Tag

slider

Browsing

Check out the BE SEEN palette of Color Trend 2018 and let your home stand out. Use color in your home for that wow factor, that’s the easiest and cheapest way to make an impact. Tired of these grey, rainy days? You can’t do anything about the weather but you can certainly paint your home with the BE SEEN palette to make it an attractive place to cocoon in during the wet season. You can either paint just one accent wall or paint a whole room. I saw Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again the other day. Watching a feel-good movie with two tumblers of popcorn while it was raining cats and dogs outside is totally fun. Although it didn’t have the novelty of the first one (naturally), it was still enjoyable to watch. BE SEEN comes to mind with the blues of Mamma Mia’s Kalokairi Island. With the magnificent…

Technically, in the context of interior design, neutral means without color… (Brittney Smart) That statement makes neutrals sound so dull and lifeless. I’m sure no one would want to have a drab and boring bedroom, especially since brighter and more vivid colors are available. But did you know that going neutral can add more color and life to your personal space? The key here is in choosing the right color that suits your taste and lifestyle, and then further adding to its visual appeal through your decors. When done right, neutral colors will lend your bedroom an elegance and class that will stand the test of time, instead of a boring wall you want to retouch ASAP. These bedroom color ideas put neutrals front and center. Find out how you can use them in your bedroom, or any room in your house. Going Neutral with Grey, Black, Taupe or White…

I still can’t believe I finally witnessed Super Junior live on stage when they brought their World Tour here last month. They’re almost every K-Pop fans’ first love (me included) and I was reminded why after that one night. Aside from their unmatchable stage presence, the boys are well loved because they always make sure to bring their fans something new every time they come back after a hiatus and this year isn’t any different.  The Colors of Latin America Recently, they released the music video of their newest track, Lo Siento, a first of its kind Korea-Latin America collaboration and it easily became a hit. But what captivated me the most aside from their visuals and power vocals was the striking and successful depiction of the rich and colorful artistic heritage of Latin America, adding a little bit of this and that, but without going overboard. And I thought;…

BE BOLD, the bright and playful palette of Color Trend 2018, is reminiscent of summer when people have the time to celebrate the sunny days with family and friends. When southwest monsoon wind habagat comes, some will argue that BE BOLD is even more fitting. We need the warm, vibrant and cheerful colors to brighten the rainy days. We made this video to lift your spirits. Allow the splashes of color to bring you energy, enthusiasm and an upbeat disposition. Do you want to paint your walls with these colors to surround yourself with happy vibes? Not a problem at all. Just go to a Mix and Match Station in a home depot close to your home and get these colors. You may need more time to allow the paint to dry between coatings but rainy days should not stop you from painting your interior walls. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

When you plan to do a DIY condo or home painting, bear in mind the 60-30-10 rule of designers. Usually they choose a 3-color palette for a room makeover to create a balanced look. Then you can achieve a cohesive look without being too matchy-matchy: 60% comes from the dominant wall color and big furniture pieces, 30% can be from accent furniture pieces, lighting or soft furnishings, 10% are home accessories, textiles, patterns, or textures. There’s no hard and fast rule with the numbers. Remember that this is just a guideline so don’t be too strict with yourself! Just remember that the 60% is the main color that you want to build your palette from, so you better make sure that this is a color you love! Color Family Above are tools you can use in your choice of colors. You can buy a color wheel like the one in…

As always with any DIY project we undertake, we like to share the estimate costing for each item we made. So here you go, watch the video to find out how much it would set you back to make a concrete pot, a tea light candle holder, a plant stand and  a concrete lamp base. Of course, your time and effort are not included in the costs. But then again if you do enjoy creating stuff, DIY is a good hobby to start. Who knows, you might end up with a viable sideline like Pete and Sarah! Here are the videos for the Concrete Couple: Episode 1, The Start of a Business Venture Episode 2, Pete and Sarah’s Pot Project Episode 3, How’s the Business Going? Episode 4, DIY Concrete Plant Stand Episode 5, Easy DIY Concrete Tea Light Holder Episode 6, How to Make a Concrete Lamp Episode 7,…

For years I loved the minimal or neutral look for home interiors – the black and white combination, that changed to dark grey after a few years, to greige because I fell in love with the word first, then to Scandi white with organic touches. Even my clothes were mostly black and white or light and dark neutrals. Then, a few years back I had a change of heart and embraced bold colors like emerald, mustard, deep purple, fire engine red, bright orange, teal, blush… Change of heart does not mean though that I have turned my back on the neutrals. For me neutrals are as basic as breathing. I cannot imagine painting my home with rainbow colors because that’s just not me. I like the neutrals to be the dominant color in a space. I wrote about my easy two-step method for choosing your palette using flowers. I’d like…

For any entrepreneur who takes a risk by starting a business, the feeling is sweet when you see that there is resonance in the market for things that you sell, especially if you are the one who makes the products. If you are employed at the moment and you dream of starting a business, it is best to have a sideline first instead of jumping off the deep end and resigning from your job and go for it. This is a voice of experience talking. I think this is sound advice considering the Philippine inflation rate which soared to 5.2% for June 2018. Watch all the Concrete Couple episodes for more DIY ideas: Episode 1, The Start of a Business Venture Episode 2, Pete and Sarah’s Pot Project Episode 3, How’s the Business Going? Episode 4, DIY Concrete Plant Stand Episode 5, Easy DIY Concrete Tea Light Holder Episode 6,…

When I saw photos of this condo, I knew I wanted to share this living space here in the blog because, dear readers, you have to see how the magic of Morfosis Design transformed this 40 sqm one bedroom condo from the usual box-like structure of current condo developments to a space of zen-like serenity. Morfosis Design is a multi-disciplinary design firm led by Misty Floro and Pai Edles. They designed a living room vignette, part of our many collaborations with SM Home, which showcased the zingy yellow of Color Trend 2017 called Glow with the Flow. While last year’s living room was modern, edgy and cheeky, this condo is an oasis of calm, something the homeowners must be so happy to have in such a buzzing area as España. This is home to a brother and sister, both medical students studying in a nearby university. All images by Marty Floro Photography…

Wes Anderson completely immersed the viewers into a whole new world where the colors are the narrators of the film. They do not speak yet they are eloquent in letting viewers know the mood in every scene and the nature of the characters in the film.  Yellow and Blue: The Mood Drivers of the Film Muted yellow is the dominant color in the film, yet it speaks loudly to indicate warmth and security. It is the color of young love between Sam and Suzy, and it is the color of the tent where they felt truly loved and comforted. Both of them have family problems so they seek for a “real home” and they found it in each other.   Extremely dark hues were rarely used in the film. It only used high blue contrast once to indicate danger, specifically, in the bell tower scene where Sam and Suzy almost…