Nail Salon: Our Top 10 Favorite Design Hot Spots

Our Top 10 Favorite Nail Salon around the Metro

Featuring our guest blogger this month Ms. Abbie San Juan 



This past week I’d had the privilege of joining my mother in a quest for the perfect spa party venue. As a teenager, I never used to pay much attention to nail salons, seeing as I had only visited them for special occasions such as weddings, prom, and the like. But as an Interior Design student, getting to see the variety of nail salons was a treat.

Today, I will be sharing with you some of the nail salons that we visited in Bonifacio Global City and the SM Megamall and EDSA Shangri-la areas. And though these will not be in any particular order, they were the ones that definitely stood out to me the most—either through the aesthetics, the furniture, or the atmosphere itself.

And as a disclaimer, I was not sponsored in any way by any of the nail salons mentioned. All opinions were formed purely from my mind.



California Nails & Day Spa

26th Street cor. C-5, Bonifacio Global City

This lovely tropical-inspired nail salon can be found on the 3rd floor of Market! Market! Although they do not offer spa parties, you may still make a reservation—or simply walk in, whatever floats your boat—and enjoy their services in a pleasant interior.

The combination of the curved ceiling, wooden accents and cove lighting give this interior a warm, cozy feeling. And with the palm tree decals, the comfy sofas and armchairs, you’re sure to have a better mani/pedi time. Simple, yet fresh and exciting!

California Nails & Day Spa offers head-to-toe services from mani/pedi’s, paraffin treatments, and facials to body waxing and body massages. And while parents relax, their kids can choose from an array of services as well.


You may view their website through this link or contact them for inquiries and reservations through these numbers: (02) 886-7400/(02) 758-2175; or through this e-mail:


Operating Hours:

Mondays to Thursdays: 11:00AM – 9:00PM

Fridays to Sundays: 10:00AM – 9:00PM



Tips ‘N Toes

SM Megamall, EDSA cor. J. Vargas Ave., Mandaluyong City

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If you’re less of the serene, tropical type and you want to try something a little more on the glam side, this nail salon in SM Megamall is the place you want to be!

Upon entering, right away I noticed the classic cupboard with little trinkets on display, and that itself already caught my interest.

The large, comfy armchairs were paired with legged furniture to give it the right amount of balance, so it isn’t too heavy on the eyes. Their individual seats are also separated by either a heavy curtain in what I believe is the hand/foot spa area for maximum privacy, or a glass panel in the mani/pedi area for a more open feeling, while still having that privacy you need.

The nail salon itself has a classical feel, with chair rails and wall panels in white duco finish and two varieties of fancy-looking (and feeling) wallpaper to give the room a little more character.

            Tips ‘N Toes offers a wide range of services, from extensions for your eyelashes, nail services, to massage and waxing services.


If you’re interested in spending some me-time in this nail salon, you may find details on the services they offer here or you may contact them through this number: (02) 635 9824.


Operating Hours:

Mondays to Sundays: 10:00AM – 9:00PM



Nail Ganic Lounge Organic Nail Spa

2nd Floor Eight Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City

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This nail salon speaks true of its name, as the interior is full of flowers, plants, and it even has a gigantic grass wall, in addition to their organic and vegan nail polish, of course.

Just after the reception, you are greeted with a full height built-in wooden shelf that showcases their nail polish and colorful flowers that provides the interior with movement aside from being an attractive welcoming piece.

The whole nail salon also uses neutral and natural colors—wooden floors, cream colored heavy curtains, and greens placed adjacent to blues, which create a fresh and bright aesthetic that is calming to the eyes.

Nail Ganic offers all around services such as hand and foot spas and body wraps that are earth-friendly and natural.


If you are in the area and would like to get your nails done in a refreshing atmosphere, I would recommend this nail salon. You may contact them through this number: (02) 893 3400 for your inquiries and reservations.


Operating Hours:

Mondays to Sundays: 11:00AM – 10:00PM

Nail Spa Lounge by Ellabell

5th Floor SM Megamall Atrium, Mandaluyong City

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            If you’re in the mood for getting your nails done in a nail salon that has just the right amount of fancy, Nail Spa Lounge will give you just that. Its interior features tall, rectangular fluted columns, a crystal chandelier, and a huge silky sofa that gives this nail salon that extra oomph, and by that I mean glam, with a Middle Eastern flair. Their mani/pedi area also has a gorgeous damask wallpaper-covered wall. But don’t you fret; although it sounds like it, the atmosphere is anything but intimidating. And its bright pink walls will perk you up and then calm you with their warm, moody lighting.

