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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Restaurant and Cafe Interior Styling

The English Rose Tea Room

My sister and I love going to tea rooms for afternoon tea.  Every time I visit her in the Bay Area in California we make it a point to schedule an afternoon tea date.  I even want to open my own tea room in Manila! I hope that dream will happen soon.

The first one we tried was The English Rose in downtown Pleasanton, California.  I loved their mismatched  furniture and tea sets, the variety of tea and all the little details they put in for a wonderful afternoon tea experience.  It was also a full house and it took us days to get a table!

The lovely tea room with mismatched furniture, chandeliers and flowers.

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TV Show Set Design

My Favorite Gilmore Girls Spots

When I heard about the Gilmore Girls Revival, I immediately did a marathon of Gilmore Girls’ seven season on Netflix.  I fell in love again with Logan’s college apartment and his New York place, Rory’s pool house and of course the Dragonfly Inn.

Logan Huntzberger’s Apartments: Even if these are Bachelor pads (and I’m on Team Jess), I still love the style! Plus, I’m such a big fan of brick walls.

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Home Design Inspiration

Home Design IG Accounts

I love following home design Instagram accounts.  If I want to see something beautiful, I go to these accounts and they’re instant pick me uppers and inspirations for not so great days!  There are so many design Instagram accounts out there but here are a few of my favorites:

  • Domino – one of my favorite design magazines!

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Home Design Inspiration

MaArte Bazaar Fave Finds

Last Friday I visited the MaArte Bazaar (for the first time!) at 8 Rockwell.  There were three home furniture and decor companies that I really loved.  I want their pieces to be part of my home!

1.E. Murio Manila : Fine furniture, cabinets and accessories showcasing beautiful Filipino craftsmanship (www.emurio.com)

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I’m such a big fan of bar carts and daybeds!  So when I saw their bar carts, I couldn’t get over them!  I first saw their booth at ArtifactPH in Alabang Town Center last July and I loved their daybed!

Bar Carts

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Home Design Inspiration

Obsessed with Fixer Upper

I am so obsessed with HGTV shows and especially hooked on Fixer Upper. I’ve only started watching Fixer Upper for their third season and I love the transformation of every single house featured. I’m definitely going to have catch up weekends for their Season 1 and 2.

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I’m such a big fan now of designer Joanna Gaines. She just has exquisite taste and there’s no disappointing transformation for me! Oh and I even love her fashion style. Plus their husband and wife tandem is just too cute, her husband Chip is the contractor. I even want to go to Waco, Texas just to visit their Magnolia shop and bakery and stay at their Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast!

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