Benjamin Moore

Sunny Soiree

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 “The dining room in my old house was magnificent, but by far the worst room for conversation.  I’d get up from the table, a very long table, and somebody would always say, Paul, I never got to talk to you.” – Paul Lynde

A Dining Room Makeover | D.L. Rhein

DINING ROOM | BEFORE

A dining room is a place where family and friends gather to break bread and talk about anything from the current political news to what a child did at school that day.  For a young family,  it should be a place of beauty, but comfortable enough to want to sit back, relax and enjoy the plat du jour over great conversation.  Turning a beige room white (Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace) from floor to ceiling, and removing the venetian plaster and fleur de lys, was the logical first step to turn a dreary room bright.  read more

One Old Chair, Two New Thrones

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 “Even if you have $20,000 to buy an item, you still try to get a good price at antique stores.  I collect furniture, rugs, paintings, and frames.  It’s my hobby to go around to shops and markets.” – Ursula Andress

Repurposing Chairs makes perfect sense | D.L. Rhein

There are certain pieces of furniture that call to you, no matter how tired they look.  Well made solid wood furniture have frames that will last a lifetime, making them the perfect choice for a cosmetic makeover.   Forget the dated fabric and the gnarly color of the wood, I fell in love with the shape and carving detail of these vintage chairs the minute I saw them.  The price was right and I knew they would be a wise purchase for future clients.   Here are the results of  “one” chair with two different facelifts.  read more