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Encantadia: A tale of Design Inspiration

Monday, February 27, 2017



Year's have passed my  fascination about Encantadia has never ceased. I knew they were having a remake and I wasn't fascinated about it because they have left a mark like 10 years ago. Not until, I arrived home early and saw one of its episodes around late August or Early September; I'd say the scheme of Pirena had started and I got hooked by the portrayal of the New Sang'gre Pirena played by Glaiza de Castro. Few nights later, I couldn't get to sleep thinking about the show.

To solve my problem; I did watched from the beginning until it's current episode (I definitely got hooked) via online or TV. While watching the show, found myself looking more on their costumes and production set; Amazed and Mesmerized about how they pull off such production and decor. So, I thought, What if the Sang'gre siblings we're real people; How would I interpret their bedroom?

Interpreting them wasn't hard to figure out, when you are an Encantadik (a fan of Encantadia TV Show) as each Sang'gre will be using their dominant color; Red for Pirena played by Glaiza de Castro, Blue for Amihan played by Kylie Padilla, Green for Alena, played by Gabbi Garcia and Brown for Danaya, played by Sanya Lopez . Each Sang'gre Represents Warm Color, Cool Colors and Neutral Color Respectively. 

Check my next post to know more of the details.




The Red Personality

Friday, February 24, 2017


The month of February is the month of falling in love, the time we show our special or loveones how much we care for them. This is the month where we spend our days talking about the season of love. But how do you know about the season of loves' color? 
In my previous post, I mentioned about Red in a Psychological aspect and how it affects us. This time, We are talking about Red Color Personality type.

Red Personalities are said to be extroverted, optimistic, courageous and confident. They find it easy to be with people and find themselves in a situation that can be challenging to them. They are action oriented and physically active; for them time is gold and tends to work what the duty calls for. They enjoy to be the center of attention and believes that being on top means a lot to them; in which reflects them being achievement oriented people the downside is they have an over active ego that its hard for them to have themselves back on track.  




Their energy is spontaneous; which can be seen in their actions in determination to achieve their dreams that reflects to themselves as ambitious and competitive and knows-it-all personality can be disliked. They are hard worker that complements their aggressive nature to pursue their dreams and goals. They don't give time of being fearful and intolerant even towards themselves; which they are good to hide. They can be rebellious and impulsive and when they are being overly dominant their over active ego and quick tempered personality shows up despite is surprising personality its because of they don't allow themselves to loose the passion and and enthusiasm they have in life. 

Is red your personal favorite? I'm sure that most of the words mentioned in this post would best describe you, as it had describe me almost perfect. Catch my next color of the month.

Are Interior Designers for the Wealthy People?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

An Interior Designer can work with a different client but client chooses the designer whom they want to work with and this gives an opportunity to the designer to explore and expand its wings towards a certain range in design range, their experience and trust are given to them. Interior Designers are like celebrities, You start from the button when you get better and better you go up; you'll be in the industry for long.

In my opinion, Interior Designers are categorized into three; High End, Middle-Class and Budget Designers, Why?


1. High-End Designers

These Interior Designers associated themselves with high-end clients and high-end projects; They have tapped this Niche through connections, experience, and projects undertaken with them and have developed a high-end taste that attracted to this type of clientele. Mostly these designers we're able to create a name in the industry. They have a specific niche that is comparable to high fashion in the fashion industry. 


Let me give you an example:
High-End Designers does High-End projects such as Hotels dealing with executives and High-End Personalities, It attracts the names such of Manny Pacquiao, Budji+Royal Architecture and Design who worked on his Forbes Park Mansion. For Cebu Interior Designers, I would say IDR. Sheila Solon and IDR. Hannah Lim to name a few. They can select their clients whom they wish to work with.

2. Middle-Class or Middle High Designers
These Designers target middle class or a middle high clientele, it doesn't mean they don't have a connection in High-End Clients; but has made a specific target market on who they wish to serve yet they still cater to a variety of client. They Normally work within a specific budget without having so much designer item on the list or depending on the client. They know what kind of value the client wants to see. 

