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5 Best Places for a Family Photoshoot

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Selecting pictures may be easy, but there are times we wished that our family photos would turn out to look like printed from a glossy magazine . I admit that my family had some photographs taken by a photographer. Here are some Five (5) cheap thrills location you can have your photos hoot.

The Top 5 Places for a Family Photoshoot

1. Fort San Pedro
Photo credits to Rise.Ph

This is one of Cebu's Historical Places, A great place to bond and have your photos taken on weekdays. You can spruce up your wardrobe in "Mara Clara" Theme or Simply act as a modern family.

2. Taoist Temple

Photo Credits to: cebubarkada.com

Aside from our Spanish Heritage, Some of our fellow Cebuano's are coming from Chinese Family. If you are feeling Chinese or you have Chinese blood, why not try to have a a family photograph at Taoist temple, get to explore the places and its customs while enjoying the view and your photograph sessions.


3. Rain Forest Cebu
Photo Credits to: Alpaje '75

What movie characters pops into your mind? George in the Jungle? Tarzan? The Jungle Book? or All of them. This kind of feeling of excitement and going to the Zoo at the heart of the City, sure will make your family day special, kids will surely be amazed and their parents to see such wonderful experience. Match your troupe with khaki outfits to feel that you're actually in the zoo.

4. Club Serena Resort

Photo Credits to: Chiangdao.com
For those who may have gone to Club Serena Resort would disagree with me for having this part as a cheap thrill but Hey, you can have a day pass to enjoy the place inside its resort and have all have a photo session, or why not check in from another resort and have your photos taken fronting Club Serena's Beach Front not inside it's resort. 

5. SM Seaside Sky Park

Photo Credits to: chuckiedreyfus.ph
I think this must be the cheapest among all the options given but this places has a wide area you can choose from a kiddie park or the serenity park (when there's no kids around) Having a photo op there can save your time and enjoy another family day after a photo shoot.

Among these 5 options, which one is your best place to go?

Get this Look! Gabrielle Solis

Monday, September 26, 2016


Gabrielle Solis is played by Eva Longoria





Personality: Fiery, shes’s nouveau rich, warm, sensual and lives to her motto; Gabby wants Gabby gets!

Background: A Petite Latina who's beautiful, adored and bored, former Given Gabby’s penniless past, she flaunts her wealth.
Interior Style: Mediterranean and Mexican

You’ll know its Gabby’s house because it’s a complete reflection of her and physical beauty; you’ll know it from the moment you step inside her home. Her home interior is Mediterranean style decorated with Mexican decors to show her heritage and Old World Artworks to add more accents; with overflowing with luxurious fabrics in rich, golden tones uses Marble Tiles, silks and anything expensive. It makes her home very colorful and sophisticated.











1. Floors - Pick a customized floor carpet covering in beige or light grey

2. Walls - Yellow, the commonly used wall color paint for Mediterranean Inspired and White for Wood frames and areas you wish to make a statement on its own.

3. Furniture, For your Bed, Pick an Iron Made Four Poster bed make sure it has clean lines in Antique Finish. Choose a shades of Red and Gold for your Bed with Patterns Classical or Mandala look to make it Heavy and Feminine. Picking Red makes her a fiery goddess and so do you! and For your Living Area, Auster Feel of Chaise Lounge and Pair of one Seater sofa in light beige or grey that is a little bit darker that complements your floor. Pair it with a a Glass Center table with golden legs with a little intricacy on the design. 

4. Art Work - Gabby may not be the person who appreciates art but she knows what would complement to the look and feel she is looking for and that is Old World Theme. 




Gabby is my favorite character, her inner personal is just so hilarious yet she's a bitch friend whom you would definitely can make you laugh and say the things that no other friend can do; and her character shows complex society that evolves from rags to riches. At some point, I see myself in her for being a go-getter and i see my friends in her too.


This is my last Desperate Housewife TV Series Feature of the month, So, If you have enjoyed this post; check out my previous post featuring the other desperate housewives

Bree Van der Kamp 

Are do want to have this room and make it more of your personality. If you haven't decide yet; Contact Interior Designer Emari Pimentel of Premiere Design at premieredesignph(at)gmail(dot)com or simply go to the contact page of Lounge PHL.




How to Choose Photograph Themes for your Home

Wednesday, September 21, 2016



I love it when we have photograph themes! It’s like a bundle of instagram branded photo placed on a wall.  When selecting photographs for clients, the First thing I would ask them, What do want to see in your walls? Next question would be, how you want it to be perceived? And third question is my secret!


