At Home in Manila: An Online Furniture and Décor Shopping Guide

It is funny how situations and scenarios change the way we live in just a snap. Most of the time, these situations hit us like lightning bolts, and we are not given enough time to prepare or adjust for what is about to come. Suddenly, we are all homebodies. Our usual working timelines are disrupted and there is no clear sense or boundary of time and space between work and personal life. But we choose to move along while we gradually discover how to make things work; constantly finding ways to stay productive, positive, and creative amid the chaos and the fear that we are all facing bravely.

No matter how big or small your space is, it is essential and crucial to draw the line between work and rest. By keeping this discipline, your mind and body is eventually trained to set specific expectations and adapt to the spaces defined and the activities that come with it. Productivity at home, no matter how small or big the task is all depends on how intentional we are. 

If being intentional means making necessary changes in our habitable space, whether we decide to re-arrange the items in our rooms or make some minor or major adjustments by adding, removing, or changing a few elements to make the space seem new, vibrant, and efficient, these online local home brands are here to help and accompany us in the time of ECQ:

HOOM (@hoom.ph)

Have a piece of the world in a corner of your space with Hoom. If you are looking for high-quality and hand-picked home décor pieces from across the globe, this brand might just be for you. They are currently carrying durable dinnerware from Falcon Enamelware (England), lighting from Memory Lane (South Korea), soy candles from Boy Smells (Los Angeles), woven blankets from Slowdown Studio (Los Angeles), contemporary wall art from Poster Club (Copenhagen), and sleek vases from Lightly (Australia).

Transacting with Hoom during the ECQ & GCQ Period: 

Browse through their Instagram gallery, get in touch with them via Direct Message for your inquiry/order and payment details. They require a 50% down payment for pre-orders and a 100% payment for items on hand; an additional courier fee shall be included in the total amount of your bill. On-hand items shall be delivered directly at your doorstep. 

For inquiries, you may contact them via email at [email protected] or call +63 917 866 0195, Look for Ms. Charlene Ng.

TAYLOR LIVING (@taylorlivinghph)

This premium home décor and furniture brand based in Ortigas is known for its gallant and beautifully curated pieces from the US. From beds, to armchairs, tables, dressers and even small vases and décor, Taylor provides you with durable and timeless furniture that would accompany you for a long while.

Transacting with Taylor Living during the ECQ & GCQ Period: 

Shop via www.taylorliving.com; payment is done online through Paypal and BDO. For Inquiries, contact them via Instagram or call +63 917 636 9118.

HOME CARTEL (@homecartel)

A well-known name in the Design and Furnishing community, Home Cartel continues to rise and provide curated Lighting Pieces, Mirrors, and Hardware for both residential and commercial interiors. Well known for their ‘Shop-by-design’ philosophy, this online store carefully curates collections that cater to different styles and preferences. Another great news is that they will be expanding their online reach by launching Home 22, their sister brand that focuses on catering to our Bed, Bath, and Kitchen needs.

Transacting with Home Cartel during the ECQ & GCQ Period: 

Shop at www.homecartel.net; payment is done online via Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, JCB, and Diners Club. Home Cartel follows a strict ‘no contact delivery’ policy; orders will be delivered at a designated drop-off spot in your home or office.

For more inquiries, send them a text message at 09778255588 or email them at [email protected].

MOSS MANILA HOME (@mossmanilahome)

Originally known as a lifestyle brand that specializes on Interiors and Event Design, Moss Manila opened their home furnishing brand in 2014. Focusing on luxe décor and custom-made furniture, Moss Manila Home celebrates the value of maximalism by balancing the contrasts of modern textures and timeless designs.

Transacting with Moss Manila during the ECQ & GCQ Period: 

Shop online via www.mossmanilahome.com or Instagram; payment is done online via Paypal or Online Banking. Moss Manila accepts orders from Monday to Thursday and Delivers every Friday and Saturday.

For inquiries, message them on Instagram or email them at [email protected]

METIER HOME (@metierhome.ph)

Operating on the idea of utilizing décor and accessories as an important element that completes a space, this online brand focuses on becoming a one stop shop that provide home décor and accessories, table setting essentials, wall décor, and soft home furnishings.

Transacting with Metier Home during the ECQ & GCQ Period: 

Shop via www.metierhome.ph, payment is done online via Credit Card. For transactions done on Instagram, payment is done via BPI & BDO online bank transfer or GCASH.

For inquiries, message them on Instagram.

EMILIA’S HOME (@emilias.home)

Creatively inspired by the rich textures and charming finds from English flea markets and French Brocantes, Emilia’s Home celebrates the idea of travel and the random things that you find along the way. Currently focusing on providing handwoven multipurpose blanket, embroidered pillowcases, and low pile/high pile rugs, this brand celebrates the young and the quirky in all of us.

Transacting with Emilia’s Home during the ECQ & GCQ Period: 

Shop via emilia-home.myshopify.com; payment is done online via Paypal. For purchase done on Instagram, payment is done via BDO bank transfer or GCASH. Delivery within Metro Manila is done via Lalamove and Grab. 

For inquiries, message them on Instagram.

Amid all the uncertainty where none of us are spared or excused, one thing remains constant and true: Our homes are still the safest place to be in. May this time not only be a chance for us to improve and care for ourselves but also an opportunity to asses and realign our spaces with our current and future needs.

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Hanna Dumlao is a licensed Filipino Interior Designer who specializes on Residential Interiors and Visual Merchandising. She is a part-time Design and Theory Educator at the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde and currently sits as Creative and Design Director for local furniture brand, Nu Home.

Obtaining a master’s degree in Fine Arts and Design, Hanna is a creative who strongly believes in multidisciplinary collaboration. She holds onto the manifesto of Phenomenology or pure and direct experience through observation, conversation, delight, and wonder.

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