Parish-Hadley Tree of Life
An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm
- Publication Date: October 6, 2015
- Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
- ISBN: 9781613128817
- Page Count: 288
- Illustrations: 100 color illustrations
- Rights: World/All
The legendary interior design firm Parish-Hadley Associates set the standard for American style in the finest homes for more than three decades, from the 1960s through the 1990s. Throughout its colorful history, Parish-Hadley was commissioned by the most prestigious families in the country, from the Kennedys at the White House to the Astors, Rockefellers, and Gettys. Yet the fertile partnership between Parish and Hadley also greatly influenced the taste, style, creative process, and practices of the designers who worked for them. In this volume, 30 of the most renowned designers relate in detail their personal experiences working at the firm, accompanied by images they have chosen of their own work, past and present, illustrating how their designs were shaped by Parish-Hadley.
About the authors
Brian McCarthy, a former partner at Parish-Hadley, is the author of STC’s Luminous Interiors, and his work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Veranda, House Beautiful, ELLE DECOR, and the New York Times. He lives in New York City.
Bunny Williams is an interior designer, garden expert, co-owner of Treillage Ltd., and author of four books published by STC. She divides her time between New York, Connecticut, and the Dominican Republic.