Most of us maybe familiar about Pinterest and Instagram; there are tons of beautifully selected photos to see, which is applied into your wall.  Knowing this is saving you a lot of energy and also getting confused with what photos you will display.





Family. The commonly used theme for Filipino Families; Remember, during my previous post about Change the way you see beauty about my grandmother’s house, which i mentioned I saw a wall full of their photos.  Having Family photos is like a treasure the more it gets old, more memories are being shared.






Self Portrait.  Its Epic. As an only child, my mom have a lot of my photos taken from a Studio and up to this day wherever I lounge inside our house I see my face even when I look at my mom’s face. Having self portrait photos are like having a selfie with a better camera used. Didn't you know that it helps a child boost their confidence? 




Travel.  If you love travelling this one is for you, you can have your photos together with your chosen background during your travels or simply your portraits or simply the beauty of capturing photos during your travel. It’s worth a placing it especially the ones that you really enjoyed and has such an exceptional experience.




Nature. It can be a landscape, flowers or even water as long as its nature, it is always worth the picture to showcase its symphony. It gives a mystery and noise of its own; capturing things beyond the eyes of ordinary men.





Artworks. It can be a painting, mixed media or digital art. People who loves to showcase their works or acquire ones work. They are the people who appreciates art more than anything and Its a treasure for them to be kept for generations and be an influence to apply art in someone else life. 


These are the Top 5 Photograph themes that I normally encounter, Choosing the right theme for your photographs is like telling a story to those whom you opened your doors. It gives them a glimpse of who you are what you value in your life. To have an organized wall gallery pick one of these or create your own theme. 


Get this Look! Bree Van der Kamp

Tuesday, September 20, 2016



Bree is one of my favorite protagonist in the story. I enjoyed watching her when she's put in such bad circumstances yet she remains to be calm and in control.

 

Bree Van de Kamp played by Marcia Cross



 

Personality: She’s prim and proper has a perfectionist attitude and work ethic.

 

Background:  Bree's main struggle to maintain a perfect life despite various obstacles such as widowhood (Rex Van der Kamp), divorce (Orson Hodge), and alcoholism hindering her. She was a neurosis and obsessive-compulsive disorder that reflects her being a perfectionist. She has been married three times. Bree is known for her homemaking talents on the level of Martha Stewart. She is also well-versed in firearm training.

 

Interior Style: Federal Style

 

Her home interior reflects classism and controlling; Federal-Style furniture in dark woods that captures its flawless formality. Its reflects its perfectionist attitude to maintain it neat and tidy  and uses exact symmetry, even on her decors that comes precise and matching display.






 




1. Solid Wood Furniture in Dark Wood Tones 

2. Using the shades of whites for your walls in lighter shade and for the its edges paint use a dark shade of whites while for your furniture a medium color for your upholstery, follow the Light, Medium and Dark Scheme

3.Apply the word "class", define it according to your preference, think of a formal living room.  Choose a 3-seater Sofa that looks formal and its edges are curved to give a softer look. This also applies to your side tables and center tables they look classy and not heavy decorated.

4. Apply asymmetry in the use of accessories, decors and furniture. Use matching vases, candle holder and lamp. Everything should be in pair or most of it.

5. Add a little interest, for your single seater sofa, use 2 different furniture with one detail that matches the 3-seater sofa. This will have an interesting look. 

6. With your mis-matched single seater sofa, use a side table that is round, after all this part of the living room makes it a little more special. 

7. Add some florals it can be an all white flower arrangement or a English inspired floral decors.

There you have it a formal living area!

As her character evolved she opted for Hollywood Regency, more sleeker and chic interior that matches her new perspective and personality. It is still formal but it gives a vibe of informal approach it makes people engage in conversation and shared laughter with friends.





Do you want to give your space a lift? Contact Interior Designer Emari Pimentel of Premiere Design through the following contact details premieredesign(at)gmail.com or simply contact her through the contact page of this website.

DESIGN CONTEST: RED BOX 2016 - 2017

Friday, September 16, 2016


Another great opportunity to showcase ones talent through RED BOX 2016, This program is initiated by Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) and Manila FAME, Asia's Premier Design and Lifestyle Event, whose platform is to introduce young designers and pair them with a local manufacturer to crate a unique design and innovative products. This Program was launched and 2014 and Hundreds of entries was submitted only 14 designers were mentored by the counties prominent designers and collaborated with a local manufacturer to develop a product collection. The Four Grand Winners will be given a change to be part of a trade shows in London, Milan and New York City.

