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BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART IX

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART IX 520 347 admin

“There’s nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn’t even have to matter what they’re laughing about.” – Criss Jami

BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE KIDS ROOM - MALIBU

BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE KIDS ROOM

With perfect So Cal weather, this Malibu Beach House has guests year round.  After designing the master suite and guest bedroom, we couldn’t wait to dive into the kids room.  It needed to be fun and cozy, while providing as much storage as possible in small quarters.  We maximized the space and gave the kiddos (and their friends) their dream room, perfect for hanging out and sleepovers by the sea.    read more

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART VII

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART VII 520 347 admin

“Every house where love abides and friendship is a guest, is surely home, and home sweet home, for there the heart can rest.” – Henry Van Dyke

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BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE GUEST ROOM

Oh, to be a guest in this dreamy seaside cottage! Whether relaxing in the comfy living rooms or dining in the sun, we wanted our clients’ guests to feel as good as the owners do when retreating to their master suite.  A blank slate with no storage whatsoever, we began scheming how to maximize the room.  Cozy without feeling cramped was the main goal, and we were able to achieve just that.   read more

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

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART VI

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART VI 520 347 admin

“I love the beach.  I love the sea.  All my life I live within – in front of the sea.”
– Rafael Nadal

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BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE MASTER BEDROOM

Every space within this dream house calls for people to get cozy and relax.  A weekend retreat for family and friends, with a newly remodeled vibe of calm and serene that swept into the bedrooms.  With an empty shell, the possibilities were endless when we began to draw up the master quarters.

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

After a day in the sun and sand, a restful night of sleep is heavenly.  Muted and natural, a clutter free room is ideal for the sweetest dreams.  A new door replaced shutters and slats, on to a deck overlooking the courtyard in the front of the house.  We said goodbye to a small closet on the opposite side of the room, and designed built-in his and hers storage to flank the door without encroaching on the open space of the room.

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

You can’t get cozier than our Mongolian Sheep Throw.  The softest thing you’ve ever felt, and it adds dimension and texture to crisp white bedding.  That headboard tho!  A vintage hand embroidered blanket from one of our favorite LA based textile designers, Peter Dunham, became the perfect backdrop for the room.  A custom built bed is one of our favorite things to design as it gives each client a one of a kind beauty, and guarantees a plush factor that is a must! With a bold pattern, it becomes the artwork of the room.

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

Concrete and brass lamps blend effortlessly with these leather nightstands.  Our best selling bone tray is just right to hold a bedside decanter of water and fresh cut flowers.

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BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE MASTER BEDROOM EXISTING CLOSET

Here is the tiny closet original to the room which was replaced with the new built-storage for the Mr. and Mrs.  The walls were filled in and made the room appear much larger with the new elongated wall.

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

Petrified Wood is one of my favorite materials for design.  This narrow console is the perfect fit under a new flat screen, and a place for some of our favorite vintage treasures and finds.  The feather headress from Bali is ready for an impromptu dance session.

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

It is impossible to not be overwhelmed with joy with a view like that.  Morning glory and evening delight ensue when letting the crashing waves of the Pacific wake you up, and lull you to sleep.

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

Our rattan lounger is waiting for someone to curl up with a good read, or to marvel at the insane ombre of the ocean in Malibu. Some things cannot be replicated, and that palatte is truly a wonder of nature.  Stay tuned for the next chapter of our 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.

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

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART IV

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART IV 520 347 admin

“The beach is definitely where I feel most at home. It’s my oxygen.” – Behati Prinsloo

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BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE DINING ROOM

Is there anything more heavenly than dining by the sea?  Not that we can think of, especially when the salt air and Pacific waves are lapping right up to the back deck of this Malibu cottage.  The existing dining area had a table and chairs, but when our clients purchased the property, they knew they wanted to make it a home.  In dire need of storage, we created a space that would combine form and function allowing them to have holidays and weekend guests aplenty.   read more

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

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART III

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART III 520 347 admin

“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…   read more