Nail Spa Lounge offers nail services with popular and trusted polish brands and waxing with products from Spain (hot wax) and ones that are homemade (cold wax).


Contact Nail Spa Lounge now through this number: (02) 4703790 to make a booking or visit their Facebook page for more details:


Operating Hours:

Mondays to Thursdays, Sundays: 10:00AM – 9:00PM

Fridays to Saturdays: 10:00AM – 10:00PM



Nail & Co.

2nd Floor Kensington Place, 1st Avenue cor. 29th Street Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City

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Deep in the Burgos Circle area, you will find this chic nail salon. The interior is in all black and white, with pink accents. Their furniture pieces get that aesthetic boost with the black outlines and patterned pillows. And through the layout of furniture, clients enjoying their leisure time get to have the privacy that they need. The interior of this nail spa in generally simple, yet you’ll still feel the right amount of fancy.


So if you want to “go chic”, you can reach them through this number: (02) 551 6508 or through their e-mail address ( and you may check out their Facebook page to learn more about them:


Operating Hours:

Mondays to Fridays: 11:00AM – 9:00PM (last call at 7:30PM)

Saturdays: 10:00AM – 9:00PM (last call at 7:30PM)

Sundays: Closed



The Nail Loft Hand and Foot Spa

Unit B-08 Basement Shopwise Commonwealth Ave., Holy Spirit, Quezon City, Metro Manila

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This nail spa isn’t in the areas I’d mentioned above, but I wanted to give this salon a special mention because this is one of the rare ones I’d used to visit frequently. Their atmosphere is so relaxing because of the music they play while you get your nails done, and you sit in these soft, glamorous chairs. Their walls are covered with colorful wall coverings, and they really brighten up the space even though their lighting remains moody and soft. Also by the reception counter they have these cute colored shelves where they display all their nail polish, ready for your selection.


If you’re interested in getting your much-needed me-time here, you can visit their Facebook page here: or you can call them at this number: (02) 470 4219


Operating Hours:

Mondays to Sundays: 10:00AM – 9:00PM



Manos Nail Lounge

Unit 2-I Crescent Park Residences, 30th St. Cor. 2nd Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila

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The interior of Manos Nail Lounge is quite interesting because this is the only nail salon I’d visited that had a dining table by the entrance. But after inquiry, I found out that while serving as a waiting area, the dining space also served as the eating area whenever they had spa parties—or sparties, as some people like to call it.

They have a small hallway that brings your vision to these lovely wooden high back chairs, all of which face the view outside, so you can enjoy some sights will you sit down, relax and get your nails done. But you may also choose to sit at their other wooden armchairs or their tufted and upholstered two seaters with armrests.

Because they don’t fill up the room with furniture, the space just feels very open and light. There are also multi-level decks that give the interior more character. Overall, this nail salon’s space feels balanced and unified because of the furniture that they used.


They offer nail services for women, men and even kids! So if you’re interested, you can learn more about their services on their website which can be found here: and you can give them a call through this number: (02) 478 4057


Operating Hours:

Mondays: Closed

Tuesday – Friday: 11:30AM – 9:00PM

Weekends: 10:30AM – 8:00PM




Nail Spa

5th Floor EDSA Shangri-La Plaza cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City


            If you’ve ever heard or watched the ABC series Revenge, you’d know that it takes place in the Hamptons, a popular area of New York, USA. This is what I imagined when I entered Nail Spa because this is the kind of interior I think they’d have over there.

If you’re looking for something more high-end, Nail Spa is one I would highly recommend. Padded walls, winged high back chairs, gold-finished tables, framed artwork, ombré walls—everything about this interior screams high-end, but its aesthetics and ambiance don’t disappoint. Everything is well balanced, from the furniture to the cove lighting to the cool, muted colors and patterns used throughout the space.

