FOR A JOYFUL HOME: SISTER PARISH DESIGNS HOME COLLECTION

by Marisa Marcantonio

The creative duo behind Sister Parish Designs returned for their second gift show this past week. They brought new tote bags, aprons, dog beds, decorative accessories and an expanded line of trays, all in their signature kicky, American printed fabrics. Go bold with their casual chic accessories that add a hit of color and a smile.

Their dignified Cockatoo bird mascot watched over the booth.

The new totes and duffles were a standout, in sturdy printed canvas with webbing. They are a must for summer, since they look at home on the ferry and on the road.

Susan Bartlet Crater and Libby Cameron, who worked for Sister Parish at Parish - Hadley for 15 years, started Sister Parish Designs in 2001, to carry on the legacy of great American design legend Sister Parish and her ebullient designs. Their fabrics and wallpapers have been so well received that they decided to create an entire lifestyle accessories line to complement the patterns.

A selection of trays at a fantastic party they had to celebrate the Albert Hadley prints.

An instant favorite: cosmetic bags sold in a set of 3.
Hello, hostess gifts!

The Large Serving Tray can become a bar in a snap.

NY GIFT SHOW PREVIEW: SISTER PARISH'S PRINTS CHARMING ACCESSORIES DEBUT

by Marisa Marcantonio

I cannot contain how excited I am for these new Sister Parish Design fabric covered accessories and pillows. Accordion files, desk blotters, picture frames, note pads, pencil cups, photo albums, pillows, tissue box covers, wastebaskets, ice buckets, trays, napkins and tablecloths await you. I want one of each to have great gifts on hand at all times! This is why I am convinced I need a gift wrapping closet and a shelf in it for future gift giving.

Sister Parish's granddaughter Susan Bartlett Crater and Libby Cameron, Sister Parish's protégé and colleague founded Sister Parish Design, and launched their fantastic collection of fabrics and papers several years ago. Their accessory line will debut at the NY Gift show this weekend, say hi to Libby and Susan at Pier 94 Booth 44047!

All your favorite Sister Parish prints make for lively accessories. Dress up your office desk at work with a blotter and pencil cup to bring a bit of style to your space.

Photos Courtesy of Sister Parish Design
Pattern love!

Napkins and cloths make entertaining with style a snap

They make it so easy, these pillows are ready to go