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THE BOLD AND THE BLUETIFUL

THE BOLD AND THE BLUETIFUL 520 347 admin

“Good things are associated with blue, like clear days, more than singing the blues.  Just the word ‘blue’ in the singular is full of optimism and positive connotation to people.”
– David Carson

FAMILY ROOM | BRENTWOOD | D.L. RHEIN #blue

This beautiful Brentwood home is a combination of old and new at its finest.  When they left their old home, we mapped out what we had placed in the past while planning for the new and how it would work in the larger spaces.  The family’s favorite color is blue, and the entire spectrum of this shade is shown through every room of this beachy abode.  read more

CHALK IT UP, SHE’S GROWING UP

CHALK IT UP, SHE’S GROWING UP 520 595 admin

“As a teenager, you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.” – Fran Leibowitz

Before | Little Girl's Bedroom

You never think the day will come when your baby, let alone the youngest of three, will go from wide eyed child to world wide webbing teenager.  The day has come and it is bittersweet.   Too cool for school, yet still wants to cuddle.  Independent in many ways, but still depends on you for advice, rides, any yummy meals.  Out grown the toys, but still likes to be silly and show that deep down we are all a kid at heart.  When Rose told me that all she wanted this year was a grown up room, I had to oblige.  She wanted something modern, so we sat down and looked at pictures she had pulled for inspiration…sound familiar?  In the end, she decided black and white would be the perfect back drop to add color whenever she wanted  and be neutral enough to withstand the test of time as she gets older (sniff, sniff).  This little girl is stepping into adulthood and I couldn’t be more proud of the young woman she is becoming.

Remodeled Teen Room | D.L. RHEIN

AFTER | BLACK AND WHITE ROOM

Fresh, clean and serene for 2016!  Panels of vintage floral wallpaper were replaced with black chalkboard paint.  Following her older sister’s footsteps, Rose has become a budding artist herself and wanted to have the freedom to create and change her room whenever she felt like it, sometimes daily! All new white furniture from Ikea upgraded the space from little girl to young lady while keeping within a tight budget.  An alpaca throw from my store cozy’s up the bed and breaks up the white on white bedding.

Turkish towels turned pillows and embroidered Happy by D.L. RHEIN

One of my favorite things is taking unexpected materials and turning them into objects and furnishings.  We made these Euro pillows out of Turkish towels from our store and backed with yummy velvet.  Soft as can be, and a fun punch of color to a monochromatic room.  My Rose has always been one of those people who is always kind, always agreeable, and almost always in a good mood.  This Happy pillow from my 2015 embroidered collection was just right for the sweet free spirit that she is and a reminder of what is most important in life, happiness and health.

Roses, Nesting Trays and a Vintage Globe | D.L. RHEIN

Fresh roses from our garden are as beautiful as they are fragrant.  I named her Rose as they have always been my favorite flower.  The way a rose blooms and continues to slowly open to further show it’s inner beauty is much how I see my youngest child.  Beating to her own drum, and as diverse as the hundred shades of her namesake.  Nesting shagreen trays are perfect for an impromptu breakfast or to lay out her art supplies.  A vintage globe is as fun as it is educational, dreaming of one day traveling the world.

Featherbottom Rug by CB2 | D.L. RHEIN

This fab featherbottom rug from CB2 was a lot of bang for the buck.  An update on the classic chevron, this palatte shows the color possibilities for accents are endless within a neutral space.

Perfect space for work and play | D.L. RHEIN

Rose wanted more empty space within her room and was ready to let go of the clutter.  A giant cubby unit and vintage desk were replaced with a narrow new desk and shelf combo that made sitting down to work, or play, a relaxing experience.  A garden stool doubles as an extra seat for friends or a side table when needed.

Magnet board and desk by Ikea | D.L. RHEIN

Pink and turquoise are still her favorite colors so we flipped when we found all of these fun new desk accessories at Office Depot.  A magnetic board within the desk allows for her photos, weekly agenda, and whatever else strikes her fancy to be displayed and interchangeable.  She was so pleased with her new room, and has kept it as clean as these pics now that she has room to breathe and areas to store away what is not needed all the time.   I will cherish these years to come more than you will ever know, so don’t grow up too fast, ummmkay?!

XO,
D.L.

LILAC LAIR – REMIX

LILAC LAIR – REMIX 520 347 admin

“Don’t think about work in your bedroom or relaxation area.” – Matt Mullenweg

Master Bedroom | Brentwood, CA. | D.L. RHEIN

One of our greatest joys is getting to work with clients again and again.  When this family told us they were moving to a new home, we couldn’t wait to draw out the plans.  We needed to figure out how to make all of the existing items from the last home, work with the new additions of the soon to be abode.  The master bedroom was the perfect place to start.  Check out the old room here, to see how we incorporated old into new.  read more

LIVELY LIBRARY AND LIVING ROOM

LIVELY LIBRARY AND LIVING ROOM 520 347 admin

“In a good book room you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
– Mark Twain

BEFORE | LIBRARY AND DEN PIT

BEFORE |LIBRARY AND DEN PIT

Alas, we come to the denouemont of our Woodland Hills ranch remodel.  What fun we had playing with bold colors throughout this home!  From the funky living room, to the bar and dining room that share this vast space, we strove to make one cohesive space, while still giving each area its own feel and purpose.  We couldn’t wait to get our hands on these books.  The Mr. of the house has, without question, the best collection of leather wrapped vintage books we’ve ever seen.  They weren’t being used at their full potential, stacked amongst paper backs in the wooden shelves.  The sunken den below was yearning to be transformed into something as comfortable as it was glam.  read more

BEGUILING BAR

BEGUILING BAR 520 347 admin

“If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone.”

BEFORE |BAR - WOODLAND HILLS

BEFORE | BAR

Behold, the blonde wood rears it’s head again!  And this time, blondes do not have more fun.  The stained glass was the only thing the owners wanted to keep, so we wanted to do something that would make the panes stand out while making a dramatic change with the bar.  We used the perfect shade of grey in the dining room and living room and continued that into this shared space for cohesion and  to mesh well with the newly polished stone floors.  read more