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PERFECT PRODUCTION – PART II

PERFECT PRODUCTION – PART II 515 342 admin

“My interest in theater and story telling began in my mother’s kitchen.  It was a meeting place for my mother’s large circle of friends.”  – Lynn Notage

BEFORE | Kitchen and Communal Living Room

BEFORE | KITCHEN & COMMUNAL LIVING ROOM

There is so much to love about this office, and no space was left unturned when planning out each area’s form and function.  With the communal living room anchoring the center of the floor,  the kitchen was built off of that keeping an open floor plan that would extend its lofty vibe.  With nothing but the wall and pillars existing, the possibilities were endless.  The company owners worked with the building’s architect on the layout, and we loved the floor plan.  With some minor tweaks and an idea of how to fill the space, we couldn’t wait for the bones to be built so we could style and profile this dream kitchen.  read more

CHALK IT UP, SHE’S GROWING UP

CHALK IT UP, SHE’S GROWING UP 520 595 admin

“As a teenager, you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.” – Fran Leibowitz

Before | Little Girl's Bedroom

You never think the day will come when your baby, let alone the youngest of three, will go from wide eyed child to world wide webbing teenager.  The day has come and it is bittersweet.   Too cool for school, yet still wants to cuddle.  Independent in many ways, but still depends on you for advice, rides, any yummy meals.  Out grown the toys, but still likes to be silly and show that deep down we are all a kid at heart.  When Rose told me that all she wanted this year was a grown up room, I had to oblige.  She wanted something modern, so we sat down and looked at pictures she had pulled for inspiration…sound familiar?  In the end, she decided black and white would be the perfect back drop to add color whenever she wanted  and be neutral enough to withstand the test of time as she gets older (sniff, sniff).  This little girl is stepping into adulthood and I couldn’t be more proud of the young woman she is becoming.

Remodeled Teen Room | D.L. RHEIN

AFTER | BLACK AND WHITE ROOM

Fresh, clean and serene for 2016!  Panels of vintage floral wallpaper were replaced with black chalkboard paint.  Following her older sister’s footsteps, Rose has become a budding artist herself and wanted to have the freedom to create and change her room whenever she felt like it, sometimes daily! All new white furniture from Ikea upgraded the space from little girl to young lady while keeping within a tight budget.  An alpaca throw from my store cozy’s up the bed and breaks up the white on white bedding.

Turkish towels turned pillows and embroidered Happy by D.L. RHEIN

One of my favorite things is taking unexpected materials and turning them into objects and furnishings.  We made these Euro pillows out of Turkish towels from our store and backed with yummy velvet.  Soft as can be, and a fun punch of color to a monochromatic room.  My Rose has always been one of those people who is always kind, always agreeable, and almost always in a good mood.  This Happy pillow from my 2015 embroidered collection was just right for the sweet free spirit that she is and a reminder of what is most important in life, happiness and health.

Roses, Nesting Trays and a Vintage Globe | D.L. RHEIN

Fresh roses from our garden are as beautiful as they are fragrant.  I named her Rose as they have always been my favorite flower.  The way a rose blooms and continues to slowly open to further show it’s inner beauty is much how I see my youngest child.  Beating to her own drum, and as diverse as the hundred shades of her namesake.  Nesting shagreen trays are perfect for an impromptu breakfast or to lay out her art supplies.  A vintage globe is as fun as it is educational, dreaming of one day traveling the world.

Featherbottom Rug by CB2 | D.L. RHEIN

This fab featherbottom rug from CB2 was a lot of bang for the buck.  An update on the classic chevron, this palatte shows the color possibilities for accents are endless within a neutral space.

Perfect space for work and play | D.L. RHEIN

Rose wanted more empty space within her room and was ready to let go of the clutter.  A giant cubby unit and vintage desk were replaced with a narrow new desk and shelf combo that made sitting down to work, or play, a relaxing experience.  A garden stool doubles as an extra seat for friends or a side table when needed.

