Bloodlines count. If you are the daughter of Suzanne Rheinstein, a renowned decorator and the proprietor of Hollyhock, a beloved resource for Los Angeles designers for three decades, it is perhaps not surprising that you might open your own design shop.
And, in fact, Kate Rheinstein Brodsky’s shop, KRB, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is, in many ways, an update of her mother’s late, lamented emporium. It is one of the city’s last distinctive home shops, where antiques mix with vintage glassware and china, colorful lampshades, lacquer furnishings by Miles Redd and Jeffrey Bilhuber, and handmade pieces by artisans such as Marian McEvoy and Frances Palmer. And none of it is for sale online.
That kind of quirky embrace of the past, while making it pertinent to the present, is also abundantly evident in the East Hampton weekend house Brodsky shares with