For Carmen “Cai” Lim-Regala, good design touches lives, defines institutions and transforms communities. She finds inspiration from the unique and individual qualities of her clients. “I try to look at projects from my clients’ perspective. Understanding their needs and sharing their concerns not only help me create better solutions and designs, but help them exceed their own expectations.” She continues, “The sense of fulfillment and gratification that I get when a client likes my design is priceless.”

With degrees in Advertising and Interior Design from the University of Santo Tomas and the Philippine School of Interior Design, Cai prefers designing modern yet eclectic interiors for both commercial and residential interiors. “My dream project would be something that I haven’t done-maybe a hotel or a resort”, she says.

Cai advises homeowners to be bold and experimental in order to discover their personal style. “Your home should be a reflection of who you are, your personality and lifestyle. If you’re unsure of how to design your space, consult or hire a professional interior designer or architect. This will definitely save you from future headaches and other unnecessary expenses”, she finishes.

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