a few years ago, we inherited six dining chairs from our lola. actually, we just took them from her house after she passed away because nobody wanted them. and no wonder—they had no seat, were kinda rickety, and had a really simple design, but were made of really good narra wood. and for the past two years, they have been rotting away. so we decided to take some action and look for fabric to upholster them with. we know greenbelt 5 has a few home stores on the third floor, so we decided to check them out for inspiration a couple weeks ago. were we surprised to find a whole new home zone! most stores had signs that said "soft opening" and a photographer was going around taking pictures of each store.
on the side facing ayala museum/greenbelt 4, there were like 10 new home stores. we didn't even know that super-chic kish already had a branch there! weaves of asia, which has its flagship on jupiter street, has a smaller showroom here called the fabric bar. their imported fabrics are absolutely divine! and expensive!! this is where hotels buy their upholstery. other shops include weft (ideal furniture to decorate your beach house), grassroots (very arts-and-crafts vibe), sifra (modern accent pieces), the home edition (charming, exotic stuff), picanti (big-ass stone sculptures for outdoor decor), and moremoremore! plus dexterton's kitchen and bathroom showroom with stylish stuff you only see in magazines like elle decoration!