Friday, September 25, 2009

Andrew Martin Interior Design Review and our New Website!

This has been a very exciting week at Rinfret, Ltd.

To start, Cindy Rinfret made the elite list of the World's Leading Interior Designers in Andrew Martin's Interior Design Review, Volume 13. The New York Times heralds the Interior Design Review as the "Oscars of the interior design world."

One of only a handful of American designers to make the cut, Cindy is featured in the book with a gorgeous spread and fun, insider info on her favorite things in life. See photos of this impressive, coffee table worthy book:

Here is the "bible" to the interior design world.

Gorgeous Spread!

Come to the shop and check out the book to see the fab photos AND to learn things you never knew about Cindy -- like what is the worst and best advice she has ever been given, what is the secret to life, her favorite scent and most memorable meal...

Soon Rinfret Home & Garden will have copies to sell, but only in limited supply!

Last but not least, the other exciting news of the week is our newly re-designed website. Check it out at and be sure to let us know what you think.

We hope everyone enjoys the first Fall Weekend!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Fall Shipment - Come Visit Us!

Rinfret Home & Garden is ready for Fall! The shop is stocked with the most luxurious, comfortably cozy furniture pieces and beautiful accessories. Even though we are still in the mourning stage for summer, a step into the shop cheers us as Fall is without a doubt the best season for fashion, and that extends to home interiors. What could be more fabulous than a fur throw, burgundy velvet pillow, faux autumn leaves and the sweet scent of warm candles? Definitely beats the summer slipcover! Here is a sneak peak, but we highly recommend that you come and see for yourself before all these goodies are taken...

Navy blue and white is a perennial favorite (just ask Carolyn Roehm) but is extra sharp and stylish for Fall.

We love these pieces and just can't decide what is better -- the print or the mirrored frame.

Deep reds evoke the autumn season and the changing of the leaves. These urns look especially striking against this botanical.

Playing chess by the fire is so quintessentially Fall and this ottoman with built in game board is the most stylish way to play. Add a few of these aubergine throw pillows and we bet that you will really step up your game.

This black and white scheme is so chic, it rivals the classic LBD.

We love this lamp shade with the kelly green lining. It's such an unexpected and delightful surprise. Another Fall must-have are the tortoise shell vases -- they are so distinguished and versatile.

Candles are wonderful in any season but they are especially appropriate in the chillier months. Try the Greenwich by Cindy Rinfret candle for a classic, clean scent.

It is easy to "Fall" in Love with Decorating with so many wonderful pieces. Come visit us and shop your heart out!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cowtan & Tout's Fall Collection

One of the perks of interior design is that every week or so we are graced by sales reps from various fabric houses who show us their new collections and often times spoil us with sweets and pastries. It's like a mini fashion week but with textiles and no paparazzi.

Marianne from Cowtan & Tout is one of our ultimate favorite reps -- her job is relatively easy as Cowtan's fabrics are always gorgeous, but we especially like her because she has a fabulous collection of vintage purses and she spoils us with chocolate goodies, plus she is just really sweet herself.

Today Marianne showed us the new collection for Cowtan & Tout and Cindy and the whole office loved it so that it was deemed worthy of a blog.

Here is a sneak peek of the beautiful new collection:
We love this linen with the embroidered flower on it. It would look beautiful against a soft green wall with some of these complimentary fabrics.

These blues are so peaceful and serene. The shells are our favorite.

Here is the shell fabric in a different colorway. Cindy saw it and grabbed a recent photo of a beachy vignette at the shop filled with beautiful corals. The fabric works perfectly with this scheme!

Marianne's adorable bag just happens to look so lovely with this absolutely stunning embroidered fabric. The fun part of seeing these new collections is that they inspire us to design and find other pieces that could work together...even if it is a hand bag!

Cindy picked out some wonderful J.D. Staron rugs and paired them with some of the fabrics. See the results:

We hope that these fabrics inspire you too!