Design Diary: Rachel Reider’s Redo of Newport’s Attwater Hotel

Boston-based interior designer Rachel Reider, about whose rooms I’ve written about for the Boston Globe Magazine, recently completed a total redo of the Attwater Hotel in Newport, RI. The project included all 12 guest rooms, the lounge, dining room, and café, hallways, sitting areas, and outside deck. Reider drew on nautical inspirations, like varying shades of blue and grommets, but incorporated them in not so obvious ways, amid punchy colors and geometric patterns. Where tired or overdone New England decor is the norm, this is the freshest stay in town.


Photography by Rare Brick 

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3 Responses to Design Diary: Rachel Reider’s Redo of Newport’s Attwater Hotel

  1. How lucky – I will be in Newport for the next week and a half! Can’t wait to check out the public spaces for myself. I am a big fan of Rachel Reider’s. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors

    Whay a great job she did … An extremely talented designer. I adore how she made use of putting “barn like siding doors!” I will be in Newport starting tomorrow… I am going to try to see her work up close & personal!!:)

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