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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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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 […]

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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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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. […]

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Making our very own raised-bed roofdeck garden

When I moved out from our over 500-sqm house in the suburbs and into a four-storey, all-concrete townhouse with my own family, one of the things that I dearly missed was having a garden. My childhood bedroom window used to face the west, and outside was a backyard populated by a large santol tree, an […]

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Pulling off an outdoor father's day breakfast picnic

Belated Happy Dads’ Day to all the fathers, single parents, and guardians out there! To celebrate my hubby’s second year as a Papa to our babycat, I pulled off a surprise breakfast picnic for him on our roofdeck. We are both such fans of picnics for its (seemingly) carefree vibe and (seemingly) easy prep and […]

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West Elm is now in Manila!

Pardon for this late post, but I’m sure you’ve all heard it by now: Brooklyn-born home brand West Elm is finally in the Philippines—and it’s their very first store in Asia! Imagine that? I guess that says a lot about the market here…more and more people are getting into making their homes and personal spaces more […]

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