Thursday, May 12, 2011

Pican Interior Official Website

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Interior Design Planning Checklist

Step One:
First figure out what the maximum amount of money you have available for the upcoming project. This step is often overlooked. Once you commit to the budget, you can then make clear decisions concerning what will be done when. Your money will control how much change you will accomplish.
Step Two:
Make a list of what you want done. This sounds simple, but requires some discipline. Pictures help in this process. Select photographs from magazines and catalogs that illustrate design elements, furniture, colors, woodwork, etc. that you like.
Your list must contain priorities. Be realistic. Indicate the things / rooms / projects that are absolute musts. Keep in mind that you should work in some type of order. Don't organize projects such that workmen walk through or past rooms or hallways that were just finished! They could ruin brand new work. Use common sense.
List priorities with each project or room. Keep in mind that it is easy to add an area rug, furniture or window coverings, but hard to change wallpaper or permanent fixtures.
Step Three:
Once you have your budget and wish list(s), it is time to call in a professional. Start this task by asking friends if they have used a pro. Consider visiting designer show houses to see the flavor of designers.
You need to feel comfortable with a professional. Ask them pointed questions about past jobs. Ask for references. See if you can't visit past jobs. At the very least, look through photo albums of their past jobs.
Talk in great detail about the fees your professional will charge. Get all points in writing. Ask the professional for a written proposal regarding their scope of work. Find out just what they will be doing to earn their fee. A true professional will not get defensive at all with this procedure. If they do, you need to find someone else to work with!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Project: Avida West Tower

Project Proposal: Software Focus International

Project Proposal: Legaspi Towers 5B


The Interior Designing of your home may be done with the help of the gifted Interior Designer.  They will help you to choose the correct shade right for your home. But interior lighting always plays an important role in designing premises.To create a proper tone for appropriate area, lighting shouldn’t be bright enough and but should provide a good lighting such that people are not putting too much strain on their eyes. Correct amount of light is quite crucial as too much of light can almost cast a shadow whereas too low light can make you end up looking pale, in your dining area, the food looks even tastier. If every wall has a different color, therefore, walls will absorb different amount of light. So before installing any type of lights, it is necessary to keep this factor into consideration.
You might have your home decorate with beautiful interior designs but if you don't have the perfect balance of the lighting with the furniture, you are surely missing something in your life. Poor lighting interior design is quite common as most of the people are not aware of the exact requirements for them. Therefore, they end up having an irritable behavior most of the time.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Are Interior Designer & Decorators Affordable?

Yes! Whether your budget is large or small, the professional designer or decorator has the expertise to work within it. The fees or charges are more than offset by what you save in time, hassles and errors.

Discussion about the budget and the designer or decorator’s fees are essential to ensure you have a clear understanding of the method of charging before work starts.

Fee structures can be negotiated and include the possibility of a fixed design fee, fees based on a percentage of the value of the project, or charged on a time basis. An alternative basis is for the designer or decorator to submit a quotation for the cost of the work required, including or excluding design fees. Any combination of the above methods of working with a designer or decorator may be discussed and agreed to.

Only when you have approved the basis of charging for fees and services should your designer or decorator proceed with your project.

General Tips on Interior Design

If you just bought a new house and will start decorating, keep the walls simple and majority of the walls plain especially if you are the typical Filipino who keeps accumulating things over the years and can't throw away anything because of sentimental reasons. So that when you move in your furniture, wall decors and accessories, the rooms will not look cluttered.

● If you are buying new furniture, measure your room and the furniture. Scale the room & furniture on cutout newspaper: 1 feet = 1 inch and see if the furniture are proportionate to the room. Make sure there are ample spaces to walk around your furniture.

● Feel free to mix and match different styles of stuff, like contemporary furniture with oriental pieces. Just don't over do it. Make sure they blend together.

● One way to beautify a room even if the walls are plain white is by putting moldings or cornice on the ceiling edge and baseboards.

● If you want to make a room look bigger, use mirrors. they give you an illusion of more space. Colors too affect the illusion of space. A monochromatic color scheme (one/similar color with different shades) like off whites, cream & beige will give you an appearance of more space while warm colors like red and yellow will give an impression of a smaller space. On the other hand cool colors like blue and green will give an openness appearance.

● When choosing a new color for a wall, paint a section of the wall and observe it for a few days at different times. It is a good idea to paint one shade lighter than your sample swatch. Almost always, the color on your sample will look brighter on a big wall than on a small swatch.

● Don't use gloss paint on ceilings, they will show imperfections specially at night when you open the lights.

● It is advised that you don't use strong colors on areas that you frequently use. But you can be more daring with colors on hallways and staircases where you just pass by and don't really stay as often like your bedroom.

● Install your picture frames on eye level, putting them high on the wall makes your ceiling seem lower. Aside from the fact that people will have to gaze up to look at your picture.

● If your floor is made of concrete, tiles or any stone material, put area rugs to make your room cozy and rotate your rug /carpet once in a while to even out the wear and tear.

● Use inexpensive garden pots as indoor planter by painting and decorating them.

● Your garden affects a great deal in beautifying your home but be cautious with big plants, shrubs and trees. They can be hiding places for burglars.

● It is also a good idea to put gravel near windows so you (or your dog) can hear if somebody is trying to peek inside.

● Lights are deterrent to thieves. Light your house exterior more than the inside of your house when going to bed.

