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RL Spotlight: Daphne Osena-Paez's Favorite Things

This design enthusiast, urban planner, and blogger talks about the things that she simply loves


Read the original article ("My 10 Favorite Things at Home”) in the March 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Daphne Furniture

"I love how my design team interpreted my vision to have beautiful, hand carved furniture that doesn't look old or frumpy."

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Room Sprays

"This goes with my love of beautiful comfortable linens, each room must smell good. I love scents from Adora. I also like Cath Kidston's fresh laundry scent."

Cath Kidston Cherry Blossom and Washing Line Room spray, P495 each, Rustan's Department Store


Indian Woodblock Print-Fabric

"Even before I went to India I was already obsessed with handcrafted fabric. I used to focus on handmade batik from Indonesia because my dad used to be assigned there. Now I'm all about Indian woodblock prints. It's incredible how modern the graphic quality of these prints are-considering the patterns go way back to the early 1500s."

John Robshaw Ikat pillow case, P3,750 each,  K I S H



Olympus PEN EP3

"[A] beautiful object, the body of this camera commands respect. Performance-wise, it's at par with any good DSLR minus the bulk. It's a micro-four thirds system." 

Handpainted Icon Medals

"I love them both for the iconography they represent and the art and craft that goes into each piece."

Handpainted Icon Medals, Accessory Lab, Powerplant Mall Rockwell


Daphne Linens

"You spend a third of your life in bed, so invest in good quality linens."

Daphne Osena-Paez Bed Linen, SM Homeworld blog

"Of all my work (TV, the products, hosting) my blog is the most personal of all. It is truly an extension of myself. I feel so free to be creative as a writer and photographer. I need to update it everyday. I love the new face of my blog, redesigned by Isabel Gatuslao."


Her Kids' Artworks

"I don't hang photos and expensive art anymore, just my kids' works."


Design Sponge at Home

"Various titles like Vicente Wolf, Design Sponge, Kelly Wearstler's Hue, [all provide] endless inspiration."

Design Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney, National Bookstore and Bestsellers



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