The exterior is framed by full height, sleek windows to invite people in, but its clients still get that privacy from the layout and orientation of the furniture. And all their furniture pieces are upholstered, which means you get maximum comfort while enjoying their wide array of services.


Their services include head-to-toe treatments, including massages, reflexology, waxing, and deep cleaning. Reservations and bookings can be made through this number: (02) 687 4991 and you can check out their website here:


Operating Hours:
Mondays to Thursdays: 11:00AM – 9:00PM
Fridays: 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Saturdays: 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Sundays: 10:00AM – 9:00PM
Note: Last call for services is approximately 1 hour before closing. Best to call for an appointment.



Nail. A. Holics Nail Salon and Spa

5th Floor SM Megamall B, EDSA cor. Doña Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

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            Nail. A. Holics is the “easy, breezy, beautiful” of the nail salons that I’d visited. Once you walk in, you immediately feel like you’re on vacation somewhere by the beach, and you’re getting your nails done on the sand. The first thing I’d noticed was their large picture walls, and then their furniture—all-white sofas and footstools with bold-patterned pillows. They even have special two-seaters that are covered with louvered walls and blue and green striped curtains, and there are simulated windows on the walls that act as mirrors to extend the space. What I loved about this nail salon was the fact that everything seemed so light on the eyes—minimal varieties of furniture, minimal lighting—but still, everything looked fresh and bright.


So if you’re looking for an easy, breezy manicure, hand/foot spa, or foot treatment, you may check out their website which can be found here: or their Facebook page here: and you can make a booking or reserve now through this number: (02) 584 6606.


Operating Hours:

Mondays to Sundays: 10:00AM – 9:00PM



Nailandia Nail Studio and Body Spa

3rd Floor, Bonifacio Stop Over, Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City

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The last nail spa I’ll be talking about, and probably my personal favorite, is Nailandia Nail Studio and Body Spa, located conveniently near my workplace. There’s just plenty to talk about in this interior. There’s the feature wall with well-lit shelves and cute trinkets, then there’s the different textured walls ranging from white bricks, plain and patterned wall covering. Of course there’s the quirky, eclectic furniture—from modern sofas with bold, colorful prints to the classical-inspired seating with oval backrests in plain color, patterned in either damask or stripes. They have a huge colorful mural of trees, which can be seen from the outside, and a gorgeous reception counter that’s made up of different-sized drawers with all these kinds of brass handles. There’s a lot going on yet the space still feels light, and I definitely felt a bit happier walking into this nail salon.


Nailandia Nail Studio and Body Spa offers a wide range of services as well as spa parties, so if you would like to experience this quirky interior for yourself, you may reach Nailandia through their Facebook page:; their e-mail address:; or through these numbers: 0917-8035436 / 907-3900.


Operating Hours:

Mondays to Sundays: 11:00AM – 11:00PM


I would like to offer a huge THANK YOU to all the amazing nail salons mentioned for being so accommodating to my mother and myself (and even for letting us take pictures!). We truly appreciate it. I really enjoyed seeing all the different interiors and would love to come back and sit down to get mani/pedi’s someday.


And to you, dear readers, choose your favorite and book your next mani/pedi and hand/foot spa now!


Work it, Make it, Do it, Makes us Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!

-Blog title from “Stronger” lyrics by Kanye West

Most of the people I know would say that I am not a bookworm/ library geek/ book lover and I definitely agree with them. I’m a visual type of a person and ideas are clicking right in front of me every time I see new design techniques through photos, travels and now social media like Instagram. Honestly, I would sometimes skip the captions and browse pages from books and magazines and focus on the art/ illustrations or advertising campaign that excites me.

Every morning, I start my day by browsing my design books, magazines or newsletters from my favorite designer brands and furniture shops around the world. This habit of mine started 6 years ago and for me, it’s like working out, going to the gym and keeping my design skills fit. I also encourage my design team to browse on latest trends and style through newsletters, social media and visit local art and design events.

Here’s The Top 3 Habits I would like to share to keep my design skills fit


  1. Regular visit at local bookstores.

Never underestimate your spare time at the mall. While waiting for my appointment, I always head to the nearest bookstore and browse for design magazines and latest books on the rack.

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  1. Subscribe or sign up for newsletter and blog of your favorite brand.

