Ever since I moved into my own space at 23 years old, I’ve turned into a frustrated interior designer. Borne out of lack of funds, I had to be thrifty and practical in furnishing my home. I learned how to do it myself without the help of an interior designer because I had a tight budget. And there I found I had a knack for decorating spaces.
I love everything about design. But decorating a home and personalizing a space are things that I overflow with passion for. I feel that your space should reflect your personality. You should be comfortable and at ease with your surroundings. Not only should they be beautiful, but they should also be tidy.
Yes, I clean my own house. I treat my cleaning days as work out where I vacuum and wipe down my entire house. I love the feeling of laying on my floor after 3 hours of cleaning. It feels like I did cardio and weights, actually.
I am a firm believer in living minimally as well. I only keep what I need and I try to use everything I have. If I don’t use it regularly and I don’t love it, out the door it goes. Reading “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” influenced the way I like to live mindfully. I hope, dear readers, to impart the wisdom that having more more more things and eventually creating clutter is not the way to live.
Buying things impulsively and hoarding clutter our minds just as they do our homes. Would you rather waste money on 100 things you don’t really need or save up for the few things you REALLY want and will cherish for a looooong time? I value every single thing I own, whether it costs 50 pesos or 50,000 pesos. It’s easier to find things around the house when you have less. The point is, I try my best to be selective of what I purchase so that in the end, I create less garbage in this world.
Be happy with having only a few quality belongings and preserve them by loving them and keeping them clean. I will continue to post more home design videos after this. Until then, post your comments below. =)
Dave Oplado says
Love your HOME Ms. Bianca. ??? Hope fan like me get a chance to tour your Sanctuary. By the way first time i saw you is when im in 4th year High School. in Gaisano Casuntingan mall in Mandaue Cebu last 2013.. Hope to see you again my Idol.
Bianca D says
Lovely house, Marga. I mean Bianca. Maganda na yong house mo dati pero mas lalong gumanda ngayon. I especially like the bed and the stairs.
Hi! If it’s okay, may I know what’s the name of the store in San Juan? Where you bought your outdoor furnitures.
I like the idea that you think that way… I’m 16 and I barely buy things not that I don’t have money but because I want that money to be accessible when the time I will need it. Being minimal and tidy is what I’m aiming for. Thanks for sharing this lovely blog!
Thanks, great article.
Mark Encina says
Super love your new renovated townhouse Ms. Bianca! I really love every detail of your house especially your bedroom and rooftop. Kudos to you for being so creative and matipid! 🙂
Thank you! I’m Ilokana =)
Hi Bianca! Where in San Juan is that place that can copy anything?
Rachelle Ramilo says
I really love everything about your blog. Looking forward to reading more posts in the future! 🙂 (PS: I’m a fan. I hope more artists will be like you — inspirational, with beauty AND brains.)
Hahaha wow thank you! I’m just doing me. Being myself. I can do that here =)
Kathleen Navarro says
Hi Ms. Bianca, I would like to ask if you can share the shop in San Juan that customizes furnitures. Thank you so much! ❤️
I can’t remember the name of the store but its right on the street. Going to New Manila from La Salle Greenhills, it’s on the left side.
Really love your house Ate Biancs ?
Hi Ms. Bianca! I’m one of your followers in ig and my mom is an avid fan of your afternoon teleserye. Just saw your videos on how you decorate your own home. I am also like you. I am a frustrated interior designer but i really have passion in it. Please continue to inspire us to show your personal home designs. God bless you! ?
More videos coming up! Very very soon.
Liza Buendia says
So dainty! Luv it! It reflects your personality….
Liza Buendia says
So dainty! Luv it! Permission to copy some from your Home ❤️
By all means!
Your house is beautiful ❤️??
Gayle Castro says
Love your blog, your attitude and confidence in travelling is what i would want for myself, being free and enjoying the outdoors. I also loved your home, i was able to get some ideas on what kind of design i want for my home, and how my design should reflect in my personality.
Thank you for sharing all of this and i can’t wait for more
Awesome! Happy to hear you learned something =)
Charobelle T. Fetalvero says
Ms Bianca .. nice house and the way you decorate it! you’re such an inspiration and will definetely find a way to be a minimalist too .. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing and looking forward for more. you are loved!
Thank you! Keep reading!
The first when you had the shabby chic home i super love it na! This time the one i love most is what you did on top floor! Hope u could share your suppliers ie store in san juan etc.
More power! Hope you could feature DIY how to paint etc.
I just uploaded a video about this on youtube. check out my YouTube channel.