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Designer
    (1910-1994)
    Birth name is Dorothy May Kinnicutt
    Married to Henry Parish II
    Co-founded the design firm Parish-Hadley Associates
    Decorated the Kennedy White House
    When Jackie Kennedy hired her, the newspapers said, ‘Kennedys Pick Nun to Decorate White House.'
    She liked to go swimming in the icy water in Maine and expected guests to go swimming with her.
    She had an ancestor named Cotton Mather.
    People compared her face to George Washington's.
    She was nicknamed ‘Sister' because she was the only daughter in the family.
    She opened an interior design business to help support her family during the Depression.
    She favored a cozy, homey approach to design, with lots of prints and fabrics.
    Her son died at the age of 50.
    Her cousin, Dorothy Draper, was also an interior designer.
    She wrote, ‘I try to give permanence to a house, to bring out the experiences, the memories, the feelings that make it a home.'

Credit: The Truffle


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