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D. L. Rhein | Interior Design, Handcrafted Jewelry, Vintage Decor | FADE TO BLACK - KITCHEN REMIX
With good bones to start with, we kept the layout of the room to maximize space and got to work on lessening the weight of this heavy kitchen.
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FADE TO BLACK – KITCHEN REMIX

KITCHEN & DINING | HANCOCK PARK | DESIGN by D.L. Rhein, PHOTO by Amy Bartlam

25 Oct FADE TO BLACK – KITCHEN REMIX

“Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.” – Phylicia Rashad

KITCHEN - BEFORE

BEFORE | KITCHEN

Remodeling a house is like peeling an onion, layer by layer you remove the old to reveal it’s inner delight.  After creating a bright and airy kitchen and dining room in their beach house, our clients couldn’t wait to do a modern update in their Hancock Park home.  With good bones to start with, we kept the layout of the room to maximize space and got to work on lessening the weight of this heavy kitchen.  

KITCHEN & DINING | HANCOCK PARK | DESIGN by D.L. Rhein, PHOTO by Amy Bartlam

Bye Bye Country…hello Modern Glam!  Black and white make everything right.  The original wooden cabinets made the room feel dark and crowded.  Our master craftsman refinished the doors and bathed them in the perfect light shade of grey.  The island was in good shape so gave it a major facelift with black lacquer and a beautiful marble slab to elevate the space.

KITCHEN & DINING | HANCOCK PARK | DESIGN by D.L. Rhein, PHOTO by Amy Bartlam

Kiss my brass!  These pendants provide much more light than their tiny predecessors and are the perfect pop of metallic in a monochromatic room.  So fresh and so clean, crisp white paint makes everything look good as new.

KITCHEN & DINING | HANCOCK PARK | DESIGN by D.L. Rhein, PHOTO by Amy Bartlam

C-C-Crazy for these high gloss black brick tiles we found for a dramatic backsplash!  I love the mixture of textures while still keeping a clean and modern aesthetic.

KITCHEN & DINING | HANCOCK PARK | DESIGN by D.L. Rhein, PHOTO by Amy Bartlam

Open and spacious, the kitchen now flows effortlessly into the dining area.

KITCHEN & DINING | HANCOCK PARK | Design by D.L. RHEIN, Photo by Amy Bartlam

A black and gold fretwork wallpaper creates a division of the dining room without interrupting the flow between the rooms.  The existing dining table was brown and boring once we transformed the kitchen.  A rich ebony stain was just the update it needed.

KITCHEN & DINING | HANCOCK PARK | DESIGN by D.L. Rhein, PHOTO by Amy Bartlam

Woven leather chairs are a fun juxtaposition to shiny black.  After searching high and low for the right rug, this pale pink and faded navy beauty crossed my path at a recent show and I knew it would complete the room.   Old and new, modern vintage at its best.  Stay tuned for the next layer we peeled back in this home…

XO,
D.L.

1Comment
  • LINDA RHEIN
    Posted at 22:07h, 25 October Reply

    Such exquisite taste you have my dear–love it

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