Were you late last submission date? We'll you cant let this opportunity pass you by for this extended date: September 16, 2016, As announced last July 2016. Get ready to see and feel another unique collaborations of designers, both the young  and forever young!

Visit CITEM Website to submit your entry.



How to Select the Right Photograph Frame

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Picking the right frame for you can be very tasking; with so many Photograph frames available in the market we can buy anything that pleases our eyes. But, it doesn’t guarantee to have a beautiful outcome. Choosing the Right frame is the second thing that people would notice.

In choosing your frame, you must know the size of your photograph and how it will be arranged in which I discussed in my last week’s post How to hang photographs in 12 ways



Photo Credit to: Modern Home Decorating Magazine Trendir

1. Know your theme. In any designer before starting a project, they would ask what type of theme they will use for their client or for themselves.
For this example:  Modern Classical: Baroque



Photo Credits to: White House Market





Photo Credits to: Maria Danielsen


















2. Pair with Color. Color Combination is one way to go to have a finish product. Let’s say you have chosen a Black and White Dominant Color for your theme, Match these two colors to the accent color that you want to make use in your frame. Like like your choosing your own clothes. This will come easy when you choose your frame.



Photo Credits to: Pop Sugar Home


3. Find the Right Frame.  Make your chosen frame fits right to your wall, this will give a better statement what you wish to accomplish in your project.


Photo Credits to: Pretty Providence

4. Pick your color. When shopping for frames you can choose either Black or White to stick with your theme and play around if the details of your frames.  To have a bolder look, you may pick Red or Gold for a more Luxurious effect.



There you have it choosing the Right Frame for your Photograph, Catch another DIY Next Week for more Practical Tips. 


Get this look! Lynette Scavo

Monday, September 12, 2016


Last Week, I posted about Susan Mayer, my least favorite character yet the one who completes the Desperate Housewives characters. Now, Its another Desperate Housewife whom I am featuring for this weeks article.




The Practical Lynette, the mother and wife who struggles to keep her family as she tries to be in control and in attempt to be back on her career hay days.

She’s one kind of a character that reflects most mothers or even single mothers with strong personalities who is always up for a challenge.

Lynette Scavo played by Felicity Huffman


 



Personality:
She’s sensible, dominant and practical.

 

Background: She used to be a successful career woman until she gave it up for her family to be a housewife. She has 5 Biological Children and 1 adopted from Tom’s previous relationship and a working Husband named Tommy Scavo.

 

Interior Style: practical and sensible Mission-Style

Her home interior reflects practical decorating solutions, she uses nice-worn-out furnishings, slightly chaotic and little messy when her kids are around.

 

Selects sensible furniture in Mission Style Interiors set in Warm woods that can withstand the wear and tear of her busy and big family; chooses large and plump furniture for comfort and durability rather than aesthetic design. Having a big and busy family calm colors are used to soften the chaos, soft blue fabrics in over-sized plaids and denims are mostly used to reflect her family.


Area: Living Area








1. Choose Warm colors for the choice of furniture in different choices

2. Choose Color Blue, you're surrounded by boys and boys-at-heart as your main color of the room because boys are mostly seen in this area. literally, especially when they are watching over a Basketball game.

3. Add touches of pink, let them know you still exist.

4. White is the key to unify the colors around you, the touch that makes everything simple and neat. Do this before installing your floors, it will save you time and money.

5. Start with your floors, when you have an open area and it is practical to use one type of color and material for your floor. (tiles, vinyl or engineered wood)

6. Arrange your Gadgets, in this way you know exactly what to do next when it comes to electrical stuff. 

7. Arrange your furniture, your bulky sofa fronting a wall mounted TV and with a rattan weaved accent chair facing to the sofa, this will keep your living area cozy and invokes  talking to your family or entertaining guests.

8. Add touches of color to add brightness for this look, add orange, it energizes people and it also looks good with blue, white and browns.

9. Keep everything simple and neat, nothing to fancy about.



Does this Interior Appeals to you? or reflects a bit of you? We'll you can apply some of the tips and have your own home; be a reflection of your personality.







