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BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART VIII

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART VIII 520 780 admin

“To me bathtubs are the epitome of luxury.  Either you have no money to own one or you have no time to use one.”
-Akilnathan Logeswaran

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BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE MASTER BATHROOM

After remodeling the master bedroom suite in this cottage by the sea, we couldn’t wait to gut their bathroom.  Untouched for decades, we schemed a design to modernize and expand the room while taking advantage of the Malibu sunshine.  The results are bright, clean, and serene!  Bye bye wood counters and grasscloth walls, hello beadboard and marble.

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Who wouldn’t want to soak in this tub after a day of surf and sand?!  Peel off that wetsuit and step into a steaming hot marble shower to soothe your muscles.  We custom built the vanity with campaign hardware and a marble trough sink.  With all of those drawers, and a new chrome medicine cabinet, we could eliminate the former closet within the room.  A favorite piece of art was given new life when reframed in grey drift wood.

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These blown glass beauties are mounted on metal back plates and give off a lot of light when the sun goes down.

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Porcelain top glass jars from our store contain tiny shells and add a fun yet sophisticated taste of the beach inside the home.  A baby coral makes the perfect ring holder.

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BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE MASTER BATHROOM

The sink was originally on the opposite side of the room with a small linen closet.  By switching it to the other side, it actually created space and made this restful bath a space that flowed more cohesively.

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The former shower was dug out behind the old shutter door to hide the new toilet with a sliding barn door.  Pleasing to the eye, and giving privacy so more than one can be in here without cramping anyone’s privacy.

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Magnificent marble!  A glass wall adds dimension without blocking off the stall from the room.  Chrome fixtures from our one of our faves, Waterworks, are modern and sleek.

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BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE MASTER BATHROOM

This tub became the shower stall and was replaced with the claw foot classic below.

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We love how even the pipes off the tub become an architectural element to the room.  The original tile on the floors was replaced with porcelain wood planks laid in a herringbone pattern.  Authentic to the rest of the house but easy to clean and able to handle all the salt and sand with a quick sweep.

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Our cut crystal votives add a warm glow in the marble shoe above the tub.  A glass of wine and a good book are all you need to make this giant tub another place of solace within this dream house. Rub a dub dub, time to kick back in this tub-ular bathroom.  Stay tuned for the next phase of our breathtaking beach house makeover.

XO,
D.L.

*Something strike your fancy in this post?  Please contact us at design@dlrhein.com for interior design services and inquiries on furniture and decorative objects for purchase.

BEACH HOUSE | MALIBU | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART IV

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART IV 520 347 admin

“The beach is definitely where I feel most at home. It’s my oxygen.” – Behati Prinsloo

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BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE DINING ROOM

Is there anything more heavenly than dining by the sea?  Not that we can think of, especially when the salt air and Pacific waves are lapping right up to the back deck of this Malibu cottage.  The existing dining area had a table and chairs, but when our clients purchased the property, they knew they wanted to make it a home.  In dire need of storage, we created a space that would combine form and function allowing them to have holidays and weekend guests aplenty.   read more

BEACH HOUSE LIVING ROOM | MALIBU | DESIGN BY D.L. RHEIN, PHOTO BY AMY BARTLAM

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART III

BREATHTAKING BEACH HOUSE – PART III 520 347 admin

“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen

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When you enter this sea side retreat, you can instantly hear the crashing waves of surfer’s paradise, and the warmth of the sunshine over Malibu.  With loads of natural light spilling in from the doors to the ocean, (yes the ocean is right outside those doors!), we wanted to keep the vibe bright and comfy. The floors were original to the house, built in the 1930’s, and were in amazing condition.  A good sanding and a light grey wash stain, and they looked brand new. Get ready to cozy up while staring out onto the endless horizon…   read more

LIVELY LIBRARY AND LIVING ROOM

LIVELY LIBRARY AND LIVING ROOM 520 347 admin

“In a good book room you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
– Mark Twain

BEFORE | LIBRARY AND DEN PIT

BEFORE |LIBRARY AND DEN PIT

Alas, we come to the denouemont of our Woodland Hills ranch remodel.  What fun we had playing with bold colors throughout this home!  From the funky living room, to the bar and dining room that share this vast space, we strove to make one cohesive space, while still giving each area its own feel and purpose.  We couldn’t wait to get our hands on these books.  The Mr. of the house has, without question, the best collection of leather wrapped vintage books we’ve ever seen.  They weren’t being used at their full potential, stacked amongst paper backs in the wooden shelves.  The sunken den below was yearning to be transformed into something as comfortable as it was glam.  read more

BRASSY BAR

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“I’ve got to be high class…Which is sad because I like bars.” – Daniel Craig

BEFORE | ENCINO LIVING ROOM TO KITCHEN

BEFORE | LIVING ROOM TO KITCHEN AREA

After completing a bohemian living room and a modern kitchen in this Encino remodel, we needed to do something to join the spaces together that was as pleasing to the eye as it is functional.  A shelf hung out into the room  and was a piling ground instead of a practical built in piece of furniture.  Eager to make the spaces flow into one another, we decided to transform this unused space into a bar for entertaining.  read more