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

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

real living space RL Space 2015
home inspo, my works

Gal at Home at Real Living Space 2015

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

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}

how to style home office shelves
do it yourself, my works

How I (finally) styled my home office shelves (part 2)

Remember when I tried styling my home office shelves several ways, but wasn't quite happy with the results of my labor? I think I've finally styled them in a way that I find satisfying. If you don't remember, these are the different permutations of what my home office shelves looked like before. First they looked like this: Then, I… Continue reading How I (finally) styled my home office shelves (part 2)

do it yourself

Switching up the look of my home office shelves (part 1)

I spend almost every day in our home library, which is what I use as my own office. I'll have you know that we own a lot of stuff—and I do mean a loooot of stuff—and despite regularly holding garage sales, we never seem to run out of them. Our library is no exception. My husband and I are… Continue reading Switching up the look of my home office shelves (part 1)

do it yourself, my works

1 reading corner, 2 ways

Hi everyone. Well, I can't seem to post regularly on my blog now, can I? My sincerest apologies for this. Been going through some, um, things, in life lately, so this had to take a backseat. Anyway. Moving on. We spent the weekend over at my parents. I love (1,000,000x) spending the night at my parents.… Continue reading 1 reading corner, 2 ways

do it yourself, home inspo

The many ways you can make your bed

How do you make your bed? This is ours. Almost everything about the way I fix up my own house now comes from my mom, and making my bed was something she taught me well. While our bed doesn't exactly look hotel-glam or showroom-worthy, this is how I've been fixing my bed since I was a kid.… Continue reading The many ways you can make your bed

do it yourself, home inspo, my works

How to change the look of your bathroom with a few simple tweaks

For some weird reason, ever since we moved into our own home, I've been a bit anal (erm, pun intended...) about how our master bathroom looks. It's weird because out of the three bathrooms in the house, it's the one that is least likely to be seen by guests (given its location inside the master's… Continue reading How to change the look of your bathroom with a few simple tweaks

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.)