Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My house is a star!

Okay, so I know I've been gone forever! Blasted Internet connection! And darn busy schedule, too! But I am back now with very happy news. This is what's thrilling Vince and me to bits this week:

That's Real Living's latest book and my house is the cover!!! Of course, the photo looks much better than the actual thing (see here). That's because they had to style that little space so that it'll be more photogenic. So they fixed the curtains, grabbed the garden stool from the foyer, the crystal vase and Rustan's orchids from beside the TV, the suitcases from under the coffee table, the felt rabbits from the shoe cabinets, and the editorial assistant's bag from her shoulder... Et voila! Now it's cover worthy.

Grab your copy of Real Home Ideas 5: Small Space Solutions from your favorite bookstores and magazine stands now for only P195 a book. I'm definitely getting a few! My home just became a star!

Update: The book will be officially launched on June 23, Wednesday, at the SM Megamall Atrium at 4:30 PM. I'll try to be there, of course! If you want to attend the launch and get a free book (Book 4, though), do send an email to abigail.pinili@summitmedia.com.ph to register.


  1. I've always been a fan of your house ever since your first post about it. :)

    Congrats on having it on the cover of a book (a book, gosh, ang galing!).

  2. Haha, ya, buti pa yung bahay, no?

  3. me too, i always thought that ur house is amazing... even if i've only seen photos... congrats frances!!!

  4. Tee-hee, thanks for the plug! See you at the launch of our baby!:)

  5. P.S. You know I think the photo in this post was the initial cover. The final one shows a bit of the brown bunny. And that ed assistant's bag has probably been in more magazine photos than I have! Haha. Useless trivia.:D

  6. So pretty! I love the tiffany blue wall! I want my future kitchen to be all black marble and tiffany blue.

  7. But you were in a Stylebible piece :) I can only dream of being in one.

  8. Tisha, ya, sabi nga nila Rache and Gwynn, that bag is famous!

    Crickette, thanks!

    Kace, go! A house is fun. And if you get bored after a few years, just repaint!

  9. My husband bought this book! Your house looks great Frances - I especially love that mirror you have over your writing desk (and the desk itself of course is too cute)!

  10. Hi Frances,

    We are running a contest for Real Home Ideas 5: Small Space Solutions. Hope you can make a little mention on your next post or tweet.

    You may find it here: http://www.houseofonika.com/2010/06/small-space-solutions-by-real-living.html

    We really appreciate it. Thanks a lot!

    All the best,
    House of Onika Team

  11. I have a copy of that issue, your house is so nice! I love the colors.


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