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THE LOVE OF LACQUER

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“I look at every piece of furniture and every object as an individual sculpture.”
– Kelly Wearstler

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BEFORE | GREEK KEY CHEST

We were so excited to find this vintage beauty, no doubt the original prototype for many modern furniture designers.  What a surprise when we opened the drawers to see it was made by Kittinger, a six generation strong furniture manufacturer since 1886.  (They even made pieces for the White House!) Solid wood and and structurally sound, we knew this could be turned into a chic piece good as new, with a simple color change.

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Voila!  The wonders of white ring loud and clear in this freshly lacquered chest of drawers.  A perfect piece for an entry or a dresser for a guest room, if there had been two we would have placed them as nightstands in a client’s master bedroom.  Stop in to our store to see this and other vintage pieces we have recently refurbished  in our studio.

39 W x  21 D x 33 H
$1500  (A steal, when considering the original green is going for $9000 a pair on First Dibs!  Aye Dios Mio!)

XO,
D.L.

BRASSY BAR

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“I’ve got to be high class…Which is sad because I like bars.” – Daniel Craig

BEFORE | ENCINO LIVING ROOM TO KITCHEN

BEFORE | LIVING ROOM TO KITCHEN AREA

After completing a bohemian living room and a modern kitchen in this Encino remodel, we needed to do something to join the spaces together that was as pleasing to the eye as it is functional.  A shelf hung out into the room  and was a piling ground instead of a practical built in piece of furniture.  Eager to make the spaces flow into one another, we decided to transform this unused space into a bar for entertaining.  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

Modern Moroccan

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“The beauty of Moroccan palaces is made up of details of ornament and refinement of sensuous delight too numerous to record.” – Edith Wharton In Morocco, 1920

BEFORE | Carved Moroccan End Tables #dlrhein

BEFORE | Carved Moroccan End Tables

There is a beautiful science behind Moroccan patterns and designs.  Perfectly symmetrical  filled with geometric shapes, stars and the ever popular Moroccan flourish shown above.  I found these tables in mint condition and fell in love with the design.  Knowing they would be just right in a bedroom makeover, they needed a face lift with my favorite way to modernize any good vintage piece – lacquer!  read more

BEAUTEOUS BEDROOM

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“It was a woman’s bedroom, actually a boudoir, and no man belonged in it except by invitation.” – Kathleen Winsor

BEFORE | El Royale Bedroom | #dlrhein

BEFORE | BEDROOM

A young and fabulous customer of ours has been bi-coastal for a couple of years and therefore never put her roots all the way down in LA.  With a budding acting/singing career in the works, she realized it was time to spend some serious time in LA each year.  A visit from Mom (sometimes that’s what it takes no matter how old we are)  prompted a call asking me to turn an afterthought into a home for her daughter.  A stunning apartment with breathtaking views in the El Royale, is an historic reminder of old Hollywood glamour and the perfect backdrop for creating a starlet’s oasis.  read more