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How to Decorate in Modern English Florals


Two weeks ago, I published a blog, titled: How to decorate an English Tea Pot. In Lieu of the published post, We decided to showcase another work of DIY in reference to English Decor. This English Inspired had become one of our favorites, it makes us feel like we're in Europe.

Let's roll out our cards and get these fabulous decor this week.

Written by: Emari Grace I. Pimentel. Styled by: Joan Gay Fuentes. Shoot on Location by Home and Pantry

Prepare the following

3 Acrylic Risers
2 Varieties of  Large Glass Jars with cover
2 Varieties of Medium Glass Jars with cover
2 Varies of Wide Glass Jars with cover
1 Chrome Square Jar
Set of Pearls
Packs of Crystal Gems
Bouquet of Artificial Flowers in Vintage Look, use white and peach colors

Get this Look:

  1. Have a dark base to ensure that your light colored materials will showcase its beauty
  2. Have all your Glass Jars filled a pack of Peach colored artificial flowers, cover and wrap a pearl necklace on its lid forming like an infinity symbol or number eight.
  3. Place a bouquet of Artificial White Flowers on your Chrome Square Jars.
  4. For your First Set. Use 2 Acrylic Riser on top of each Large Glass Jars with Cover. Place this near the wall.
  5. For the Second Set. Place a Medium Glass Jars in front of the first set with a gap between them and slightly on the side.
  6. For the Third Set. Place Wide Glass Jar in angular form, this will somehow occupy some space between the first set and second set's gap. Place this on the side, making the second set to be in the middle of First and Third Set.
  7. For the Chrome Vase, Fill it will white artificial roses. Place it beside the First set, wherein it will look like its between the first set's glass jars.
  8. Lastly, Have a crystal gems surround it.  This will match your glass jars and chrome vase and will soften the look of your base.
Wasn't it so easy to do? Like what I've set before it's all about adding dimensions. Take  note recycling some of your stuff can bring a long way (Check: Succulents). You'll never know when your creative juices will come out. This is our last collaboration with Joan Gay Fuentes and Home and Pantry of this month of August. Catch her once again for another easy DIY Wednesdays with her in the coming months.

                                                                                                  Joan Gay Fuentes is a Cebu Based Florist and Decorator. She is currently working at Home and Pantry. Follow her in her Instagram account. 

Here's our some of our previous Project Collaboration:



Feeling excited for Pop District Bazaar's First Anniversary? We'll I am excited too; I've been so curious about this bazaar and when chances came, last minute changes happens but this time. I've booked my calendar to join this event, especially when they're celebrating its first anniversary. 

There will be a lot of exciting things to look around from food, home and living and clothes and more and the two reasons that I'm coming was because I want to see its Event Styling and for this event it will be a Modern Gypsy Theme. How cool is that? and to see some bloggers. Hopefully!

What makes it more exciting for me are the featured bloggers who would be coming to the event.  Here's the list of bloggers who would be coming.

These Five Bloggers are coming and you can catch them when you buy the tickets for only 100.00 php only, Good for 2 days event!

You can buy their tickets at the following ticket outlets near you!

See you there at the POP DISTRICT BAZAAR this weekend!

Change the way you see happiness


How happiness can be defined? For some they’re happy with the materials things, achievement in career and being with family; but how about those children deprived of material things, under privileged education and a family. What is their happiness?

They have pains and struggles for most of the time and happiness is found on their own world together with the people they are with. In a rare occasion their happiness is added when we reach out to them, letting them feel they are loved, and this rare occasion happens when there is an outreach program.

Organizing an outreach program can be very tasking and being a volunteer can be stressful too, especially when there’s a lot of crowd. By joining an outreach program can also be rewarding, you can see the eyes of children seeing their happiness at that moment that is beyond comparable. I remember that moment when Jollibee came to join us, the kids went wild and run towards Jollibee, and you could see their excitement of seeing him in person. Every thing went fast and you just have to grab and click just to capture that wonderful moment seeing these kids so happy.

As much as I enjoy using a camera, whether it’s a point and  shoot or a DSLR, there are compact things that I always carry around all the time and one of it is  my smart camera phone.  Light as it is, smart camera phones are getting better and I wonder what’s in store with Huawei P9; its similar with other phones but it got a package that one can’t resist.

With Leica, its lenses are engineered with dual-camera that gives a dramatic results and a powerful array of unique functions. Its a good to go smart camera phone without the use of filters. With this smart camera phones features you can’t go wrong to capture more moments of happiness at the palm of your hands.

How to make a Classic White Flower Ball


The BER Months is fast approaching and we are soon to welcome another year of our lives and somehow, some of us have thought; "When would I get married?" Or "I want this kind of theme for my wedding!" And there are so many options to choose from. For those who want to showcase some of their creativity for a simple and elegant wedding. Here’s some DIY you can do with your bridesmaids while you’re waiting for your big day.

