vintage furniture

CULTIVATED OFFICE

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“It was funny, she thought, that before she had ever had a job she had always thought of an office as a place where people came to work, but now it seemed as if it was a place where they also brought their private lives for everyone else to look at, paw over, comment on and enjoy.” – Rona Jaffe, The Best of Everything

Perfect mix of old and new | D.L. RHEIN

We always love when a client comes back to us after we have completed a job, to help them with a new space or project.  One of our favorites was moving into a new office that had nothing but bare walls and industrial carpet.  We jumped at the chance to work with her again and create an inviting space to meet with her own clients.  As an agent, she is both business woman and therapist.  It was important to make this a place where people could feel comfortable yet inspired when visiting her at the office.  We took the pieces that would work from her old space and brought in additional items to round out the room.  The two paintings she acquired are filled with such vibrant colors, we put them front and center on the main wall so everything could play off of that.  Lavender and green embroidered pillows are a fun mix with our Turkish Velvet pillows and sumptuous shearling in the center.  A large plant adds a touch of freshness (a must in every room) and provides oxygen in a place with recirculated air.  What to do with these camel colored chairs?  Bring in our faux tortoise coffee table, one of our top finds at an antique show while hunting on a buying trip on the east coast.  A bone tray from Regina Andrew holds coffee table books and candy, while a stenciled cow hide adds another layer and covers the carpet in the center of the room.  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

PLEASANT PARLOR

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“I grew up with classical music blasting in my parents’ living room and my older brother’s practicing saxophone in his room listening to jazz…a beautiful chaos.” – Josephine de la Baume

BEFORE | Brown Living Room

BEFORE | LIVING ROOM

  With a beautiful home that was built in the twenties, our clients were ready to do a complete makeover of their formal living room.  We began with their entry, and it started to evolve around the rest of the house.  It’s amazing how color can transform a room, which was the first step when we remodeled their kitchen and dining room.  Bye Bye light brown, Hello rich ebony!   read more

BEAUTEOUS BEDROOM

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“It was a woman’s bedroom, actually a boudoir, and no man belonged in it except by invitation.” – Kathleen Winsor

BEFORE | El Royale Bedroom | #dlrhein

BEFORE | BEDROOM

A young and fabulous customer of ours has been bi-coastal for a couple of years and therefore never put her roots all the way down in LA.  With a budding acting/singing career in the works, she realized it was time to spend some serious time in LA each year.  A visit from Mom (sometimes that’s what it takes no matter how old we are)  prompted a call asking me to turn an afterthought into a home for her daughter.  A stunning apartment with breathtaking views in the El Royale, is an historic reminder of old Hollywood glamour and the perfect backdrop for creating a starlet’s oasis.  read more

TERRIFIC THRESHOLD

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“The thrill of coming home has never changed.” – Guy Pearce

Vintage Console BEFORE refurbishing | D.L. Rhein #dlrhein

BEFORE | Black Top Natural Console

The entry way to a home is the first thing anyone sees.  An inviting space which is both clean and beautiful is enticing to guests and makes the dwellers of the home feel good every time they open the front door.   This foyer was quite narrow due to the large staircase and is the connector to all rooms downstairs.  The search for the perfect piece began and ended in my garage, a treasure trove of vintage and antique wonders that I have been collecting as I find them, knowing they will be perfect when refinished and given a new home.  While pilfering for the right option for this entry, when I saw this console hidden under some chairs, I knew it was just right for this challenging space.  Needing some TLC to bring it into the modern era, the facelift made this a real showstopper.  read more