After only ten years in the industry, design consultant Janet Diquiatco-Torio has already designed homes for showbiz celebrities like Kris Aquino, Kim Chiu, Jodi Sta. Maria, Boy Abunda, Vina Morales, Shaina Magdayao, Pokwang, and Maja Salvador. She has become the favorite designer of the stars because her famous clients always recommend her, praising her eye for style, attention to detail, and reliable nature.
Janet explains that she actually finished BS Commerce major in Business Management at the University of Santo Tomas in 1989 and worked in a bank for 10 years before she decided to pursue a different path. “With the blessing of my husband and help from my parents-in-law, I resigned from my job and took up Interior Design at the Philippine School of Interior Design,” she shares.
Following her heart may have been the best decision that she has ever made – she graduated magna cum laude in 2004 and has since established herself in the design industry. One of the highlights of her career was her stint as a guest designer on At Home Ka Dito, a home and lifestyle TV show. On the show, she did construction, renovation, and styling work on the houses of Dolphy, Sam Milby, Sandara Park, Amy Perez, Vina Morales, Rosanna Roces, Dina Bonnevie, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Maricel Soriano, and Derek Ramsey. Along with the other residential and commercial spaces that she has designed, these projects helped her be more confident in building Eclectic, Modern Contemporary, and Modern Classic/Victorian houses.