Close-up shot of a beautiful secretary.
This living room sort of channels Elsie de Wolfe with the trellis-covered walls.
Cindy's work has appeared in numerous publications, some of which are Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens specialty magazines such as Window and Wall Ideas, Greenwich area home magazines, as well as being featured on HGTV. A ten-page spread was done on her work in Chris Madden's Bedroom Book. She has also authored a book called Classic Greenwich Style with a forward written by the design greats Bunny Williams and John Roselli. ( Some company she keeps there!)
Cindy's design style is rooted in the classics. She uses fabrics in lush, creative ways and is a master at mixing color and pattern.
This bedroom shows the Rinfret mix; soft colors, abundant fabric yardage, classically styled furniture. Even the ceiling has detail.
Her portfolio shows several shots of rooms in which both rustic and classic are mixed. I would assume a lot of this work was done for clients with country houses. I like the way she doesn't let these rooms get too "themed" and cutesy.
I have always been a devotee of the English country house look and Cindy Rinfret does this look well. Her rooms are layered and detailed. Rooms where families can really live.
When I think of the designers I most admire, it is always the ones who take the classics and make them their own. They admit they are not trying to re-invent the wheel, but appreciate tried and true forms and interpret them in an original way.
French furniture appears in Rinfret's work quite often. (Probably helps explain my love for her work!)
A very feminine and very beautiful sitting area.
This dining room illustrates a more pared-down version of Rinfret. Still love it!
If you fortunate enough to be in the Greenwich area, Cindy Rinfret also has a retail shop. I am sure her style is evident in everything for sale here.
I hope you have enjoyed this tour of everything Cindy Rinfret. Traditional but fresh, her design style is classic and timeless.