Speech from The New England Home Design Hall of Fame Awards:
“We could say that she’s designed many houses for Tommy Hilfiger, including the penthouse of The Plaza in New York an leave it at that, but with interior designer Cindy Rinfret, we can hardly stop there.
The Greenwich based, University of Copenhagen and RISD trained designer counts a number of high profile individuals as clients, including Regis Philbin and a host of others who are, by contract, kept confidential, but it’s Cindy’s designs that always take the spotlight.
A stickler for quality and elegance, no detail is left to chance. Her classic look is never cookie cutter. There might be leather crocodile on the walls of one home while another sports the most intricate mirrored details whether it be in her residential, commercial or hotel designs.
The author of two books on her own work published by Rizzoli, Cindy’s projects have also appeared in Traditional Home, New England Home, Connecticutt Cottages and Gardens, People, Harper’s Bazaar, Luxe and others. Her store on Greenwich Avenue, Rinfret Home and Garden, exhibits her aesthetic. Sure it’s all about surrounding yourself with beauty, but it’s also about comfort and kids and dogs and living in every room of your house, very elegantly of course.
Ladies and gentleman, it is with great pleasure that tonight we honor and induct Cindy Rinfret into the New England Home Design Hall of Fame.”
“Working with Cindy is always a pleasure. She brings imaginative and fun solutions to our interiors. Cindy’s work is fresh and provides a perfect complement to our classic homes”
Principal Architect at Douglas VanderHorn Architects
“Cindy decorated three of my homes and did an impeccable job. All three houses are unique and different. One is a western ranch, one is a contemporary mountain home and the third is a more formal traditional home in the Northeast”
Houzz, December 2013
"I am seriously obsessed with the rooms Cindy Rinfret designed for Tommy Hilfiger in his NYC penthouse. It's so Rock n' Roll Glam, super chic and sexy... I so could live here. I feel fortunate to have worked under such an extraordinarily talented woman and to be able to not just call her a mentor, but a friend."
Sheri Culver Mattiucci