Array
Tips and Guides

5 Celebrities You Didn't Know Had a Design Background

Aside from their singing and acting chops, these stars have a keen eye for style too

Shares
Photography: @maxine_medina, @agot_isidro and @espasyomanila via Instagram (Main Photo)

Anyone who has experienced furnishing a home knows that it requires a lot of time and attention. This is probably one of the reasons why a lot of people are surprised to learn that a handful of celebrities once delved into the realm of design, too. Guess what? Some of them are still into it until now. After all, music, film, and design are different forms of art.

We've listed down five famous people whose passion influenced their careers in unexpected ways: 

Main photos from: @maxine_medina, @agot_isidro and @espasyomanila via Instagram. 

Alma Concepcion 

Alma is a graduate of BS Interior Design from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Aside from being a licensed Interior Designer, she holds a diploma in international business from Southville International School as well. With two degrees under her belt, she built Espasyo Manila with partners Liel Gardon, Alaina Santiago, and Czarina Cuaresma. She is also a member of the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers. 

Photo from Espasyo Manila

Carmi Martin 

After graduating from the Philippine School of Interior Design in 2003, Carmi immediately started working on setting up Martin Interiors. Today, her brainchild remains to be a popular one-stop shop for home beautification needs and have branched out to working on offices, rest houses, and other commercial spaces. 

Photo from Martin Interiors

Christian Bautista 

With his stunning voice, it's not surprising that Christian has established himself as a hitmaker here and abroad. However, not a lot of people know that he also studied Landscape Architecture at University of the Philippines-Diliman. He also likes to post occassional photographs of gardens and sceneries on Instagram to showcase his love for landscapes. 

Photo from @xtianbautista via Instagram. 

Agot Isidro 

Agot is not just a recording artist, actress, host, and TV personality, she also has a couple of design-related degrees up her sleeve. She graduated BS Interior Design from the University of the Philippines-Diliman then pursued Fashion Buying and Merchandising at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. 

Photo from Broadway World.  

 

Maxine Medina

Before becoming a full-fledged beauty queen, Maxine dabbled in the world of styling spaces. She studied interior design and graduated in 2014 from the Philippine School of Interior Design. Although she never pursued a career in the said field, she still has a passion for beautiful nooks and loves posting them on her Instagram account

READ: Did You Know That Maxine Medina Was An Interior Design Student?

Photo from @maxine_medina via Instagram. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

5 Celebrity Spaces Designed by Heim Interiors

6 Cozy Living Rooms of Pinoy Celebrities

5 Things You Need to Know About Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina

Shares

Latest Stories

An Extreme Makeover of a Pasay Studio Unit for Four

This major overhaul of 29sqm condo reveals a fantastic kitchen, living-dining area, and two private bedrooms!

Do This And You'll Have An Odor-Free Shower Forever

This hack won't take five seconds of your time!

Bridge Linking QC and Pasig to be Built by Real Estate Developers

A bridge that is being built over the Marikina River is part of this P53 billion development

Important Tips For Working With Color From An Interior Designer

Who says bright hues should be reserved for play areas?

What Amenities Do Millennials Look for in Condos?

Listen up, folks! In these interviews, Millennials dish on their condo non-negotiables.

8 Ways To Use The Color Ultra Violet At Home

Pantone's Color of the Year for 2018 is surprisingly versatile—you can use it as an accent, or as an overall hue

5 Ways To Decorate Your Home Without Spending Anything

Working with a tight budget? These ideas won't cost you a single peso.

5 Tips For Taking Care of A Family Home

Maintaining a mid-century property can be easy with this handy guide

A Cozy Industrial Style Condo Unit You’d Love To Come Home To

This 96sqm home features a balance between homey and edgy, with handpicked details and travel finds making it extra special and personal

A Feng Shui Guide for Every Room in Your House

As we approach the Year of the Dog, it’s time to clear your space and balance out your energies at home

Easy Small Space Tricks From An Interior Designer

Solve your tiny floor area woes with these ideas

Manila's Historic Houses Are Grand and Beautiful

Let's take a trip down memory lane and have a look at the stately mansions from Manila's bygone era of grandeur
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!