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Thursday, September 12 at The Palace

Now that the boys are back in school and our schedules are back to somewhat normal, we can’t wait to get out and mingle this fall.  First on our list of parties is the athome in Fairfield County 2013 A-List Awards honoring the top projects in design, landscape and architecture by firms in our own backyard.  This is our first time attending the event and we’re excited to see how some of our favorite local designers (and clients!) fair…

 

Black and White Beauty (Photo by Jane Beiles)

Susan Glick and Tiffany Eastman from Westport are up for two awards – Entryways and Bath…

Elegant Simplicity (photo by Jane Beiles)

and will have to compete with Greenwich’s own Cindy Rinfret of Rinfret Ltd. in the Entryways category.

Blue Hues

We’ll also be cheering on New Canaan designer Michelle Morgan Harrison who submitted a beautiful living room (shot by oh-so talented Jane Beiles) for consideration in the Living Spaces category…

Serene Living

and crossing our fingers for Kathy Hodge of Sage Design.

Picture Perfect

With so many fabulous projects to choose from, we don’t know how the star-studded panel of judges (including Jennifer Post, Katie Ridder, Vincente Wolf, Thom Felicia, and charismatic host Eric Cohler) ever came to a decision.  Regardless of who wins, we know it will be an evening of divine design!

If you want to join us, click here for more information and tickets.  We hope to see you there!

Photos via athome, Susan Glick Interiors, Rinfret Ltd., Morgan Harrison Home and Sage Design

 

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Built by Kahn, Designed by Rinfret

Cindy Rinfret's "Classic Greenwich Style"

Cindy Rinfret's "Classic Greenwich Style"

Who would you trust to update your historical (and very impressive!) Tudor mansion?  Cindy Rinfret, iconic interior designer and doyenne of Classic Greenwich Style,would certainly be on our short list, and we were on hers when it came to fabulous faux flowers.

Front Hall with Sweeping Staircase

Front Hall with Sweeping Staircase

Rumored to have been built in 1916 by one of the most influential patrons of the American arts, banker Otto Kahn, for his mistress, the house sits on a peninsula with views of Long Island Sound.  It’s now home to a family with young children, so while grand in stature, the house retains a graceful comfort that is so much a part of the Rinfret Ltd. style.

Delightful Dining Room

Delightful Dining Room

Cindy’s interiors reflect a standard of beauty and luxury and emphasize a life well lived with furnishings that are meant to be lasting and appropriate.  We love the fact that her design philosophy can be summed up in one simple statement:  “Your home should be like your favorite outfit – comfortable, yet luxurious, like the perfect cashmere sweater with your most comfortable and understated, yet elegant jeans.”

Tea Roses Decorate a Side Table

Tea Roses Decorate a Side Table

Graceful Elegance

Graceful Elegance

The cultured and cosmopolitan Kahn would have approved of Cindy’s work given that he surrounded himself with sophisticated beauty yet still remained down-to-earth.  A champion of the civic virtues of art, Kahn once told a New York City mayor that a piano in every apartment would do more to prevent crime than a policeman on every corner!

A Pleasing Piano

A Pleasing Piano

Needless to say, we were thrilled to work with the Rinfret design team on this project and loved being a part of this historical home’s future.

Photos by yours truly and via Amazon and Rinfret Ltd.