Embroidered Pillows



“It was a woman’s bedroom, actually a boudoir, and no man belonged in it except by invitation.” – Kathleen Winsor

BEFORE | El Royale Bedroom | #dlrhein


A young and fabulous customer of ours has been bi-coastal for a couple of years and therefore never put her roots all the way down in LA.  With a budding acting/singing career in the works, she realized it was time to spend some serious time in LA each year.  A visit from Mom (sometimes that’s what it takes no matter how old we are)  prompted a call asking me to turn an afterthought into a home for her daughter.  A stunning apartment with breathtaking views in the El Royale, is an historic reminder of old Hollywood glamour and the perfect backdrop for creating a starlet’s oasis.  read more


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She wore blue velvet
Bluer than velvet was the night
Softer than satin was the light
From the stars…
Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton


Before - Canvas Settee | D.L. Rhein #dlrhein


BEFORE | Canvas Settee

 A good frame is hard to find, unlike ’80’s colloquialisms.  When we come across great shapes that are well made, they are perfect for reupholstering without having to start from zero.  This particular settee is an excellent addition to a dining room, office, or boudoir just to name a few of the areas these have ended up residing.   Our clients have had us convert this to everything from sea foam linen to leather with vintage European ticking fabric.  Here is our latest incarnation, in the yummiest luxest fabric of all…blue velvet.

Reupholstered Settee in Navy Velvet and Brass Nail heads | D.L.Rhein #dlrhein

AFTER | Blue Velvet Settee

I am a sucker for anything navy, and the richness of blue in this velvet is no exception.  I love the contrast of texture and color against the limed oak frame, and decided to go with smaller antiqued brass nail heads that border the entire piece like a well framed piece of art.  Embroidered Quatrefoil Pillows from my 2014 collection are just the right accent with a pop of emerald green.  Just like the Village People, we’re “In the Navy.”


Pillow Party

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“There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow storm.  We wake from one dream into another dream.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pillows by Color A

2014 D.L. Rhein Pillow Collection

There is no better way to punch up a room than with decorative pillows.  We love to put a spin on classic patterns as well as original designs with bold embroidery and unexpected color combinations on our pillow line.  A recent feature in Lonny magazine shows off one of our favorites, a double snake pillow created from a piece of hand painted antique art from a trip to Paris.  Whether jazzing up a party, or taking your living room from boring to beautiful, take a peek at our newest introductions for 2014 when visiting our stores and through our online shop.



Cabana Guest House

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“Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.” – Unknown

A guest house makeover before | D.L. Rhein


Our client has a fabulous home and it never ocured to me to ask where her guest’s stay when paying a visit.  I received a call asking for a quick and easy zhushing of their guest house looking out to their beautiful pool.  Her father was on his way from New York and asked if she could make the guest house more comfortable.  Rearrangement of furniture, some new pieces, and the removal of the kids extra stuff makes this space a comfortable guest suite for a “kid” of any age!  read more

2013 Pillow Collection

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“When I lay my head on the pillow at night, I can say I was a decent person today.  That’s when I feel beautiful.”  – Drew Barrymore

 D.L. Rhein Pillows - Spring Collection 2013 | @D.L. Rhein

Hexagon | Crosshatch | Chain Link | Les Jardins | Interlock II | Circle Link

We are so excited about our 2013 pillow collection!  Drawing inspiration from antique art and original hand drawn graphics, here is a sneak peak at some of our latest designs of embroidered pillows on natural linen and cotton velvet.  To view all of our patterns and colorways, please visit our online store or stop by one of our two stores in Los Angeles.  read more