Benjamin Moore

MIRROR IMAGE

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“When a child is locked in the bathroom with water running and he says he’s doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911.” – Erma Bombeck

BEFORE | BATHROOM SINK

BEFORE | BOY’S BATHROOM

Many of my friends are at a stage where the kids have gone from child to young adult in the blink of an eye.   Creativity blossoms, voices deepen, and they are more up to speed on the state of the world than we are most of the time.  This family is blessed with two gorgeous young men that are fraternal twins.  How perfect that this bathroom connects their rooms!  With different tastes and personas, we wanted to remodel their bathroom into something that was modern and tranquil.  Busy bees with multiple talents, their new “restroom” is a place to unwind after days filled with school and activities that will carry them into college.  read more

DUPLICITOUS DUPLEX – PART IV

DUPLICITOUS DUPLEX – PART IV 150 150 admin

“You remember some bedrooms you have slept in.  There are bedrooms you like to remember and others and others you would like to forget.” – Carl Sandburg

BEFORE | MASTER BEDROOM

BEFORE | MASTER BEDROOM

After completing the living and dining rooms, the kitchen, and guest room and bath, we come to the denouement of this transformative makeover of a glorious abode.  The pivotal change was made by making the entire apartment cohesive with dark floors and crisp white paint throughout.   New crown moulding further elevates the space.  read more

DUPLICITOUS DUPLEX – PART III

DUPLICITOUS DUPLEX – PART III 150 150 admin

“Every house where love abides and friendship is a guest, is surely home; and home, sweet home for there the heart can rest.” – Henry Van Dyke

BEFORE | GUEST BATH

 BEFORE | GUEST BATH

Upon completing Part One and Part Two of this palatial duplex, it was time to get cracking on the bedrooms and baths.  This highly trafficked  bathroom had seen better days and we couldn’t wait to dig in while keeping it affordable.  It was time to say goodbye to the old, and welcome all the new accoutrements for a modern bathroom that would please its guests as well as the home dwellers.

AFTER | GUEST BATH REMODEL #dlrhein #bathremodel

AFTER | GUEST BATH ROOM

We began by turning the walls into one solid surface and painting them white to help elongate the small room.  The shelf running along the entire backside was a continuation of the sink in desperate need of updating.   Small penny tiles had become very dingy over time.  Ceramic diamond and octagons from Home Depot replaced the old and were filled in with a taupe grout to match the vanity.  Big bang for the buck at less than $7 per square foot!

BEFORE | GUEST BATH

 BEFORE | GUEST BATH ROOM

Bye bye incohesive components and motel shower….

AFTER | GUEST BATH REMODEL #dlrhein #bath remodel #marthastewart for home depot

HELLOOOOO , clean lines, functional space and magnificent marble!  This Martha Stewart vanity is one of my favorite go to’s for bathroom cabinets that house a sink.  It comes in white and beautifully holds whatever shade of Benjamin Moore we choose to repaint it in.

BEFORE | GUEST BATH SHOWER REMODEL #dlrhein #bathremodel

 BEFORE | SHOWER

This shower was so tiny, it’s hard to believe anyone ever relaxed in here, let alone washed that grey right out of their hair!

AFTER | GUEST BATH SHOWER REMODEL #dlrhein #marble #shower

 AFTER | SHOWER

Eureka!  The bathroom gods have worked their magic yet again!  By knocking out the alcove sides around the old stall, the new shower more than doubled its size.  Glass doors allow for the stunning marble to be seen at all times as well as futhering the illusion of a larger space overall.  Modern shiny nickel handles add a touch of Hollywood glam and pick up the gold tones in the marble’s wondrous veins.  A bench seat offers a place to relax and take in the steam or shave your legs without toppling over!

BEFORE | BEDROOM

 BEFORE | BEDROOM

Let the bedrooms begin!  In keeping with the rest of the home, we sanded and restained the existing blonde hardwoods making them look as though they had just been laid.

AFTER | BEDROOM REMODEL #dlrhein #bedroomremodel #woodfloors

AFTER | BEDROOM

Back to our perfect harmony of ebony and ivory!  With a monochromatic template, anything is possible.  Neutral bases are the perfect canvas to add color and excitement.  Oh, how we would love to dress this room!   The master bath and bedroom are a miraculous transformation, stay tuned for the final installment of this duplicitous duplex!
XO,
D.L.

BATHTIME BLUES

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“The blue we bathe in is the blue we breathe.  The blue we breathe, I fear, is what we want from life and only find in fiction.  For the voyeur, fiction is what’s called going all the way.” – William Gass

A young boy's bathroom in need of a facelift. Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | WOOD CABINETS, CERAMIC FLOOR, FORMICA COUNTERTOP

 A dear friend of mine was desperate to update her teenage boys’ bathroom from the 1980’s to the new millenium.  She wanted it to be modern with a little edge so we opted for some industrial fixtures, still keeping with a clean aesthetic.  Out with the lineloeum and formica, in with the marble.  The results were tremendous!

New fixtures, sinks, tile, + Mirrors. Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

AFTER | BOYS BATHROOM REMODEL

 A new white vanity with a marble slab and raised porcelain sinks replaced old wooden cabinets at an economical price.  The faucets were replaced with tall spouts from Ferguson, the perfect match for the chrome hardware.  Lineoleum floors were ripped out to make way for veined marble tiles.  Kensington Recessed Medicine Cabinets from Pottery Barn are sleek and sly with their hidden storage.  Edison Glass Sconces from Restoration Hardware are a beautiful touch of soft lighting.

Out with the old, in with the new. Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | SHOWER AND TUB

Blue tile and taupe walls - just what this teenager needed to update his bathroom. Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

The tub and shower had to go!  Navy Subway tiles from Discount Tile, an excellent local resource Angelenos, are a dramatic backdrop for clear glass doors and a modern square tub.

A double sink…Yes, Please!  Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

The walls were transformed with Benjamin Moore’s Whale Gray mixed with Hollandlac from Fine Paints of Europe to create a lacquered effect.   A brand new bathroom with dramatic results while keeping on a tight budget.   Now when the boys cry the blues about their bathroom, it will be with good reason.

XO,

D.L.

 

Be My Guest

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“Tact is the art of making guests feel at home when that’s really where you wish they were.” – Anonymous

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 BEFORE | GUEST ROOM

 A renovated guest room often ends up being the room people wish was their own bedroom.  Uncluttered and airy, crisp sheets reminiscent of a fine hotel, and relaxing enough to get a great night’s sleep.  This dated room was in need of some neutralizing and modernization.  I have known this client for years, and it’s funny to think how much this style maven’s taste has changed over time.  (She didn’t even want me to see the room in it’s existing state) Bye bye yellow walls and clunky armoire!  Adios open closet used for random house storage!  Hello to guest quarters fit for even the most discerning of company.  read more