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Born and raised in New Orleans, AD100 designer Suzanne Rheinstein frequently returns to her hometown to shop for her clients and to source pieces for her Los Angeles boutique Hollyhock.
Museum—Longue Vue House and Gardens
“Ellen Biddle Shipman, one of the foremost landscape designers of the 1920s, began work on the home in the ’30s,” Rheinstein explains. “She also worked on the interiors and with the Platt Brothers, who did the architecture. It’s a wonderful study in very informed upper-class living from the ’30s through the ’60s. Everyone who is crazy about design needs to see it.” 7 Bamboo Rd.; 504.488.5488; longuevue.com
Photo courtesy of Longue Vue House and Gardens
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New Orleans–born interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein effortlessly mixes Southern charm with the laid-back ease of her adopted home of Los Angeles. Her refined yet relaxed approach is showcased at her home furnishings shop, Hollyhock, which relocated last year to the La Cienega Design Quarter. “We’re now in the thick of things,” she says. A former television producer, Rheinstein once planned a second career in gardening. “Then I took this detour indoors,” she says. It’s been a fruitful digression: Her Hollyhock Home Collection is a hit with fellow decorators. This fall, she expands her collaboration with Lee Jofa, for which she designs fabric, to include a line of rugs. “Whether one is gardening, decorating, or feeding friends,” Rheinstein says, “it’s all part of the same impulse: a desire to live one’s life in a gracious, unpretentious manner.” Read More
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In Conversation with Suzanne Rheinstein
Masterful designer Suzanne Rheinstein creates traditional, but not stuffy or ostentatious spaces that feel comfortable yet luxurious. A Southern Belle after my own heart, Suzanne’s motto “Every day is all there is”, encapsulates the philosophy behind my mother’s way of life and the way I was raised back home in Mexico – stressing the importance of enjoying the beautiful things in life daily, not just for special occasions (such as ‘the good china’ or having fresh flowers at home).
Her designs have been published in all of the top design publications (including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor and House Beautiful), as well as her own book – ‘At Home’ which was released in late 2010. In addition to the success she has had with her interior design, Suzanne also has a very successful line of fabrics with Lee Jofa. A stunning collection inspired by antiquities which includes needlework, prints, linens, flocked patterns, textural solids, elegant silks and (my favourite) plush mohairs. Lee Jofa is also planning a carpet line with Rheinstein which will be released later this year.
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“ I LOVE THE DETAILS; they’re reallyimportant to me.” Anyone who is familiar with the work of Suzanne Rheinstein knows this is an understatement. The New Orleans native is possessed with some of the most deft hands for luxe textiles and embellishments in the business. This—and her organic ability to meld regional styles—is the very reason a philanthropic Montecito couple turned to her for helping cull through their freshly combined lives.
Wanting a space that would accommodate large fundraising events but was also friendly for quiet evenings at home, the owners of this Mediterranean-style manse resented an additional hurdle: both had extensive collections—his art and her antiques. “Just imagine being handed a very large and comprehensive binder filled with image after image of incredible pieces,” Rheinstein says of her initial meeting with the clients. Intertwining the full and established lives of two serious collectors was a challenge, but Suzanne was able to make sense of it all,” says the wife.
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A Los Angeles design doyenne and owner of the renowned shop Hollyhock, Suzanne Rheinstein composes unstuffy interiors wherein tradition and exoticism go hand in hand: An 18th-century English painted chair may be covered in a block-printed Indian cotton, or a clear Lucite table set among French antiques. Though her rooms’ underpinnings are time-honored—Rheinstein is a great admirer of quintessential English and French country-house decors—the atmosphere she creates is always fresh and relaxing, a contemporary take on the tried and true. Small wonder she called her first book At Home: A Style for Today with Things from the Past (Rizzoli, 2010). hollyhockinc.com