Halloween is a pretty big event in our compound-neighborhood, since it is the only occasion where we neighbors (kids + parents + kasambahays) ever get together (apart from the kids' birthday parties) and socialize. Once the door decor start sprouting, my eldest (oh, wait, did I mention I gave birth to a baby boy late… Continue reading DIY Halloween Door Decor
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?
[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
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
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
Or alternately, a sad tale of the ever-elusive Saarinen table. I remember back in oh, say, '05, when I was young and poor (still am), I saw a Saarinen repro table in thrift street Bangkal in Makati, of all places. It was being sold for P6k too. My rent then was much bigger than my… Continue reading Why I Absolutely Love Tulip Tables
This here is my geeking out post, so if you will indulge me, here goes. As you can see from my Pinterest account, I've amassed quite a lot of photos of great home and interior photos. Sometimes I think I've seen 'em all, but there still are photos that make my jaw drop with the… Continue reading How to mix patterns sans overkill
Been working on a project where my client requested for super-clean, dust-proof, easy-to-maintain interiors. Since I have been favoring Scandinavian design lately, I recommended we go for a contemporary Scandinavian 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. Luckily, his condo's finishes already… Continue reading My picks for a contemporary Scandinavian home
And then we had two, for the first time in Pantone history. For 2016, Pantone picked Rose Quartz and Serenity as the colors of the year. Why is this such big news every year? For one, the color(s) Pantone picks for its annual palette often end up dictating trends in fashion, interiors, art, and design.… Continue reading Not 1, but 2 Pantone Colors of the Year 2016!
So. Hi. I just wanted to check in here because I've been feeling quite disappointed with myself that I haven't been blogging as I'd dreamed I would be. Sometimes I wonder what all those supermom-bloggers do to be able to make all those super-hyper-advanced-carpentry types of home projects, and blog, and live a life. Okay so that was… Continue reading Phew. Am exhausted. (Oh and a color palette.)