One of the most exciting parts of constructing a house is doing the interiors. But trust me, it’s the most challenging. Behind all the glitz and glamour of a space entails getting down and dirty with the details PLUS making them all work together.
My team: My former teacher from PSID (Philippine Shool of Interior Design) Mark Perez and former classmate Lesley Yiu, both from Empire Designs.
For me, a person’s home is an extension of one’s self. The space should reflect style, character and showcase your personality. I highly recommend working with an Interior Designer to execute your vision because sourcing… site visits and knowing the specifications of materials/measurements is a bitch. Trust me. BUUUT it’s essential that you’re involved in the whole process too, especially choosing the finishes.
Snippets of the construction of our booth when I was an Interior Design Student. You can read more about my experience, here: http://catarambulo.com/life-philippine-school-interior-design/
If there’s one thing to sum up everything I learned in Interior Design School (PSID), it’s “The Devil is in the Details”.
Rough renders of our future house. It’s a collaboration between #CatArambuloInteriorsXEmpireDesigns.
Here’s a sneak peek of our future home. It’s a work in progress and were still constantly “modifying” things every single day. Thank you Mark and Lesley for being so patient with me.
First order of business: marble finishes. We’ve have worked with Euroasia in the past and we’re so happy with them. Quality is great. Price is fair. Service and after sales service is fantastic. And my favorite part, they have an amazing selection of some classics, very unique and extremely exotic pieces which is sourced from around the world.
Here’s a rough sketch of the proposed design for our feature wall.
Note: Our living room design is still a work in progress. Since we have an area with high ceiling, we wanted to have a feature wall. But we can’t finalize anything until we find the “perfect” marble slab.
These were some of our design inspirations.
We went to the Euroasia Showroom in Greenhills and did a shortlist of some of the flooring. I didn’t want to confirm anything because we wanted to see the whole slab. It’s easier to visualize the design if you know exactly what you’re working with.
Our solution: Go to mothership, the warehouse and see ALL the stocks of Euroasia in Valenzuela. Watch our video, HERE:
Check out the other slabs that caught my eye:
Crazy good right??? These are just a few. They have over 200+ different slabs to choose from. Check out some of their bookmatch selections. Oh and FYI, marble bookmatching means: is matching two (or more) stone or marble surfaces, so that two adjoining surfaces mirror each other.
Here’s some of the bookmatched marble slabs that are currently available or can be sourced:
Ugh, I can’t breathe. Check out the slab that topped my list and made our visit worthwhile. It was literally love at first sight:
It’s not the bookmatched slab that we envisioned BUT it’s one of the most stunning marble slabs I’ve ever seen. She’s from Turkey and is absolutely exquisite!
- 1. Have your floorplan and pegs ready. But be prepared to adjust based on what material and designs are available.
- 2. It usually takes 2-4 months to ship and source for marble. Most of the slabs are indent so keep that in mind. You need lead time!!!
- 3. Visit the Euroasia in Valenzuela to choose your slab(s). Marble is a natural stone, varies in color and design. Plus it doesn’t come cheap so you might as well see ALL the possible options and choose which one will work best for your space.
Mr. Rene Pilor, Gerard Adarayan, Mr. Jimmy Lam VP of Euroasia, ME, Angie Mariano and IDr. Mark Perez of Empire Designs
Special thanks to Mr. Jimmy for taking time out on a Sunday to personally assist us. And to Angie Mariano and Mark Perez. THANK YOU!
Always remember: The Devil is in the Details.
Til my next post… I forgot to mention… Euroasia sells an amazing selection of granite too!
For more information, visit: http://www.euroasiagranite.com/home/
Main Office: Euroasia Place 206-B Paterno St. San Juan City | Email email@example.com | +632 7442004 | +632 7263637 | +632 7263638 | +632 7274867
Showroom: MC Home Showroom Stall No: CS 199 32nd St. corner Bonifacio Boulevard Global City, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. | +632 8156830
- Cat Arambulo-Antonio