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My Favorite Room | Actress Diana Maria Riva finds her sunny side in the backyard

Actress Diana Maria Riva finds peace and serenity in the backyard of her Burbank home.

Actress Diana Maria Riva in the backyard of her Spanish-style Burbank home. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
Chairs made by her son for Mother’s Day. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
A fire pit. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
The actress calls her backyard her “comfort space.” (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
Some backyard color. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
A fountain. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
Flora. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
“There are many nights when I come home from work and I want a little tranquility and serenity and this space affords it to me,” Riva says. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
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