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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Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

3 thoughts on “Design Diary: Rachel Reider’s Redo of Newport’s Attwater Hotel”

  1. 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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