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Flow and Harmonious Layout

Harmonious layouts inspired by eastern and western sensibilities

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Places that Look and Feel Right

Insight into our relationship with places and how surroundings shape our behaviors

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Clearing Away and Storage

When we organise our belongings, we refocus our energy and create space for things that truly matter

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Language and Influence of Color

Our physical, psychological and emotional responses to color and light energy

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Biophilic Experience and House Plants

A way to reconnect with nature inside spaces where we live and work

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Green Choices and Air Quality

Thoughtful, environmentally friendly selections for a better life

“Eventually everything connects –
people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections
is the key to quality per se”

-CHARLES EAMES

FLOW AND HARMONIOUS LAYOUT

        When the client wanted to combine two units into a single penthouse, I knew I wanted to separate the private and public areas of the home. This part of the floor plan shows the main entry, foyer, dining area, kitchen and bar, balcony, living area, office, workout area, powder room and a hall which leads to the bedrooms. The open plan provides a backdrop to the home’s true centerpiece — unparalleled view of the mountains. With its generous selection of storage solutions which double as decor, and a variety of seating options where the family can share, converse, work, entertain and relax, the functional design ensures that residents feel comfortable, secure and valued.

flow and harmonious layout holistic interior designer manila
flow and harmonious layout holistic interior designer manila
places that look and feel right holistic interior designer manila

PLACES THAT LOOK AND FEEL RIGHT

        We are drawn to natural materials because of our instinctive connection with mama nature. The vastness of nature also gives us space to think and create. For the design of this 12 square meter guest bedroom, natural materials were proposed for some furniture, including window blinds, seating and rug. A custom wardrobe also gives the impression of a larger room because it reduces spatial restrictions typically associated with a towering storage unit.

Clearing Away and Storage

        The old adage “too much of a good thing” reminds us that things become unpleasant when they exist in large quantities. We must learn to only keep objects which help us fulfill our purpose and potential, and let go of the rest. Multiuse storage solutions which double as decor are good options. Closed storage conceal and organise objects. While open units, like display shelves, visibly declare what’s important to us.

clearing away and storage holistic interior designer manila
clearing away and storage holistic interior designer manila
language and influence of color holistic interior designer manila
language and influence of color holistic interior designer manila

Language and Influence of Color

        We live in a world of colors. They are intimately tied into our experiences of environments, both natural and built. Color is created by light energy. Meaning, color is a form of energy. This energy affects body functions and influences our mind and emotions. From color attributes, symbolisms, even psychology, colors have countless meanings. Take complementary colors blue and orange as an example — it’s a dynamic yet balanced pairing.

Biophilic Experience and House Plants

        We are part of the natural world. Much of our physical and mental well-being depend on our love of life and living systems. By recreating these experiences inside built environments, biophilic design enhances our health, development, performance and well-being. House plants are a clear example of biophilia. Plants give a vibrant energy and restorative quality to a space. They also increase happiness and productivity among occupants.

biophilic experience and house plants holistic interior designer manila
biophilic experience and house plants holistic interior designer manila
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GREEN CHOICES AND AIR QUALITY

        Green design seeks to minimise unfavourable effects of construction on the natural environment and our health. In Interior Design, this can be done by: reusing/repurposing objects, using energy-saving technology, purchasing pre-loved items or buying new and eco-friendly furnishings. Reclaimed pallets and crates are perfect for farmhouse, boho, industrial or rustic spaces. Through good ventilation and regular use of better materials, from low VOC paints, air-purifying building components, natural fabrics, to non toxic candles and cleaning solutions, our health and indoor air quality can improve.