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D. L. Rhein | Interior Design, Handcrafted Jewelry, Vintage Decor | BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE - PART III
With loads of natural light spilling in from the doors to the ocean, (yes the ocean is right outside those doors!), we wanted to keep the vibe bright and comfy.
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BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART III

BEACH HOUSE LIVING ROOM | MALIBU | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

23 Nov BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART III

“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen

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When you enter this sea side retreat, you can instantly hear the crashing waves of surfer’s paradise, and the warmth of the sunshine over Malibu.  With loads of natural light spilling in from the doors to the ocean, (yes the ocean is right outside those doors!), we wanted to keep the vibe bright and comfy. The floors were original to the house, built in the 1930’s, and were in amazing condition.  A good sanding and a light grey wash stain, and they looked brand new. Get ready to cozy up while staring out onto the endless horizon…  

BEACH HOUSE LIVING ROOM | MALIBU | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

Let the sun shine in!  Crisp white and hues of ocean blue make this room take our heart away too.  We found the perfect vintage console on one of our hunts, and covered it in one of Schumacher’s hand painted wallpaper.  A hide covered bench tucks perfectly underneath for extra seating when needed.

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BEFORE | VELVET ARM CHAIR

This chair was a great size and shape to create a swivel.  Sometimes it is hard for people to picture how things can go from vintage to modern, and this remodeled treasure from Granny is a prime example.

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This chair was given a new life when reupholstered in supple leather and put on a new wooden swivel base to match the dreamy shade of the floors.  A sun bleached jute rug adds a warmth to the room and is surprisingly soft underfoot.

BEACH HOUSE LIVING ROOM | MALIBU | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

This giant iron mirror makes a dramatic statement, without distracting from the natural beauty of its surroundings.   We found this reclaimed wood beam on a hunt, and knew it would make an incredible mantle for above the fireplace.  The openings where they once joined with others, made the perfect home for match boxes to be tucked away.  Crystal geodes and vintage brass fireplace tools from our store look like they were made for this space.  An antique family heirloom is just right for a fire side stool.  This stunning tile of white and blue brightens up the area and makes the space its own next to the newly built in shelves on either side.

BEACH HOUSE LIVING ROOM | MALIBU | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

The couch of all couches, trust me, you won’t ever want to get up after sitting on one of these clouds.  An eclectic mix of vintage textiles turned pillows add some fun pops of color.  A gold edge burled wood coffee table is organic in shape and feel, and waiting for the next impromptu round of tic tac toe.

BEACH HOUSE LIVING ROOM | MALIBU | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

We found a beautiful photograph of Malibu shot by a local in a drawer and put it on display amidst our octopus shelf sculpture and a pair of 1960’s glass grapes from one of our hunts.  Blue coral, lapis and bone frames, so many stunning shades of blue.

BEACH HOUSE LIVING ROOM | MALIBU | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

That view though!  The original french doors were replaced with new Nano doors, which fold in on each other to bring the outside in all day long without obstructing the sight line.  Fresh salt air, the soothing sounds of waves, and furniture so comfy you will happily cat nap while reflecting and relaxing.  The only worry is, their guests may never want to leave.  We sure didn’t any time we were there.   Stay tuned for the next phase of this breathtaking beach house remodel.

XO,
D.L.

*Something strike your fancy in this post?  Please contact us at design@dlrhein.com for interior design services and inquiries on furniture and decorative objects for purchase.

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