Nathan Grace Realtor Jennifer Ayyad

Nathan Grace Realtor Jennifer Ayyad created large-scale acrylic paintings at their Frisco office, including the one pictured above, which hangs in the kitchen. All photos: Daniel Martinez with DM Photography

Dallas native Jennifer Ayyad is a real estate agent and artist who is finding a beautiful way to marry her passion for both.

The Nathan Grace Realtor has received several recent commissions for her extraordinary, large-scale acrylic paintings. The first was for a friend at the W Residences who had recently purchased a condo there.

“He was open to all kinds of ideas—I started painting on clear acrylic and we decided, why not do something that’s functional art?” Ayyad said. “So we did sliding barn door with a modern, contemporary twist.”

Nathan Grace Realtor Jennifer Ayyad

One of the acrylic sliding doors painted by Jennifer Ayyad in the Frisco office of Nathan Grace.

Her friend loved the piece, as did many people who saw the photos of it she posted on Facebook. One of her fans was her own real estate firm. They commissioned her to create art for the new Nathan Grace Frisco offices earlier this year.

Ayyad painted a set of sliding doors made out of four 10-foot-by-6-foot acrylic panels for the office entry, pictured above, and a large piece for the kitchen, both with vibrant colors and metallic gold accents.

The pieces are unusual and arresting, and people are lining up for her work.


Vivo Retro

David Maez and his Vivo Uptown team want you to don your best 60s formal attire for a swinging evening of cocktails and real estate.

When David Maez launched Vivo Realty, his vision was a smart, nimble brokerage that could turn on a dime to meet the needs of today’s real estate buyer, who is increasingly drawn to mobile devices and has little patience for long waits. So it was only a matter of time before the firm, which started in West Plano, branched out into Dallas’ hot Uptown market.

“It was important for our company to have a brand presence in such a pivotal location like Uptown,” Maez said. “We weren’t looking for the most expensive or largest space but rather a unique space where agents can come in, use conference room, pick up or drop off signs and plug and play.  We also wanted a space that allowed our agents to take advantage of walking and being in the heart of the city.”
It’s a fantastic location, and one we can’t wait to see at the launch of Vivo Uptown. The brokerage will be hosting a small soiree to kick off the new location from 7 to 10:30 Feb. 5, and attendees are encouraged to slip into pencil skirts, skinny ties, and add a little pomade to their ‘dos for a Mad Men theme. If you’re interested in imbibing in a few cocktails, taking a few fun photos, and learning more about the distinctive Vivo brand, you can RSVP here.
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