bathroom remodel

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

BATHING BEAUTY

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“When a child is locked in the bathroom with running water and say’s he’s doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911.” – Erma Bombeck

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Once you remodel a bathroom in your house, it’s hard to not want to do it to all of them.  After two powder rooms and a master bath gutted and transformed, it was time to tackle the oldest of the lot.  With growing tweens who share a bathroom between their rooms, it was time to update and maximize the space for optimal use. After remodeling the bathroom at their beach house, we couldn’t wait to demo this bathroom in our clients gorgeous Hancock Park home.   read more

POWDER ROOM | HANCOCK PARK | D.L. RHEIN

PLEASING POWDER ROOM

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“Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance.” – King George V

HANCOCK PARK - POWDER ROOM BEFORE

POWDER ROOM | BEFORE

It’s human nature that once you start beautifying an area in your home, some of its surroundings then stand out like a sore thumb.  Such was the case when we dug into the kitchen of this lovely Hancock Park home, built in 1925. After a complete remodel of their weekend cottage, our clients wanted to update their Eastside abode, including several of the bathrooms.  Bye Bye French Provençal, hello Modern Glamour… read more

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART VIII

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART VIII 520 780 admin

“To me bathtubs are the epitome of luxury.  Either you have no money to own one or you have no time to use one.”
-Akilnathan Logeswaran

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BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE MASTER BATHROOM

After remodeling the master bedroom suite in this cottage by the sea, we couldn’t wait to gut their bathroom.  Untouched for decades, we schemed a design to modernize and expand the room while taking advantage of the Malibu sunshine.  The results are bright, clean, and serene!  Bye bye wood counters and grasscloth walls, hello beadboard and marble.

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Who wouldn’t want to soak in this tub after a day of surf and sand?!  Peel off that wetsuit and step into a steaming hot marble shower to soothe your muscles.  We custom built the vanity with campaign hardware and a marble trough sink.  With all of those drawers, and a new chrome medicine cabinet, we could eliminate the former closet within the room.  A favorite piece of art was given new life when reframed in grey drift wood.

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These blown glass beauties are mounted on metal back plates and give off a lot of light when the sun goes down.

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Porcelain top glass jars from our store contain tiny shells and add a fun yet sophisticated taste of the beach inside the home.  A baby coral makes the perfect ring holder.

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BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE MASTER BATHROOM

The sink was originally on the opposite side of the room with a small linen closet.  By switching it to the other side, it actually created space and made this restful bath a space that flowed more cohesively.

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The former shower was dug out behind the old shutter door to hide the new toilet with a sliding barn door.  Pleasing to the eye, and giving privacy so more than one can be in here without cramping anyone’s privacy.

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Magnificent marble!  A glass wall adds dimension without blocking off the stall from the room.  Chrome fixtures from our one of our faves, Waterworks, are modern and sleek.

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BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE MASTER BATHROOM

This tub became the shower stall and was replaced with the claw foot classic below.

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We love how even the pipes off the tub become an architectural element to the room.  The original tile on the floors was replaced with porcelain wood planks laid in a herringbone pattern.  Authentic to the rest of the house but easy to clean and able to handle all the salt and sand with a quick sweep.

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Our cut crystal votives add a warm glow in the marble shoe above the tub.  A glass of wine and a good book are all you need to make this giant tub another place of solace within this dream house. Rub a dub dub, time to kick back in this tub-ular bathroom.  Stay tuned for the next phase of our breathtaking beach house makeover.

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.

BEAUTEOUS BATHROOM

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“Sometimes the beauty is easy.  Sometimes you don’t have to try at all.  Sometimes you can hear the wind blow in a handshake.  Sometimes there’s poetry written right on the bathroom wall.” – Ani DiFranco

BEFORE | POWDER ROOM

POWDER ROOM | BEFORE

We love a good challenge and this guest bathroom was no exception.  How do we keep the existing structure, and make the pink and green marble work in a modern update?!  Use the color as our inspiration and find just the right match to make an already ornate room, go totally over the top.  Reminiscent of one of the bathrooms in the Greystone Mansion, we wanted to honor the vintage charm by bringing it up to date with new accents.  With the foyer and game loft/lounge under our belt, we went to some of our favorite vendors to look for textiles and wall coverings to make this room sing.  read more