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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Museum Design

SF Museum of Modern Art

One of my must visit places during my holiday in California last month was the newly renovated San Francisco Museum of Modern Art which reopened in May 2016.  It was actually the first thing that was checked on my to do list!

I was excited to see the exhibitions but I was surprised that I loved the interior of the museum!  It felt light, bright (lots of natural light!) and I love the white and light wood combination around the museum…and ohhh those comfy couches across the museum store!

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Restaurant and Cafe Interior Styling

Mahalo Aina

I just came from the Bay Area in California where I spent the Christmas holiday with my family.  One of the restaurants on my list to try this time around was Aina, a Hawaiian brunch place in Dogpatch, San Francisco that opened in 2016 .  Well, I mainly wanted to go there because that’s my name!

But surprisingly, I loved their food and the restaurant’s interiors too!  Even if it was a cold January morning, our brunch felt so warm and homey with their interiors.  Also, the restaurant’s acoustics was not noisy and irritating (noisy restaurant acoustics is a pet peeve of mine!!)

Entrance: I adored the wooden signage of Aina (I want one for myself!)

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