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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



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! 

POWDER ROOM | D.L. RHEIN #walnutwallpaper #wallpaper #vintage #chandelier #grey #gilded #brass #dlrhein


Va Va Voom!  Can you handle this?!  A bold pattern can turn a blase space  into a blazing showstopper.  This gilded wallpaper from Walnut Wallpaper (one of my LA faves), is an updated spin on traditional Asian design.  I love the juxtaposition of golden leaves placed amongst cirrus like clouds of grey, white and touches of yellow.  The addition of crown moulding and continuing the wallpaper onto the ceiling was an inexpensive detail that provided dramatic results.   An antique mirror from Paris from one of our buying excursions was the perfect fit and matched the tones of gold throughout the room beautifully.

 POWDER ROOM | D.L. RHEIN #campaignchest #brass #grey #lacquer #walnutwallpaper  #marble #calcuttagold #dlrhein

The old cabinetry was not worth salvaging (something we do whenever we can!), so we designed a custom vanity with drawers to allow for equal parts of  function and style.  Lacquered in the dreamiest shade of grey, it was dying to get it’s beautification with vintage inspired brass campaign hardware that first hit the scene on military furniture in the 19th century.  A new slab of calcutta gold marble for the counter and sink, and a brass bottom put the finishing touch on this chest of drawers.

POWDER ROOM | D.L. RHEIN #kohler #brass #gooseneck #faucet #walnutwallpaper #dlrhein

The bold look of Kohler is right!  This brass faucet with goose neck spout was just the right size, shape and color for everything going on in this powder room.  I love how it blends into the wallpaper while pulling out the veining of the marble.  Magnifique!

POWDER ROOM | D.L. RHEIN #yellow #vintage #chandelier #walnutwallpaper

Oh baby, did I love that we found the perfect home for this vintage beauty!  Made in the ’60’s, hand formed pieces of yellow glass wrap around two layers of metal rings and are translucent enough to let the light shine on through.  Originally hanging from a long chain as a pendant, we pulled it almost almost flush to the ceiling so that height clearance was no longer an issue.  Talk about eye candy!

POWDER ROOM | D.L. RHEIN #lucite #bathroomaccessories #walnutwallpaper #dlrhein

No detail was left unturned.  A huntress in her own right, our client stumbled upon this fab lucite and brass toilet paper holder from an under the radar vendor.   I love when we discover things  where we would least expect to find them.  Forget 50 shades of grey, everything is better with touches of gold.  Can’t wait to dig in to the next chapter of this home, stay tuned.