Photographs by Neil Landino, Jr.
Above: The studio’s main space opens to a gracious entry and connects to Rinfret’s office, a meeting room and rear office space.
Cindy Rinfret, principal designer of the award-winning, full-service interior design firm Rinfret, Ltd. and author of two Rizzoli books on “Greenwich Style,” has relocated her firm to a new design studio at 39 Lewis Street in Greenwich. The new open and light-filled space provides Rinfret and her design team with a larger, more functional workspace that benefits the creative process and client meetings.
Still in the heart of downtown Greenwich, the new space is close to the Avenue and next to one of Rinfret’s favorite restaurants, Le Penguin, and parking tends to be easier at the new address as well.
Rinfret and her team moved over this past summer, and her vision of an inspiring design studio in a “Modern European” aesthetic is now a reality. Inspired by her international travels, Rinfret had a hand in every last detail, from architectural elements to the window treatment fabrics and wallcoverings. “Everyone who walks into this space says, ‘Wow,’ because they expect an office, but instead it’s inviting and beautiful, like a sophisticated yet welcoming home,” says Rinfret.
Gaining access to the new studio feels like an exclusive treat. The street entrance is through a stately black door on Lewis Street with a subtle sign. Up one flight is a door that opens up to a grand space with large windows that bring natural light onto the hand-painted chinoiserie wallcovering by Gracie. Honed matte marble floors by Greenwich Tile and elegant window treatments complete this “wow” of a first impression.
All 3,800 square feet of the new space is dedicated to the firm’s interior design business, and each team member has their own office and window within the open floor plan. A design library houses thousands of the best design resources, while multiple meeting areas and a chic kitchen and coffee spot offer the highest level of comfort and service for clients.
39 Lewis Street, Greenwich