finland, it did not take too long for Marimekko to become a worldwide success - with dedicated followers in places like Tokyo, the United States, Singapore, and many more. The notoriously cold country is said to favor Marimekko's warm, fun, and inviting prints as the colors are truly uplifting and powerful - especially when you're in a winter funk.

 

marimekkoMarimekko dinnnerware. Image courtesy of Marimekko
3. Iittala

If you haven't heard of this famous Finnish designer brand before, be sure to check out their substantially aesthetic work. Iittala was founded in Iittala, Finland, as a glasswork shop in 1881, which then blossomed into producing design objects, tableware, and cookware - which is where their brand gained its well-earned recognition. The iconic glass birds by Oiva Toikka were not produced and distributed until 1962, which was a major influence on the success of Iittala's brand. The timelessly elegant design within Iittala's pieces now ranges in materials such as: glass, ceramics, wood, textiles, and metals.

 

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Iittala glassware and signature glass bird. Image courtesy of Iittala

 

4. Studio Sebastian Jansson

A highly expansive and refreshing take on design - Sebastian Jansson utilizes form, material, and presentation to create a functionally diverse piece. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Sebastian often works on everyday industrial objects for local companies to create something novel and aesthetically appealing for their workplace. Sebastian has also won many awards in Finland from creating different and fresh designs for everyday objects.

 

sebastianLight fixures. Image courtesy of Sebastian Jansson
5. Aalto + Aalto

Husband and wife team, Elina and Klaus Aalto are the creative and fresh perspectives behind Aalto+Aalto. The pair designs products, creates spaces and exhibitions - all-encompassing their unique vision for their work. Their work embodies a Scandinavian saying, "good design for all", which is shown throughout their thoughtfully creative work. The husband and wife also created an iconic piece for Iittala - a jewel hook for displaying items in while also transforming an everyday object into a piece of art.

 

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Home design pieces. Image courtesy of Aalto + Aalto
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4 Legendary Interior Designers Everyone Should Know

Posted by Decor Dekor

Sure, you can pick a Kelly Wearstler–designed room out of a decorating lineup and could tell your friends if Estee Stanley, Miles Redd, or Mary McDonald would be their dream designer. But do you know the people who inspired them? These seven interiors icons are the most influential masters of the 20th century—the true founders of the profession today—and they’re the names every lover of design should know.

 

 

Elsie de Wolfe


Known as “America’s first decorator,” De Wolfe boasted a lifestyle as glamorous as her decor. Born in New York City in 1865, her history reads not just as one wild romance and adventure novel, but several different ones. In her youth, she was educated in Scotland and was presented at court to Queen Victoria, but soon after returned to the U.S. and became a professional actress. By around 1887 she shared a “Boston marriage” (a term for two single women living together, attributed to Henry James’s The Bostonians) with successful literary agent Elisabeth “Bessie” Marbury. And later in life, she even gained the title of Lady when she married British diplomat Sir Charles Mendl, at the age of 61.

 

But early on in De Wolfe’s life, it was her onstage style and wardrobe—couture ensembles from Paris—that caught people’s eyes more than her acting chops. She successfully restyled the house on Irving Place that she shared with Marbury, eschewing the stuffy Victorian decorating approach of her day by decluttering, simplifying, and warming up its gloomy and too-busy interiors. That led to a commission to decorate the Colony Club—the city’s first elite social club exclusively for women—which could list members with surnames like Whitney, Morgan, Harriman, and Astor. De Wolfe blazed a trail as she became the most popular decorator of her time, handing out business cards emblazoned with her signature wolf and nosegay motif.

De Wolfe went on to decorate a home she and Marbury bought in Versailles for social gatherings, and took on vast redecorating projects for clients including Condé Nast, the Fricks, and the Hewitts. Her pioneering anti-Victorian style of brighter, airier, and more streamlined and refined rooms than the era dictated is still celebrated today.

 

Jean-Michel Frank


Artists inevitably take inspiration from the world around them, and it’s hard to imagine a richer environment than Paris in the 1930s, when Jean-Michel Frank was the most celebrated decorator and designer of the era. His projects were often to decorate rooms with Picassos and Braques hanging on the walls, and his circles included everyone from Parisian artists to socialites, Man Ray to the Rockefellers.

 

But Frank’s style is hard to describe. He’s known as a minimalist, but it’s his layer of maximalism that makes his work so interesting and complex. He was understated and restrained in the shapes of furniture he designed, but often dressed them in opulent materials: ornate mica screens, bronze doors, lamps made of quartz, as well as the shagreen-covered vanity and cubic sheepskin club chair he created for Hermès. Frank’s favorite color was white, which he made appear both spare and rich. And he’s credited with designing one of the most iconic minimalist pieces of furniture in history—the Parsons table—but would often cover the tables with the most luxe finishes.

