remodel

RAVISHING REMODEL

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“Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.”
– Nikos Kazantzakis

BEFORE |D.L. RHEIN Motor Avenue

D.L. RHEIN | Store Front Before Remodel

Sometimes you don’t realize how dated something looks until you take it away and replace it with something new.  Such was the case with our store front on Motor Avenue.  To be fair, for a long time we did have a lovely awning that covered the upper portion of our window.  The problem is, it blocked out a considerable amount of sunlight and our store always looked closed when looking in from the street.  And, everyone on our street has an awning.  People were sometimes confusing the stores, and often assumed we were the same business as one of our next door neighbors.   As our interior design services continued to grow and flourish by word of mouth, we wanted to make a dramatic change that would catch people’s eye who may have never wandered through our doors before as we are located in an area that is more of a destination than places in town that are heavily trafficked just by nature of their physical address.  We needed to do something that reflects our aesthetic, our services, and our passion for design.  Ready to take a leap, we are overwhelmed by the results of a complete exterior face lift that has moved its way inside our store.  read more

ENTREZ VOUS

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“Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.” – Sydney Smith

 ENTRANCE | BEFORE

They say you shouldn’t do business with family or friends, but sometimes I make an exception.  When my oldest childhood friend approached me to remodel her home, I was ecstatic.  A style maven in her own right and a trend forecaster for the fashion industry, she admittedly had no idea where to start.  “The entry!”  I exclaimed.  My feeling is if you like what you see when you walk in the front door, you are going to be happy and relaxed when you get home each and every day.  After 4 decades of friendship, we were ready to embark on other journey together as collaborators and doing what we do best…shopping, laughing, and discovering!  read more

RAISING THE BAR

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“Just because your voice reaches halfway across the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.” – Edward R. Murrow

BEFORE | Fireplace with old tile

BEFORE | FIREPLACE

Sometimes, a simple change can make a dramatic impact when looking to remodel your home.  Our client, a busy mother of two, bought an English Tudor and was ready to convert a room to something more modern, where she could watch movies with the kids or entertain guests in a serene setting that leads out to her wooded courtyard.  With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, we got to work lickety split!  read more

Blue Bayou

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“I’m going back someday, come what may, to Blue Bayou. Where the folks are fine and the world is mine, on Blue Bayou…” – Linda Ronstadt

Teen bedroom remodel | Brentwood | D.L. Rhein #turquoise #teal #bedroom #dlrhein

When the only girl, the youngest of four turned 14, she yearned for a grown up room.  With her oldest brother off to college, she was granted her wish.  We said bye bye to fraternal flair, and hello to girlish glamor with the complete remodel of this bedroom.  The transformation began by painting the walls in one of our all time favorites, Silver Spruce by Dunn Edwards.  It all started rolling from there.  A velvet upholstered bed replaced an old trundle, and was dressed up with new bedding from Kerry Cassil and some of our embroidered pillows.  A vintage painting of a young maiden holds all shades of blue used throughout the room and adds a touch of old world charm to an otherwise modern room.  read more

SEXY SALLE A MANGER

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“The dining room in my old house was truly 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

BEFORE | Previous owners' dining room

BEFORE | DINING ROOM

The dining room pictured above belonged to the previous home owners.  When our fab client moved in, she immediately took it from early colonial to Hollywood Glamour.  You loved how her living room transformed, feast your eyes on  this chic Salle a Manger!  read more