Refresh your space with these easy interior design tips for a studio type condo unit—without renovating!
How do you turn your tiny studio into a relaxing sanctuary? You'll find out in this home reveal that there's no space too small to dress up for your own comfort! Seeking interior design help Sometime late last year, I got a Facebook message from one of my old classmates in grade school. It was… Continue reading How to turn a studio into your own tropical sanctuary
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
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
Looking for home office styles you can cop for your own workspace at home? Last week, I shared a photo of my messy new office on Instagram. For years I was working in a tiny room right next to my kids' nurseries. It was ideal because it provided a very low overhead for my new… Continue reading Home Office Styles You Can Cop
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
We're two weeks into the year, and after a long holiday with family and spending the first week of 2019 restlessly writing down ideas for my business, I've only found a bit of time now to look back at the year that was. Looking back: From writing to designing to marketing Before I go on… Continue reading Where have I been? Year 2018 in (late) review.
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
For a studio unit I worked on in Cebu, I designed this white media cabinet (and the upper kitchen cabinets in the background) to have cutout cabinet handles. Cutouts or notches used as handles or drawer pulls are common in either Scandinavian or midcentury modern design. Because of the simplicity in aesthetic, functionality, and production,… Continue reading Cutout cabinet handles
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