Making a home “livable” does not end after construction or renovation. You have to clean it, re-decorate it, maintain it and what not. I grew up in a “transforming” home. Every now and then, may pagbabago, be it with the arrangement of the furniture or additional rooms. Our home in Naga has undergone several renovations/extensions. Yan ang "bisyo" ng mga magulang ko. The latest was the construction of koi pond and grotto. No. We do not have a grandiose home but we have a decent home. Considering that shelter is one of our basic needs, my parents prioritized building a home over eating out or buying branded stuff. Back then, I never experienced wearing branded clothes or eating out every weekend. However, I also didn’t experience packing up and going from one apartment to another because we have our own home.
My mother would always tell me that one’s home is a reflection of his personality. Kaya dapat daw parating malinis, maayos at areglado. I admit, I was not that good at cleaning. My mom would always scold me for that. But you know, I was young...I had twisted way of thinking. Iniisip ko nun, mom will always clean up my mess (literally). Oh well, that was until I got married. I think I already mentioned here that I have the OC-iest husband. He hates clutter. He turns into a monster when he comes home to a cluttered home. With my desire to be proclaimed as the bestest wife ever (lol), I tried my best to keep up with his expectation. I hired the bestest angel/nanny. Lol. I kid. I kid...not! Okay. Let’s just that Baby C’s nanny (I already fired Diyosa and hired another one) is in charge with cleaning while I am in charge with prettifying and dressing up our home. Does changing throw pillow cases qualify as decorating a home? I think so. Haha. I do decorate our home according to occasion or my mood. See pictures below. (They are facebook photos. I still cannot transfer photos from my Ipad to PC.)
Some of the stuff in the above photos can be bought from the following:
Combi Blinds - Sigrid Window Blinds and Tint (09424950922) P8500 (3 panels combi blinds, 2 panels vertical blinds)
Dining Table - SB Furniture (Waltermart Makati) Between 12k to 14k, I forgot.
Dining Chairs - SB Furniture (Waltermart Makati) 4k each
Red Vase - M2M Surplus shop (Scout Borromeo cor Edsa, QC) P90
Throw pillow cases - Landmark P35 each
Sofa - Custom-made by Rio Raz (09396210737) P14k
We also bought paintings. I so love them that I think they deserve a separate blog post.
Thanks for reading.