October 19, 2016
Written by Cat Arambulo-Antonio
Categories: Interiors

  1. Philippine School of Interior Design will always have a very special place in my heart. I spent my whole pregnancy with Asher going to classes in a wheelchair and his first 2.5 years of life doing tons of interior design work, plates and my rite to passage, the exhibit. You can read about that here: Life as a Mommy & PSID STUDENTAnd believe me, I was trained by the best Licensed Interior Designers the Philippines has to offer!

With that said, here are the 5 reasons why I love PSID Batch 2016’s Evolution Exhibit (Note: I was pregnant again last year and wasn’t able to make it. My bad!)

PSID 2016 Evolution

Funk & Art Master Bedroom

Katherine Guinhawa, Wilhelmina Madarang, Dezi Jasha Jeanne Orsos, Casey Uy, Jennifer Vargas, Dianne Versoza

1. Global, relevant and on point!

Just check out Booth 23 who designed the space for a millennial bachelorette in her mid to late 20’s who DJ’s. From the industrial feel of the Meatpacking District to gray stucco walls and pops of neon colors. Totally on point!

Evolution PSID Exhibit

Organic Opulence Lanai/Patio

Samantha Felisse Concha, Monica Layug, Carizza Leonor, Lynn Ogoy, Flory Christie Paguirigan, Reynaldo Parale

2. The designs are out of the box.

Check out how Booth 19 transformed log, timber and wood planks in to this amazing space. From unpolished sedimentary carbonate rocks to boulder shiny marbles. They’ve transformed seemingly irrelevant things to something beautiful and functional. All with sustainable materials!

PSID 2016 Evolution

Metallic Glam Kitchen

Marites Cuevo, Princess Mary Elisha Dumpit, Louie Gotinga, Jessy Ric Parada, Liam Razo,          Ian Kiby Ricohermosos

3. Ideas and a great source of inspiration.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love metallics and anything glam. I love how Booth 21 created a malleable setting fit for the chefs of the future. Diamond shaped details to hammered metal ceiling. Love!!!


PSID 2016 Evolution

Avant Garde Industrial Study/Library

Maria Carmela Dela Cruz, Mary Josephine Reyes, Adrienne Sia, Nikko Sotoridona

4. The students are ingenious. You will learn a lot!

Did you know that those curves are actually formed by straight wood? No it’s not bent! When you visit the exhibit, check out the shelves because they were designed to be moved around. It’s amazing how Booth 22 was able to maintain the rawness and unfinished look of the materials. It fascinates me how they were able to innovate and translate it to an unusual and yet futuristic vibe. Brilliant!

PSID 2016 Evolution

Tech and Trendy T&B

Bianca Beatrice Limpo, Catherine Mae Mendoza, Catalina Ysabel, Potenciano,                            Andrea Paula Portugal, Maria Hazel Joy Santos

5. It’s a great place to discover suppliers, be up to date with the latest technology and evolution of interior design.

Check out Booth 24 who incorporatd the latest technology in bathroom fixtures and design. They have everything from motion sensored mirrors, motion sensored toilets to the latest technology in bathrooms (etc.) You don’t need to look further because the graduating class of PSID has done the sourcing for you and they are more than happy to share their suppliers!

Here are some snippets of the things that caught my eye during my visit. You can watch my video here:


The exhibit will run until October 31. For more information, check out the details below:


Til my next post… Congratulations Batch 2016. You have earned your rite to passage!




- Cat Arambulo-Antonio


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