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The banig (mat) served as my inspiration for my living room, that and the palette Tradition from Boysen Color Trend 2017, not the colors but more the spirit and feel of the palette. After coming back to the Philippines, I wanted a Modern Rustic vibe for my home in Manila. The banigs came from Bukidnon, and were handwoven by girls. I kick myself for throwing out the tags that came with them because those carried the names of the girls and the patterns they used for the weaves. I enjoy the colors very much, the cheerful mood they give the living room, and the way they bring the look together. Even the orange Milo Baughman chair (circa 1950s) with the chrome frame fits right in! Please watch this video about banig makers in Leyte. From getting the sea grass or buri to the finished mat, it takes a weaver about six…

Who wouldn’t want to have a gorgeous living room where you can hang loose, enjoy family time, or entertain guests? There’s that huge, inviting, grey sofa where you can plonk into after a tiring day and maybe catch some ZZZZZs, or where you can lounge around in comfortable, ratty clothes while having a quiet conversation with a loved one, or play board games with friends who’ve dropped by. Then you have that bright yellow wall that just pops, a witness to all that joy in living. It’s a room that holds memories, secrets, exciting stories, or even boredom. Glow with the Flow from the palette Technology of Boysen’s Color Trend 2017 is painted on the accent wall. The yellow and grey combo is a modern and edgy one, with the patterned black and white area rug and the cheeky spatial tilt of the sofa adding to the dynamic feel of the…