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Gal at Home

13 amazing furniture makeovers you have 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 […]

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Have date night at home

Want to 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. Check out the complete story here. Meanwhile, here are some shots and outtakes from that shoot. All photos are by Toto Labrador. I offer tablesetting and […]

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My picks for a contemporary Scandinavian home

Been working on a contemporary Scandinavian home where my client requested for super-clean, dust-proof, easy-to-maintain interiors. Since  Scandinavian design has been trending lately, I recommended we go for this particular look—its palette of warm neutrals and bright and airy aesthetic are perfect for the kind of lifestyle and environment he wants to live in.

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Habitat now in Manila

I wrote about the opening of a new home and furniture store that I just know you will go crazy for in yesterday’s Manila Bulletin Lifestyle issue. OF COURSE I FORGOT TO BUY A COPY FOR MYSELF, AND OF COURSE I WAS NOT ABLE TO PROMOTE IT. Luckily, the story’s online. 😉 Check it out here: […]

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My interior design education journey

All things happen for a reason, goes the cliche. But like many cliches, there is truth to it), especially when we are talking about my own journey into interior design. It was my job as a magazine editor that eventually awakened my “designer’s eye” so to speak. While my roots in design go way back, it was […]

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My Favorite Design Books {Part 2}

Remember this nerdy post of mine from over a month ago? Nope, I haven’t forgotten about it, as I did promise to give you seven more of my recommended titles. I guess I still haven’t found a way to effectively and efficiently balance blogging and freelance work. (I am proud of myself today though, because I […]

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Gal at Home at Real Living Space 2015

Got any plans this long weekend? I’d highly recommend a visit to Real Living Space 2015, happening over at the official showroom of the Avida Towers Centera, Reliance corner Mayflower Streets, Mandaluyong City. I’d actually been busy on this event this past week, despite a bad cough, because I was invited to style the lobby […]

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Must visit this long weekend: Real Living Space 2015

One fine day in August, Real Living magazine’s editor in chief chats me up via FB messenger and innocently asks “Would you like to style the lobby area for RL Space?” I think I might have peed in my pants in response. It’s just a small setup (in fact, I haven’t even set it up […]

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My favorite design books {part 1}

As a lit major in college, I always relished in receiving book lists from my professors. Book lists only meant one thing: (book) SHOPPING! Whether it was hunting for inexpensive hardbound copies in book sales or the latest, nicest editions in the big bookstores, book shopping gave me such a thrill. And as soon as […]

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