SPOT.ph Picks: 15 Places to Shop Home Décor in Manila
There are lots of choices online and around the Metro for your decorating needs.
(SPOT.ph) Way before “sparking joy” became the aspirational mantra for busy homeowners, your typical Filipino home probably had shelves-full of angel figurines or stuffed toys of every character and kind. If you have somehow outgrown this collector’s phase, or were forced to downsize and let go of clutter along the way, your preference might now rest on just a few, select pieces that express your mature style and personal taste.
So if you’ve ever pinned photos of your dream room or home on Pinterest, then you would also know that it’s the finishing touches that could make all the difference. If you’re on a decorating mission in real life, check out these places, online and across the Metro, that offer a range of accents and décor for the home. You may want to pass on those angel figurines this time around.
There are a number of things that might catch your eye on a visit to Archipelago’s Glorietta shop. Elegant catch-all trays, playful tic-tac-toe and domino sets, and glass orbs made for tea lights are just some of the items on their lineup. If you go weak in the knees for polished patterns and hues. then you’ll feel right at home while browsing the shop. They currently have items on sale, so check out their social media pages and start marking your favorites.
Archipelago is at 3/F Glorietta 4, Makati City.
A walk through Casa Consunji will transport you to the beach, where everything is cool and breezy. Neutral shades with pops of green, brass, and blue, intricate weaves and an overlay of leaves among other natural touches exude that laid-back vibe that we could only wish would linger longer throughout our busy lives. Get a feel for their rattan and raffia items which mingle alongside palm prints and layers of fringe, and you’ll easily fall into a world of island dreams.
Casa Consunji is at Unit 8-10, The Tent, Acacia Avenue, Acacia Estates, Taguig City.
It was in 2011 when five friends put up Cura V (Curated by Five), a lifestyle concept store that reflects each of their individual tastes and eye for design. A look around the store will steer you towards gold accents alongside other pieces that would suit a fashionable home that was made for entertaining and get-togethers. The shop also features designer brands sourced from the owners’ travels, which extends to jewelry, accessories, and luxurious bath items.
Cura V is at 2/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City.
Department stores are usually a hit or miss when it comes to decorating needs, and often requires a discerning eye to weed out some décor duds. Award-winning designer Ito Kish has offered his expertise to develop Curated Home, a department-store brand that gives plenty of room for homeowners to mix and match pieces, without having to sacrifice style. The brand features geometric trays, patterned vases, and ceramic planters among other unexpected finds that will suit the budget-conscious and aspiring home decorator.
Curated Home is available at Robinsons Department Stores and Lazada.
If you’re drawn towards Scandinavian-style furniture and décor, then you’ll have plenty to think about on a visit to Curio Cavern. The shop features Danish design brands Gubi, MENUworld, and AYTM, as well as South African brand Rialheim. You might want to save up for that chic globe vase for your flowers or candles, or a cool-looking magazine rack while you patiently wait for that dream house or apartment to come around.
Curio Cavern is at Unit 127, LRI Design Plaza, Makati City.
There’s no shortage of fresh blooms and beautiful corners over at Lanai, which makes shopping around the space all the more inviting. As you browse around for accessories, gifts, and apparel, you may want to just take it all in and have a cup of coffee or light snack over at the shop’s in-house café. Their tablescapes might inspire you to spruce up your next home-cooked meal, or redecorate a spot in your space that needs some extra TLC.
Lanai is at C-4 The Alley, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City.
Moss Manila Home
If you’re serious about decorating, then Moss Manila Home might be a good place to start. You can consult the brand’s team for their design expertise, or consider any of their luxe pieces for your own home. The shop’s elegant bookends, tabletop accents, decorative boxes, and other carefully curated pieces exude the design aesthetic of a sophisticated world traveler.
Moss Manila Home is at 1 Granada Street, Gilmore, Quezon City.
Qach Lifestyle & Garden
Whether you’re a passionate #PlantParent or still struggling with a black thumb, there are options at Qach to add some life to your abode. Decorating need not be confined to the usual tabletop accessories; indoor plants add foliage and texture to a dull space. You can shop for plants, planters, stands, and other accessories that could help you on your way to keeping that green thumb.
Qach Lifestyle & Garden is at L/G Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City; G/F Corte de las Palmas Extension, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City; and G/F Building F, Solenad 3, Nuvali, Laguna.
Schema’s pieces demonstrate the intricate art of metal weaving, and the skill behind each piece reveals the creativity of designers and the personal touch of artisans. Galvanized iron wire is formed based on the brand’s carefully conceptualized designs, most of which are exhibited at local and international furniture trade shows. Votives, lamps, light fixtures, and stools are some of the results of the team’s notable efforts in drawing attention to local craftsmanship. Their products are also distributed across Europe, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, and the U.S.
Schema is at Unit 205B, 2/F Robins Design Center, 31 Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Supposing you were on the lookout for bulldog bookends, a set of silver pugs, or a glass or metal orb, you’ll find these among other curious décor and accessories at Shelter. The shop houses high-end American brands and contemporary furniture, as well as a selection of coffee table books for the discriminating homeowner. If you’re not too keen on splurging just yet, they also have ceramic ring holders, trinket trays, and other one-of-a-kind items that would make perfect gifts.
Shelter is at 6/F Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, Mandaluyong City.
C&C breathes new life into locally weaved baskets and planters with vibrant notes of teal and coral, pink and yellow—surely plant lovers would find plenty of reasons to snap and post away. Living in Coral and Clean Slate are their current collections; their Alon and Sinag baskets, on the other hand, as well as the Anahaw line and Tinali plant pots bear more traditional hues of browns, whites, grays, and blacks. C&C (which stands for “creative and committed” according to the brand’s website), puts the spotlight on the weavers and sewers whose artistry gives life to their lineup of bags, accent pieces, rugs, and other functional yet stylish items.
These days, when we all seem to be attached at the hip to our laptops and phones, it becomes somewhat natural to turn the home into a cozy workspace. Enter Desq Interiors, an online shop to satisfy worker bees who just can’t resist getting some work done right at home. It won’t be such a struggle to close that deal or send out a few emails once you’ve decorated your desk with a selection from the shop’s accessories, stationery, and other sleek pieces that would make any serious office supplies hoarder squeal.
Imagining a life away from the city often brings with it that feeling of a quiet, calming breeze; or the sound of roosters signaling the start of the day. A look around Domesticity will leave you longing for that simple life—albeit lounging around in a noticeably well-adorned home. Their pieces will appeal to anyone wanting to reorganize or find a tasteful corner for items in the bathroom, kitchen, and other objects around the home. The brand’s products are proudly local, and a portion of their sales go towards a Gawad Kalinga community in Negros Occidental.
Happy Room PH
Online shopping can sometimes get a bit overwhelming with shops popping up left and right, making most shoppers very much spoiled for choice. But keep your eye on the prize and you just might discover some gems—case in point, Happy Room PH, with its range of dining décor and accessories. If you’ve finally moved on from the flimsy disposable plates and cutlery for brunch or dinner at home with friends, Happy Room PH will steer you towards a more inspired direction, with their pretty placemats, marble coasters and other picks fit for impressive celebrations.
There’s nothing loud or jarring when you’re shopping around Nooke: Just clean lines and modern pieces with hushed colors here and there. They take pride in sourcing all their items locally, with some even bearing that touch of nostalgia like their catch-all plates, ceramics, and jars which look like they could have belonged to your mom. The half-moon mirror is one of the shop’s bestsellers, a fitting addition to a home office or minimalist work desk.