Benjamin Moore

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

Arden Before Bathroom 9

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

TEEN BEDROOM REMODEL | HANCOCK PARK | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

FROM TWEEN TO TEEN

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“That’s why teenagers fascinate me – they’re like children with drivers’ licenses. Like children in that their impulses are so direct.” – Nancy Jo Sales

BEDROOM - BEFORE

“Mom, I want to redo my room.” Any parent with a budding teenage girl is bound to hear this request, if they haven’t already.  Just you wait!  When they cross the bridge from little girl to little woman, it is bittersweet as they reach new milestones and their interests begin to change.  As a surprise for her birthday, our client took advantage of her daughter’s time away at camp this summer and we got to work on transforming the room of her dreams.   read more

COLLECTED KITCHEN

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“The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family.” – Mario Batalli

BEFORE | ENCINO KITCHEN

BEFORE | ENCINO KITCHEN

Part 4 of our Encino Ranch Remodel proved to be a knockout!  After completing  the entry, the powder room, and most recently the living room,  it was time to sink our teeth into the kitchen.  The maple cabinets were blond wood against sage green walls.  This was fine when the home owners were going for a more country look, admit it – there was a time when we all fell into loving “French Provencial.”  Ready to update to something modern and light, we transformed the kitchen into a cook’s paradise.  read more

RAVISHING REMODEL

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“Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.”
– Nikos Kazantzakis

BEFORE |D.L. RHEIN Motor Avenue

D.L. RHEIN | Store Front Before Remodel

Sometimes you don’t realize how dated something looks until you take it away and replace it with something new.  Such was the case with our store front on Motor Avenue.  To be fair, for a long time we did have a lovely awning that covered the upper portion of our window.  The problem is, it blocked out a considerable amount of sunlight and our store always looked closed when looking in from the street.  And, everyone on our street has an awning.  People were sometimes confusing the stores, and often assumed we were the same business as one of our next door neighbors.   As our interior design services continued to grow and flourish by word of mouth, we wanted to make a dramatic change that would catch people’s eye who may have never wandered through our doors before as we are located in an area that is more of a destination than places in town that are heavily trafficked just by nature of their physical address.  We needed to do something that reflects our aesthetic, our services, and our passion for design.  Ready to take a leap, we are overwhelmed by the results of a complete exterior face lift that has moved its way inside our store.  read more

RAISING THE BAR

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“Just because your voice reaches halfway across the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.” – Edward R. Murrow

BEFORE | Fireplace with old tile

BEFORE | FIREPLACE

Sometimes, a simple change can make a dramatic impact when looking to remodel your home.  Our client, a busy mother of two, bought an English Tudor and was ready to convert a room to something more modern, where she could watch movies with the kids or entertain guests in a serene setting that leads out to her wooded courtyard.  With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, we got to work lickety split!  read more