Start your day by opening those newsletters or design blog feeds. It will help your visual presentation techniques and will update you on the latest trends.


  1. Travel and visit museum/ art exhibits.

I know, sometimes it can be boring but paying a visit to your nearby museum really helps. It will help you get design inspiration and enhance your design skills.

My Favorite Book This Month


I’m a big fan of art workshop books and I will definitely learn a lot of art skills and techniques from this book.

Design Team’s Favorite Book


Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home by Elsie Larson & Emma Chapman

If your are a crafty person, you can try to read this book. It’s packed with different decorating/ styling tips and lots of do-it-yourself ideas that you will enjoy

-Rose Resoles, design supervisor


Design Mom by Gabrielle Stanley

As a mom, it’s difficult for me to keep things organized. This book will help moms like me in getting great ideas and guides on how to design a perfect home and living with an organized room with kids.

-Jelyn Soriano, design consultant


Featured product/ shop

Fully Booked

SM Mall of Asia Branch G/F South Wing SM Mall of Asia, Bay Boulevard

How to Deal With That Awkward Moment When Your Prospect Client Says “NO”

I’m really thankful for all the done deals, inquiries and feedback we’ve received these past months. Since I started our website using our own domain,  we doubled our search engine optimization and inquiries from Google links and social media accounts. It really helps! But it wasn’t that easy. Since we don’t have Web Developer, I ended up doing our own SEO, links, etc. and I’ve enjoyed it! I always develop our website layout, features and theme almost every month.

In the past 6 months we have received 150-300 views per day on our website and social media accounts and this means more traffic, more inquiries and more prospect clients.

With all the inquiries, quotations, deals and transactions I have encountered, here are some top reasons why I received “NO”:

  1. Your design fee is too high
  2. I don’t like your initial idea/ concept board
  3. We’ve found another designer that we felt we have a “personal connection” with
  4. We’ve decided that we won’t hire a designer at this moment
  5. You can’t tell me your design fee via phone that’s why I won’t hire you

OUCH! That hurts for someone like me who is a go-getter, gives my heart and my very best in everything that I do and who doesn’t believe in NO.

We can’t force something that is not meant to be for us, so I have learned to move on quickly and here are some of my responses to these awkward situations:

  1. Your design fee is too high

My response: I can’t argue enough on what amount is to “too high” for every person. What is “too high” for you might be “too low” for someone else. As for me, we have researched and based our design fee on the published rate of professional interior designers. We also dedicate our time and effort to continuously enhance our design techniques through travelling here and abroad, attending seminars/ trainings and visiting trade expos and latest exhibits. We devote our selves to improve our design skills so that we can be better designers for our current and future clients.

  1. I don’t like your initial idea/ concept board

My response: Usually when a prospect client requests for design fee quotation, I include a concept board (my initial idea for the space) which this is free of charge. As we move forward and agree on the design contract, that’s the time that we dedicate our time and effort in custom interior design based on their personal style. Great things in life are free! right? Do we have to complain? hahaha

  1. We’ve found another designer that we felt we have a “personal connection” with

My response: Ooh.. that “personal connection”.  Well.. me too, I want to hire someone who shares the same values, principle and same work attitude as I do. This is too personal and I don’t want to blame anyone if this is the reason why my prospect says no. I simply reply.. It’s cool, no worries (This means we are not meant to be).

  1. We’ve decided that we won’t hire a designer at this moment

My response: In some cases, people realize that they need to enhance their space and they can’t do it on their own, so they seek for a professional. When the professional provides them proposal/ professional fee they tend to disregard their will to enhance their space because they think it’s too expensive to hire them. BUT in most cases when I asked my clients why they hire me, they said that they have tried doing their own renovation but it didn’t worked and they’ve spent a lot of time and money doing trial and error. Instead of saving money, they regret that they should have sought professional help first to avoid common mistakes and improve their lifestyle within their space.

  1. You can’t tell me your design fee via phone that’s why I won’t hire you

My response: I really can’t discuss and negotiate my professional fee via phone because for me it’s too tacky and informal. I make it a point to put everything in writing and in print so that I can clearly explain the details and scope of work of my design contract. You can’t expect me to dictate my design fee via phone without defending or even backing up data on why I charged that amount.


