Lucky's Break

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January 14, 2009
Originally published in Color Comes Home
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  Lucky Diaz spent three and a half months on this project, working all hours to get it done. “It was worth it,” he says. “To have Ella grow up in an original space is a gift that is beyond measure.”
    Lucky Diaz spent three and a half months on this project, working all hours to get it done. “It was worth it,” he says. “To have Ella grow up in an original space is a gift that is beyond measure.”
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  Light spills in from the double doors Lucky installed, which lead to the front yard and recall the Southern Californian tradition of indoor/outdoor living. “To us, our furniture is the art inside the house,” says Lucky. “The Vespa, for example, is a piece of artwork; the design is classic.”
    Light spills in from the double doors Lucky installed, which lead to the front yard and recall the Southern Californian tradition of indoor/outdoor living. “To us, our furniture is the art inside the house,” says Lucky. “The Vespa, for example, is a piece of artwork; the design is classic.”
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  Due to the tight budget, the fixtures and furnishings had to be a mix of high and low. Instead of a Saarinen Tulip table for the dining room, they found a similar style with matching chairs from Ikea, then hung a George Nelson lamp overhead.
    Due to the tight budget, the fixtures and furnishings had to be a mix of high and low. Instead of a Saarinen Tulip table for the dining room, they found a similar style with matching chairs from Ikea, then hung a George Nelson lamp overhead.
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  The Viking range and Bosch refrigerator in the kitchen are paired with Ikea lights and cabinets.
    The Viking range and Bosch refrigerator in the kitchen are paired with Ikea lights and cabinets.
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  Even in Ella’s room, Ikea chairs and bed mingle with a restored Bertoia child’s chair.
    Even in Ella’s room, Ikea chairs and bed mingle with a restored Bertoia child’s chair.
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