With all the time we have been spending at home lately, we have probably noted some areas for improvement already.
To give us a feeling of control over our environment, many of us are likely to have been tempted to makeover some of the rooms we frequent in the house.
As luck would have it, doing so by ourselves may not be too hard, especially with the guidance of interior designer Sophia Calima.
Having completed her Interior Design degree from the renowned Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy, Manila-born Sophia set about finding synergy between modern, western and eastern sensibilities. After honing her talents with stints with with Susan Fredman Design Group Chicago, Droulers Architecture Milan, Lor Calma and Partners Manila, The I.D. Dept Singapore, and Kenneth Cobonpue Cebu, she gained design chops that earned her the moniker “Home Designers That Should be on Your Radar” from Mega Publishing.
She recently launched a book series which is comprised of handy digital guidebooks targeting homeowners who want to make their design goals a reality.
These e-books showcase tips on measuring spaces properly, layout planning for good flow, choosing pleasing color schemes and putting all elements together to transform existing home spaces towards their real purpose such as:
Making the Living Room an inviting place to gather together with loved ones and share meaningful moments
Arranging the Bedroom as a place of respite where people can rest and recharge
And for those who have shifted to working from home, setting up the Home Office to be a place for focus and creativity.
To get your copies of these highly informative e-books, download from SophiaCalima.com at Php350 per book.
Sophia also offers eDesign, an affordable alternative to end-to-end design services wherein consultations, custom design, tips and shopping lists are all provided online with no need for the interior design team to step into the house. This service is ideal for DIYers or clients on a budget as well as those who want to limit physical access to their household spaces in accordance to quarantine restrictions.
For more details on eDesign, click here.
Being stuck at home has afforded us the great opportunity to make it the place we truly want to spend time in. Let’s take advantage of this chance and the excellent resources available to accomplish our home design goals.
Disclosure: Complimentary copies of the e-books were provided to facilitate this feature story.
Header photo Credit: Patrick Perkins on Unsplash
Examples of room design taken from Sophia Calima’s Instagram.