Interior Design

Suzanne Rheinstein: A Welcoming Elegance

Over the past decade, celebrated style maker Suzanne Rheinstein has achieved an unprecedented level of refinement and clarity. Her love of objects from the past remains a touchstone, but in her newest rooms, stylish modernity and an elegant simplicity hold sway.

Presented are beautifully photographed homes of clients Suzanne Rheinstein has worked with before that reflect a vision of richness tempered by restraint. Her longtime fans will find new inspiration in these pages. Throughout, she shares her ideas of how to live in a relaxed way surrounded by artworks and personal collections. A traditional Georgian library is done in a totally untraditional lacquered green, while a San Francisco town house revamp includes a “California” room filled with Moroccan rugs and rattan chairs, and a serene retreat has a guesthouse evocative of the bohemian 1970s.

About The Author

Leading interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein’s style is often described as “elegant civility.” She is included on Elle Decor’s A-list, and her projects have been published in Architectural Digest and Veranda, as well as in her best-selling book At Home. She was the owner of Los Angeles shop Hollyhock and has designed fabric and rug collections for Lee Jofa. Michael Boodro is a lifestyle magazine editor and writer. The former editor in chief of Elle Decor, he is now an adviser to the Design Leadership Network and host of the Chairish Podcast. Photographer Pieter Estersohn’s work appears in The World of Interiors. He is the author of Life Along the Hudson and has provided photographs for several lifestyle books.

  • Publish Date: March 14, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 11-1/2
  • Pages: 256
  • US Price: $60.00
  • CDN Price: $80.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-9902-9


"In her third and final monograph, style maven Suzanne Rheinstein — who died this past March just around the time Suzanne Rheinstein: A Welcoming Elegance (Rizzoli) was released — has shared the secrets to the relaxed yet elegant interiors that made her an icon of classic American style. Her work mixes the hallmarks of traditional English country homes, including fine arts, antiques and fabrics, with American ease and livability." —THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"Suzanne Rheinstein is known for elegant, refined, stylish interiors. In this tour through the homes of recent clients, she shows how simplicity can lead to a relaxed and personal style." —MANSION GLOBAL

"The late design icon Suzanne Rheinstein’s just-released book celebrates of the unparalleled elegance, skill, and taste that flows through each of her projects. From San Francisco to Newport Beach, the five California homes showcased within are a testament to the power of collecting and living with a lifetime’s worth of treasures." —FREDERIC MAGAZINE 

"Suzanne is one of the most elegant and tasteful people that I know. This book makes her style accessible to all." —HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 

"Now, in A Welcoming Elegance, Rheinstein shares with readers six new residences, the final projects of her extraordinary career, each featuring the meaningful mix of antiques, furnishings, art, and textiles that make her interiors feel both welcoming and luxurious. Photographer Pieter Estersohn’s stunning images capture the elegance of each of the homes featured in the book, including Rheinstein’s own retreat in Montecito." —LARCHMONT CHRONICLE 

"In her third monograph, celebrated style maker Suzanne Rheinstein illustrates her ability to meld together modernity and timeless elegance in the rooms she creates. Rheinstein sprinkles advice throughout A Welcoming Elegance on how to style spaces in a relaxed yet elevated way that allows people to live comfortably surrounded by fine art and antiques." —VERANDA

"It’s easy for me to spot the Southerness of her projects, to be sure, but to me the regional dichotomies in her work are what make each room sing." —GARDEN & GUN

Author Bookshelf: Suzanne Rheinstein

Author Bookshelf: Michael Boodro

Author Bookshelf: Pieter Estersohn