Chic Peek: Karmi Palafox

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Partner and Senior Urban Planner at Palafox Associates, Karmi Palafox gives us a tour of her lovely bachelorette pad.

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The wood and white scheme allows Karmi to showcase all the little treasures and knick knacks she’s picked up from her travels.image

Lamp bought at Manila Fame is from Firma. Mother and Child is by Tagle.

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Secret puzzle boxes from Budapest carry lots of fond memories.

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Embroidered pillow from India.

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As an urban planner, Karmi found this painting of a settlement quite interesting. She got it for $10 USD in Bali.

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Custom made shelving and storage unit paired with an upcycled coffee table.

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Beautiful sculpture by Sanso.

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Her peaceful bedroom lets lots of natural light shine through.

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Stunning ostrich egg and (faux) coral lamp from Firma.

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Her parents gifted her the ornate jewelry box from a recent trip from China.

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 Prizmic & Brill desk from Rustan’s. The painting above it is called Dymaxion by Louie Cordero. It is from the series: Department of Avant Garde Cliches.

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Antique Cabinet/ Hidden bar on “loan” from her mom.

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The woven stool, one of Karmi’s first ever purchases for her home, is from Habitat.

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Wooden painted bowl from Mongolia, a gift from her uncle, is used as a remote caddy.

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Matryoshka dolls lined up in a row.

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Mosaic bull from Barcelona. Abstract was a gift from the artist.

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Books from all over the world are anchored by a painted head carving from Solomon Islands.

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The gorgeous rug is from Dubai where Karmi was born. It’s the same age as she is.

Define your style:

Simple and clean. I wanted to come home to a calm and serene space. I tend to collect thing from travels, so i wanted a scheme that would allow me to incorporate all of them easily.

Favorite shopping haunts:

I shop everywhere! But I would say that my top two places would be Firma and Rustan’s.

Blogs/Websites that you frequent for inspiration:

I really like Houzz and Flipboard.

Please share some decorating tips and tricks:

1. When planning your space, start with a lot more storage than you think you’d need. Assess your things every 6 months and discard/sell the items that you haven’t used for over a year.

2) Add life to your space by peppering it with plants and paintings.

3) Don’t shop/ buy all of your furniture and accessories from one store. It’ll end up looking like a showroom.

4) Recycle/Upcycle. Look for new ways to use old items.

Photos by C.

Words by L.