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.)
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… Continue reading Gal at Home at 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… Continue reading Must visit this long weekend: Real Living Space 2015
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… Continue reading House tour!