do it yourself, home inspo, my works

How to style your shelves

If you've ever scrolled through tons of photos on Pinterest looking for ways on how to style your shelves, I'm pretty sure you didn't come out of that search disappointed. Pinterest has LOADS of pretty shelfies. But if you'd pinned like crazy and still don't know how to style your shelves, then this post is for you. I've… Continue reading How to style your shelves

before and after condo renovation
home inspo, my works

Before and After: From Characterless to Chinoiserie Chic

What do you do with an old but recently gutted and renovated condo unit? You're single, finally moving out of your parents' home, are excited to decorate your home in your own preferred style—yet need to incorporate hand-me-down stuff from your parents. As in, vintage, Oriental stuff. Large prints and artwork. Vases. Apothecary cabinets. Large… Continue reading Before and After: From Characterless to Chinoiserie Chic

gray and pink living room
home inspo, my works

An Empty Shell Transforms Into a Chic, Contemporary Townhouse

How does one transform an empty shell of a house into one's own chic and presentable dream home? I set out on such a project a couple years back for a young couple with (then) three kids. They had just bought their very first townhouse. Prior to buying the unit, they'd been living in a… Continue reading An Empty Shell Transforms Into a Chic, Contemporary Townhouse

education, home inspo

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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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

do it yourself, home inspo, my works

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

home inspo, my works

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