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14 Amazing Furniture Makeovers You’ve Got to See

This article was first published in Cromly. I've been talking to several people about refurbishing really old (and dilapidated) pieces of furniture lately, and even have some DIY projects waiting on the wings for me, so I decided to dig up this piece I wrote some time back (and even added several new items on the… Continue reading 14 Amazing Furniture Makeovers You’ve Got to See

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What’s your home style?

This is a crucial question that most decorators and interior designers have to ask their clients. Problem is, not everyone knows how to define his or her home style. That's why I love answering online style quizzes. Okay, okay, it's a little simplistic—particularly those Buzzfeed ones—but even just looking at your own Pinterest boards will give you a… Continue reading What’s your home style?

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Cutout cabinet handles

For a studio unit I worked on in Cebu, I designed this white media cabinet (and the upper kitchen cabinets in the background) to have cutout cabinet handles.  Cutouts or notches used as handles or drawer pulls are common in either Scandinavian or midcentury modern design. Because of the simplicity in aesthetic, functionality, and production,… Continue reading Cutout cabinet handles

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Beautiful entryways

[Updated]  I'm working on a client's entryway, and at the same time have been trying to figure out how to beautify our own small "foyer". Since our red painting is huge—I did mention in Instagram that I eventually want to replace it—we need tabletop decor that is proportional to the artwork in scale. Something like a… Continue reading Beautiful entryways

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Have date night at home

I produced and styled a story for Manila Bulletin Lifestyle about how to beat V-day traffic by holding date night at home. You can still go out and grab yourselves a copy for home date night tips (waiting for an online version of the story to come out), but here are some shots and outtakes from… Continue reading Have date night at home

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My top picks from Home & Accents

SPONSORED POST! Home & Accents has tapped me as a brand advocate, though TBH, I will seriously advocate any thing that fuels and fulfills one's desire to have a happy, organized, clean, and beautiful home. MEHGANONNN.  So anyway, I've looked through Home & Accents gazillions of times, and it's great that most of the items on… Continue reading My top picks from Home & Accents

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An “industrial cafe” style home office

Just sharing pics of an old project of mine! Client: Newspaper editor and owner of a PR firm Space: Roofdeck that was turned into an enclosed home office space Style preference: Since he and his team often work out of the office--either in fast food restaurants or cafés--he wanted his home office to have the… Continue reading An “industrial cafe” style home office

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Here, there, almost everywhere…

This week, I completed a renovation project, started another reno project, bagged a new client, and am joining a bazaar for the weekend. (Not to mention that the little Hawaiian restaurant we opened some months ago will begin lunch operations this Saturday!) I feel tired, to say the least—a fulfilled kind of tired. But more… Continue reading Here, there, almost everywhere…

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Today’s Task: Rearrange Furniture

Alternatively titled, "Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel." I went to my client's condo today to see what could be done about her furniture layout conundrum. You see we had initially planned a bookcase-surrounded TV cabinet. With a budget and space constraints in mind, we bought two bookcases and a square cubby… Continue reading Today’s Task: Rearrange Furniture