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    #HeyjowQuarantineCorners: Fatima's Tropical Enclave

    There is an upside to spending our days at home: we can finally clean, declutter and even redesign our spaces. This new series called #HeyjowQuarantineCorners aims to inspire creativity and joyful living at home despite what's happening in the world right now. Let's explore these beautiful spaces together, which have been generously shared with us by friends. 

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    Model and entrepreneur Fatima Rabago-Muraoka's home exudes tropical calm with minimalist sensibilities.

    "I really want to live with a minimum amount of furniture and things as much as possible," shared Fatima, who is the founder of Agua Brazilian Swimwear. Her home features wide spaces that allow movement (she and her husband Hideo, who is also a model and entrepreneur, have been doing home workout videos) and meaningful family time. 

    "Most of the furniture is custom-made while other pieces are from travels so each has its own special detail," Fatima added.

    "Since the lockdown started, I’ve been organizing each room of the house, because since we moved I didn’t really have the time to do so since I was always busy between work, school and the kids. I concentrated on cleaning and removing instead of adding."

    The spacious outdoor areas allow the family to enjoy nature and catch a bit of the summer sun.  

    Which part of Fatima's house is your favorite? Share it in the comments!

    #HeyjowQuarantineCorners: Inside Sheila's Colorful Urban Jungle

    There is an upside to spending our days at home: we can finally clean, declutter and even redesign our spaces. This new series called #HeyjowQuarantineCorners aims to inspire creativity and joyful living at home despite what's happening in the world right now. Let's explore these beautiful spaces together, which have been generously shared with us by friends. 

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    Photographer and Heyjow Chief Visual Brand Storyteller Sheila Catilo started a new project while in quarantine – and it has turned her childhood home into the urban jungle of her dreams.

    “Since we just moved, it was like a fresh start for us. I was set on bringing new life into my childhood home through color and by adding plants to it, but did not know where to start. The lockdown gave me a chance to sit down and study how I could achieve it, and that is the story of how our indoor jungle came to be.”

    “My family has always been a fan of color, and I love how all the pieces in our house, living or nonliving, reflect us as a family.”

    “There is definitely a huge change from what it used to look like when the quarantine started. For instance, every corner with access to light like our windows, sliding doors, stairs and common areas have live plants. I’ve finally let go of our lone plastic cactus too and I consider that a huge achievement.”

    She and husband Jorem (who is also a photographer) started out with buying plants and tending to their garden – and it quickly became passion projects: Jorem with his concrete planters available on @thisexperiment and Sheila as a #plantita over at @readygetsetgrow.

    Sheila's plant babies nestled in concrete planters by @thisexperiment 

    A variety of plants can now be found in every corner of their home – in between furniture, on top of shelves, and even on the dining table, which is Sheila’s favorite spot in the house because she can see everything from there.

    “We don’t have fancy furniture - most have been here since I was a kid, and we got to revive them right before moving in. Our art pieces are by our kids and artist friends, photos taken by my husband and me, little things we’ve collected here and there like that huge metal clock we had to hand-carry on the plane. And while nothing is perfectly in place, what we love about it is it’s our space and its home.”

    What’s your favorite spot in Sheila’s home? Share it in the comments!  

    #HeyjowQuarantineCorners: A Mother's Day Celebration


    Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Thank you for making home a safe and happy place to be, especially at this time.


    Plates from @aranaz_ph | Table Napkins from @whiskdesigns | Paper Place Mat from @shimmerprints

     

    Yesterday, I set-up for Mother’s Day lunch with the help of my favorite local brands. I'm grateful for the women behind these brands who have become friends and who are so generous with their time and effort.

     

    Tray from @mydomesticityph | Anahaw Spoon Rest from Seek the Uniq | Food from Feliz Dish and Details

     

     

     

    Wearing @unif0rm and @coralswimwearph

     

    Thank you for making Mother's Day festive and memorable amidst our 'new normal'!  - Love, Joana 

    #HeyjowQuarantineCorners: Inside Anna's Quirky Mid-Century Modern Home

    There is an upside to spending our days at home: we can finally clean, declutter and even redesign our spaces. This new series called #HeyjowQuarantineCorners aims to inspire creativity and joyful living at home despite what's happening in the world right now. Let's explore these beautiful spaces together, which have been generously shared with us by friends. 

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    Rich in color and texture, Anna Cruz-Tayag's home is a bold mix of contemporary and vintage details with distinct pieces from her travels that add a touch of the exotic.

    "I love to buy home decor when I travel and adore interiors by Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler, and Martin Bullard," she shares. She describes her style as "Mid-century modern but fun and quirky" expressed in a mixture of wood, natural hues, pops of color and different textures.

    Anna's kitchen and dining area in particular boasts of an unapologetic mix of patterns - from the walls to the tableware. 

    Since the lockdown, Anna and her family (her husband is comedian and director Tim Tayag) have been finding ways how to do physical activities and somehow enjoy the outdoors. "We converted our garage into an instant gym, complete with equipment, gymnastics mat, and trampoline."

    "We also put an inflatable pool in our balcony for a feel of the outdoors since we love being under the sun. Now, every part of the house has become useful hangout spots!" 

    Which part of Anna's home is your favorite? Share it in the comments! 

    #HeyjowQuarantineCorners: Inside Chippy's Bold and Artsy Home

    There is an upside to spending our days at home: we can finally clean, declutter and even redesign our spaces. This new series called #HeyjowQuarantineCorners aims to inspire creativity and joyful living at home despite what's happening in the world right now. Let's explore these beautiful spaces together, which have been generously shared with us by friends. 

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    Entrepreneur Chippy Ledesma (@chippyledesma) has a distinct style when it comes to designing her home. She effortlessly mixes tropical elements with art pieces and animal prints set against bold cobalt-colored walls - almost like stepping into an artsy boutique hotel.

    "I aspire to be timeless yet unique, straying as far as possible from a look that is too polished, like an unlived-in showroom," Chippy shares.

    "I find peace in clean lines, contrasting textures, and a mix of modern and aged pieces. I also love to play with scale and I attempt to draw the eye to one dominant element, item, or area in a space," she adds. 

    "Since the lockdown began, I have been doing a lot of gardening, organizing, restyling and, most importantly, bonding with Lex, my husband, and our two adorable fur babies, Teri and Vito - usually in our garden since I really love al fresco settings."

    "I've also been rotating my special tableware collection to achieve that 'dining out' feeling. Dressing up and setting the table nicely is extremely therapeutic for me as it makes me feel that life is normal."

    Which part of Chippy's home is your favorite? Share it in the comments!