What I usually do when I received rejection thru emails and feedback?

Just like a normal person (with emotions), I tend to feel sad and disappointed. But I guess I have learned how to move on quickly. The moment I received the bad news, I reflect on the situation and what went wrong. I write down my mistakes and find ways on how to improve my negotiation skills so that next time I can avoid the same mistake. I point out some mistakes and difficulties I have encountered and search for articles and books on how to deal and avoid it. I pray to the Lord for guidance on what to do next, give my very best on the next client and God will do the rest.

How do I deal with this kind of awkward situation?

  1. I divert all my negative energy like frustrations into positive ones like perseverance
  2. I immediately search for answers how can I improve and develop my business skills
  3. I review my business plan, portfolio, website and social media accounts and improve it as best as I can
  4. I stick to our brand features and personality; WORK HARD+STAY HUMBLE
  5. I keep it cool, calm and collected
  6. I seek for mentorship thru Youtube videos featuring my favorite business tycoons
  7. I research on what my company pegs do: Victoria Beckham, ZGallerie, Rachel Zoe, etc.
  8. I re-layout and re-design my website with more informative and valuable content
  9. I pray to the Lord for help, enlightenment and guidance on my decision making


Here’s an online article that helped me cope up with this situation.

6 Surprising negotiation tactics that get you the best deal


  1. Share information
  • Studies have shown that revealing some information, even when it’s unrelated to the negotiation, increases the outcome

2. Rank order your priorities

  • Grant recommends another approach called rank ordering. His research shows that you are able to achieve better outcomes by ranking and leaving all the issues on the table and being transparent about it. That way both parties can compare their rankings and determine what the full set of options really are
  1. Go in knowing your target price and your walkaway terms
  • It’s critical to do the research ahead of time here. You need your research to be based on firm data, as not only will it provide more confidence and power to you, but it also reduces the chance that you’ll throw something crazy out there
  1. Make the first offer
  • Higher prices make the buyer focus on the positives, while lower ones invite focus on the downsides. In other words, we find data that supports this anchor
  1. Don’t counter too low
  • Let the other person know that their offer is way off, and go back in with a new reset. It also may be helpful to call out what you’re observing to redirect the conversation, i.e. you may be trying to test my thinking with that first offer, but here’s more of what I had in mind
  1. Counter offers make both parties more satisfied
  • Every buyer wants to feel that they got a good deal; every seller wants to feel as if they drove a hard bargain. Parties are most satisfied on both fronts if there was some back and forth


Hope you’ll find this helpful 😉



How to estimate wall paint and wallpaper

In choosing which type of wall finish to use on my interior depends on the approved design direction and budget of my client. Sometimes, a splash of color or textured pattern on wall can complete the overall look and ambiance that both my client and I want to achieve. Personally, I prefer textured wall paper with bold patterns for my accent walls, since this material is a bit expensive than paint, I typically select major areas that might create a visual impact for the space I design.

Here are some of the estimate guide I used during interior renovation that might help your DIY projects at home.


  1. Manual Paint estimate

step 1) Get the size of the area that you needed to paint step 2) Remember: 1 gallon of paint can cover up to 10 square meters Step 3) If you have 20 square meters, then you will need 2 gallons of paint

2. Davies Paint Calculator via

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Step 1) Especially for concrete walls, you need to apply first the neutralizer Step 2) Apply acrylic concrete primer and sealer Step 3) Then, apply latex putty to hide imperfections and rough surface Step 4) Then, apply latex paint in 2 coats or depending on your preferred amount of coating

4. Local Paint Suppliers

Boysen Paint: 292 D. Tuazon St. 1115 Quezon City # 364-3505 to 09

Davies Paints: all Wilcon Builders Depot Inc

Nippon Paint: 845-1176

5. Some of the projects we did using different color of paint as accent wall




  1. Manual wallpaper estimate

Step 1) Get the size of the area where you want to install your wallpaper Step 2) Check if the surface is flat and smooth, if not, you might need to prepare the surface before applying the wallpaper Step 3) 1 roll is equivalent to 5 square meters of coverage, if your wallpaper has intricate pattern, you might need to get extra rolls for allowance