Despite his keen eye for design and quality, Frank found the elements of daily life key to any space, and believed “perfect taste” to be a recipe for a soulless room.

A distant cousin of the famed diarist Anne Frank, he fled France around 1940 to escape Nazi occupation, and worked and traveled in South America and the United States. Sadly, he committed suicide by jumping from a Manhattan building in 1941, at the age of 46. But his work is still celebrated in museums today, and you can buy reproductions of some of his most iconic furniture pieces designed for Hermès.

 

 

Albert Hadley


Marrying glamour and functionality can be a difficult task for any designer, but it’s a relationship that Albert Hadley mastered. “The dean of American decorators,” who died in 2012 at the age of 91, boasted high society names like Rockefeller, Astor, Getty, and Mellon on his client roster, but always honored a democratic decorating spirit: “Names really are not the point,” he told New York magazine in 2004. “It’s what you can achieve for the simplest person. Glamour is part of it, but glamour is not the essence. Design is about discipline and reality, not about fantasy beyond reality.”

Tennessee-born Hadley became known for his modern style, which deftly incorporated a mix of design styles thanks to his seemingly innate sense of balance and what worked together. “Never less, never more,” was his overarching design philosophy.

Hadley joined forces with Sister Parish in 1962. Parish-Hadley Associates styled the homes of America’s elite for decades, but is probably best known for redecorating the Kennedy White House, as well as the Kennedy family’s own homes. But Hadley didn’t slow down after Parish’s death, or with age. In honor of his 85th birthday, The New York Times interviewed one of his clients, Diana Quasha, about why she’d just chosen him for her project. “He’s still the hippest thing out there,” she said. “I don’t want it to be modern, and I don’t want it to be traditional. I want it to look interesting. Who else would I ask?”

 

 

Sister Parish


Well-heeled, well-connected Dorothy May Kinnicutt (the childhood nickname “Sister” eventually replaced her given name) was born in 1910 to parents with homes in Manhattan, New Jersey, Maine, and Paris. She attended the Chapin School in Manhattan, and married Henry Parish in 1930, in a wedding that The New York Times reported at the time boasted “a representative gathering of old New York families on hand.”

When in the Wall Street crash of 1929 both Parish’s stockbroker husband’s and father’s fortunes took hits, she opened her own interior design shop in Far Hills, New Jersey. Her style was a counterpoint to her antiques collector father’s heavy, dark, brown furniture—she favored ticking stripe, glazed chintz, quilts, hooked rugs, and overstuffed armchairs instead of formal antiques—and is credited with popularizing that American country aesthetic in the 1960s.

Her designs for clients such as Brooke Astor were romantic, warm, and elegant, but her tactics were precise and exacting: Her unforgiving assessment of a client’s space before she started any design project involved rolling a tea cart around the room, editing out any items that didn’t meet with her approval.

 

Parish’s design relationship with Albert Hadley lasted 30-plus years—until her death in 1994 at the age of 84—and is widely considered one of the most successful partnerships in the world of interiors.

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Sure, you can pick a Kelly Wearstler–designed room out of a decorating lineup and could tell your friends if Estee Stanley, Miles Redd, or Mary McDonald would be their dream designer. But do you know the people who inspired them? These seven interiors icons are the most influential masters of the 20th century—the true founders of the profession today—and they’re the names every lover of design should know.

 

 

Elsie de Wolfe


Known as “America’s first decorator,” De Wolfe boasted a lifestyle as glamorous as her decor. Born in New York City in 1865, her history reads not just as one wild romance and adventure novel, but several different ones. In her youth, she was educated in Scotland and was presented at court to Queen Victoria, but soon after returned to the U.S. and became a professional actress. By around 1887 she shared a “Boston marriage” (a term for two single women living together, attributed to Henry James’s The Bostonians) with successful literary agent Elisabeth “Bessie” Marbury. And later in life, she even gained the title of Lady when she married British diplomat Sir Charles Mendl, at the age of 61.

 

But early on in De Wolfe’s life, it was her onstage style and wardrobe—couture ensembles from Paris—that caught people’s eyes more than her acting chops. She successfully restyled the house on Irving Place that she shared with Marbury, eschewing the stuffy Victorian decorating approach of her day by decluttering, simplifying, and warming up its gloomy and too-busy interiors. That led to a commission to decorate the Colony Club—the city’s first elite social club exclusively for women—which could list members with surnames like Whitney, Morgan, Harriman, and Astor. De Wolfe blazed a trail as she became the most popular decorator of her time, handing out business cards emblazoned with her signature wolf and nosegay motif.

