The Diva Design Diaries 

Navigating the Design, Decor, & Decorating World...One Home at a Time

I’m Cristi Alyse and my passion for design has taken me from being a Casual Observer - Decorating Dabbler - Furniture Fanatic - to a bonafide Design Diva!!! I love everything about the design process from concept to implementation. My life as an Engineer has sparked a love of all things design including machinery, jewelry, fashion, and of course, Furniture and Home Decor.  Continue reading below for more information on my design journey...

September "Gotta~Get Picks"

 Check out my September "Gotta~Get Picks"!!! From the Kitchen to the Porch, these items excite and break me out of my Summer haze, while helping me Fall back into the groove of things......more

How to Create a Fabulous Door Wreath: Spring-Summer Edition

Nothing makes me happier than creating a new wreath for my front door.  It’s such an easy and inexpensive way to refresh your home and boost your curb appeal.  Having previously shared with you my Fall/Autumn Wreath...more

Get Happy with Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler…Now Available at JCP

@Julie Heinrich Thanks for the comment Julie!  I love his designs and color choices as well. ...more

Refurbishing My Baker’s Rack:

The Fab 4 & Their Homes: Celebrating Sex and the City's 15th Anniversary

 “A lot of [stuff] went down in this apartment.  Attention must be paid.” ~ Samantha Jones, Sex and the City The Movie (2008)...more