Refresh your space with these easy interior design tips for a studio type condo unit—without renovating!
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… Continue reading An Empty Shell Transforms Into a Chic, Contemporary Townhouse
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
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…
All things happen for a reason, goes the cliche. But like many cliches, there is truth to it (which is what makes it a cliche in the first place—it's somewhat a universally accepted fact), especially when we are talking about my own journey into interior design. It was my job as a magazine editor that eventually awakened my… Continue reading How I educate myself on all things interior design
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
A little backgrounder on why I got this blog started