When it comes to icons in the interior design industry, there are few more illustrious than Sister Parish. Throughout the decades, her legacy has been carefully preserved and passed down thanks to her daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter. The November issue of House Beautiful features a tour of the Manhattan duplex apartment belonging to Eliza Crater Harris, Sister’s great-granddaughter and managing director of Sister Parish Design. House Beautiful touts Eliza as “the first Grandmillennial” – a term coined by the publication in 2019 to describe the rising number of Millennials who appreciate traditional design.
As a child, Eliza spent her summers at Sister’s home in Maine, soaking in all the details of her famous “American Country” style which includes wicker, quilts, spongeware, rag rugs, needlepoint pillows, and florals. Later, Eliza went to work for designer Markham Roberts where she further honed her eye. (Markham happens to be the protégé of Mark Hampton, who had once worked for Sister Parish.) She told House Beautiful she never knew “how much talent, knowledge, and hard work it takes to create the fantasy world I grew up in as a little girl.” Thanks to Eliza, her mother and grandmother, that fantasy continues to thrive. Let’s take a peek inside the Chelsea apartment Eliza shares with her husband and newborn son!
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