2. Material and surface preparation needed

Step 1) On a perfect, flat and smooth wall surface you will only need the wallpaper roll and adhesive Step 2) Estimate how many rolls you will need and secure stocks to avoid delay during installation Step 3) For wallpaper with texture and patterns you need to be precise on the layout to match the pattern

3. How many square meters does 1 roll of wall paper can cover?

1 wallpaper roll can cover 5 square meters

4. Sample computation

Wall measurement: 5 meters length x 2.70 meters height = 13.50 sq. mtrs or 3 rolls of wallpaper

5. Local wallpaper supplier

DM Wallpaper: 2392 Pres. Sergio Osmena Manila # 524-6811/ 208-8043

CWC Industries Inc.: 2 Zaragoza St. Quezon City # 714-1115

6. Sample projects that we used wallpaper as accent wall

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Wallcrown: Unit CS 242 Home Depot BGC Taguig # 291-1272









Studio @ The Knightsbridge Residences Makati City


My client already bought this unit with fully furnished option (together with 1 sofa bed, 2 dining chairs, 1 small dining table, 1 center table plus appliances like ref, microwave oven and cooktop)


They want to revamp the space, add decors and accents all over the place.


My client and I wants to maintain the open plan and functional layout without adding partitions or wall to separate the room. Since there is limited time to furnish the entire room, we opt for ready made furniture pieces and hire cabinet contractor who can deliver and install our custom cabinets within 7-8 days. And to make the room more homey+soft+comfortable, we added heavy off-white side curtains on our window.


We re-used the sofa bed they already own and bought additional mattress on top of it. To make it look like a decent bed, we ordered custom made padded headboard and installed it on the wall. The decorative wall mirror was bought from Canada by my client, this is the most inexpensive way to create illusion of space.


We created intimate dining area by adding art work on wall and drop light.

For me, interior design and decoration expense should work within my client’s budget. It doesn’t have to be all-new items or changing the entire look of the space. I usually ask my client’s workable budget and what item (s) they want to maintain or re-use and then we study/ discuss if it’s workable or not. At the end of the day, my client is happy (by not exceeding the budget) and I am happy… hoping that I was able to inspire them to aim for better things, better lifestyle and better environment without spending too much or more than they can afford.

To know more about our design projects, events and latest travel you may send your “Hello!” to this email address:

Have a great day ahead 😉



All about desk+organizer+home office filing


Photo taken from our conference room at Fort Legend


Meeting room at Fort Legend


My messy home office desk


My DIY desk organizer.. I love SPAM!


My home office drawing desk @ our balcony. I’m so inspired to draw and sketch design concepts from our balcony.


Messy desk with lots and lots of toy car collection 😉


My very FAB calendar which I bought from local bookstore.

Discover some of the stylish desk and organizers (we love) with details on where to buy it.

(photo credit to owner and website)


Ground Floor Mos Design Building Bonifacio High St. (formerly 9th Avenue) Taguig City Center, Bonifacio Global City

Tel. (632) 856.2748 Ext.1

Tel. (632) (0917) 572.7974

Fax (632) 856.2745


Desk and Cabinets


  • desks and chairs come in a variety of colours and a choice of bases
  • with integrated Bluetooth enabled speakers and storage space as well as easy cable management
  • the Cupertino desk is available in two sizes as well as a wall-mounted version



Main store:   #14 Araneta Ave., Quezon City

Tel: (632) 716-0655/Fax: (632) 714-112


Veneer wood top, chromed steel frame










Cupcake Secretary Desk

Drop-leaf desk with drawers in painted finish
KD tanguile (Philippine mahogany) frame. Full extension drawer glide


White Desk

Desk with drawers and cabriole legs in painted finish
KD tanguile (Philippine mahogany) frame


Kelly High Desk

High desk with drawers in distressed finish
Old wood frame


Main Branch:
Retail, wholesale, and order inquiries.

Korben Place
91 Roces Avenue
1103 Quezon City,

Tel. (632) 375-1069, 412-6487
Telefax 374-2442








Power Plant Mall
Stall 314 Level R3 Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
(632) 757.3096


desktop putting stationery


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pen holder


10A Alabama St., New manila, Quezon City





Vintage vanity

Hope you’ll find my post inspiring and don’t be afraid to personalize your work station because you will be spending your 8-10 working hours on that spot so try to make it fun and exciting 😉

To know more about our design projects, events and latest travel you may send your “Hello!” to this email address:

Have a great day ahead 😉



One Eastwood Place


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One Eastwood Place design concept for 1 bedroom unit

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Since we have narrow living room, we placed end to end mirror at the back of sofa to create illusion of space by reflecting the other side of the room.

