Awards: Andrew Martin Interior Design Review & A-List

In case you aren't already familiar with the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, it is a gorgeous book published annually that features the very best interior designers in the world. As the New York Times says, it's the "Oscars of the interior design world."

The cover of the 2016  Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, Volume 20 .

The cover of the 2016 Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, Volume 20.

This marks the second time that Cindy Rinfret has been included in the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review. In this year's volume Rinfret, Ltd. is featured prominently with with eight pages of full bleed photography dedicated to the firm and a far-forward placement with Cindy Rinfret being the fourth designer presented in an international group of ninety-five.

Cindy Rinfret's bio and the first spread in the eight pages of coverage in the  Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, Volume 20 .

Cindy Rinfret's bio and the first spread in the eight pages of coverage in the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, Volume 20.

Cindy Rinfret's eight pages of coverage are dedicated to one project, her design of Tommy and Dee Hilfiger’s duplex penthouse at the Plaza, which includes the iconic turret and breathtaking views of Central Park.

Cindy Rinfret's design of Tommy and Dee Hilfiger's Plaza duplex, in the pages of the  Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, Volume 20 .

Cindy Rinfret's design of Tommy and Dee Hilfiger's Plaza duplex, in the pages of the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, Volume 20.

It is an immense honor to have a repeat inclusion in an exclusive group of internationaldesigners. The publication of this book comes at an exciting time for Rinfret, Ltd. with Cindy Rinfret receiving the honor of being a finalist in two categories (Bath and Kids Room) at the 7th Annual atHome A-List Awards at the Stamford Palace Theater, CT earlier this month on September 8th.

Rinfret, Ltd. has also previously won at the A-List Awards but this event program never gets old as it offers an impressive showcase of the great design talent in Fairfield County. This year Rinfret, Ltd. was a finalist in two categories: bath and kids bedroom.

The Rinfret, Ltd. Bath recognized as a finalist in the A-List Bath category.

The Rinfret, Ltd. Bath recognized as a finalist in the A-List Bath category.

The Rinfret, Ltd. Kids Bedroom recognized as a finalist in the A-List Kids Bedroom category.

The Rinfret, Ltd. Kids Bedroom recognized as a finalist in the A-List Kids Bedroom category.

A heartfelt thank you to the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review and to Moffly Media and athome for recognizing Cindy Rinfret's work. We also value the amazing talent of the other designers featured along with Rinfret, Ltd.

For more information on the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, Volume 20 click here for the press release and to learn more about the athome A-List Awards stay tuned for the November 2016 issue of athome.

Rinfret wins the A-List Award!

The A-List Awards has become the BIG event for the Connecticut interior design community. The awards were held on September 13th at the Stamford Palace (as last year's venue, The Wesport Playhouse, could not accommodate the 600 attendees this year) and it felt like the biggest party of the season. Our fabulous emcee, the esteemed interior designer Eric Cohler, said it was like the Oscars of interior design. We think that Billy Crystal better watch his back as Mr. Cohler knew how to keep this awards show super entertaining!

The awards were especially exciting for Team Rinfret as we were nominated for the Best Living Space category, which is kind of like the Best Picture category - it's a big one. So we were beyond belief THRILLED to hear celebrity designer, Thom Filicia announce our win and call Cindy Rinfret up to the stage. (By the way, Thom Filicia was absolutely hysterical! In fact, I want to be BFF's with Thom Filicia, Eric Cohler and Alexa Hampton, they just exuded fun up there.)

 Here is Cindy talking about her award-winning project. This living space is a show-stopper down to the smallest details, like hand-stiched felt paneling from Holland & Sherry along the window treatments. This project was also featured on the cover of the April 2012 issue of Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine and you can see more photos of that spread here. Below is one of our favorite images of the space:

We love what Alexa Hampton had to say about this room, she says the space "has a mix of functions and a calming color scheme that would appeal to any age or gender." Thank you Alexa, we can't help but agree!

Eric Cohler and Thom Filicia should seriously star in a comedy show together. The two were a riot and had the audience on their toes when they announced that they were the winners of the Living Spaces category. But once the joking was done, Thom revealed that Rinfret won - what a rush to see the company name up on the big screen!

In addition to our win, we were thrilled that Hilton-Vanderhorn Architects won the category for Traditional Architecture greater than 7,000 square feet. Rinfret, Ltd. worked with Hilton-Vanderhorn on this incredible Greenwich, CT home and it was wonderful to see the hard work paid off. To check out this project as featured in New England Home Magazine, click here.

The A-Lists definitely felt like a star-studded event (and with judges like Thom Filicia, Alexa Hampton and Victoria Hagan, they were). Above are Rinfret's own stars: Taylor Lagerloef, Jim Farthing and Beatriz Beatriz Santiz posing in front of the photo screen.

We exited the awards high off our win and got to keep that exhiliration going with a sugar high thanks to this tower of cupcakes. Here I am, Elizabeth Ethirdge McGann, enjoying the bounty of icing.

 Here's a closeup of the coveted A-List award that Cindy proudly held at the after-party. (Side note: How great does Cindy's hair look? Big shout out to the pro's at Christopher Noland Salon for her fab look.)

Our winning project will be featured (along with the winners of all sixteen categories) in the November issue of athome. We can't wait to see it! In the meantime though, you can pick up the current issue of athome for a fun interview with Cindy Rinfret on her favorite indulgences and first job. 


Thank you to athome, especially to Amy Vischio, editorial and creative director of athome and the brainchild of the A-List Awards, as well as everyone at Moffly Media for such a fabulous event. Last but not least, thank you to the incredibly talented panel of judges! We are honored!