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KITCHEN & DINING | HANCOCK PARK | DESIGN by D.L. Rhein, PHOTO by Amy Bartlam

FADE TO BLACK – KITCHEN REMIX

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“Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.” – Phylicia Rashad

KITCHEN - BEFORE

BEFORE | KITCHEN

Remodeling a house is like peeling an onion, layer by layer you remove the old to reveal it’s inner delight.  After creating a bright and airy kitchen and dining room in their beach house, our clients couldn’t wait to do a modern update in their Hancock Park home.  With good bones to start with, we kept the layout of the room to maximize space and got to work on lessening the weight of this heavy kitchen.   read more

KITCHEN REMODEL | ENCINO | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

CURIOUS VALLEY HIDEAWAY – PART III

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“As I grew steadily more comfortable in the kitchen, I found that, much like gardening, most cooking manages to be agreeably absorbing without being too demanding intellectually.  It leaves plenty of mental space for daydreaming and reflection.”
– Michael Pollan 

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BEFORE | ENCINO KITCHEN

With a love for entertaining and hosting fabulous dinner parties, we couldn’t wait to dive into the kitchen, and give it a lighter feel, flowing from the adjacent dining room.  The cabinetry was fairly new, but felt heavy in the space.  The power of color can transform anything…  read more

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART VIII

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“To me bathtubs are the epitome of luxury.  Either you have no money to own one or you have no time to use one.”
-Akilnathan Logeswaran

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BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE MASTER BATHROOM

After remodeling the master bedroom suite in this cottage by the sea, we couldn’t wait to gut their bathroom.  Untouched for decades, we schemed a design to modernize and expand the room while taking advantage of the Malibu sunshine.  The results are bright, clean, and serene!  Bye bye wood counters and grasscloth walls, hello beadboard and marble.

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Who wouldn’t want to soak in this tub after a day of surf and sand?!  Peel off that wetsuit and step into a steaming hot marble shower to soothe your muscles.  We custom built the vanity with campaign hardware and a marble trough sink.  With all of those drawers, and a new chrome medicine cabinet, we could eliminate the former closet within the room.  A favorite piece of art was given new life when reframed in grey drift wood.

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These blown glass beauties are mounted on metal back plates and give off a lot of light when the sun goes down.

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Porcelain top glass jars from our store contain tiny shells and add a fun yet sophisticated taste of the beach inside the home.  A baby coral makes the perfect ring holder.

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BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE MASTER BATHROOM

The sink was originally on the opposite side of the room with a small linen closet.  By switching it to the other side, it actually created space and made this restful bath a space that flowed more cohesively.

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The former shower was dug out behind the old shutter door to hide the new toilet with a sliding barn door.  Pleasing to the eye, and giving privacy so more than one can be in here without cramping anyone’s privacy.

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Magnificent marble!  A glass wall adds dimension without blocking off the stall from the room.  Chrome fixtures from our one of our faves, Waterworks, are modern and sleek.

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BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE MASTER BATHROOM

This tub became the shower stall and was replaced with the claw foot classic below.

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We love how even the pipes off the tub become an architectural element to the room.  The original tile on the floors was replaced with porcelain wood planks laid in a herringbone pattern.  Authentic to the rest of the house but easy to clean and able to handle all the salt and sand with a quick sweep.

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Our cut crystal votives add a warm glow in the marble shoe above the tub.  A glass of wine and a good book are all you need to make this giant tub another place of solace within this dream house. Rub a dub dub, time to kick back in this tub-ular bathroom.  Stay tuned for the next phase of our breathtaking beach house makeover.

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.

BEAUTEOUS BATHROOM

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“Sometimes the beauty is easy.  Sometimes you don’t have to try at all.  Sometimes you can hear the wind blow in a handshake.  Sometimes there’s poetry written right on the bathroom wall.” – Ani DiFranco

BEFORE | POWDER ROOM

POWDER ROOM | BEFORE

We love a good challenge and this guest bathroom was no exception.  How do we keep the existing structure, and make the pink and green marble work in a modern update?!  Use the color as our inspiration and find just the right match to make an already ornate room, go totally over the top.  Reminiscent of one of the bathrooms in the Greystone Mansion, we wanted to honor the vintage charm by bringing it up to date with new accents.  With the foyer and game loft/lounge under our belt, we went to some of our favorite vendors to look for textiles and wall coverings to make this room sing.  read more

COLLECTED KITCHEN

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“The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family.” – Mario Batalli

BEFORE | ENCINO KITCHEN

BEFORE | ENCINO KITCHEN

Part 4 of our Encino Ranch Remodel proved to be a knockout!  After completing  the entry, the powder room, and most recently the living room,  it was time to sink our teeth into the kitchen.  The maple cabinets were blond wood against sage green walls.  This was fine when the home owners were going for a more country look, admit it – there was a time when we all fell into loving “French Provencial.”  Ready to update to something modern and light, we transformed the kitchen into a cook’s paradise.  read more