Magnet board and desk by Ikea | D.L. RHEIN

Pink and turquoise are still her favorite colors so we flipped when we found all of these fun new desk accessories at Office Depot.  A magnetic board within the desk allows for her photos, weekly agenda, and whatever else strikes her fancy to be displayed and interchangeable.  She was so pleased with her new room, and has kept it as clean as these pics now that she has room to breathe and areas to store away what is not needed all the time.   I will cherish these years to come more than you will ever know, so don’t grow up too fast, ummmkay?!

XO,
D.L.

ORIGINATIVE OFFICE

ORIGINATIVE OFFICE 150 150 admin

“Imagination is everything.  It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

BEFORE | Office Space

 BEFORE | OFFICE SPACE

We love when our clients come back to have us do additional work down the road from a completed project.  After completing an office for the head of an entertainment management group last year, we were ecstatic that he asked us to come back and transform a vast bonus room on their floor.  With a staff working tirelessly to come up with the next great thing, the owner wanted a place for his team to relax, kick back, and have fun while pitching each other ideas.  The result was a calming place that everyone wants to hang out in all the time.  read more

A Little Girl Becomes A Young Lady

A Little Girl Becomes A Young Lady 150 150 admin

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” – C.S. Lewis

A baby room #makeover. Watch the transformation | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | LITTLE GIRL’S ROOM

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AFTER | YOUNG LADY BOUDOIR

Bye Bye baby girl, hello young lady!  Only two original things were kept in this complete room makeover:  Fushia shag carpet, and the matching color on the ceiling.  Our client loved the rich color, but we suggested getting rid of the light pink walls to elevate this room to a new level of maturity and sophistication.  Green apple was the perfect color to transform, yet compliment this tween’s new bedroom.  The juvenile chandelier didn’t fit within the room anymore, so we dressed it up with a simple capiz one instead.  It doubles as a wind chime when a breeze flows through open windows.  read more

Boys to Men

Boys to Men 150 150 admin

“I’d rather be a boy and play with paper airplanes, than be a man and play with a woman’s heart.” – Niall Horan

Boys Room "Before + After" | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | BEDROOM ONE

 Once people start to update their home and see the transformation, it’s hard to leave the kid’s rooms untouched when they are in dire need of an age appropriate remodel.  This client’s little boys are becoming young men and a few simple changes completely transformed their rooms, making them suitable for tweens entering their teens.  We tried several blue samples on the wall, none of them were really speaking to me.  I found the perfect grey and decided to go in completely different direction.  The result was a mellow and mature bedroom fit for a young man.

Simple Boy Color Palette | D.L. Rhein

Crown molding and new base boards painted in white lacquer are an economical way to make a huge impact within a space.  Grey bedding accented with a chevron throw and a vintage silk scarf turned custom pillow.  An electric blue cow hide warms up the dark wood floors.  Furniture from Ikea is the perfect choice for a budget friendly remodel.

Simple Boy Accessories | D.L. Rhein

Malm Bed and Side Table

Simple Boy Colors | D.L. Rhein

Dry Erase boards for Dad’s daily messages

Ikea Dresser | @D.L. Rhein

Hopen Chest of Drawers

Boys Simplicity  | @D.L. Rhein

Linmon/Alex Desk | Jules Desk Chair

Boys Room "Before + After" | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | BEDROOM TWO

Boys Simplicity  | @D.L. Rhein

Adios to the kinder wall decals, and baby blue!   Hello to masculine neutrals!  After painting his brother’s room Benjamin Moore’s Timberwolf, we decided to do the same in here.  This funky custom pillow was created from curtain panels I found at an amazing vintage store in San Francisco on a shopping trip with Jess.  A patchwork hide rug adds a funky touch and makes this room unique from his brother’s.

Boys Simplicity  | @D.L. Rhein

PS Locker Cabinet

Ikea Desk and Chair  | @D.L. Rhein

A grown up car collection | Black and White Rock Art in Gallery Frames | Linnmon/ALex Desk and File Cabinet

White + Gray - Great Boy Colors | @D.L. Rhein

Malm Six Drawer Chest | Master of the room’s trophy collection and rock band in the making portraits

Kids rooms are easy, fun and affordable to update.  Ikea is an amazing resource for things like this and will last until they are off to college.  Until then….

XO,

D.L.