Written by: Emari Grace I. Pimentel.  Styled by: Joan Gay Fuentes.  Concept by:  Bud and Stems Floral Creation. Shoot on Location:  Wedding Venue

Prepare the following:

4 inches Styrofoam Ball 
Hot Glue / Quick Dry Glue (Make sure you’ve got plenty of these)
1 Pack of Golden Pearls
Artificial Thenold Flowers
Hair Pin

To get this look

  1.  Find the center of your Styrofoam ball and make a mark on its center on both ends. This will serve as your guide for the Artificial Thenold Flowers.
  2. Begin by placing the Artificial Thenold Flowers glued to the Styrofoam balls center. Let it dry.
  3. Once dry, Glue another Artificial Thenold Flowers until it forms another set of flowers around the center. Do this until it’s fully covered.
  4.  Make sure its completely dry, and when it is. Glue your pearls on the center of each flower. Do this one at a time.
  5. At last you can add a ribbon by using a using a hairpin nailed to the Styrofoam for your final touches.

Do not be overwhelmed that you will be making a bunch of DIY for you or your friend. Just enjoy doing the DIY. So you’ll have a quality outcome of what you are making. Doing a DIY for a wedding are great for girl bonding, after all one of your girls has stepped out of the single-hood.

Color Meanings in Design


Last week, I talked about the reason behind my blog name, as you noticed I have a color scheme of Red, White, Gray and Black, a combination of neutral colors and a warm bold color. Do you want to know why?

Color plays an essential role in our lives; it changes the way we think, act and feel. It is the identification of the things we carry on with what we do. It conveys a strong message to the end user in giving them a clear message, similar to interior design the use of colors for branding or visual marketing is very critical and behind every color in design has both general definition and personal definition

Below is an Info graphic about the color meanings in design:

Photo Credits to NeverInneverland

This is just a basic understanding in choosing colors and for this blog its Red, Gray, White and Black, choosing these colors every easy and personally I have my own definition behind the colors I used.

Red it’s a representation of attention grabbing, why? A creative person doesn’t make anything average, their work is beyond exceptional.  Their lives are full of colors and it reflects their personality too, in one way or another.

White is the opposite of red’s definition it lessens the color that makes a creative work stand out.

Gray is subtle and soothing a perfect combination for having a color in between white and black, thus it blends well when paired with red.

Black is definition of bold and power, though used less in this site. It represented a variety of willingness to try something new and it gives the power to decide to take an action.

In every place we go, there’s a definition and thus it conveys messages to us. Just like when we are on the street. We see a stoplight having three colors; the red, orange and green which means stop, prepare to halt and Go!.

The 3rd International Travel Festival 2016


Last July 15, 16 and 17, 2016, The Third International Travel Festival was held in Ayala, It is my second time to attend the event and same as last year; I had my hands full of brochures and flyers for an Asian Trip this year with my friends. While I was checking each booth, I noticed three of booths.They Made a set-up on their booth, among these three, only one had actually captured my attention that I have to go back three times to check if it was really good. 

The booth I'm talking about was the booth of Chateau by the Sea and de Busay, located nearby an escalor at the time of the event.

The set-up was for Chateau by the Sea and it made me want to go there for dinner. It was their hanging chrome lights that got my attention and Next, was how they make use of the area to set up in such a small space.

Their Table set-up is just gorgeous. You can feel the breezy feeling and the color of the sea draped towards the ground.

It’s centerpieces are well tailored for the Chateau by the sea. What a  picture perfect dinner with family or friends. If you want to check Ch√Ęteau by the sea, contact them at this no. 032-517-2000.

Next year, I'll probably check out the event for another inspiration. 

How to decorate using English Teapot


Girls will be girls and Boys will be boys, Majority of the girls would choose PINK in different patterns and Shades and in most cases it can be seen in every girl’s possession. If you have enjoyed our first DIY Wednsday’s How to decorate Succulent Plants in 4 easy steps; Here’s another home inspiration for you!

Written by: Emari Grace Pimentel. Styling by: Joan Gay Fuentes. Shoot on location at Home and Pantry

What you’ll need:
    • 1 set of Teapot
    • Set of Pearl Necklaces
    • 3 Old Books that matches Pink.
    • A Balinese themed frame

To achieve this look:

    1. Place Balinese frame at the back. This frame will place the round and floral look of your accessories.
    2. Layer three plain colored books, in front of the frame with an illusion of a stairs and place a Medium Size Teapot above it. This will emphasize your teapot.
    3. Wrap around the Pearls
    4. Uncover your teapot and replace it with a bunch of flowers to it into the teapot
    5. On your right is 3 layer of tea cups and saucers
    6. On the left side is a small size teapot.

And you’re set! You now have your English Teapot Decor. Always keep in mind the contrast is a good combination, just know when and how to use it. 