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To break the narrow-looking room, we installed lattice work to create partition/ division for dining and living room. This type of divider and screen will allow air conditioning or natural ventilation to flow freely around the room.

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From existing and developer’s layout, the kitchen was placed in front of main door. This is a great opportunity to showcase the kitchen by adding glass mosaic tiles on splash board and custom-built bar counter that will also serve as breakfast nook.

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I hope you’ll find this topic helpful and thank you for reading my post 😉

To know more about our design projects, events and latest travel you may send your “Hello!” to this email address:

Have a great day ahead 😉



Luxe Living at The Gramercy Residences

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Talk of the town, the most in-thing and popular club lounge in the Metro today
71 Gramercy, located at the 71st floor of this astonishing private residences…The Gramercy

For this unit, I decided to go for violet accents since were dealing with gold and yellow tones on the bed sheets.

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My client already owns this gorgeous queen size bed frame with drawers on both sides

(for additional storage)
and I’m loving it. I am inspired with the beautiful things and collection that my client already have. My designs were not “all new” because I want it to be more practical and personalized so I usually dig in to my client’s collection and inventory items and put them in use.

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From the original location of TV (facing bed) my client and I decided to relocate it to create proper living and entertainment area at living and dining room.

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I’m lovin’ this classic-European table lamp that was shipped directly from Scotland.

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My client wants to have a little bit of privacy at the bed space and we used glass partition to maximize the natural light during daytime.

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The closet size is around 60 depth and 90 length CM that was already provided by the developer (Century Properties) upon turn over. To make our budget work, we didn’t get rid of the existing built in closet and we purchased small dresser desk with mirror and drawers.

Mirrors… Mirrors… Mirrors… such a big help when you’re dealing with small space. It instantly gives you illusion of space.

We also added some tiles as splash back for excess water and oil while cooking/ using the kitchen.

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Essensa East of Forbes

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Design proposal for 3-Bedroom unit at Essensa East of Forbes

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Design focuses on warm colors with accent of black and red. Eclectic Style with artistic combination of Greek Klismos inspired chair and modern furniture on living and dining room

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Dining area with focus on geometric pattern and fret design

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Spacious master bedroom with lounge area for early morning coffee+news+relax moment

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Master bedroom with floor to ceiling headboard panel with mirror to create illusion of space and height

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Stylish condo unit for Modern day Manila Girl

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My client for this project is a young professional and stylish Manila Girl who wants to have minimalist approach on her first condo unit. For me, she represents the modern day Manila Girl who works hard for what she wants to accomplish, very independent and enjoys city life with perks of having her own place near commercial establishments and office.

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For this unit, especially on the living room, I noticed that there is exposed beam near the TV/ cable and power outlets. What I did as a solution, I concealed that beam with mirror (with plywood backing) and match or paired it with another mirror with same size on the other side to have balance effect.

1-BR Unit at Pioneer Woodlands, Boni Mandaluyong

The unit doesn’t have drop ceiling, the maximum ceiling height (seen on this photo) is around 2600 mm from finished floor line. Technically it is not low, but I want to retain that high/ maximum ceiling height so I placed cove ceiling on the side as accent. With collaboration with my client’s idea, we used color changing LED strip light as accent for our cove ceiling. Controlled by a remote, you can change the color of the light and even the speed of the transition.

Instead of traditional dining chairs and table, my client wants to have bar stools and bar counter as her dining set.
Pretty amazing because we can still use the lower portion of the bar counter as storage for wine and wine glass or kitchen ware.

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Sliding door works well with limited space. For this project, we maximized the storage space from floor to ceiling. The closet/ wardrobe area in sliding door and the upper part with door cabinet in concealed hinge.

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This amazing ceiling lamp has built in fiber glass fan that when turned-off the fan will fold (hidden)
available at WILCON HOME DEPOT cost around P 20, 000+++

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