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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.