shop watch

My top picks from Home & Accents

SPONSORED POST! Home & Accents has tapped me as a brand advocate, though TBH, I will seriously advocate any thing that fuels and fulfills one's desire to have a happy, organized, clean, and beautiful home. MEHGANONNN.  So anyway, I've looked through Home & Accents gazillions of times, and it's great that most of the items on… Continue reading My top picks from Home & Accents

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

home inspo, my works

My picks for a contemporary Scandinavian home

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

do it yourself, my works

How to Repaint & Reupholster Your Store-Bought Dining Set

We sold off our old, rectangular, Wengge-finish, 4-seater dining set last week, and as soon as that set was loaded onto our buyer's pickup truck, I couldn't help but breathe a sigh of relief.   For years, I've lived with that dining set (inherited from our in-laws' house) knowing that it was just too, well,… Continue reading How to Repaint & Reupholster Your Store-Bought Dining Set

shop watch

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:… Continue reading Habitat now in Manila

best favorite design books collection
education

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… Continue reading My favorite design books {part 1}

gal at home house tour
home inspo, my works

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… Continue reading House tour!

home inspo, my works

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… Continue reading Styling my friend’s home office and makeup studio

do it yourself, my works

My daughter’s hobbit birthday party: Guests and games

And now for the third and final part (mostly pics) of this throwback post to my daughter's hobbit party! (Check these links for the first and second installments.)

do it yourself, my works

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,… Continue reading My daughter’s hobbit birthday party: Food and decor