In Memoriam: Suzanne Rheinstein

Suzanne Rheinstein, the legendary interior designer, avid gardener, and generous philanthropist died in March 2023 at the age of 77.

Suzanne traveled with us to Italy many times over the years, bringing with her a sense of fun and style. She was passionate about the beauty of Italy, particularly its gardens and palazzi. The above photo is of Suzanne during one of her many trips to Italy with the Balbianello Circle.

An accomplished and renowned interior designer known for creating elegant yet liveable spaces, Suzanne was duly recognized for her talent and legacy. In 2018, the New York School of Interior Design honored Suzanne with the Albert Hadley Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2019, she was awarded LCDQ’s Living Legends Award. In summer 2022, she received the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s Arthur Ross Award for Interior Design. She loved understanding design with respect to history and geography and was passionate about well-lived spaces.

Suzanne is survived by her daughter Kate Brodsky and son in law Alexander Brodsky, granddaughters Beatriz, Frederica, and Delphine, her brother, Odom Stamps and her stepchildren Linda Rheinstein and David Rheinstein. She was predeceased by her husband Frederic Rheinstein in 2013.

Suzanne Rheinstein is remembered in the New York Times.

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