Tile Transformation – DIY

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“If I want to be alone, some place I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want – I go to the bathroom.” – Alicia Keys

BEFORE | BROWN BATHROOM. Read here to see how we made "this" beautiful. #tiles #bathroom #makeover | @D.L. Rhein


Oh the tile colors of the ’70’s and ’80’s…not the most appealing of palates, that’s for sure.  What most people don’t realize, is there is an inexpensive way to give yourself a brand new bathroom without always having to rip out the unsightly existing pieces.  In four steps, you can go from this, to this….   read more

Designed from The Heart – Final Reveal

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“Design is an art of situations.  Designers respond to a need, a problem, a circumstance that arises in the world.
The best work is produced in relation to interesting situations – an open minded client, a good cause, or great content.” 
-Ellen Lupton

Do you remember what these rooms were like in the before pictures?!  This is the completely renovated and remodeled Women’s room we did for the Beit T’Shuvah Designed from the Heart project.  What an exciting journey it has been!  It was so inspiring to create functional pieces that were beautiful to look at too.  New floors, refurbished vintage furniture, custom day beds to double as couches during the day, and new outdoor furniture and lanterns to enjoy time on the balcony.

The bathrooms were completely gutted.  New counters made of marble, a handmade green limpet shell from our studio, mirrored pendant light, and vintage glass containers for new towels, candles and my favorite soap and lotions from Antica Farmacista. Even the toilets are new!

The Men’s room was just as fun!  Custom nailhead vegan leather day beds, faux bois floors, DL Rhein pillows, and vintage marine framed prints. Matchstick shades to replace the non existent window treatments and a smoky lotus chandelier.

The men’s bathroom is modern and sleek and a far cry from the original pictures. Green glass tile floors, polished chrome accessories, fringed Turkish bath towels and an antiqued mercury glass mirror.

This project was aptly named Designed from the Heart.  It is for a wonderful cause and the residents were overwhelmed with their new rooms.  While in recovery, to have a clean and comfortable space of your own that is also pleasing to the eye, goes a very long way.

From the bottom of my heart, a huge thank you to all of our vendors and friends who so generously donated to make this project a reality.  You helped make this as wonderful as I hoped it could be.  And to my partner in this project, Debbie Adelstein.  Thank you for your taste, class and companionship!  Making a new friend in you was an added bonus.


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Green With Envy

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Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”

-Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish Poet and Playwright, 1600-1681

From moss covered trees to bold paint colors, the color green represents renewal, harmony, and the first sign of Spring.  

Here are  some of our favorite inspirations making us Green with Envy.  

Moroccan Bathroom
 | Green Vintage Objects | Green Tile Walls
Green Barn | Green Door | Green Living Room | Green Lattice Wall Paper

Green is color of the heart chakra and is  used worldwide to represent safety.

 This makes perfect sense since it is known for its harmonious and calming effects, further lending itself as a perfect accent in any home. 

Whether it’s a custom arrangement, embroidered pillows or antique French Wine Jugs, these are some of our latest offerings.