● In designing, the overall look of your home is paramount. From your furniture, wall colors, to lighting fixtures, everything should be proportional, balanced and harmonious. A small and delicately carved side table may be beautiful as a piece of furniture but it may not blend well next to a bulky and oversized living room set. Always consider other elements in a room when choosing your furniture, drapes, etc. Ask yourself it is the right size & scale, color and style. If the answer is yes, go ahead and trust your instincts.

● Your home should reflect your personality. You can hire an interior designer or decorator, but in the end it should be you and your family's character that should reflect in your home. Go along only with suggestions that is pleasing to you.
Remember that a beautiful home is a home that is beautiful to it's owner.

About Me

As a designer and contractor, I enjoy my work; spaces and nature is my inspiration. I look for convenience, beauty and style with professionalism and harmonious designs. With dealing with every client, small or big project, I seek to create a harmonious relationship with them, to the extent that I can fully understand their needs and priorities; so that we can both enjoy the construction process. I am meticulous in terms of using natural light. With very project, I seek to create well organize spaces, interpreting clients’ needs. I enjoy the process of construction, discovering things, experimenting on the process; I enjoy beauty and passionate on embodying my potential and creativity in collaboration with my client. I make each project as my own in search for excellence as a personal distinctive element. My passion and playing with lighting and color, to bring life on its own and creating an ambience and the intensity.
I always seek to give my clients’ needs, convincing what they really want, asking for inspirations from the pictures and the things that surrounds them, the functionality they need in order to develop an outcome of having house of their dream. It is a privilege to work who really knew what they really want. I think this is essential to obtain beautiful design.
Since I was young, I have this passion on discovering the way interior design works.


Glass tile is by far the hottest tiling material on the market nowadays. It's being requested by most of my client. It's so popular because it can be used everywhere, in my case I used it as tile accents on bath area and back splash on my kitchen. You can use it anywhere that you would use ceramic tiles. It also has a more affordable twin--recycled glass tile. Glass maintains its luster and high quality when re-formed, and many varieties of glass tile look just like new tile. And you don't have to worry about glass tile being more prone to break or shatter. I strongly suggest that you choose the right adhesive. It is a common problem when glass tile is not installed correctly or when the wrong adhesive is chosen that moisture gets trapped under the glass tiles. This can cause severe mildew and mold growth over time. They suggest that you use a sand-based thinset adhesive (ABC Tile Bonding Adhesive) to help keep this problem from occurring.

If you are doing the installation yourself, bring exact measurements and a detailed drawing or a set of blueprints to the showroom, so that a salesperson can help you specify the order. If you are using a professional to install your design, let him or her handle the order to avoid any finger-pointing should a shortage of glass tiles or missing trim pieces occur, resulting in a delay.

Simple glass tile installations can often be handled by do-it-yourselfers, but others require the experience and skill of a professional. After spending good money for a quality product, you may not want to take a risk by spoiling it with poor craftsmanship.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Curtain is a piece of cloth intentional to block light. Curtains are often hung inside of a window to block the passage of light, for instance at night to aid sleeping, or to stop light from escaping outside the building, but often for privacy reasons. In this application they are also known as "draperies. Various architectural structures around the curtain can minimize air drafts, but usually they are just used for decoration and make rooms feel cozier.

If you’re looking to update your curtains, we may be able to help you, from choosing the right size, color and fabric that suited to your taste and design, we have the most beautiful fabrics to choose from.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

FLOORING IDEAS: Laminated Flooring

A flooring material such as laminates is gaining popularity in homes, offices, and retail businesses. Laminated floors offer unique look with organic touch. It can last for decades if they are properly installed and maintained. They are likely to last longer than vinyl and carpet.

It is not a secret that one of the selling point of laminate flooring is its ease of installation and maintenance. In fact, this is one of the features that are heavily promoted. With today busy lifestyles, it isn't that big of a surprise as why to laminate flooring has been a best seller. It is durable, presentable and unique. However, it also has its own downsides although its positive points overshadow the negatives. Easy maintenance means less time concentrated effort on cleaning and more time running the more important minutiae of your life!

Monday, May 2, 2011


Your bedroom is the most important room in the house, so than your living room, bathroom, kitchen. Regardless of its size, it’s the room where you ought to feel most comfortable. Even if your room is small, more like of a shoe box, you can make most out of it if you only plan. It’s all about organization.


The good news is that you don’t need a lot of space to be organized. A floor to ceiling shelf will do, most especially if you have a high ceiling, maximizing its potential for your organizational and space saving plan. Drawers and shallow boxes under the bed are great for storage of linens. A few key comforts can take your bedroom from the realm of purely comfortable to downright homely. While a few well placed art works, some family memorabilia such as photo and a good lamp next to a reading chair completes the relaxing bedroom.

Project Proposal: Mansala Rockwell


Living Room and Family Room- What's the difference? One gets used and the other doesn't.

Family Room- A family room is a typically defined as informal multi-purpose room where family gather to talk, study, play or watch TV. The key to small family room is to use only as much as space as you really need. For instance, some people keep their computer here, usually accompanied by a small desk and additional equipment, such as TV. In my Project: Avida, a carved alcove in one wall, where I will place the TV to keep the room's function.

Living Room-Often the first guest's used to see first. Limiting the number of pieces of furniture in Project: Avida keep it's function and simplicity, keeping it as open as possible and kept the circulation in this area.