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I’ve said it before and I say it again. Wall paint really changes the look and feel of a space. And all for such little effort and for less money, relatively speaking. And the best thing of all is there’s hardly any down time compared to structural changes like knocking down a wall to make the space look bigger. You can use light neutrals to open a space, or a dark color to provide depth. Wall paint can also be used to liven up a space or to give it a relaxed vibe. If you don’t like your first choice, then change it. You don’t have to overthink it unless you’re the overthinking type. Are you the type to have a flavor-of-the-month kind of style? Paint. Or do you want to try different personalities like you would with fashion? Paint. Of course, you’d have to make sure that your furniture…

Last April 27 to 29 during the SM Home Turnover Fair in SM Aura, assistant vice president Tom Castañeda together with three other designers made room vignettes using colors mixed by Boysen exclusively for SM Home. But Tom and his team were restrained by choosing the light neutrals and greens to paint the walls. leaving out the warm orange Summer Solstice and intense yellow Flaxen. This makes a lot of sense when you are choosing colors for a small condo. You wouldn’t want to overpower a small space, especially if it is a studio, with so many colors. It’s better to have a home that soothes you with cool colors rather than fire you up. Imagine coming home to that after a long, hard day at work? Nah, right! The Cool Woodlands for a Restful Bedroom For the bedroom vignette, Tom chose the rich green color of Woodlands combined with…

In this new era of intensified focus on workplace design, color has become a significant consideration for both psychologists and major businesses and organizations. Color is one of the numerous ways we perceive the world around us, and we often don’t recognize how it affects so many of the decisions, perceptions and communications we have on any given day. Consider this: you think about color while dressing for work, and you rely on colored traffic lights to lead you during your commute. Your memory is loaded with color, and you recognize some of the most prominent brands through color. When you are choosing colors for your built environment, they shouldn’t be solely made based on individual inclination, but also through the understanding of the benefits that specific colors can produce. Several colors can positively contribute to happiness, productivity and even physical health in a workplace, so it is crucial to…

We don’t have Target in the Philippines but I wish they had an outlet here because I love their newest in-house decor brand called Opalhouse. The Boho Chic vibe of the latest home decor collection is perfect for sultry summer days and nights with their bold colors, the use of cane or wood for furniture, tassels reminiscent of Moroccan poufs, macramé, velvet upholstery, weaves, and the glint of metal. For the slide show above, we’ve included recommendations for wall paint colors. For some, we’ve provided neutral colors. But if you want to really go for a Boho Chic look, dark, intense or vivid colors are your friends. What is Boho Chic? Boho Chic is a style which draws on bohemian and hippie influences. It’s mixing old and new items from different cultural origins. It’s mixing styles too. Even textures are plentiful and varied, like using velvet, silk, wood, metal, weaves,…

The Be You palette of Color Trend 2018 is a mix of cool colors, pastels and light, earthy neutrals. These are colors that can reflect the comfort and safety that a haven offers. It’s a wonderful place to be where you can relax, be comfortable in your own skin and just be yourself. No need for masks or a stiff upper lip. Facial muscles are not required to express anything but what you feel. See the Be You Palette in SM Home’s Bedroom and Kitchen Vignettes Be You is a color palette that provides the healing hues for rest and refuge, a space where you can withdraw for a while from the frenetic pace of your day, and just take deep breaths to recover, to heal, and to top up your energy to be able to handle life’s vicissitudes. See how SM Home’s AVP for Marketing Tom Castaneda and professional…

You’d think that the palette Be Seen, mainly consisting of blues and greys, would be subdued and restrained. However, the addition of a fiery red and cream makes it hum with a kind of sassy energy. The color combination makes it a space that vibrates at a higher frequency. It’s a space that invites you to show the world your light. Paint Your Dining Room with Be Seen Tom Castañeda, assistant vice president of SM Home, designed a nautical-themed dining room vignette. Nautical was not the style he wanted for this room, not until he saw the striped wall. He started out with blue and cream, and ended up adding red stripes in the whole mix. See for yourself in this video what Tom made of the space. The colors in this dining room raise energy levels. This is a good ambience for a dining room since it is a…

The palette Be Bold of Color Trend 2018 has bright colors, perfect for a room like a home office to give that space a high energy vibe. Our collaboration partner in SM Home, Tom Castaneda, designed an incredibly colorful and powerful space using the Be Bold palette. He designed it with a young power couple in mind, but it ended up being his space. The three clocks on the wall have a special meaning for Tom. He’s an American and lived in New York, has family in Los Angeles, and now resides in Manila. So those are the three time zones that matter to him. Other Collaborations between Boysen and SM We started collaborating with Tom last year and we’ve made so many room sets using Color Trend 2017 and 2016. Here are just three of those spaces : Light and Bright Interiors to Welcome the New Year SM Home’s…

When you introduce 24 colors for the year, four palettes with six colors each, you can’t help but almost always be in a creative mode. One of the ways we got creative was to make a papercraft video using Color Trend 2018: BE BOYSEN colors. Be Bold Be Seen Be Here Be You We replicated the eight interior styles in the papercraft video, two styles for each palette, as follows: BE BOLD: Geometric Chic and Retro Vogue BE SEEN: Pop Culture and Out There BE HERE: Country Farmhouse and Modern Organic BE YOU: French Contemporary and Timeless Minimalist Papercraft Video Behind the Scenes It took three days to shoot instead of the allotted one day. It was more complicated than expected. The team worked long hours to get the paper rooms just right and to shoot. The artists were cutting for more than 12 hours. In the end, they couldn’t even…

It’s such a treat to go to high-end shops like Kuysen and wander around to see the luxury furniture brands they carry, like Zanotta, to name one. The magnificence of the designs, the materials used, and the melding of both to create furniture which is both functional and beautiful, make you want to bring them home. If you can afford it, good for you. If you can’t, don’t sweat it, just breathe in that luxury and dream on. In the video, you will see tables, chairs, armchairs and sofas designed by Carlo Mollino, Federica Capitani, Ora Ito, Damian Williamson, and Frank Rettenbacher. Perfect Walls for Luxury Furniture If you do get to bring home these high-end furniture, you would need your home to be ready to receive these masterpieces. For your walls, there is Virtuoso, Boysen’s luxury line that has a silky, matte finish which is the perfect backdrop because it…

The Boysen x SM Home collaboration continues in 2018. The first project are the light and bright interiors of the latest room sets which you can find in the bridgeway of SM Home in Makati. For January, SM Home assistant vice president for marketing Tom Castaneda, chose four of the light and cheerful colors from Color Trend 2017 as well as the specialty paint Perlescente from Boysen’s DECORe line. Here are the colors used for the five room sets. Watch the video below to see Tom walking us through the different rooms – kitchen, dining room, living room, home office and bedroom. The paint colors are light and bright, and so are the furniture and accessories, all perfect for today’s condo living. For more Boysen x SM collaborations: Personalized Walls from Boysen at Complete Your Home with SM Home Glow with the Flow in Your Gorgeous Living Room Boysen Talks…