Hanna Dumlao
Hey everyone! My name is Hanna, a Filipino Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser in constant pursuit of all things creative, inspiring, humble, and positive. This is my avenue of sharing these pockets of inspiration and thoughts to all of you.

Let's make everyday a heyday!


My name is Hanna Dumlao, an Interior Designer from Manila, Philippines. I am a pure believer of direct experience, observation, sincere conversations, and wonder.

Graduating from a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design, I worked as an Editorial Assitant and Stylist for a local Design, Lifestyle, and Travel Magazine called SPACE. This two-year journey in the publishing world has given me the roots for appreciating everyone and everything - from the mundane down to the arbitrary. This first job turned first love has entitled and trained me to manage people, schedule tasks and shoots, collaborate with different creatives, make in-depth research on people, places, design styles, and more importantly, it gave birth to my interest in visually narrating experiences such as my personal thoughts, design style, and travels.

After passing the Interior Design licensure exam, I decided to focus more on the actual practice of Interior Design by garnering experience and training as a Creative and Interior Design assistant for a multi-awarded Furniture Designer and Visual Merchandiser, Ito Kish. 

In 2013, a spine problem brought me to leave my daily life in the design studio for a while. This temporary setback has enabled me to conceptualize Heydays with Hanna as I wanted to keep creating no matter what the medium was as I have and still believe that design is present in everyday life. As I decided to open my private practice as a Freelance designer, I was also privileged to be invited as a faculty member at the Architecture and Interior Design programs of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts. Heydays With Hanna formally opened in 2014 and has become an avenue for me to share my personal thoughts, travels, and experiences as a person, a young woman transitioning from singlehood to married life and a curious creative

Currently, I am practicing as a Freelance Interior Designer specializing in Residential Interiors and Visual Merchandising and sitting as a Creative and Design Director for a local furniture brand called Nu Home.

As a creative who is in constant pursuit of balance and inspiration, I believe that design is collaborative - between those who studied its theories and practices it professionally and those who live it every day - intentionally or unintentionally. Through this blog, I wish to encourage my readers in finding joy in all aspects of life: the mundane (everyday life) and the arbitrary (adventures and meet-cutes) by sharing my joys in traveling, design, photographs and basking in the moment of both reality and vision.

I look forward to hearing from you and exchanging conversations with you in the future. 

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