Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Interior Designer Suzanne Rheinstein's Home for the Holidays Tour with One Kings Lane & The Perfect Gift, her new book: Rooms For Living

Recently, I was asked about what items make the best unique and personal gifts to give; for me a lovely table top book can't be beat.  Each is chosen especially for the person's tastes and interests, something lovely they can pick up for a few moments with a cup of tea or study for inspiration.  Leading interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein's new book Rooms For Living is a perfect example.  Having grown up in New Orleans, Ms. Rheinstein mixes her Southern charm and hospitality with the laid back ease of her adopted hometown of Los Angeles, creating a classic style that is always fresh, impossibly pretty, and timelessly elegant, while achieving a livable, welcoming home where no detail is overlooked. 

"I feel so fortunate to be designing for clients who still care about

 inviting people to their own houses.  

What is more gracious and warm then feeding friends and family?  

Whether in special celebration around a dining room table set with 

treasured glassware and thoughtfully arranged flowers or as a 

Sunday lunch around a scrubbed kitchen table

with a basket of fruit, 

gathering together is one of the joys of life."


Collaborating with One Kings Lane,  Suzanne Rheinstein gave a personal Holiday Home Tour bringing the natural beauty of the California outdoors inside, with fresh garlands, oversize Pinecones, simple boxwood wreaths, citrus, casually draped ribbon, and candles.   She also shared her tips for an Elegant Christmas, Decking the Halls, and The Art of Casually Elegant Entertaining.  Of course since it's One Kings Lane, you can conveniently "Shop the Look" right from home.  Here's a preview of her Holiday Home Tour...

"When we moved into this house nearly 36 years ago, when my

 daughter was only about a month old, 

I did gilded magnolia leaves, just like my mother did."

"I wanted a more bronzy gold this year - not a Versace gold. 

I adore eucalyptus pods, and I sprayed 

 them gold."

"Being from the South, citrus and greenery have always been a part

 of Christmas to me."

 Ms. Rheinstein loves to host buffet-style celebrations, especially for Christmas brunch...

"Sometimes people will sit on our stairs, stadium-style.  They will 

take their plates up there and eat."

"I use candles all year, I adore them, and I think that when you

 have friends over - or even by yourself - nothing sets the mood 

more than candlelight."

 "If your life is not conducive to getting out special 

things and just living with them, then by all means

get them out for the holidays."

 "Our tree really doesn't change from year to year.  All of the

 ornaments on it mean something to us."

Wishing you 

Love ...  Joy ...  Peace

Housed in a charming cottage in the La Cienega Design quarter of Los Angeles, Suzanne Rheinstein opened Hollyhock to sell all the things she loved for the home but couldn't easily find, including 18th and 19th century antiques, home accessories, art, and books. The signature store also features Ms. Rheinstein's personal line of custom upholstery, furniture and lighting, "Hollyhock Home Collection."

Photo credit:  Nicole LaMotte
Quotes:  Suzanne Rheinstein


  1. Rie absolutely glorious, so warm and inviting. Perfect thoughts for the Holidays!
    Suzanne is wonderful! (You too!)

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    1. Thank you Karena! Her work is always lovely, and even prettier at Christmas. xx and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Rié

  2. What a reagal home, beauty surrounds this home with stunning taste.
    Beautiful tree of Golden.


  3. looks like a good read. that staircase draped as it is really appeals to me. thank you rie, this would make a great gift and as i have yet to begin, i can use the assist!

    1. Debra, I am not to far behind you, will go shopping tomorrow. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! xxRié

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  5. A beautiful post! I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!!! xo Leslie Sinclair

    1. Thank you Leslie! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family! xx Rié

  6. Such gorgeous inspiration! I have never thought about gilding magnolia leaves but its perfect.
    May this week be Merry and Bright for you!

  7. So classic and beautiful. Loved her use of brown ribon instead of the traditional red. Merry Christmas Rie and enjoy your trip to Paso. We have a home at Oak Shores so we come down quite often. We must meet for lunch sometime!

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    Thanks for sharing....

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