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Hi! I am your friendly neighborhood Gal at Home®, but my friends and loved ones call me Camyl. 😋

I have always loved seeing other people’s spaces and how they make it work for their own unique lifestyles and preferences. There’s always something new to learn with how people make 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 homes work 𝘧𝘰𝘳 them. ⁠

But I’m well aware that there are other people who look at their own spaces and draw a blank when it comes to how they should arrange their furniture, how they should style their surfaces, how they should decorate their spaces. ⁠

This is why I went into this business: To help exactly those people who don’t know what to do with their own spaces. I want to help you see your home with fresh eyes. To help you embrace the uniqueness of your home situation. To give you ideas on how to assess your space, plan it correctly, and style it accordingly. ⁠

I love helping people refresh their homes, through home styling and interior design techniques I apply in many of my design projects.

My design roots

Ever since I was young, I’ve always enjoyed visiting other people’s homes and seeing the unique, quirky, and creative ways they’ve made spaces all their own.

Growing up, my mother has always made our home “well-dressed,” so to speak. Our house was perfect for our family of five—lots of windows for sunlight, a huge yard to run and have parties in, a library where we could have our fill of books (and tbh, TV and toys, ha!), and a big living room filled with music, laughter, and love. I love that house. I miss that house.

I want to create that same kind of feeling, a similar kind of home, for you.

I know what it means to want such a home for our families. My own home now is far from perfect, but my husband and kids tell me they love it—and that’s what matters.

interior design principal camyl besinga working online

My background in marketing, communications, and design

Before transitioning to my third career in interior design, I spent years in corporate communications, events coordination, digital and content marketing, and more notably, in magazine publishing.

As an editor for Cosmopolitan Philippines and Working Mom, and a contributing writer for Real Living, Good Housekeeping, Mega, and Manila Bulletin Lifestyle, among many others, I styled sets, photo shoots, and even homes.

This led me to cultivate my love for design, prompting me to take up a few courses at the Philippine School of Interior Design. I’ve since finished a Certificate in Interior Design from the New York Institute of Art and Design

But apart from leading Team Gal at Home®, I am also a marketing and communications consultant for Inspired By Publishing, a London-based independent book publishing company for entrepreneurs, and for the award-winning, Singapore-based social media marketing agency, Gloo.

All about Team Gal at Home®

Gal at Home® Design Studio has since expanded into a small team of eight, comprised of contractual licensed architects, interior designers, interior decorators, and administrative staff.

In 2020, we were one of the first in the Philippine market to officially and exclusively offer eDesign services (online or virtual interior design services). Since then, we have worked with clients from all over the world—from the Philippines to the USA, Canada, Germany, Singapore, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates. 

We have also collaborated with architects, engineers, general contractors, and other independent interior design studios on nonresidential projects, such as a boutique condominium building in Cebu City; furniture store and showrooms; restaurants; and offices all around Metro Manila. 

I also participated in the Spring 2021 cohort of The Interior Design Standard program, the only interior design business program that “turns a turnkey business model into a wildly profitable design firm.” We have since implemented the Interior Design Standard model in the Gal at Home® systems, processes, and workflows. 

Our work has been featured on Real Living, Working Mom magazine, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin Lifestyle, nyiad.edu, JCVAssociates.ph, Ask Ms. Myrz, and Mydoma Studio. As I am also a communications and marketing consultant and specialist, I work on our own marketing for Gal at Home®. In fact, the Gal at Home blog has been listed as among one of the best interior design blogs in the Philippines since 2022.

Our latest achievement was being awarded as the Best Online Interior Design Services Provider in the Home and Garden Awards 2024 by LuxLife Magazine

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Our goal in all our client projects

Fixing up residential interior spaces excites me, more so when I see our clients enjoy their newly decorated homes. It always brings me back to the warm, fuzzy feeling of being in my own childhood home, and all the wonderful memories we created in it.

Almost a decade in this business has made me realize that refreshing our homes isn’t just about making them pretty. It’s about making one’s home a place you truly and deeply love. And that may mean so many different things for each of our clients. 

Our team loves helping people come to terms with what makes their house a home. We love enabling them to find exactly those elements that let them feel at peace with their surroundings. When something doesn’t feel right in their space, we love diving into the how’s and why’s that make them realize exactly what will make their homes reflect their own values and priorities.

That is the Gal at Home® mission. And that is what we hope to help you with.

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How can we help you?

Get on a 60-minute online design consult with me, so we can discuss everything you’ve ever wanted to ask a design pro about making your space look and feel better than it already is.

If you’re looking to get a design concept, layouts, renderings, and a shopping list that you can execute and purchase on your own, then our eDesign services may be just what you need.  

Look for lots of decorating and homestyling tips and resources you can use—at no extra cost! Check out all the free home and design stuff here.

If you simply want to look through our team portfolio, click hereTo get in touch with me or to book a free 15-minute discovery call to see if our services are a good fit for your needs, click the button below.

Portraiture and interior photography by Toto Labrador. Desk vignette photo by Ayana Nery.