What's in a Blog name?


What’s in a blog name? Having a blog name is like creating a business name. It has something to do with your niche and target audience. The things you offer to your readers and how you would add value. Having a blog name is knowing what you are trying to convey to your readers.

While creating this blog, I ready had a hard time creating a blog name and it took me months before my Eureka moment came.
What’s my blog name?

Lounge by definition it is a place where you want to relax or stay temporarily and it can be your favourite place you feel comfortable even in your own home. It also defines the different places in the Metro or other parts in the world. A place you feel to be yourself, it can be in a coffee shop or exploring new adventures in a certain location.

Avenue can be referred as street; and it tells the various interests that a person has.It is also describes the niche of this blog. An extension of what I could offer and what you may offer.

The Lounge Avenue in my own words is the place where I feel comfortable in every interest that I like doing. Specifically, for this blog its Interior Design and Lifestyle. 

Change the way you see beauty

They say Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I would totally agree to that, Many times I would see unpleasant things around me, including myself and how my day went by. The unpleasant things are feelings and desired that didn’t come well on how we want it to be.

This year my family decided to spend the Holy Week in their hometown in Surigao, I was half-excited, mostly not, as the days come by, I could feel everyone's excitement. On the other, the more it came closer the less I feel of wanting to be there. Still, I came along with them.

The moment I got there things I was kinda upset; it wasn't the way i used to think of it when I was young. That certain feeling paved away, when My uncle Jun toured me to some of the beautiful places. Upon going to our destination we passed along the three magnificent views.

The Lake, it is so serene and it was perfect. I could help myself to put out my phone and capture its beauty.

The coconut trees surrounding us on our way to the beach, from where we stand, you could feel the soft breeze and smell of the ocean.

And the Beach, facing the Pacific Ocean which I consider to be  the perfect getaway place nearby. The perfect wave and weather suits well to be in such a beautiful place.I can't help to smile and to look at the rushing waves. My uncle Jun must have known me for being a beach lover that he brought me here and I was really happy.

More than these photos, it was the memory behind the beautiful scenery defines it.

Being in the new age of technology, having a good mobile phone comes in handy to capture once in a lifetime memory lane that works perfectly for people who loves to capture precious moments. And just like with Huawei P9, it aims to see the world through mobile photography in a different angle. Its cameras dual lenses that are co-engineered with Leica, that can achieve professional photographic effects and a powerful array of unique functions, including a choice of film modes, monochrome mode and professional mode.  What more can you ask for?

With Huawei's Leica lens , It allows users to have high quality photos through its dual lenses. Plus, it has variety of mobile cover to choose that will perfectly fit your personality.

Whether you’re a travel junkie, creative individual or who loves technology. Let your Huawei P9 capture your life’s beautiful moment at the palm of your hands.

How to decorate succulent plants in 4 easy steps


Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of succulents as a decorative indoor plant and for our first DIY Wednesday, I am collaborating with my dear friend, Joan Gay Fuentes of Home and Pantry to give us a glimpse on How to decorate succulent plants in 4 easy steps.

Written by: Emari Grace Pimentel. Styling by: Joan Gay Fuentes. Shoot on location at Home and Pantry.

For a Contemporary-Rustic decor, We picked up 5 items
1 piece Frame
2 set of Clear vase with succulents
1 set of chrome vase with succulents
1 piece of Acrylic Riser

To get this look.

    1. Place Frame on the Side to give emphasize as this is the tallest item
    2. Place the taller vase above the acrylic riser  and place it in front of the frame
    3. Next is the second clear vase, placed in front of the first vase with an acrylic forming an illusion of a three steps stair; all in vertical line.
    4. Place the Chrome vase in front of the rustic frame and aligned with the second glass vase; this gives a contrasting feel to the rustic themed frame and breaking the monotonous vertical shape of the first three items which also balances the modern feel that the two glass vase shows.

In decorating, it is essential that you know your theme and what outcome you look forward to. Having a beautiful space is good but it creates a lasting impression when you have the perfect fit in your accessories.

Joan Gay Fuentes

Floral Stylist: Joan Gay Fuentes, Cebu based florist and decorator. Who is currently working at Home and Pantry.
To know about her, follower her in instagram @jinggay_joan



Hello! Everyone,

Welcome to The Lounge Avenue! 

This site is about interior design and different personal lifestyle. We’ll be talking about places, food and travels where lounging is the integral part of this blog and interior design comes in with it.

This website will help you be inspired to see the beauty in every place. The thrilling adventures and explore new set of skills that have been untapped. This is created on the creativity that each one of us has in different aspects and I’m one of those people who can’t get enough of not having something to do. It’s always seeking for something, something extra special.

So guys if you want to know more about Interior Design and its related stuff, get involve and collaborate. Before anything else, I want to say Thank you for reading this (first) article. See you this Wednesday!