Welcome to the great indoors!

"Design is my joy and my job"

-Sophia Calima

"The places we love give form to our world"

-Sophia Calima

ABOUT SOPHIA CALIMA

Born in Manila and inspired by the transformative power of well-designed interior spaces, Sophia Calima completed her Interior Design degree from the renowned Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. Driven by a desire to find synergy between modern, western and eastern sensibilities, she went on to learn first-hand from global design luminaries.

Her time with Susan Fredman Design Group Chicago, Droulers Architecture Milan, Lor Calma and Partners Manila,
The I.D. Dept Singapore, and Kenneth Cobonpue Cebu imbued her with a distinctive design approach and methodology.

In 2017, one of her projects was recognised as “one of the best condominium units” by a Philippine publication. A year after, she was selected by Mega Publishing as one of the “Home Designers That Should be on Your Radar.” She also currently serves as the Assistant Secretary of the National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts with NCCA, under the office of the Philippine President.

MY VALUES

INTEGRITY

ARTISTRY

METAPHOR

BEAUTY

MEANING

"We spend more than 85% of our lives indoors Thoughtful interior design ensures that these spaces help us thrive"

-Sophia Calima

"Well-designed and functional interiors are life-changing. They enrich our well-being and success."

-Sophia Calima

"More than problem-solving, lifestyle, values, and traditions are conveyed through interiors. These spaces facilitate a connection between dweller and environment. They also tell the story of who you are and how you want to live."

-Sophia Calima

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Interior design process in a nutshell

1| DESIGN BRIEF

Define key requirements including budget and design agreement

2| SCHEMATIC DESIGN

Concept studies with initial layout, colours and materials

3| DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

Comprehensive design solution based on concept studies

4| TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

Preparing construction drawings and documentation for costing

5| TENDER

Contractors and suppliers send their fees based on drawings

6| CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANCY

Consistent construction site inspection

7| PURCHASING AND INSTALLATION

Finishing touches with the use of quintessential pieces

8| PUNCH LIST AND TURN OVER

A final to-do list before turn over to client

Let’s start a new project together

WHEREABOUTS

SOCIAL

"A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor,
mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist" - Buckminster Fuller

© 2018 Sophia Calima

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