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10 Things to Love in Kim Sabala of Stone River's Condo

This jewelry designer shows us the pieces that she loves in her pretty space

Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Dairy Darilag, Kim Sabala and Sunshine Selga Funa

With over 25,000 followers on Instagram, Stone River is quickly becoming one of the most popular independent accessory brands for stylish teenagers and young adults in the Philippines. In addition to making beautiful baubles, Kim Sabala, the owner and designer of Stone River has also created a stunning black-and-white bedroom.

Here are the 10 things that Kim loves best in her personal sanctuary and beyond.

Read the original article ("My 10 Favorite Things at Home") in the December 2014 - January 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

Favorite Color Combination

“I love black and white. It makes everything look neat and sophisticated.” 

Favorite Travel Destination

“Vietnam. My family stayed in Hanoi for a few weeks in 2013. Aside from the shopping district, what I really loved about Vietnam were the people. The Vietnamese are lovely, happy, and very welcoming. I would love to go back just to experience their warm hospitality again.”

Favorite Home Design Book

“I actually don't have home design books. I only have Real Living and a couple of Ikea catalogs. So everything I know about interiors, I got from RL, IKEA, and Pinterest.” 

Favorite Home Accessory

“My framed prints from BandFeels MNL. I always love the work of Meggy, the owner of BandFeels MNL. She makes minimalist prints from song lyrics of my favorite bands!”

Favorite Recycling Trick

“I pick up old, worn-out books from our dated library in our old house in Parañaque. I turn them into banderitas that I use for my bazaars.”

Favorite Home Scent

“I always buy new scents whenever I go shopping—be it a cologne, perfume, or room spray. My favorite depends on which one is the newest. Right now, I'm loving Gotitas de Oro.”

Favorite Gadget

“I love my Shake 'n' Go! There are hundreds of recipes I've bookmarked on Pinterest!”

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Favorite Area in the House

“I have a little nook in my room where I drink coffee in the morning and recharge my crystals in sunlight at noon.”

Favorite Object on the Night Table

“I fall asleep staring at my Amethyst luster. My lilac Amethyst is said to be a natural tranquilizer. Just staring at it calms me.”

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Favorite Pick-me-up Treat

“I always need a tall glass of ice-cold lemon water after a long day. It's a basic necessity in my life.”


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