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10 Things to Love in Martine de Luna's Home and Beyond

The wife, mother, and Make It Blissful blogger talks about what truly brings her joy

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Michael Angelo Chua Styling: Paula de Guzman

Martine de Luna is the resident author, editor, and owner of MakeitBlissful.com, a popular blog about finding meaningful moments in life, work, and creativity. She shares that she used to be a church kid, an editor’s assistant, an English tutor, and a creative content director for a web and SEO firm. Now, she is a wife, mother, and freelance writer, blogging coach, and digital media consultant.

To learn more about Martine, we visited the home that she shares with her husband and children. Here are the 10 things that she loves in her home and beyond:

Favorite Home Accessory

“Throw pillows! They’re inexpensive, useful, easy to change, and fun.”

Find similar pillow cases at H&M Home, Robinsons Magnolia.

Favorite Home Scent

“I like lavender, rosemary, and citrus scents because they smell so fresh and clean—a perfect contrast to the often sticky, hot, muggy weather we get in Manila! I love Urban Pantry’s home scent in Olive & Rosemary.”

Visit Urban Pantry at Unit 115C Greenhills Promenade 3, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City.

Favorite Recycling Trick

"I keep brown paper bags from the grocery store and use them as wrapping paper or as craft materials for my son’s arts & crafts projects.”

Favorite Home Appliance

“My Osterizer! I am a smoothie junkie.”

Available at leading appliance stores.

Favorite Pick-me-up Treat

“A fruit smoothie! I always keep frozen fruits and yogurts in the fridge for a quick treat. Saves me so much money because I can make good ones at home!”

Favorite Area in the House

“My bedroom. I like to sleep as much as I can! It’s also so refreshing because of the ample sunlight and white walls.”

Favorite Object on the Night Table

“Room spray, because I am all about setting the ambiance for a good night’s sleep. I need it as a work-at-home mom!”

Favorite Color Combination

“I’m into light shades of blush, grays, and light wood finishes. I just like the way they make any place feel cool and clean.” 

Try Light Laurels, Soft Marion, and Gray Drops, all from Nippon Paint.

Favorite Travel Destination

“I’m simple, so local, drive-able destinations like La Union or Tagaytay are my family’s usual travel destinations. If I could go back to Florence, Italy, I would!”

In photo: Museo Orlina in Tagaytay.

Favorite Home Design Reads

“I enjoy Bloesem Living for its focus on handmade and minimalist, Scandinavian design. But my favorite home design book from my small stash is Kate Spade’s Things I Love.”

Kate Spade’s Things I Love is available at Fully Booked.

Read the original article ("10 Favorite Things at Home") in the August 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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