Make Everyday Wonderful at home with New Normal Home Essentials from Shangri-La Plaza

7 curators showcase vignettes to inspire the spaces that now define homes in the new normal
Everyday Wonderful Poster

The new normal has turned homes into multifunctional spaces that support the shifts in our daily lives. From offices to classrooms, even mini gyms and entertainment hubs, homes now house the variety of places, which most have limited access to now.

To help spruce up spaces to accommodate current household needs, Shangri-La Plaza brings together personalities from different fields and expertise to inspire mall guests to make Everyday Wonderful with a series of home vignettes from now until October 25.

Turn those temporary workspaces into something more comfortable and functional with some help from Cathy Ebuen. The events planner and owner of Events Embassy creates a warm and engaging room for working and learning with carefully selected pieces and items. Inspired by modern and contemporary design, Cathy who is also a work-from-home mom of three finishes up her vignette with furniture and other decorative pieces that feature minimalist and geometric elements in earthy hues.

Cathy Ebuen

Cathy Ebuen of Events Embassy

With so many people taking up cooking and baking during quarantine, the kitchen has no doubt been one of the busiest areas in the home. Pastry chef, cookie connoisseur, and business owner Bryan Cruz of Pica Pica Manila is sharing his take on what an efficient kitchen design looks like. His vignette features high quality cooking equipment and appliances that can help anyone pursue their passion for cooking and turn the kitchen into an essential space that’s also a source of both leisure and income.

Bryan Cruz

Bryan Cruz of Pica Pica Manila

If staying out in nature isn’t currently possible, Shang suggests bringing the outdoors in instead. Philippine Educational Theater Association artist-teacher, award-winning choreographer, and actor Carlon Matobato shares the secrets of effectively arranging and displaying indoor plants in a living room with his terracoriental-inspired vignette. Aside from greenery, his space features terracotta and oriental elements sure to tickle the fancies of every plantito and plantita in the city.

Carlon Matobato

Carlon Matobato from Philippine Educational Theater Association

Taking a break and unwinding after a long day or just getting a breather to improve one’s mental state is important, so why not dedicate a room for it if you can? Entrepreneur Amanda Peliño put together an exciting and fun space that tastefully blends dark industrial colors and textures, mid-century ideas and styles, and pieces in gold, tan, and leather. With nooks that reflect hobbies and interests, it’s meant to be a place to entertain friends and have drinks after a busy day.

Amanda Pelino

Amanda Peliño

Working from home doesn’t mean having to stop working out. With fitness and health being a top priority for everyone nowadays, Ella Fortun, a full-time international luxury brand manager and also an instructor at Ride Revolution, is making a case for creating a space for a home gym. For her vignette, she takes inspiration from her own experiences in balancing a full-time job and an athletic career in creating a safe, adaptable work and workout space at home.


Ella Fortun

Ella Fortun

Being new parents during the pandemic shouldn’t stop anyone from coming up with a baby or toddler room to ensure their little ones’ comfort and safety. Clarisse Valdecantos, a young mom influencer, curates a great space for her curious and energetic 4-year-old girl. Her vignette mirrors her daughter’s fun, spirited, and quirky personality, but remains minimalist and functional. Its base is in neutral colors with toys and accessories in vibrant colors to allow future adjustments without sacrificing a young kid’s zest for exploration and creative play.


Clarisse Valdecantos

Clarisse Valdecantos

Micah Pinto is helping mall guests gear up for Zoom parties and protocol-approved small, intimate gatherings. The executive director of non-government organization Para Sa Sining puts together a cozy and homey space to welcome back family and friends or get in touch with them virtually. This vignette blends together greens, yellows, and earth tones that instantly make any space warm and inviting.

Micah Pinto

Micah Pinto, Para Sa Sining

There’s nothing like viewing the vignettes personally so head to Shangri-La Plaza’s Grand Atrium, East Atrium, and Level 1 Main Wing from September 24 to October 25, and browse and buy from the featured brands for home. The designers curated items from brands like 5th Ave. Electronic City . Ariston, Art Circle, Artologist, Ashley, Blims Fine Furniture, BoConcept, Chris Sports, Commune, EGO Italiano, Furniture Republic, GE Monogram, Hacker, La Sedia, La Z Boy, Modernbrands, National Book Store, Ogalala, Restoration, Rustan’s Department Store, Toys R’ Us, True Value, Wellness Concepts, Yankee Candle and Yugen.

Aside from giving mall guests creative inspiration for their next home projects with #ShangEverdayWonderful, Shang is also hosting online Everyday Giveaways at Check out the Everyday Shopping videos and how to get a chance to win items to help turn those home improvement ideas into reality!

For inquiries and updates, visit and follow the Shang on Instagram: @shangrilaplazaofficial.

Toddler Room

Living Room Space with Indoor Plants

Bryan Cruz Kitchen Upgrade

Cathy Ebuen Work from Home Space

Micah Pinto House Party

Amanda Peliño Recreation Room

Ella Fortun Workout from Home Space