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How do I know if I need an Interior Designer

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Your space is your soul it reflects you and what you want to project. Hiring a professional Interior Designer can be intimidating especially for First-time homeowners; especially when we were taught on how to arrange our living spaces during childhood, that shouldn't be the case. Interior Designers add details to your space; living to your personal taste and their aesthetic and technical knowledge. Having your own space to call home can be overwhelming but hiring to spruce up your space is a better solution to your future dilemmas in designing and decorating your place. Read on How to determine if you need an Interior Designer.

Photo Credit to Interior Design. Net

Does (this) space reflect my personal style? If you believe that the answer is Yes, like 90% then congratulations you're good to keep yourself busy  doing the DIY's but if you are in doubt with having 60% YES and feeling that there's trouble coming into your design and decorating weekend gig then reconsider talking to an Interior Designer, there are Interior Designers whom you can talk to before hiring them.

Do I enjoy working on the DIYs? Who Doesn't love DIYs? as young as we were we are taught on how to make use of our hands creating something out of nothing. DIY's are an enjoyable thing to do and when you are having enough time to do this activity and enough resources to get the outcome you imagine. For some, this doesn't work as they lack the time or their time is valuable than doing it on their own or they don't enough creativity to work on their creative side that they relied on to the experts.

Do I have the same value proposition as of the Interior Designer? It's a question that you can assess, as an Interior Designer, I would say NO! because Interior Design is more than just having a beautiful space. Also,  I would say for those who worked in the creative field of interior, fashion, graphic or set production and those who are design enthusiast they can pull off beautiful interiors too. They just spruce up their space and from time to time decorate and re-decorating it until perfected their design inspiration.

Do I know what exactly an Interior Designer can offer? No! If you won't contact and ask them about their services and what they could offer aside from their initial services. They offer a variety of services that may suit your needs and remember when you decide to talk to a Designer, compile your questions to keep the conversation flowing. Talk to at least 5 Interior Designers before you decide to hire him or her; there are some Interior Designers offers free consultation within your area.

For Cebu, Philippines Contact Idr. Emari Pimentel the following +63.917.305.6591 / emaripimentel@gmail.com or design@loungephl.com to book your free consultation.

5 must have storage for your closet

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


The Closet is the first thing that we clean up our closet. It's the most sacred of part of the room after the bed. Let's be honest, closet is also the hardest do organize, I would definitely agree as it would take me ages to get things done. Purging the Closet is the most difficult to do, yet this is the most satisfying activity after the Holidays; Here's the 5 must haves to help you clean up your closet.


1. Matching Hangers and Hangers for a type of clothes

2. Storage Boxes

3. Hanging Fabric Shelf

4. Over-door Accessory Hanger

5. Storage Bins and 

Organize your Closet with Colors

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Organizing your closet has never been easy when using a color palette; this is an easy-to-go task when cleaning of your closet. As for me;Whether its folded or hanged I follow a certain arrangement; How do Organize your Closet with Colors?

Categorize your Wardrobe
Segregate it into two parts; first, for dress up/daily wardrobe and home clothes and second, Will you have it folded or hang?


Identify your wardrobe by item
Separate your dress,jackets,blouses,button downs, gym clothes and the like, this is one way to go to finding a specific piece of wardrobe, less time to check all areas of the closet in finding that special piece to complete your look.


Assess the Color of your clothes.
  • Base on Color Wheel
This is the most easiest and convenient for most as it goes to the flow of choosing from Neutral Colors (Black, Grey, Brown and White) followed by Cool Colors (Violet, Blue and Green) Last Warm Colors (Red, Orange and Yellow). 

  • Base on Quantity of Colored Clothes
As for my Daily Clothes; I Use Neutral Colors (Black, Grey, Brown and White) followed by the shades of Blue and Red Last as they the most number of clothes I owned next are the other colors that I least owned. It doesn't matter if its plain, textured, printed to me as long they fall into the same color.
  • Base on Plains and Prints
Admit it that you got a variety of Clothes and most of it is categorized into Plain or Prints. Some people simply wanted to segregate this two wardrobe variation. Simple way to separate this is placing a hanged or decorative binder to separate your clothes and if you are blessed with a bigger closet; Have it placed on another location. Still. The color application (Bese on Quantity of Colored Clothes or Base on Color Wheel) applies to what suits you.


Do you have any suggestions? Feel free to comment below!

Three Styles of Closet

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

It's 2017. January is the month of having a clean slate; starting with our very own closets. The first part of the house that I continue to clean, organize and purge my clothes was my closet but it wasn't just me whose working on with their closet. For me, Closet is the next important part of the bedroom next to Bed, it's where my personal belongings are kept. With so many options in choosing our closet; What Styles have you known of? Today, We've got three closet styles to choose from. 


Ready-made Closet

These are the most common among closets available in furniture stores or department stores; mostly made of Melamine Material. The type of melamine varies being used by the manufacturer and not by the seller.

Choosing this type are best when

  1. Renting. If you don't own the place, its best to have this as its lighter in weight and compact
  2. Budget. If you are on a tight budget and you plan to lessen your expenses. A D.I.Y. accessories can be installed later on. RMC's affordability is a catch.

Reach-In Closet


It's similar to a walk-in closet but to a smaller space wherein its on a linear design closet or an I-designed kitchen. It somehow looks like a wide pantry being covered.

Choosing this type are best when

  1. Space Saving. It's a space saving option for those who have a medium size clothing needs
  2. Storage. A variety of drawers, shelves and hanging rods to maximize the things within reach.
  3. DIY. It can be customized or a Do-It-Yourself installation


Walk-in Closet



Who wouldn't have dreamt of having a walk-in closet and see all your stuff like you've visited a High-End Boutique and have everything from clothes to accessories being put on display. 

Choosing this type are best when

  1. You have bigger floor space. You can utilized and maximized the space just for your clothes, accessories or even have a dressing area and a vanity 
  2. You've got Plenty of Clothes. This will help you to get organize your stuff and avoid unnecessary time waster just to look for that specific piece.
  3. Personal Vanity. This is where you do your makeup.
  4. Storage and Storage. Maximizing every niche of the walk-in closet is very helpful, it gives a room breather for those things we seasonally make use of or forget about it.
  5. A touch Personality. Walk-in closets are customized and designed according to how you move and the way you want it to look like. It gives you the freedom to actually feel what's inside you and what you want the world to see when you get out of that room.
  6. If you have more space.  You can have an Island that has free storage for you other accessories or bling-bling.

Disclaimer: Photos Credit to the owner.

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