They can be the likes of design firms such as Heim Interiors and KM Interior Design Manila, who has both worked for a High-end client too. For Cebu, IDR. Lionel Sanchez of Lionel Sanchez Studio, IDR. Janet Lo-Lee, IDR. Cheryl Montebon and so many to mention, including myself. These designers can work on any budget as well as they have more experience in making your dream space come true.


3. Budget Designers
These are designers who worked with clients who are always on a budget, they targeted this type on clients who as much possible wouldn't spend a dime on their project but there are cases who sees the value of the designer.  This type of designer usually attracts clients who are opposite to high-end. They are newbies in the interior design field, and I have been in this stage when I was starting out but still caters to this category depending on the services that my clients would apply.


Going back to my topic, Are Interior Designer for the Wealthy People? In general, I would say No! because the client sets the budget on how much we will work on the project; Designers can adjust to the requirements and time-frame given by the client; a design project takes two groups to make it work; the client and the designer. 

If you are a client who is on a budget; work on with your top priority project list and any designer would be happy to help you out with it. Read my post How do I know If I Need an Interior Designer? I mentioned consulting an Interior Designer before proceeding in hiring him or her team to know their services offered.

As for Premiere Design PH and LoungePHL offers an E-design Service this services caters to clients on a budget. To know more about this contact design@loungephl.com; both Premiere Design PH and LoungePHL are under the same management.




20 Shades of Red

Monday, February 20, 2017
When I was younger; I only knew one shade of red and for me it was all the same till I learned to distinguish  it three shades; red, red orange and dark red. As I have studied and learnt about different shades, tint and color the more I knew about the different shades of red. Below  are 20 shades of red what we see in different places, things and artwork.

Let this colors be your guide to pick your the right paint, furniture or accent to your space.




If there would one shade of red; what color would you pick? would it be darker like wine  or bight as the candy? 

If I have to choose one shade of red, that would be Ruby, I think that would be the perfect color to describe my mood while writing this and though its my preferred shade in most cases. Ruby will be used widely in a bedroom as a focal point and accent color. 

Red Color Schemes for your Home

Friday, February 17, 2017
In my last few post dedicated to valentines day, I talked about Red Color on how it can sweep someone's feet over and over whatever stages of the relationship you are in and where to use color red in your home. If you ar planning to make a red as part of your color schemes; There are 5 color schemes you may want to look at.


Color Option One


Color Option Two

 Color Option Three


 Color Option Four



                                                           Color Option Five



Photos credit to the owners


Having 5 options to choose from; what color scheme has caught your eye?

2017 Nursery Room Inspiration

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


For First time parents, designing the nursery room is one of their TOP TO-DO-LIST. Seems they gave much effort on this than planning their wedding; Even the godmothers can't wait to see the little Jurassic. In my previous post,  I talked about the colors affecting the baby and this year's Pantone color of the year; to combine this two aspects I curated 5 Nursery Rooms that will give a new light to their design themes especially to first-time parents. Read along with the 5 Nursery Room Inspiration for 2017.



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Neutral Themed Nursery Room in a Monochromatic Color Scheme (The use of Gray in a different shade from light to dark) Accented with other Neutral Color Pallette using colors White, Browns, and Black. When using this color scheme; there's no need to renovate it with another concept; all you have to do is change the furniture and add little accessories appropriate for his or her age. 


Photo Credit to Pottery Barns Kids
Warm Color + Neutral Color. The use of baby pink signifies the baby is a girl and the gray made the pink stand out in a feminine yet luxurious feel. Grey color goes a long way when changing themes to match. In this, I wouldn't advise that the chandelier to be placed above the crib, just a little bit away would be great. The Pink Curtains gives a statement from the ceiling towards the floor as you could see it transition towards the single seater sofa, crib, and a white rug.
Photo credit to DizHome
 Greenery. This Nature Themed Nursery Room attracts the kid's attention; as it is spruced up using cartoon figures of animals found in the forest. This is paired with Blue that symbolizes as the sky and Neutral Colored Palette such as browns that signifies the earth, trunk, and soil. I find this having a modern retro vibe in terms of its color and design.


