Interior Design

Rooms for Living: A Style for Today with Things from the Past

Celebrated interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein focuses on the use of rooms—from entries to outdoor spaces—that reflect her relaxed, elegant style, in which beauty and comfort are paramount. Suzanne Rheinstein is a master at translating traditional style into something fresh and elegant. In Rooms for Living, she shows how to achieve a calm and livable environment in casual or more formal settings. Rheinstein presents welcoming rooms to share with others, as well as private, cozy spaces for relaxing or sleeping.  
Included are examples of refashioned spaces, such as a neglected living room that has been repurposed for reading and writing, and a kitchen that has been expanded to accommodate informal meals. Rheinstein also offers innovative ideas on how to make a statement with an entryway by adding vibrant color, dress a bed for ultimate comfort and romance with luxurious pillows, display books in an understated way, and create a unique party atmosphere. No small detail is overlooked. Beautifully photographed, this inspiring book is a must-have for design-savvy individuals.

About The Author

Suzanne Rheinstein’s projects have been published in leading lifestyle magazines as well as in her best-selling book At Home. Architectural Digest’s AD100 and Elle Decor’s A-List include her on their rosters. Her Los Angeles shop, Hollyhock, is an important resource. She designed the Suzanne Rheinstein*Hollyhock fabric collection for Lee Jofa, along with a rug collection, also for Lee Jofa. Photographer Pieter Estersohn’s work appears frequently in leading lifestyle magazines. He is the author of Kentucky and has provided the photographs for several books.

  • Publish Date: October 09, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
  • Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 11-1/2
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $19.98
  • CDN Price: $26.98
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-3572-2


"Rooms For Living illustrates the designer's skilled touch room by room - inviting antiques-filled entry halls, comfortable but rigorously curated living rooms; and welcoming dining rooms, including one that conjures a garden, with wall murals and hand-painted porcelain." 

"Much in keeping with the design style that Rheinstein is known for, whether designing homes on both coasts or through her many fabric and furniture lines, there is a timeless elegance that is associated with her work. . . . no detail, however small, is overlooked."
-California Home & Design Online

"Attention to subtle detail, proportion and texture are evident in all [Rheinstein's] designs . . . From entrance halls to powder rooms, Rheinstein offers inspiration and advice on how to live with beauty and comfort throughout your home." 
-Quintessence Blog 
"It seems appropriate, then, that Suzanne Rheinstein, a designer known for creating comfortable and gracious interiors, would christen her latest book, Rooms for LivingPeruse her work in this inspiring book, and you'll see that her rooms are never contrived nor affected.  Instead, they are big, beautiful invitations for living, offering themselves up as spots for relaxing, for example, or entertaining."

Author Bookshelf: Suzanne Rheinstein, Pieter Estersohn