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Episode 133: Suzanne Rheinstein

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Interior Designer Suzanne Rheinstein is known for her signature style that is often described as elegant civility—“fewer things but better things”—encompassing a mixture of beautiful objects, furniture styles, personal art, painted surfaces and great attention to comfort, textures, details and light.


Suzanne is the owner of Hollyhock, the renowned home furnishings shop known for its unique antiques, decorative accessories and the Hollyhock Home collection, which includes furniture and lighting designed by Suzanne. Born and raised in New Orleans, Suzanne has a deep appreciation for the traditions of that city.


Her Southern sense of style and hospitality, the visual sophistication she acquired living on the East Coast and her appreciation for the relaxed lifestyle of southern California have made her asought-­‐after



Her best-­‐selling first book, At Home: A Style for Today with Things from the Past, (Rizzoli, 2010) shared six homes that showcase her trademark elegant, livable style, including her own homes in Los Angeles and New York City.


In her latest book, Rooms for Living, (Rizzoli, 2015), Suzanne shares her design philosophies in chapters

focusing on Entrance Halls, Living Rooms, Dining Rooms, Retreats, Powder Rooms, Bedrooms and Outdoor Rooms. No detail, however small, is overlooked. The book offers a master class in how she

achieves harmonious living spaces through thoughtful use of texture, color and proportion.


Suzanne has designed the Suzanne Rheinstein*Hollyhock fabric collection and rug collection for Lee Jofa.

Antique textiles from her personal collection provide the perfect foundation for her fresh and understated interpretations of centuries-­‐old designs.


Suzanne and her work have been featured in numerous regional and national lifestyle publications

and blogs. Architectural Digest’s AD100 and Elle Décor’s A-­‐List include her on their rosters.


Explore Suzanne’s Website here

Discover Hollyhock’s Website here

Pick-up copies of Suzanne’s 2 books here

Add Suzanne’s John Fowler recommendation to your design library



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