living room

LAYERED LIVING ROOM

LAYERED LIVING ROOM 150 150 admin

The living room should be a place where we feel totally at ease – temple of the soul.” – Terrence Conran

Encino Living Room Before

We’re baaaaaaaaaack!  After an amazing start to 2015, with chapters closing and new doors opening we are thrilled to be catching our breath and sorting through oodles of pictures of our latest design projects.  Near and dear to my heart for many reasons, this is the next phase of the full remodel of my bestie’s 1960’s ranch in Encino.  You saw what we did with her entry and powder room, get ready for the transformation of her living room.  Blonde wood floors, sage walls, wood beams and a wall of stone…the possibilities were endless!  A fashion scout by day, she was ready to take the plunge to create a space that was worthy of her savvy style and taste in the most important location of all – her home.  read more

SWANKY SITTING ROOM

SWANKY SITTING ROOM 150 150 admin

“The living room should be a place where we feel totally at ease – temple of the soul.” – Terence Conran

BEFORE | LIVING ROOM

BEFORE | LIVING ROOM

Sometimes you meet someone and you just connect right away.  It can be their persona, style, or a mutual appreciation of something.  This was the case when I first met my client who I now call  friend.  With her impeccable eye for detail and my vintage furniture refurbs, this room was a stunning and symbiotic collaboration.  Reminiscent of my old house when my kids were babies, filled with neutrals and a pop of red,  I couldn’t wait to see this room unfold into a place both modern and chic.  read more

D.L. Rhein’s “Best of” 2013 ~ Happy + Healthy New Year to All

D.L. Rhein’s “Best of” 2013 ~ Happy + Healthy New Year to All 150 150 admin

Modern Hacienda

Modern Hacienda 150 150 admin

“It always amazes me to think that every house on every street is full of so many stories; so many triumphs and tragedies, and all we see are yards and driveways.” 

– Glenn Close

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 BEFORE | FORMAL LIVING ROOM/ENTRY

Sometimes you have to start a remodel with nothing.  This home had a great shell, but was in need of some cohesion and updating to bring it to a level of  modern grandeur.  With high ceilings and oversized windows, I wanted this room to radiate natural light and feel less heavy.   Fresh paint and a re-stained floor were just what the zhush doctor ordered to remedy an ailing room.  read more