To say 2021 has been a challenging year is an understatement. While it’s true that nothing can top 2020 as The Year That Really Sucked, the follow-up to the pandemic year was not easier for everyone. Everyone in the home and interior design industry definitely saw an uptick in inquiries, because now more and more […]
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 […]
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.
All things happen for a reason, goes the cliche. But like many cliches, there is truth to it), especially when we are talking about my own journey into interior design. It was my job as a magazine editor that eventually awakened my “designer’s eye” so to speak. While my roots in design go way back, it was […]
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 […]
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.
Just recently, I accepted a project on styling a Hollywood glamour-themed debut (my sister’s events company, Pink Sunshine Events, did the events coordination for it). The budget was pretty tight as the debutante had only decided to hire an events stylist a few weeks before the big day. She basically asked me to improve on the decor […]
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 […]