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LANGUID LIVING ROOM

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 “There are certain parts of the home that I think embellishment feels cozy and inviting.  Then there are other environments, for example, the living room, where I don’t have a ton of items on the table.” – Aerin Lauder

BEFORE | Primary Colors Living Room | #dlrhein

BEFORE | LIVING ROOM

Primary colors were no longer a primary desire in this home!  After some updates and zhushing to their formal den, the desire to go neutral spilled over into this sunny room leading outside to their beautiful backyard oasis.  Now that the kids aren’t little anymore, this family wanted their home to be a relaxed and zen filled environment, welcoming them and their guests to kick back and unwind.

Belgian Linen Custom Sectional | Vintage Marble Coffee Table | Silk Rug | #dlrhein #interiordesign

Double the Chaises, double the fun! We bid adieu to the old blue sofa, and bienvenue the fresh new custom sectional in Belgian linen.  How about those soothing walls? Pebble Beach by Benjamin Moore completely transformed the vibe of this room with a stroke of a brush.  A hand woven rug made of silk remnants is as pretty as it is soft and adds a different texture.

Fresh Thistles | Ceramic Vase | #dlrhein #flowers #interiordesign

Fresh Flowers are a must, and these purple thistles couldn’t be more perfect if they tried.

Vintage Runner turned into Pillows | Refinished Marble Coffee Table | #dlrhein #interiordesign

 The base of this vintage coffee table went from off white to grey pulling out the beautiful veins from the marble.  Our client fell in love with this vintage indigo printed runner while we were rummaging through my box of favorite things in my studio.  One of a kind and totally unique, this textile was given new life when turned into plump pillows.   I love that we saved the tassel trim and put it on two of the pillows for a playful touch.

BEFORE | Primary Colors Living Room Corner | #dlrhein

BEFORE | LIVING ROOM CORNER

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An area that was once an afterthought is now a reading nook with this handsome vintage chair and ottoman reupholstered in navy velvet with apple green piping for a burst of contrast.  A carved wood pedestal from another room becomes the perfect side table for a glass of ice tea on a beautiful Cali afternoon.  Calm, cool and collected…OMMMMMMMM.

XO,
D.L.

 

 

 

 

LUCID LIVING ROOM – Part I

LUCID LIVING ROOM – Part I 150 150 admin

 “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

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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.

VINTAGE VAGABOND

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“Our culture’s obsession with vintage objects has rendered us unable to separate history from nostalgia. People want heart.  They want a chaser of emotion with their aesthetics.” – Sloane Crosley

 These treasures are one of a kind and guarantee to spark interest in the home and conversation with guests. #hunting #vintage #treasures #antiques #design #interiors #shelfdecor | @D.L. Rhein

My passion for hunting objects of beauty for the home began at a young age watching my mother gather and collect Asian antiquities.  Over the years, I have shopped the globe both near and far to discover one of a kind treasures for my clients and design inspiration.  These found objects are one of a kind and guarantee to spark interest in the home and conversation with guests, not to mention put a smile on your face! We are happy to announce the launch of our curated Vintage section now available through our online store.

XO,
D.L.

DIVINE DINING ROOM

DIVINE DINING ROOM 150 150 admin

“Too many people just eat to consume calories.  Try dining for a change.” – John  Walters

An outdated dining room needs some love | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | DINING ROOM AND FURNITURE

After remodeling and making over the entry and kitchen, we couldn’t wait to transform this dining room which was being used for everything else but that. Our clients were ready to have a beautiful space for family dinners and holiday entertaining, as it had become the catchall for the kids school projects.  read more

Mid Century Makeover

Mid Century Makeover 150 150 admin

“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.