Suzanne Rheinstein is an internationally recognized interior designer and the owner of Hollyhock, the renowned home furnishing and accessories shop, known for its unique antiques and decorative pieces. Her signature style 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.
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 a sought-after talent.
Her first book, At Home: A Style for Today with Things from the Past, (Rizzoli, November 2010) focuses on six of her signature projects, including her own homes in Los Angeles and New York City. Each of the projects is documented in extensive, loving detail. Each home exemplifies her personal mantra; “every day is all there is” (Joan Didion), demonstrating how living well every day is much more important than getting your house together for a special occasion. The Wall Street Journal named the book a best seller.
Suzanne has created two collections of fabrics for Lee Jofa. Antique textiles from her personal collection inspire beautiful prints, weaves and embroideries. Refined silk, mohair, linen and cotton provide the perfect foundation for her fresh and understated interpretations of centuries-old designs. Her rug collection for Lee Jofa will debut in 2012.
Suzanne and her work have been featured in numerous regional and national magazines, books and blogs.