This eco-architect lets us into her “mom-cave” and shares with us her favorite home picks
MY 10 FAVORITE THINGS: LIZA CRESPO. This lovely eco-architect shares the things she loves at home.
Favorite Recycling Trick
“I never throw out nice whisky bottles. I finally figured out a way to upcycle them. I bought scented oils and got these wooden sticks to make them in into diffuser bottles.”
Favorite Home Scent “Faë Candle in Silvergil. It has that vanilla scent, and what I love is that they have a recycling program where you can return old vases and get a discount for your new purchase.” Find Faë Candle in Silvergil at www.seektheuniq.com
Favorite Home Accessory “Terrarium. Just having a living, breathing object there makes a big difference. It also helps filter the air somehow.” Find similar at The Greenhouse Project, Instagram @thegreenhouseprojectph
Favorite Area in the House “My home office. This is my sanctuary, where I could really get the creative juices flowing. I could easily spend hours working on building projects or new bag designs.”
Favorite Color Combination “It changes with the season and with the phases in my personal life. I went thru a blue phase, a black phase, now I’m going through a red and pink phase.” Try Chili Pepper, Heart to Heart, and Lady in Red, all from Ace Paints.
Favorite Pickme-up Treat “Nothing like caramel sundae and large fries on a gloomy day.”
Favorite Home Design Book “Valentino at the Emperor’s Table, just because no one entertains like the master himself. There are exquisite table settings, which vary with the themes of his homes all over the world.” Get it at Fully Booked.
Favorite Travel Destination
“Marrakech. The textures, sights, sounds, and smells are a feast for the senses. As a designer, it totally rejuvenates me to go to these types of places where you feel happy to be alive.”
Favorite Home Gadget
“I’m a believer in essential oils...I put my aromatherapy oils in this diffuser. It helps put me in the right mood.” Find similar at Our Home.