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DASHING DINING ROOM

DASHING DINING ROOM 520 378 admin

“No animal should ever jump on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain he can hold his own in the conversation.” – Fran Leibowitz

I'm ready for my close up Mr. De Mille.

I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE UP MR. DE MILLE

This handsome guy rules the roost and followed us around every where we went throughout this remodel.  Although he is a perfect gentleman, now he can relax in the game loft while the family is dining.  read more

PENCHANT FOR PYTHON

PENCHANT FOR PYTHON 150 150 admin

“You will find more snakes in and around my life than the amazon.” – Bazil Patel

#python print #wallpaper

Parlour Patent Snake Wallpaper

There is something about a snake that has always intrigued me.  The sexiness of their movement, their ability to coil around anything, their sheer beauty coupled with the fact that they can strike at any moment.  From Eve’s encounter in the garden, to the U.S. Army adopting the double snake caduceus as a symbol of modern medicine in the early 20th century, snakes are an elusive part of history and design throughout the ages.  Here are some of our top pics of Python products and things we have made with their stunning patterns.  read more

D.L. Rhein’s “Best of” 2013 ~ Happy + Healthy New Year to All

D.L. Rhein’s “Best of” 2013 ~ Happy + Healthy New Year to All 150 150 admin

Boys to Men Part Deux

Boys to Men Part Deux 150 150 admin

“My many years of living have not made the actions of teenage boys any less enigmatic.” – Avery Williams, The Alchemy of Forever

A Boys Room with a Big Makeover | @D.L. Rhein

BEDROOM ONE

 Remember the fabulous Bollywood Bungalow we did last year? Our clients recently moved into a larger home and wanted to give their teenage sons fresh, updated bedrooms that said goodbye little boys, hello young men.  The rooms had nothing in them but walls and windows when we began working in the space. A highly creative family, with ideas and projects constantly flowing, we wanted to create soothing bedrooms that were relaxing and kept these young collectors items orderly.

Monogram Pillows always add a nice touch | @D.L. Rhein

A new bed fit for a king!  Navy fabric gets tailored definition with a modern design and silver nail heads.   Black and white linen duvet and shams embroidered with his initials from Monogrammit, an LA staple for personalized linens and accessories.  A royal blue silk shade is the perfect accent for these lucite lamps.

A boys bedroom with a little extra storage | @D.L. Rhein

One challenge in this room was that there was no closet!  A custom built bench is covered with a stenciled zebra hide, stained in a mahogany, and modern pulls from Restoration Hardware.  The furniture anchors the room and functions as a place for him to store some of his clothes.  A Greek key rug adds some texture and pops the blues in the bed and lamp shades.

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BEDROOM TWO

To give the boys rooms that reflect their individual styles and personalities, we went with a grey and brown pallet for the older brother.  Vintage bamboo side tables make eclectic and one of a kind end tables.  A cable knit throw brings out the dark grey headboard as it accents the light grey embroidered bedding.  A faux croc tray painted in high gloss lacquer allows for an impromptu breakfast in bed.

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BEFORE | VINTAGE WOOD AND BRASS DESK

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There is nothing new paint and hardware can’t make magnificent!  Lacquered in grey, and chrome plated original brass hardware, this vintage piece is given new life and turned modern with a lucite chair from CB2.  It is one of our favorite, inexpensive pieces to place.  (They make great dining chairs too. )  The patchwork hide rug blends the scheme of the room together effortlessly.  Stay tuned for the guest room in this newly appointed home.

XO,

D.L.

Transitions In UX Design

Transitions In UX Design 150 150 admin

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

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Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.