Book Review: Parish Hadley Tree Of Life

Photo: Fritz von der Schulenburg

In the new book, Parish-Hadley Tree Of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm, authors Bunny Williams and Brian McCarthy, both Parish-Hadley alums, bring together an inspiring group of design work by thirty of their former Parish Hadley colleagues. 

The concept of this book is brilliant and serves as a beautiful reminder of the impact and style influence that Parish-Hadley had and continues to have to this day on the interior design world.

Here is just a very small peek at some of the magnificent images inside this soon to be classic collector’s item

photo: William Waldron

photo: Carrie Leonard

 Photo: Fritz von der Schulenburg
cover photo:  Michael Mundy
*I received a free copy of Parish-Hadley Tree of Life from the publisher, but this did not influence my opinion here.


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  1. A most fascinating book, I loved it Sue, The stories of life in The Parish-Hadley firm as told by the allums is incredible!

    The Arts by Karena

    Published on 10.14.15 · Reply
  2. This is truly a beautiful book on interior design. It is very well written, and the photos are stunning. The rooms pictured are gorgeous, and of course timeless. If you like the look of beautiful antiques, mixed with contemporary art, you will really enjoy this book. The rooms pictured are warm and inviting (by example, clay potted plants sitting on well polished antique tables next to Imari porcelain) and reflect the owners' passions for collecting. These are layered rooms at their finest, and they do not look "staged" as many designers are prone to do today!

    Published on 10.16.15 · Reply