Photo Credit to DizHome

Analogous Color Scheme. The use of Blue, Green and Yellow is obvious and gave a story to this room to a baby boy's nursery room by using dark, medium and light tones to come up with this color palette. Blue is the dominant color applied in Light Paint through walls and Dark Blues in its accessories, While Green signifies the good nature that it gives and added a color of Sunshine Yellow to brighten up the cool colored nursery room.




Black and White Classic. Definitely, I would enjoy this room; this can be used by either a baby girl or boy. This room has applied 85% on White making use of the remaining 15% Black as its Accent. Dad loves this rooms as it has their masculine color on it and wouldn't mind if they have to stay all night in this Black and White Nursery Themed Room.



What's your Design Inspiration? Let us Know by Commenting on this page.

5 Ways to use Red in your Home

Monday, February 13, 2017


Red is the color of love, passion, seduction and adventure. The color of heat, fire, blood and energy; it also signifies anger, danger and violence. Red has a lot of definition according to beliefs, culture, science and history.


Red used in Interiors creates drama when used as an accent color. It also creates warmth to create intimacy in a room. When using this color, one must know the use of of the area to determine the how the red will be used.


1. Front Door



Red used in Front Door can determine the look of your architecture and interior themes. It gives a strong impression of the user of the house. 

Having this color on your entry door can be practical as this can be a land mark within your subdivision.


















2. Living Room

Image result for Living room redLiving Room the focal point of the entire home; where visitors come and visit. Using color for the sofa makes it stand out especially when its the only bold color makes a statement. It gives a sensual impact the users. For a Cheaper option; use Red Paint in one corner while keeping neutral palette on your furniture.

Having Red in this area stimulates conversation and excitement to share stories among your friends and family.
















3. Dining Room

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Red when used in Dining Rooms makes us crave more of the food we eat. It gives us an appetite to enjoy what was brought in the table. Using different shade of Red can be fun. For this Room, a Burgundy Paint compliments the luxury themed dining room.

This area stimulates conversation while having a strong appetite that draws people together. Having more time to enjoy food and people.











4. Kitchen

Image result for kitchen redModern and Sleek Kitchen with a punch of Red on its door closets. 

Another way to spruce up your Kitchen is to use a Red backslash for a minimal cost.

Red when used in Kitchen has the same effect when used in the dining room, in this area, it increases ones blood pressure because of its excitement.








5. Bedroom


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Having a Red bedroom would be my ultimate goal. It gives an energy and warmth. Red when used in bedroom should be done in minimal application to promote more sleeping time to the user. 











Red is a motivating color that energies and motivates ones emotion. it gives a strong and powerful impact to people who uses or loves this color. It's warm qualities gives a will power to take action on its determination. Choosing Red as your main color determines ones personality and reflection of its culture.




***All Photos Credits to the Owner***

4 Pinterest Inspired Relationship Decors for Valentines Day

Friday, February 10, 2017


February known as the love month. The month that I have spent a million black valentines while waiting for my Romeo to be my knight and shining armor. Many lucky enough to find a beau, a few made it last longer to end up in an engagement and Strong Enough to hold on to a Marriage.

I have mentioned Four stages of relationships. The Beau, The Engaged, The Wedded Couple and Family. For each stage in a relationship has an equivalent Valentine easy to Set-up for lunch or dinner date.  

The Beau


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Surprising your beau on valentines is sweeter than a planned dinner date at a restaurant or movie theater. In a girls perspective; sweeping of our feet never goes out of style. It doesn't really matter if you actually did the Do It Yourself Heart with cupids arrow but the effort in surprising us is a big deal.

















