home accessories, home decor, home furniture

5 Home Decor Stores: Negros Trade Fair 2017

I can still remember going to the Negros Trade Fair as a kid with my mom. My mom would buy me those smocked dresses but I was actually looking forward to the Bacolod delicacies. My dad by the way grew up in Bacolod.
Now, aside from the Bacolod delicacies I also look forward to check out the home decor stores as I am into interior styling.  I saw a few home decor stores that caught my attention at this year’s Negros Trade Fair held at the Glorietta Activity Center last September 27- October 1. I have to confess though that my first two stops were Felicia’s ensaymadas and Virgie’s napoleones!
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home accessories, home decor, home furniture

ArteFino High

It’s been a week since the ArteFino fair, a showcase of Filipino artisans.  I was once again excited to discover new Filipino brands and artisans for home decor and furniture and also seeing my favourite brands still present at fairs like this.

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home accessories, Home Design Inspiration

5 Styles from SM Home

It was a breath of fresh air to see home styling vignettes at the fifth floor of SM Makati during my recent visit at their home section.

Here are their five styling vignettes and what I love about each of them:

  1. A pop of yellow in the kitchen
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Designed by Dagny Madamba in collaboration with Chef Miko Aspiras

Photo credit: SM Home Facebook

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Restaurant and Cafe Interior Styling

Lovin’ Balay Dako’s Style

Antonio’s Balay Dako restaurant in Tagaytay is definitely on the top of my favorite restaurant interiors in the country.  I always have this feeling of being at home (or visiting my lola‘s home) and having that light feeling every time I visit.  But I always forget to take photos of the interiors and so finally during my recent visit, I took photos of the things that I love about their interior style.  But of course, nothing beats the view of the Taal Volcano from their dining room.

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Glamping Design

5 Things I Loved About Our Glamp Site

I’m lucky to have found friends who wanted to try glamping with me.  It’s been on my list of things to experience for quite some time now.  I found the perfect glamp site in Nayomi Sanctuary Resort in Balete, Batangas.  It was an easy breezy trip that took less than an hour to reach the resort (thanks to the SLEX and Star Tollway connection).

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Our glamp site in Batangas

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Museum Design

Pinto Art Museum

Finally I’ve visited Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo last month.  I’ve been seeing photos of this art museum all over my Facebook timeline and Instagram for sometime now (and loving all the photos!).  I have to say it really is a beautiful place.  I loved sitting on one of the beds (almost lying down actually) under a tree around the museum’s open area.  It was an inspiring place whether I was indoor or outdoor in this property.

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Restaurant and Cafe Interior Styling

Lovejoy’s Tea Room

I am obsessed with tea rooms.  As I wrote in my previous post about The English Rose Tea Room, I dream of one day opening my own tea room in Manila.

Another tea room that I went to with my sister is Lovejoy’s Tea Room in San Francisco.  It was another delightful experience at a tea room (and again a full house!).  Look at the sign that welcomed us.

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