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Vania Romoff's 6 Simple Tips For Making Your Office Look Expensive

Vania's atelier is a clear reflection of her design aesthetic: subtle and sophisticated.
Vania Romoff's 6 Simple Tips For Making Your Office Look Expensive Vania's atelier is a clear reflection of her design aesthetic: subtle and sophisticated.

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Whether it’s a room filled with artworks or something more minimal, we all want a work space that’s fit for a queen. How do you do so? Here are a couple of tricks we picked up as we invaded designer Vania Romoff’s studio.

1. Fill it up with light.

By light we prefer the kind that enters through windows. Nothing says luxurious better than light flowing in from large windows. If you haven’t got those, then you might want to consider adding it to your list of major renovations. But if you aren’t ready to see walls come down, a good mix of white and yellow lights will suffice when adding warmth to your room.

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2. Upgrade the hardware.

Replacing the hardware on your dressers and drawers is a cheap and easy way to give your room a much needed facelift. The options for knobs are endless from pastel colored crystals to ornate metals. You can even save up by scouring the ukay-ukays in Makati’s Bangkal area - a treasure trove for interior décor.

3. Arouse your senses with the right aroma.

Scents are something you shouldn’t overlook when decorating your space. It adds to the overall feel that you are trying to embody. Be it sweet floral notes or strong musky fragrances, pick something that relaxes your senses and won’t have you rubbing your nose every now and then.

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4. Think green.

If you really want your space to go from looking run-of-the-mill to posh in a snap, the quickest way to do so would be to add some greenery. Whether it’s a Bonsai tree or a Kentia palm in a large ceramic pot, the choice is totally up to you. Just make sure you take proper care of them and don’t let them die.

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5. Pay attention to accent pieces.

A gilded full-body mirror, a vintage mahogany writing desk, a porcelain vase—every room has its own crowning jewel. Refrain from over decorating and allow that piece to shine on its own. Remember, it’s a work space, not a museum. Too much furniture will only lead to clutter.

6. Keep it personal.

Monograms just scream expensive.

 Photos by Pam Santos

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