reupholster

SUMPTUOUS SETTEE

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She wore blue velvet
Bluer than velvet was the night
Softer than satin was the light
From the stars…
Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton

 

Before - Canvas Settee | D.L. Rhein #dlrhein

 

BEFORE | Canvas Settee

 A good frame is hard to find, unlike ’80’s colloquialisms.  When we come across great shapes that are well made, they are perfect for reupholstering without having to start from zero.  This particular settee is an excellent addition to a dining room, office, or boudoir just to name a few of the areas these have ended up residing.   Our clients have had us convert this to everything from sea foam linen to leather with vintage European ticking fabric.  Here is our latest incarnation, in the yummiest luxest fabric of all…blue velvet.

Reupholstered Settee in Navy Velvet and Brass Nail heads | D.L.Rhein #dlrhein

AFTER | Blue Velvet Settee

I am a sucker for anything navy, and the richness of blue in this velvet is no exception.  I love the contrast of texture and color against the limed oak frame, and decided to go with smaller antiqued brass nail heads that border the entire piece like a well framed piece of art.  Embroidered Quatrefoil Pillows from my 2014 collection are just the right accent with a pop of emerald green.  Just like the Village People, we’re “In the Navy.”

XO,
D.L.

Game of Thrones

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“A throne is only a bench covered in velvet.” – Napoloeon Bonaparte

Vintage Carved Chair #vintage #carved chair @makeover #repurpose #newlook | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | ANTIQUE CHAIR

Vintage Carved Chair gets some White Hyde Leather to give it a whole new look #vintage #carved chair @makeover #repurpose #newlook | @D.L. RheinI am a sucker for carved wood furniture and this chair really caught my eye on a day of antiquing. The detail was stunning, but we thought it could use a bit of lightening up as it looked a bit heavy with so much wood and a dark needlepoint.   Freshly upholstered in white hide,  it screamed to be done on the back as well once we saw how crisp the seat looked.  A new batch of brass nailheads and voila!  Fit for a king….or queen.

XO,
D.L.

LUCID LIVING ROOM – Part I

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 “All rooms ought to look as if they were lived in, and to have so to say, a friendly welcome ready for the incomer.” – William Morris

The slip covered sofa was donated making room for some fab new chairs and a game table. #makeover #interiordesign #designer #livingroom #newhome | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | LIVING ROOM

 An interesting thing happens when families transition from having little kids who are becoming young adults and they often start to look at their homes differently.   A sunny ranch nestled in the Pacific Palisades had a vast room waiting to be filled and inspired our clients to move away from the old and begin with the new (reinvented vintage).   The slip covered sofa was donated making room for some fab new chairs and a game table for a family that loves to play together.

Vintage chairs we found on a hunt are given new life with an indigo batik fabric and a rich ebony stain. #vintage #makeover #batik fabric #chair #ottoman #beautiful #interior design | @D.L. Rhein

Vintage chairs we found on a hunt are given new life with an indigo batik fabric and a rich ebony stain.

Vintage Dining Set gets a much needed #makeover #vintage #gametable #interiordesign #dlrhein | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE – VINTAGE TABLE AND CHAIRS

WEBBER_TABLE

I flipped when I found this ’70’s cane and wood set and couldn’t wait to refinish it for the right client.  Piped linen seats and a grey stain really brought out the beautiful grain of the wood.  Bring on the games!

A big Bookshelf Makeover #juging #makeover #dlrhein #interiordesign #shelfdecor | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | BOOKSHELVES

A well edited selection of books mixed with some vintage treasures and family heirlooms make these shelves a work of art.  #heirlooms #treasures #shelfdecor #juging #makeover #livingroom #dlrhein | @D.L. Rhein

A well edited selection of books mixed with some vintage treasures and family heirlooms make these shelves a work of art.  Mr. Kitty seems to have come out of his hiding place to enjoy this newly appointed room.  Stay tuned for the second half  of this giant living space next week.

XO,

D.L.

WINDOW SEAT

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“But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?  It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.” – Shakespeare

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BEFORE | WINDOW SEAT

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Oh what a difference fresh fabric makes! This window seat had become an afterthought and the fabric seemed dated once this kitchen got a modern remodel. With a stunning view of the backyard and pool, we wanted to create a plump and lush place for this family to hang out or curl up with a good read while enjoying the California sunshine.  Overstuffed bench cushions in Belgian linen, and pillows made with RP Miller’s EB fabric in Cloud make this THE spot to run to for morning coffee.  It’s the little things…down stuffing doesn’t hurt either.

XO,

D.L.

Mid Century Makeover

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Before the big #makeover #midcentury #livingroom |@D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | LIVING ROOM

Once the kids aren’t so little anymore, people tend to look at their homes differently.  Fabrics don’t have to be so dark, edges don’t have to be so soft.  With some beautiful mid century cabinets and bold art to anchor the room, changes to the textiles where just what the juge doctor ordered!

A striped ottoman is replaced with a vintage coffee table stained in ebony #makeover #livingroom #ebonytable #art |@D.L. Rhein

AFTER | LIVING ROOM

A striped ottoman is replaced with a vintage coffee table stained in ebony.   A smoky mirrored antique tray adds reflection to fresh cut flowers in a blown glass vessel.  A handsome update to the couch makes a dramatic difference without interupting the neutrality of this sitting room.  It is begging for someone to curl up on it with a great book!

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BEFORE | WOOD COFFEE TABLE

Oversized floor pillows for cuddling up by the fire and game nights with friends #cozy #livingroom #casual #fabric | @D.L. Rhein

This coffee table went from Country to Chic by staining it a rich, deep shade of ebony.  Over sized floor pillows for cuddling up by the fire and game nights with friends were made from one of my fave vintage scarves from my textile collection.

Before the living room #makeover with velvet sofa and floral pillows. | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | VELVET SOFA AND FLORAL PILLOWS

Textured Belgian linen in soft grey with antiqued brass nail heads give this sofa a tailored look which is elegant without feeling too formal. |@D.L. Rhein

AFTER | REUPHOLSTERED SOFA

Textured Belgian linen in soft grey with antiqued brass nail heads give this sofa a tailored look which is elegant without feeling too formal.  Embroidered Hexagon Pillows are a fun twist while keeping with a soothing aesthetic.

Well edited coffee table books become part of the decor and spark conversation #interiordesign #dlrhein #designer #coffeetablebooks #makeover | @D.L. Rhein
Well edited coffee table books become part of the decor and spark conversation.

A touch of live beauty wakes up layers of wood in a neutral space while keeping the zen vibe of this home #dlrhein #design #interiordesign #makeover | @D.L. Rhein

This happy girl was the perfect subject begging to be photographed!  Orchids and tiny vines fill a vintage trough atop this burled wood console.  A touch of live beauty wakes up layers of wood in a neutral space while keeping the zen vibe of this home.

XO,
D.L.