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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.

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

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

LUCID LIVING ROOM – PART II

LUCID LIVING ROOM – PART II 150 150 admin

“I remember lying on the floor of the living room with headphones on when I was four or five years old, listening to the Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack.” – Kevin Richardson

A Living Room Before |A place to sit and really enjoy guests and conversation without the distraction of a TV | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | LIVING ROOM

After creating the first half of this spacious living room, we had a blast while continuing to reinvent amazing vintage pieces for this sunny home.  Our clients wanted furniture that was unique, but not stuffy… A place to sit and really enjoy guests and conversation without the distraction of a TV.  Starting from scratch, we made one of a kind pieces that made the room eclectic while staying cohesive with a monochromatic palette.  read more

Hip Halloween

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“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.” – Doug Coupland

BLACK GLASS BRASS BAR CART | @D.L. Rhein

October really marks the beginning of fall and the official kick off to the Holiday Season.  Warm cider, caramel apples and the smell of cinnamon sticks evoke a sense of childhood nostalgia and a time for everyone to come out of their shells and be whatever they want for one night a year.  There is something very liberating about that.  Whether you’re taking your littles trick or treating, or having an adults only soiree, here are some of our favorites from our newest arrivals and vintage hunts for sophisticated, yet whimsical objects of the macabre.

Halloween Decorating Is So Fun | @D.L. Rhein

BRASS NUT BOWL GLASS ORB | CAST IRON LABRADOR

Halloween Decorating with a Vintage Bar Cart | @D.L. Rhein

BLACK GLASS BRASS BAR CART | VINTAGE CHINOIS RUG

Halloween Decorating with Big Bugs | @D.L. Rhein

SILVER DIPPED BEETLES | PEWTER SPIDERS | VINTAGE BRASS TRAY

Halloween Decorating with Big Bad Bugs | @D.L. Rhein

POLISHED HORN BOWLS | BRASSY INSECTS AND COBRA

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HAUNTING VINTAGE OIL PAINTING | BIG RING NICKEL TOP CANISTERS

"FOO" + "BOO" for Halloween | D.L. Rhein

CERAMIC FOO DOGS | VINTAGE LEATHER BOUND BOOKS | MAGNIFYING GLASS

Decorating for Halloween | D.L. Rhein

PAIR OF VINTAGE SIAMESE FIGURES

"WHO" "WOOT" | D.L. Rhein

VINTAGE OWL TRAY AND GRECIAN URN

Halloween Decorating is best with a Skull - or Two | @D.L. Rhein

POLISHED HORN SALT CELLARS | CAST IRON SKULL DISHES

Happy Haunting!

XO,

D.L.