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ENCINO DINING ROOM | ENCINO, CA. | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

CURIOUS VALLEY HIDEAWAY – PART II

CURIOUS VALLEY HIDEAWAY – PART II 520 347 admin

“I need contrast—the old and the new, the rough and the soft. The clash of it all is very sexy.”
Catherine Malandrino

ENCINO DINING ROOM | ENCINO, CA. | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

Oooooooh, the dinner parties that will take place in this room!  This space was such fun to design, with our clients’ impeccable taste and a touch of whimsy, a melding of the minds occurred.  A place created for conversation and laughter, this dining room effortlessly mixes old and new.  We were stoked when we found Black Creek Mercantile in New York to create this gorgeous black table.  Using only domestically sourced, sustainable hardwoods, each item is handcrafted in their studio using wood to wood joints.  Available in custom sizes and your choice of non-toxic natural colors, we love working with them to create the perfect pieces for our clients.   read more

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

DASHING DINING ROOM

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“No animal should ever jump on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain he can hold his own in the conversation.” – Fran Leibowitz

I'm ready for my close up Mr. De Mille.

I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE UP MR. DE MILLE

This handsome guy rules the roost and followed us around every where we went throughout this remodel.  Although he is a perfect gentleman, now he can relax in the game loft while the family is dining.  read more

CURATED DINING ROOM

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Inviting close friends over to share a meal with candlelight and wine at your table could be a form of religious experience for some people.  To me it’s a form of sacrament.
– Sally Quinn

BEFORE | ENCINO DINING ROOM

BEFORE | DINING ROOM

Upon the completion of the living room, bar, and kitchen in this fab Encino ranch, this Tuscan-esque dining room was begging to be remodeled.  First on the list, remove the rafters and stain the maple floors to match the rest of the house for cohesion and a modern update.  You won’t believe how it unfolded…  read more

SEXY SALLE A MANGER

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“The dining room in my old house was truly magnificent, but by far the worst room for conversation.  I’d get up from the table, a very long table, and somebody would always say, ‘Paul, I never got to talk to you.” – Paul Lynde

BEFORE | Previous owners' dining room

BEFORE | DINING ROOM

The dining room pictured above belonged to the previous home owners.  When our fab client moved in, she immediately took it from early colonial to Hollywood Glamour.  You loved how her living room transformed, feast your eyes on  this chic Salle a Manger!  read more