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LIVING ROOM - ENCINO - DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN | PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

CURIOUS VALLEY HIDEAWAY – PART V

CURIOUS VALLEY HIDEAWAY – PART V 520 347 admin

“I’m such a girl for the living room. I really like to stay in my nest and not move. I travel in my mind…” – Bell Hooks

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BEFORE | ENCINO LIVING ROOM

This house definitely had some good bones when our clients moved in.  It had been modernized, but many of the rooms needed all of the furnishings to do the same.  Keeping the fab Akimbo pattern from Walnut Wallpaper on the center wall and a new custom built in console, we went to work on transforming  the rest of this groovy family room.   read more

CURIOUS VALLEY HIDEAWAY – PART I

CURIOUS VALLEY HIDEAWAY – PART I 520 780 admin

“Dancing, however you do it, even if it’s in your living room – is a great workout.” – Ciara

Entry | Encino | Design by D.L. Rhein, Photo by Amy Bartlam

We’re baaaack!  This spring our cup runneth over with exciting new client projects, and the expansion and complete remodel of our store and studio, as well as our new annex!  We have continued to hunt and gather for one of a kind pieces of interest to bring to our clients and retail customers.  This post is the first look inside a home that we furnished and curated with curios in every corner.  We found an antique French console that was exactly what we were looking for! Unfortunately it was not the right size, so our client had one made in reclaimed wood to replace the original find and it worked out perfectly.  It warms up a bright and crisp entry, and is the perfect balance to mix old and new.  A bold patterned runner adds contrast to beautifully stained wood floors.  Black and white abstract art makes a big impact while not overwhelming the space.

Entry | Encino | Design by D.L. Rhein, Photo by Amy Bartlam

Vintage ceramics and a polished horn vase are a welcomed change for fresh flora.  Grouped together and filled with wildflowers, this moment is a work of art in itself.

Entry | Encino | Design by D.L. Rhein, Photo by Amy Bartlam

How many times do you lose your keys in a day?!  You don’t want me to answer that question.   A carved marble bowl fills our never ending desire to marry form and function as a catchall that remains eye catching.  (See what we did there?) Our clients outrageous collection of vintage canes is museum worthy and begged to be on display.

Entry | Encino | Design by D.L. Rhein, Photo by Amy Bartlam

All angles have to be considered when designing a space.  Even from the living room, the black and white art adds a symbiotic dimension to the view from the parlor.  A vintage cherry wood cabinet gets a sleek make over when lacquered in black.  A surrealist painting and wooden stag busts from one of our hunts are intriguing and beguiling.

Living Room| Encino | Design by D.L. Rhein, Photo by Amy Bartlam

The baby grand takes center stage, especially when our clients have parties and friends who are also musicians take their hands to the keys.  A hand knotted Moroccan sheepskin rug softens the room.

Living Room | Encino | Design by D.L. Rhein, Photo by Amy Bartlam

Mid century chairs pair well with a tufted velvet sofa plumped up with African embroidered textiles turned into pillows.  A lucite and chrome bar cart make cocktail time easy breezy.

Living Room | Encino | Design by D.L. Rhein, Photo by Amy Bartlam

Black clouds don’t have to be gloomy.  We commissioned this hand painted piece to set the mood against grey walls in one of our favorite Benjamin Moore colors, Cheating Heart.  This fabulous brass edged coffee table is modernized with quadpod bases.   A room made for libations and conversations, nothing makes me happier than a home filled with eclectic and curated style.  Stay tuned for the rest of this Curious Valley Hideaway.

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.

ARTFUL LIVING ROOM

ARTFUL LIVING ROOM 520 347 admin

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”
– Pablo Picasso

Living Room | Cheviot Hills | D.L. RHEIN

This living room was a blank slate, waiting to be filled in with texture and color.  With a family room on the other side of the house for tv watching and game playing, we wanted to create a grown up space for when the Mr. and Mrs. entertain their friends.  With white walls, a wood mantle and a single Shabby Chic white couch, this room was open to endless possibilities to update and sophisticate!  read more

SITTING PRETTY

SITTING PRETTY 1100 402 admin

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”
– Maya Angelou

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!  We have had a blast working on our client’s new home.  Part of the fun was figuring out what to do with existing furniture from the last house and making it work (or not) within the new space.  A few of the pieces in this airy sitting room, were plucked from the former living room.   Although this home is modern and beachy, a mix of old and new is always symbiotic and far more interesting than a room that looks just like a page in a catalog.  read more

LIVELY LIBRARY AND LIVING ROOM

LIVELY LIBRARY AND LIVING ROOM 520 347 admin

“In a good book room you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
– Mark Twain

BEFORE | LIBRARY AND DEN PIT

BEFORE |LIBRARY AND DEN PIT

Alas, we come to the denouemont of our Woodland Hills ranch remodel.  What fun we had playing with bold colors throughout this home!  From the funky living room, to the bar and dining room that share this vast space, we strove to make one cohesive space, while still giving each area its own feel and purpose.  We couldn’t wait to get our hands on these books.  The Mr. of the house has, without question, the best collection of leather wrapped vintage books we’ve ever seen.  They weren’t being used at their full potential, stacked amongst paper backs in the wooden shelves.  The sunken den below was yearning to be transformed into something as comfortable as it was glam.  read more