In response to Jackie’s desire to recreate her old bedroom from their previous home in Georgetown, Sister Parish designed a room that continued the same feel, which was comfortable and casually elegant.
Although both the President and the first lady used the room, the feminine touch was apparent and primarily it was her space, as the president had his own bedroom.
The fabric samples
There were two mattresses, one of them was a firm mattress for the President
specifically selected to ease his back pain
The Parish touch 1961.The snow owl watercolor was by Peter Paillon
The sitting area was rearranged later by Stéphane Boudin in 1962, a rocking chair was added for the President
Photos courtesy of John F. Kennedy Library