Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Rooms for Living
Rooms for living...isn't that the desired outcome of decorating? And yet, how often do we see rooms that don't feel or look very livable?
It seems appropriate, then, that Suzanne Rheinstein, a designer known for creating comfortable and gracious interiors, would christen her latest book, Rooms for Living. Peruse 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.
Like her previous book, this one is lavished with photographs of delightful interiors. Seeing the range of the designer's work reminded me that as proficient as she when working in the traditional style, Suzanne can be quite modern, too. And if you assume that this book is solely a picture book, think again. Suzanne dispenses sound decorating advice in the book's text, which I found quite helpful.
Those of you who are fans of the designer don't need my encouragement to buy this book, because you already know that it will be a worthy addition to your library. But to those of you who are not quite as familiar with Suzanne's work, I urge you to take a look at Rooms for Living. Doing so just might remind you that rooms should indeed be designed for living.
© Rooms for Living: A Style for Today with Things from the Past by Suzanne Rheinstein, Rizzoli New York, 2015. Images from Room for Living © Pieter Estersohn.