Before + After

FLOWER POWER

FLOWER POWER 520 693 admin

“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Wall Flower 1

There is nothing better than taking a risk that is outside of the box.  When our clients wanted to do something bold and bright in their all white stairwell, we knew just the person to call.  Don Flood, photographer and wallpaper designer extraordinaire,  merged his two worlds with the creation of Fliepaper.  His iconic photos turned into wall coverings that he custom prints to the perfect scale for each individual project.  With a love for pink (and being the only lady in a house full of boys), these larger than life peonies give this modern entryway a burst of happiness that puts a smile on everyones face.   read more

MODERN VINTAGE DOMICILE – PART VII

MODERN VINTAGE DOMICILE – PART VII 520 347 admin

“Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” — Amy Li

PASADENA | KIDS ROOM | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

With an effortlessly inviting house filled with family and friends on the reg, our clients wanted us to create a special room for their two little girls.  A place of magic and wonder, that is equally calm and soothing when it’s time to wind down for bed. Black and soft whites set the stage for pretty pops of pale pinks and rich tones of grey.  If I was a kid again, this is the room I would dream of having to play in and sleep under the stars…  read more

MODERN VINTAGE DOMICILE – PART VI

MODERN VINTAGE DOMICILE – PART VI 520 347 admin

“The ornaments of your home are the people who smile upon entering time and time again.” – Maralee McKee

PASADENA | GUEST ROOM | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

With the communal areas of this fab remodel complete, it was time to continue the European relaxed feel of this home into the bedrooms.  This sunny oasis is the guest room, a place that will host friends and family from near and far.  The transformation began with a fresh blank slate after painting the walls in one of our standard whites from Benjamin Moore, Chantilly Lace.  Amazing how a crisp white is a powerful backdrop to make the contents of the room pop.  A classic spindle bed from their prior home went from hot pink to dramatic black and is well appointed with a Turkish velvet pillow, Belgian linens and a vintage fringed African throw.  Vintage Side Tables lacquered in white with new brass hardware make great nightstands as they provide additional storage.  A pair of gilded chrome chairs get new life in a dreamy turquoise velvet and make this room feel like a vacation suite.  read more

MODERN VINTAGE DOMICILE – PART V

MODERN VINTAGE DOMICILE – PART V 520 780 admin

“If pop culture is a pool, it never hurts to dive into the deep end once in a while.”
– Greg Gutfeld

PASADENA | KITCHEN/POOL BATH | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

One can never have too many bathrooms in a house.  Children, pets, and many guests pass through this gorgeous home on the reg.  This historic home had bathrooms in each bedroom, but only a tiny powder room off the entry.  With traffic constantly flowing inside out to the pool and garage turned art studio, this fam was in serious need of a bathroom to handle water soaked feet and paint covered hands.  We couldn’t wait to build out this addition, and it didn’t sacrifice any space within the home. A vintage iron hook from one of our hunts was the perfect find to hold our Turkish towels.  Light weight and super absorbent, these beauties dry quickly and can double as an impromptu sarong.  A black and white sketch from our clients collection adds a bold punch to white walls.   read more

MODERN VINTAGE DOMICILE – PART IV

MODERN VINTAGE DOMICILE – PART IV 520 347 admin

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.”
– Laurie Colwin

PASADENA KITCHEN - BEFORE

BEFORE | KITCHEN

We had forgotten just how dramatic this kitchen remodel was until we recently looked (courtesy of MLS, thank you very much!) through the before pics of this house.  Fifty shades of brown and there was no Christian Gray in sight.  Heavy cabinetry and stone floors overwhelmed this kitchen,  it was time to transform this space into the glory it deserved.   read more