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Beautiful entryways

[Updated]  I'm working on a client's entryway, and at the same time have been trying to figure out how to beautify our own small "foyer". Since our red painting is huge—I did mention in Instagram that I eventually want to replace it—we need tabletop decor that is proportional to the artwork in scale. Something like a… Continue reading Beautiful entryways

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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

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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

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Here, there, almost everywhere…

This week, I completed a renovation project, started another reno project, bagged a new client, and am joining a bazaar for the weekend. (Not to mention that the little Hawaiian restaurant we opened some months ago will begin lunch operations this Saturday!) I feel tired, to say the least—a fulfilled kind of tired. But more… Continue reading Here, there, almost everywhere…

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Today’s Task: Rearrange Furniture

Alternatively titled, "Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel." I went to my client's condo today to see what could be done about her furniture layout conundrum. You see we had initially planned a bookcase-surrounded TV cabinet. With a budget and space constraints in mind, we bought two bookcases and a square cubby… Continue reading Today’s Task: Rearrange Furniture

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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

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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

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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:… Continue reading Habitat now in Manila

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Phew. Am exhausted. (Oh and a color palette.)

So. Hi. I just wanted to check in here because I've been feeling quite disappointed with myself that I haven't been blogging as I'd dreamed I would be. Sometimes I wonder what all those supermom-bloggers do to be able to make all those super-hyper-advanced-carpentry types of home projects, and blog, and live a life. Okay so that was… Continue reading Phew. Am exhausted. (Oh and a color palette.)

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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… Continue reading Gal at Home at Real Living Space 2015