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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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House tour!

gal at home house tour

I just realized while thinking of what to post today that I haven’t made a proper house tour since I started this blog. So here’s my attempt at showing you some of the rooms in our townhouse. The bedrooms are pretty small since the lot area is only around 53 square meters, but we do […]

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How I (finally) styled my home office shelves (part 2)

Remember when I tried styling my home office shelves several ways, but wasn’t quite happy with the results of my labor? I think I’ve finally styled them in a way that I find satisfying. If you don’t remember, these are the different permutations of what my home office shelves looked like before.

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9 creative ways to make your own headboard

Hello! Well now wasn’t today’s onslaught of rain and wind (and hail in some parts of the metro, I hear!) something? I hope no one got hurt in this afternoon’s maelstrom, and that everyone’s home from the horrendous traffic that ensued. If you recall over the weekend, I posted about how I switched up the […]

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