Wednesday, April 8, 2015

How to incorporate proudly Filipino designs into your interiors

When we travel, we are often inspired by the culture of the host country. We make mental notes of all the amazing things that we discover- from their architecture to their art- and take them back with us. Like many others, we even bring home a little of that experience through the souvenirs that we buy, which will be proudly displayed in our shelves or living rooms.  

In the same way that we pay homage to all the places of our travels by incorporating memorabilia and souvenirs into our home, why not take pride as well in showcasing the beauty and culture of our own Filipino culture? The Philippine islands, indeed, should be given ample attention as well. 

Here’s how to incorporate Pinoy pride into your home.  

1. One way of making a statement is going big. Choose one unique piece – may it be a lounge chair or artwork - that has a great look and story. For example, a Kenneth Cobonpue chair made from rattan and/or an antique lounge chair made from Narra. 

2. You can highlight the rich, wonderful bounties of the Philippine islands with delicate novelties like capiz lamps and candle holders, woven rattan placemats or coasters made from cut stone. 

3. Our great wood-making skills deserve to be honored in the Filipino household. You can proudly show off the Pinoy skill with handmade table decors (that can be bought in most popular tourist destinations like Tagaytay) or simple wooden bowls and utensils which are available in SM’s Kultura and department store. 

4. Incorporate our natural fibers like pina and cloth made by regional tribes like the Igorots into the home by using them as table runners or sewn together for your throw pillows. 




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