photographs courtesy of cindy rinfret
“The inspiration for all my decorating is family,” says Cindy Rinfret in the opening pages of her new book, Greenwich Style: Inspired Family Homes (Rizzoli, $55). She’s convinced that you can have an elegant, inspired home and a family (slobbery dogs, rambunctious kids and all). This balancing act between style and comfort is a trademark of Rinfret’s “quintessentially Greenwich” design. In her book, she offers glimpses into twelve stately Greenwich homes that brim with her style. The rich photos highlight her impeccable taste—from unexpected light fixtures right down to the curated objects that line end tables. These warm, colorful places capture a sense of classic design and lived-in comfort. Ever wondered what a designer’s own pad looks like? Rinfret even opens the doors to her home, with its enviable outdoor living space and reclaimed antiques. Short essays penned by the designer also accompany the photos, giving readers tips on everything from holiday decorating to hardware and lighting. A must-have book for those looking to recreate the sought-after style of Greenwich. Available March 26.