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Revamp Your Home Without Adding to Your Anxiety

pink tray with candle, matchbox, and potted plant

Anyone else been thinking of revamping their homes? You too, huh? More than a year of mostly staying home has got us all looking around the rooms in our house in despair. Why is there so much clutter? Why does this table feel too big for this space? Why does this room feel so heavy? […]

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My picks for a contemporary Scandinavian home

Been working on a contemporary Scandinavian home where my client requested for super-clean, dust-proof, easy-to-maintain interiors. Since  Scandinavian design has been trending lately, I recommended we go for this particular 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.

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Habitat now in Manila

I wrote about the opening of a new home and furniture store that I just know you will go crazy for in yesterday’s Manila Bulletin Lifestyle issue. OF COURSE I FORGOT TO BUY A COPY FOR MYSELF, AND OF COURSE I WAS NOT ABLE TO PROMOTE IT. Luckily, the story’s online. 😉 Check it out here: […]

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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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House tour!

gal at home house tour

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 […]

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Styling my friend's home office and makeup studio

Apart from just being a work-from-home mom, I also style interiors on the side. I still handle a couple of pages in the magazine title I used to work with (that’s Cosmopolitan Philippines), particularly the section called “At Your Place,” where we shoot and feature real Cosmo girls’ living spaces and get decorating tips from them. For the April […]

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My daughter's hobbit birthday party: Food and decor

(Scoot over here for the full post on preps for this DIY party!) Now I had enlisted the help of a lot of friends and family to decorate the venue and set up the party. But as I said before, my daughter’s birthday, while falling a couple days after Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ actual birthday, […]

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My daughter's hobbit birthday party: Preps

Since it’s Thursday, here’s a throwback post to when my hubby and I DIY-ed a hobbit birthday party for our daughter some eight months ago. Now let it be known to all that my husband and I are major Tolkien fans. I must admit that my Tolkienitis has lessened of late (you know, like the courtesy of Edoras Hall […]

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