Valerie Ann Reyes strongly advises those who will be building or renovating their homes to plan ahead. “Well-designed interiors come from a complete understanding of a person’s functional and aesthetic needs”, she states. Although she constantly explores creative and dynamic possibilities that can fit the needs of her clients, she never imposes her personal style and preferences on them. Instead, she creates living spaces that complement their needs and their lifestyle.

While Valerie enjoys working with whites and clean lines reminiscent of Bauhaus design, she also finds inspiration from the nostalgic charm of Filipino ancestral houses. “I like textures on surfaces, especially those of aged wood and antique Filipino furniture with beautiful inlays”, she says. She wishes to combine these seemingly contrasting concepts in her own home. “I’m leaning towards a Modern Filipino style-a bahay na bato with minimalist interiors and simple furniture forms.”

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