Color block Chair DIY 6 steps

Before Found this chair in the alley. Had to rescue it for it was meant for greater things. The dump is no place for useable furniture. Oops! My real estate magazines get put to work masking off the chair for color block. 6 seasy steps Sand Prime Spray accent color Tape off Spray body color […]

3 flower ideas for $16

1. Make wilting flowers new again $0. Just pluck off blooms that haven’t shriveled up and pop them into a shallow bowl, or dish of water. I used my nana’s vintage glass ashtray. Brass bookends are an estate sale find. And book was a gift from Mr. C. 2. Mix 2 bouquets of Trader Joe […]

Thinking about Yellow? I did

The wall doesn’t go all the way up. It’s at the top of a staircase that only I use to get to my bedroom. The color is very loud, but it’s used sparingly as a secret ray of sunshine as you walk by. Color gives that otherwise overlooked corner of the house some architectural interest. […]

Midcentury Mexico City inspires my house

Mexico City was not on my mid century architecture radar. But around every corner, residential and business districts, flat roofs and boxy shapes popped out in bold color from under bougainvillea and graffiti. The bold color gives off the best energy. A month before I left for this trip, I was debating whether I should […]

Wet Bar DIY

Before: I added resale value to my house for about $20. This corner of the family room was under used and not defined. Areas that don’t have a purpose drain your resale value. The more value you can add the better! So I took this space and gave it a purpose. Cocktail hour for grown […]

Ghost Chair Newest Purchase

BEFORE: yikes. Catchall surface. AFTER: Ahhh! So simple and fresh. I got these chairs from http://www.Stackchairdepot.com Carrie Diaz is a Los Angeles realtor who has an eye for the best real estate. She is an LA native who specializes in a fully catered and custom experience for every client. She is part of a local […]

Backyard Teepee

Fun in the backyard. 3 generations enjoying what a few branches can make. Carrie Diaz is a Los Angeles realtor who has an eye for the best real estate. She is an LA native who specializes in a fully catered and custom experience for every client. She is part of a local team of experts, […]

New York Style

New York  is one of the best known places for more than just its tourist attractions.  Small living space is the hot topic whenever I bring up this big city.  Conversations before my trip made me curious to see if renters really do live in apartments the size of closets and store their shoe collections […]

To Paint or not to Paint- Shiny New Steps

I held off painting my back porch steps for years. I loved the texture of the flagstone, but they didn’t really go with the style of the house. After putting drought tolerant landscaping in, the steps sort of just felt even more blah against the gravel. As the painters put the finishing touches on our […]

Turn your kitchen into a Parisian cafe in one step

This is easiest way to add menus and messages for the whole family. Never forget to feed the Dogs and even the simplest grocery list becomes chic. What you’ll need: Dry erase board and pens Frame that fits your board 3m Command Strips Done! Enjoy!