The Proposal

Credits to Pop Sugar


To see this kind of set-up with tables and chairs to be filled. I would definitely think that WEDDING BELLS soon to be heard. The set-up used a Minimalist Concept and Do-It-Yourself preparations and a handful of creative people to prepare for this.


















The Wedded Couple




Alot of married women says; after the wedding thier husbands became less and less romantic and Husbands in return would say; they're wife was less than interesting. If that's the case for both partners. Why not think of having an intimate dinner by the candlelight at home, its romantic and interesting activity to be done by the Husband and Wife.





Family 
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Celebrate your Valentines with your kids and let them spike up their energy in creating a D-I-Y Heart Shaped with frame activity to surprise your love. 

Whatever your current relationship status would be; it doesn't her to give your special someone something that they could remember with.

You can do this activity over the weekend and who knows you might just get luckier in love this time. Doing this activity won't take much time for your special someone and it takes an effort to prove to them how much you care. 

Show your love and make them sweep of their feet with your overly sweet surprise.


Checklist for Nursery Room

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Most of my friends either got married or got themselves pregnant. Having a baby to them is a blessing and since Most of them are first time mothers; I thought of having a checklist for them and other future mothers to have their nursery checklist. These are just a little hand-outs that can be useful for them.





Nursery Room Colors

Wednesday, February 01, 2017


Color affects the way we perceive things, make us feel and how we react to it. New born babies recognizes shapes, colors and sound. It's a step nurturing them as they grow older day by day. When it comes to babies, babies are more sensitive to colors; and selecting colors are very important decisions to secure your babies well being. 

The colors used for babies differs; for their room, A Nursery Room has a Tint, a primary color added with white. Let's say Red and to make it lighter White is mixed with Red and the result is PINK; which is now suitable for babies.  The color meanings does not change only the mood it gives to the user. Refresh your mind about the Color Meanings click here.


Cool Colors

Blue Color. The commonly used color for Boys' Nursery Room and some Girls which will depend on the Tint (Color + White) or Shade (Color + Black). Though I prefer dark shade for a Boys Nursery Room; I only find this color to be applicable to a spacious Nursery Room and with natural light coming in. But if you have a Smaller Room; go for a Color that is lighter to maximize the space.
Photo credits to: babylifestyles.com

Green Color. The color of Spring gives a sunshine to them; this color can be used for a baby girl or baby boy. This year's color is greenery and can be applied to a Nursery Room; a refreshing color to be used; if you are one of those parents who hadn't know your baby's gender but is too excited to prefer you're future new born baby's room; then this is a safe color yet very surprising outcome.



Photo Credits to: 4BetterHome.com

Violet Color. The Luxurious Color of the Cool Color Family. Choosing a darker shade means using less of the color; use it as an accent to make a statement. For a lighter color (Lavender) can be used in the entire room as your main color palette; Best seen with Princess Themed Nursery Room.


Photo Credit To: Pottery Barn Kids


Warm Color
Warm Colors are stimulating but for Nursery Room, Bright and Dark Colors are not advisable; I find it disturbing for parents and baby's. This colors are best used at minimal print or accessorizing in this palette. You don't want to have a screaming baby most of the time.

Pink are commonly used for Girls Nursery Room; this color belongs to the family of Red. Using this color is good for children. This gives them the right amount of adrenaline start with the future kick.


Photo Credits to: Project Nursery






Neutral Color

The use of White and Light Gray is seamless classic and neutral color that one can paint its wall. Using this color gives you the freehand to add accent of color you wish to apply or use the different shade to give texture and depth.


Photo Credit to: Popsugar Moms
Photo Credits to: RH Baby and Child



Other colors such as Red, Orange, Yellow and Black can be used but very minimal application.Apply Colors that is lighter in color for the walls. Choosing a darker hue is best in one wall or one area as your focal point.

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