At Home in Los Angeles with Suzanne Rheinstein

Designer Suzanne Rheinstein may love a certain formality but her rooms are anything but stiff. Exuding a relaxed elegance, they are a timeless take on comfort and luxury infused with personality and a fresh and understated flair. And nowhere is her much-admired style more evident than in Suzanne’s own Los Angeles home. Here an effortless mix of antiques, art and decorative objects resonate within subtle palettes and a great attention to detail, proportions and texture. Please join Susanna and me for a visit with Suzanne at her beautiful Hancock Park home.

Suzanne’s childhood roots in New Orleans established her lifelong love of history, houses, gardens and gracious living. And while her home radiates a refined sophistication, it has hosted decades of exuberant entertaining and now three generations of family life, which Suzanne relays with an enthusiastic twinkle in her eye.

Suzanne Rheinstein living room via Quintessence

With a deep love of architecture, interiors and gardens, Suzanne’s travels and studies have informed her designs with authenticity and appropriateness (in my mind, a much undervalued quality in interiors today). In her entry hall, for example, the grosgrain trim around the architectural elements, inspired by the gold fillet detail in many English country houses, feels fresh and yet appropriate for her Georgian revival home.

Suzanne Rheinstein entry via Quintessence

Suzanne’s great love of gardens and flowers can be seen not only in her lush back yard

Suzanne Rheinstein garden via Quintessencebut throughout the house, where she brings the outdoors in, putting to great use her collection of antiques and decorative accessories. Suzanne’s much-missed Los Angeles shop Hollyhock, was a beloved design destination for the most beautiful selection of quality home furnishings, art and antiques.

Suzanne Rheinstein dining room via Quintessence

Her passion for gardens also extends into her fabric collections for Lee Jofa – some selections from her recent third collection, below. Referencing archival block printed linens and antique textiles, they are an updated (and more affordable) version for today, perfect for both traditional and more contemporary settings.

Suzanne Rheinstein for Lee Jofa via Quintessence

And for those of you who just can’t get enough of Suzanne’s inspired interiors, her two books, At Home and Rooms for Living are wonderful resources.

SUZANNE RHEINSTEIN BOOKS VIA QUINTESSENCEall photos by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence

So thank you Suzanne – you are an inspiration – not only for beautiful interiors but also as an exemplary ambassador for gracious, unpretentious living.

At Home with Suzanne Rheinstein via Quintessence

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7 Responses to At Home in Los Angeles with Suzanne Rheinstein

  1. Jeannine says:

    This is a wonderful tour! Love the butler’s pantry where all her dinnerware is kept. Beautiful pieces!
    Suzanne Rheinstein’s house reflects her elegance and graciousness. Thank you for inviting us inside!

  2. Suzanne’s home is like a dream – her talent exudes in every inch of the home and garden. I adored the Turkey Red stripe that so smartly defines the molding details. The love of her joined families, the heirlooms from those former homes and her incredible graciousness is such a beautiful lesson in how to live with what we are given and make them our own. This video really captured a deep memory for me. Thank you S+S and Suzanne for sharing!

  3. Barbara says:

    How delightful to find a new posting – my reward for a particularly long day. We are all so fortunate that you have chosen to share with us your visits to the homes of designers who are so welcoming and who graciously share their solutions for integrating personal interests and items collected from their past into the way we live today. Thank you for providing such a beautiful and inspiring series of life lessons. I enjoy your posts more than words can express.

  4. JR says:

    Such an interesting home. And the GARDEN! Stunning. Would love to see more.

  5. Velvet says:

    It’s a very well curated home, even though it’s far from my personal style. But I love the design flow both inside and outdoors. It’s done so well!

  6. Onome Joseph says:

    Now, this is something I call home. It has such a beautiful design.

  7. Thank you for sharing this home. Love to see all the different antiques and colors mixed together. Definitely an adventurous space!

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