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Interior designer

Esther Huntington Reilly was American interior designer. Member American Society Interior Designers (president Peninsula chapter 1980, 3d prize 1984), National Home Fashions League (vice president northern California chapter 1977-1978, catalyst of year 1978), National Council for Interior Design Qualification (certified), American Association of University Women, Kappa Pi.

Background

Reilly, Esther Huntington was born on August 19, 1917 in Portland, Maine, United States. Daughter of Charles Huntington and Rachel Jones (Foster) Whitman.

Education

Bachelor in English, Douglass College, 1939. Certified in interior architecture and decorating, Parsons School Design, New York City, 1943.

Career

Assistant interior designer Lucille B. Chisholm, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1950-1958. Interior designer Richardson's Contract Furniture Company, Menlo Park, California, 1963-1968. Principal Esther H. Reilly Interiors, Palo Alto, 1958-1963 and from 70.

Instructor De Anza College, Cupertino, California, 1970-1978, College of San Mateo, California, 1977-1978, Canada College, Redwood City, California, since 1979.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: At Home with Decorating, 1970. Contributor articles to newspapers and magazines.

Membership

Member American Society Interior Designers (president Peninsula chapter 1980, 3d prize 1984), National Home Fashions League (vice president northern California chapter 1977-1978, catalyst of year 1978), National Council for Interior Design Qualification (certified), American Association of University Women, Kappa Pi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Swimming, bridge, reading.

Connections

Married James Herbert Reilly, May 18, 1943. Children: Diane English, Rachel Van Dessel, Alison Tamburello.

father:
Charles Huntington Whitman

mother:
Rachel Jones (Foster) Whitman

spouse:
James Herbert Reilly

child:
Diane English Reilly

child:
Rachel Van Dessel Reilly

child:
Alison Tamburello Reilly