I did some styling for Metro Home

 

 

A few weeks ago, I spent an afternoon at Ito Kish’ store in Nicanor Garcia St, Makati. Our friend, Carlo Tadiar asked us to do a spread for his magazine, Metro Home. The idea was to ask three designers to set up the same exact table and corner. Carlo invited me, Ito and Miguel Rosales. I tried to say no and stalled as long as I can. Busy was an understatement. But eventually it pushed thru and we had fun while doing it.

 

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And how the opening spread looks like. Yes, I included a Daphne chair in the background.

 

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I chose to do a tea party setting – something young, playful and feminine. I was thinking of my kids while choosing my items. These photos were taken using my Olympus PEN EP3. I was playing with the art filters.

 

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It all started with this set of stackable square plates. I found them in Dimensione. Loved the Palladian architecture details printed on them.

 

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Then I saw the grass-like place mats. So instead of doing something ultra modern and architectural, I went the playful route.

 

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And I couldn’t not have these. Fell in love with the print and packaging of these precious soaps in Dimensione. I had to have them in the photo. So I set them up like little petit fours on a cheese plate from Alessi (I couldn’t find a cute cake plate).

 

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These bears are actually nylon eco bags. I thought they’d be good party favours. Here they are leaning on my whimsical teapot from home.

 

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And I was running out of ideas and needed some colour so I picked up these playful glasses also from Dimensione. The napkins are actually waffle fabric tea towels from Ito Kish store. I just folded them to make them look like napkins.

 

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Then I thought it needed more softness – so I brought out my Cath Kidston tea set.

 

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And to pull everything together, I placed little bolster pillows on the back of each chair. Luckily Ito had some floral pillows in his store.

 

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Here’s the current Metro Home issue. It’s also available digitally on Zinio. Support, support! It’s a great issue. Lovely country homes.

 

 

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