“Dancing, however you do it, even if it’s in your living room – is a great workout.” – Ciara

Entry | Encino | Design by D.L. Rhein, Photo by Amy Bartlam

We’re baaaack!  This spring our cup runneth over with exciting new client projects, and the expansion and complete remodel of our store and studio, as well as our new annex!  We have continued to hunt and gather for one of a kind pieces of interest to bring to our clients and retail customers.  This post is the first look inside a home that we furnished and curated with curios in every corner.  We found an antique French console that was exactly what we were looking for! Unfortunately it was not the right size, so our client had one made in reclaimed wood to replace the original find and it worked out perfectly.  It warms up a bright and crisp entry, and is the perfect balance to mix old and new.  A bold patterned runner adds contrast to beautifully stained wood floors.  Black and white abstract art makes a big impact while not overwhelming the space.

Entry | Encino | Design by D.L. Rhein, Photo by Amy Bartlam

Vintage ceramics and a polished horn vase are a welcomed change for fresh flora.  Grouped together and filled with wildflowers, this moment is a work of art in itself.

Entry | Encino | Design by D.L. Rhein, Photo by Amy Bartlam

How many times do you lose your keys in a day?!  You don’t want me to answer that question.   A carved marble bowl fills our never ending desire to marry form and function as a catchall that remains eye catching.  (See what we did there?) Our clients outrageous collection of vintage canes is museum worthy and begged to be on display.

Entry | Encino | Design by D.L. Rhein, Photo by Amy Bartlam

All angles have to be considered when designing a space.  Even from the living room, the black and white art adds a symbiotic dimension to the view from the parlor.  A vintage cherry wood cabinet gets a sleek make over when lacquered in black.  A surrealist painting and wooden stag busts from one of our hunts are intriguing and beguiling.

Living Room| Encino | Design by D.L. Rhein, Photo by Amy Bartlam

The baby grand takes center stage, especially when our clients have parties and friends who are also musicians take their hands to the keys.  A hand knotted Moroccan sheepskin rug softens the room.

Living Room | Encino | Design by D.L. Rhein, Photo by Amy Bartlam

Mid century chairs pair well with a tufted velvet sofa plumped up with African embroidered textiles turned into pillows.  A lucite and chrome bar cart make cocktail time easy breezy.

Living Room | Encino | Design by D.L. Rhein, Photo by Amy Bartlam

Black clouds don’t have to be gloomy.  We commissioned this hand painted piece to set the mood against grey walls in one of our favorite Benjamin Moore colors, Cheating Heart.  This fabulous brass edged coffee table is modernized with quadpod bases.   A room made for libations and conversations, nothing makes me happier than a home filled with eclectic and curated style.  Stay tuned for the rest of this Curious Valley Hideaway.


*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.

Super Sectional

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“I’m capable of living in the moment.  And I’m especially capable of living in the moment of sitting on my sofa and watching other people’s moments.” – Samantha Bee

Family Room that is as comfy as it is contemporary | D.L. Rhein #dlrhein

A family room waiting to be made comfy for the kiddos and chic enough for the adults, is easily achieved with a sumptuous sofa.  Custom built by our upholstery team, this beauty is as comfortable as it is contemporary.  With dark accents in a neutral toned room, an antique Persian rug cozies up the space and adds the perfect amount of color.  read more



“I remember lying on the floor of the living room with headphones on when I was four or five years old, listening to the Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack.” – Kevin Richardson

A Living Room Before |A place to sit and really enjoy guests and conversation without the distraction of a TV | @D.L. Rhein


After creating the first half of this spacious living room, we had a blast while continuing to reinvent amazing vintage pieces for this sunny home.  Our clients wanted furniture that was unique, but not stuffy… A place to sit and really enjoy guests and conversation without the distraction of a TV.  Starting from scratch, we made one of a kind pieces that made the room eclectic while staying cohesive with a monochromatic palette.  read more

Guest House Getaway

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“I always feel that I have two duties to perform with a parting guest: One, to see that he doesn’t forget anything that is his; the other, to see that he doesn’t take anything that is mine.” – Alfred North Whitehead

A Garage Demo turned into the ultimate guest cottage | @D.L. Rhein


What do you do with an old garage turned dumping ground for stuff no one is using anymore? Turn it into a fabulous Guest House!   Nothing more than a blank canvas, the possibilities were endless and we killed two birds with one stone.  This young couple was desperate for a comfortable place to host guests as they are expecting a baby and their parents were planning some extended stays.  The man of the house was begging for a place to watch sports with his friends so this new suite would serve as a sophisticated spin on a “man cave.”  Modern and clean, yet incredibly cozy, everyone was happy and no one had to compromise style for function.  read more

Eclectic Executive

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“I love Los Angeles,  I love Hollywood.  They’re beautiful.  Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic.  I want to be plastic.”  – Andy Warhol

The Beauty of Hollywood | @DL Rhein


When I first went to my client’s new office, I was entranced by the insane view of the Hollywood Hills.  It appears like a painted backdrop, looking out from the penthouse floor of one of LA’s top Entertainment Management Firms.  A perfect setting for a place that holds meetings every day, and with a view that inspiring, it was time to kick the office up a notch before the next client rolled in.  read more