Succulent Plant sellers joins Pop District Bazaar

Friday, September 09, 2016



Finally, I was able to join Pop District Bazaar's First Year Anniversary! It had such good finds all over the place and everything was great from the clothes and accessories to home decors up to sumptuous food and tasty dessert, Surely No One can beat it!


After meeting some friends who joined the bazaar up and having new friends on the block. 
I finally had my chance to get each booths and I got captured by the beautiful Succulent Plants. In my last month's DIY Wednesday, How to decorate Succulent Plants in 4 easy steps. We used Succulent Plants for a particular post.

Here are some list of the 4 Succulent Sellers who were part of the Bazaar.



1. Gales Garden
Contact No. 09176200148


Photo Credits to: Pop District Bazaar




2. Bloom


Photo Credits to: Pop District Bazaar


3. Urban Garden Cebu
Contact No. 09177054542


Photo Credits to: Pop District Bazaar


4. Modern Potting


They're Selling their items starting at 150php. Check out these  4 Succulent Plant Sellers in their Social Media account or you can directly call them at their numbers. I suggest you meet with them or ask for the available items they have and see what your heart desires for you to have a succulent plant. 

How to hang photographs in 12 ways

Wednesday, September 07, 2016


Have you visited your grandparents’ house lately? or noticed their walls full of family photographs and Diplomas? Because I did. In my grandmother’s house there’s these walls that is full of family milestones and seeing this makes me proud.

Family Photographs are ways of keeping a memory lane for those people included in the picture; it makes them bring back to the time it was taken and also one’s youthfulness too. Having a family photograph is like a living art, why? It brings us back to the time it was once.
Since most pictures are developed or printed in a standard sizes from 4”x6” up to 20” x 24”. The best way to display it is through a frame to keep those memories alive. Here’s some helpful illustration (with photograph size) on how to hang your photographs in 12 ways.



Credits to Uruguay-Az


Family photographs aren’t the only photographs that you can put on display it can also be your collection, an artwork that you made or a store bought piece of art. It can be anything. Putting a nick of display on your walls can make it lively and meaningful. It adds color to your place and invites people to be more connected towards you.

With a dozen of variety to choose from the arrangement there’s No way that a single photograph can’t be showcased in your lovely space. 

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Get this look! Susan Mayer

Monday, September 05, 2016

A month ago I finished watching Desperate Housewives Season 1 to 8. Back then, I remember watching one of its episodes when I was in grade school and what stick to me the most was Gabby Solis’ character. My friend and I decided to watch the entire season for a month and each episode was like wanting another episode. After watching the entire season, I still can’t get over with it so I decided to talk about them.

These four ladies have captured millions of viewers and to this date, it was one of the series that I enjoyed the most. To begin with, I start it off with Terri Hatcher’s character Susan Mayer, she’s the least character that I enjoyed yet I couldn’t imagine her without her in series, she’s the opposite of the three other dominant characters that perfectly combines the four of them.



Susan Mayer played by Teri Hatcher




Personality: She’s klutzy and quirky; her offbeat personality reflects her creative side and being a hopeless romantic.

Background: She is an illustrator for children’s book. A recent divorcee in the first season and is up for a fresh start. Who then fell in love with Mike Delfino.

Interior Style: Eclectic Mix-matched American country 

It reflects her creative, shabby chic and romantic flair. Her home features a bright, crisp with white and green colors that reflect her story in the first season. The style can be seen through the use of assorted fabric and upholstery in ginghams, paisleys, and florals to reflect her personality.

Area / Room: Open Area Kitchen- Dining






To achieve the look of her Open Kitchen - Dining Area,

1. Select the colors well, here are pale colors, choose 1 color as your primary color in warm tones such as cream, straw, salmon and pearl for your walls and a secondary color to match your paint such as pale violet and green or it can be gray.

2. For your wood selections, choose light wooden colors, you can choose white mahogany, Gemelina, white oak, beech or pine wood, and you can have it in different finishes color tones.

3. Choose a paneled design for your kitchen cabinet and paint it in lightly distressed wood effect.

4. Choose a countertop that has a similar color of your color swatch but it must be darker.

5. For your kitchen island, you may use the same material for your main kitchen area or you may choose a butcher block type of wood to match your floor finish.

6. Your floors can be either a vinyl panel from APO, just avoid engineered wood or solid wood in case your kitchen is in heavy traffic.

7. Arrange your furniture the way it was planned and for your final touches. Add a slightly popping color for your curtains that will give a special touch to your Kitchen Area.


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