De Wolfe went on to decorate a home she and Marbury bought in Versailles for social gatherings, and took on vast redecorating projects for clients including Condé Nast, the Fricks, and the Hewitts. Her pioneering anti-Victorian style of brighter, airier, and more streamlined and refined rooms than the era dictated is still celebrated today.

 

Jean-Michel Frank


Artists inevitably take inspiration from the world around them, and it’s hard to imagine a richer environment than Paris in the 1930s, when Jean-Michel Frank was the most celebrated decorator and designer of the era. His projects were often to decorate rooms with Picassos and Braques hanging on the walls, and his circles included everyone from Parisian artists to socialites, Man Ray to the Rockefellers.

 

But Frank’s style is hard to describe. He’s known as a minimalist, but it’s his layer of maximalism that makes his work so interesting and complex. He was understated and restrained in the shapes of furniture he designed, but often dressed them in opulent materials: ornate mica screens, bronze doors, lamps made of quartz, as well as the shagreen-covered vanity and cubic sheepskin club chair he created for Hermès. Frank’s favorite color was white, which he made appear both spare and rich. And he’s credited with designing one of the most iconic minimalist pieces of furniture in history—the Parsons table—but would often cover the tables with the most luxe finishes.

Despite his keen eye for design and quality, Frank found the elements of daily life key to any space, and believed “perfect taste” to be a recipe for a soulless room.

A distant cousin of the famed diarist Anne Frank, he fled France around 1940 to escape Nazi occupation, and worked and traveled in South America and the United States. Sadly, he committed suicide by jumping from a Manhattan building in 1941, at the age of 46. But his work is still celebrated in museums today, and you can buy reproductions of some of his most iconic furniture pieces designed for Hermès.

 

 

Albert Hadley


Marrying glamour and functionality can be a difficult task for any designer, but it’s a relationship that Albert Hadley mastered. “The dean of American decorators,” who died in 2012 at the age of 91, boasted high society names like Rockefeller, Astor, Getty, and Mellon on his client roster, but always honored a democratic decorating spirit: “Names really are not the point,” he told New York magazine in 2004. “It’s what you can achieve for the simplest person. Glamour is part of it, but glamour is not the essence. Design is about discipline and reality, not about fantasy beyond reality.”

Tennessee-born Hadley became known for his modern style, which deftly incorporated a mix of design styles thanks to his seemingly innate sense of balance and what worked together. “Never less, never more,” was his overarching design philosophy.

Hadley joined forces with Sister Parish in 1962. Parish-Hadley Associates styled the homes of America’s elite for decades, but is probably best known for redecorating the Kennedy White House, as well as the Kennedy family’s own homes. But Hadley didn’t slow down after Parish’s death, or with age. In honor of his 85th birthday, The New York Times interviewed one of his clients, Diana Quasha, about why she’d just chosen him for her project. “He’s still the hippest thing out there,” she said. “I don’t want it to be modern, and I don’t want it to be traditional. I want it to look interesting. Who else would I ask?”

 

 

Sister Parish


Well-heeled, well-connected Dorothy May Kinnicutt (the childhood nickname “Sister” eventually replaced her given name) was born in 1910 to parents with homes in Manhattan, New Jersey, Maine, and Paris. She attended the Chapin School in Manhattan, and married Henry Parish in 1930, in a wedding that The New York Times reported at the time boasted “a representative gathering of old New York families on hand.”

When in the Wall Street crash of 1929 both Parish’s stockbroker husband’s and father’s fortunes took hits, she opened her own interior design shop in Far Hills, New Jersey. Her style was a counterpoint to her antiques collector father’s heavy, dark, brown furniture—she favored ticking stripe, glazed chintz, quilts, hooked rugs, and overstuffed armchairs instead of formal antiques—and is credited with popularizing that American country aesthetic in the 1960s.

Her designs for clients such as Brooke Astor were romantic, warm, and elegant, but her tactics were precise and exacting: Her unforgiving assessment of a client’s space before she started any design project involved rolling a tea cart around the room, editing out any items that didn’t meet with her approval.

 

Parish’s design relationship with Albert Hadley lasted 30-plus years—until her death in 1994 at the age of 84—and is widely considered one of the most successful partnerships in the world of interiors.

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