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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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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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Match Contract Furniture, Inc.

Attended my first event the other night not as a journalist or magazine editor, but as an events and interior stylist. I remember being inwardly floored when, at the registration, I couldn’t find my name under MEDIA (which is where I’m usually listed), and found it at the top of GUESTS, with “interior stylist, events stylist” as […]

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The Henry Hotel Manila

Firstly, I would like to give props to my good friend Martin, who came up with the “Gal Not Home” moniker. I’m not always at home as my blog name suggests, and I don’t always write or post about home stuff, do I? So, from time to time, “gal not home” will be in session. […]

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Event styling: Glamour-themed 18th birthday party

Just recently, I accepted a project on styling a Hollywood glamour-themed debut (my sister’s events company, Pink Sunshine Events, did the events coordination for it). The budget was pretty tight as the debutante had only decided to hire an events stylist a few weeks before the big day. She basically asked me to improve on the decor […]

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1 reading corner, 2 ways

Hi everyone. Well, I can’t seem to post regularly on my blog now, can I? My sincerest apologies for this. Been going through some, um, things, in life lately, so this had to take a backseat. Anyway. Moving on. We spent the weekend over at my parents. I love (1,000,000x) spending the night at my parents. […]

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How to style and accessorize your condo

condo living room with blue and purple accents

Today, I’m sharing with you tips on how to style your condo with these easy-to-do tricks! Back when I did styling duties for photo shoots for the magazine I used to work for, the owners of homes I styled ended up purchasing the props I brought over. It was a great compliment, because it meant […]

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