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FAB FOYER

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“Every doorway, every intersection has a story.”  – Katherine Dunn

FOYER | BEFORE |WOODLAND HILLS

BEFORE | ENTRY WAY

Welcome to one of my favorite home remodels…ever!  We were thrilled when we came to scope out this 1960’s, very Brady Bunch-esque abode hidden behind the trees of Woodland Hills.  A family who loves to entertain and host guests on a regular basis, they were ready to make dramatic changes to update their home and prepare for a huge event.  The entry is the first thing you and your company see when they enter your home so it should be as chic as it is inviting.  First on the list was to change the wall color from peach to soothing white.  Time to let the light shine on in…  read more

GILDING THE LILY

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“People’s lives are expressed in the little details…the soap in the bathroom, the flowers in the garden, the books on the bedside table.” – Charlotte Moss

BEFORE | POWDER ROOM

BEFORE | GUEST BATHROOM

This complete home remodel was so much fun as we started with the entry and worked our way back, room by room.  This allowed for the home owners to enjoy a brand new abode from the minute they step through their front door.  With only one guest bathroom, they were ready to take the plunge and turn the old into a stunning powder room for everyone to enjoy.  Not one inch of this room stayed… let the transformation begin!  read more

TURKISH DELIGHT

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“Turkey is a European country, an Asian country, a Middle Eastern country, Balkan country, Caucasian country, neighbor to Africa, Black Sea country, Caspian Sea, all of these.” -Ahmet Davutoglu

BEFORE | LIVING ROOM

BEFORE | LIVING ROOM

There is something fascinating about the blending of cultures in marriage, travel and decor.  The mix that is created by layering our unique differences always produces a magical beauty.  Inspired by Turkish roots and creative minds, this young couple run a production company and were ready to make some changes to their home in anticipation of a party they are holding for her brother’s engagement. With some great pieces they already owned, we converted some and added new to keep the vibrant vibe going in this Pasadena abode.  read more

SWANKY SITTING ROOM

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“The living room should be a place where we feel totally at ease – temple of the soul.” – Terence Conran

BEFORE | LIVING ROOM

BEFORE | LIVING ROOM

Sometimes you meet someone and you just connect right away.  It can be their persona, style, or a mutual appreciation of something.  This was the case when I first met my client who I now call  friend.  With her impeccable eye for detail and my vintage furniture refurbs, this room was a stunning and symbiotic collaboration.  Reminiscent of my old house when my kids were babies, filled with neutrals and a pop of red,  I couldn’t wait to see this room unfold into a place both modern and chic.  read more

Wine Me Over

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“I’m not a wine connoisseur, but I do like a glass or two at night. – Diane Keaton

A glass of wine, good conversation, and good people | D.L. Rhein

Once a month, the women in my neighborhood gather at someone’s home for Wine Night.  It has been going on for years, and grows in numbers each time.  Everyone shows up with a bottle and a glass and the host provides snacks and hors d’oeuvres.  The ages range from newlyweds to parents and grandparents, the best part being a night away from our hectic daily lives.  Chatting with old friends and neighbors and making new ones, what could be better?!

After lots of traveling for tradeshows this summer and kids in camp,  I couldn’t wait to get back in my kitchen to whip up some new yummy, healthy dishes.  With our marvelous weather, it was very appealing to plan a laid back night where guests could wander in and out of the house and really kick back and relax. read more