Home is indeed where the heart is, but sometimes it needs a little more life pumped into it. Just as a new wardrobe or a fresh haircut can rejuvenate us, the place we go to rest our heads and dream could be awakened with a few new touches here and there, whether it’s moving some furniture around or introducing new pieces altogether. Consider the new year the perfect time to accomplish this.
Because a Rockwell Primaries unit grows well with its residents, your space’s next evolution could include furniture from this list of brands and design studios. Or, if you’re moving into a new Rockwell Primaries condo, say “hello” to a new home with proper interiors and decor.
Clean, contemporary designs can immediately freshen up a space, especially when such modernity involves a new take on Filipino heritage. With warm woods and a neutral palette, Mozaic Living adds subtle Filipino style care of Solihiya weaving in seating or capiz shells layering a side table’s body. Not only is each piece handcrafted in the Philippines but it’s also customizable, adding a uniqueness of identity and an adaptability to anyone’s space.
7 Sheridan Street, Mandaluyong City. Phone: (02) 634-5954
Pops of color and clever details characterize the pieces at Space Encounters, which specializes in mid-century styles. Excessively neutral spaces could use a bit of the personality found in items such as a yellow planter called the Balikbayan Box, inspired by the iconic way we Pinoys ship and handle, or a dog-shaped lamp called the Bantay.
Unit B Mezzanine, Padilla Building, F Ortigas Jr., Ortigas Center. Phone: (02) 910-8031.
You can imagine some of E. Murio’s pieces being inherited from an ancestral Filipino home by the sea. However, new design flourishes make this island furniture look distinctive in the urban home of today. Whether it’s a bar cart that can double as a side table or a tropical modern wardrobe with a nod to the past, you can be sure that these pieces will endure through countless home spruce-ups.
Merville Access Road, Merville, Parañaque. Phone: (02) 776-5492.
Since we’re on the topic of “what’s old is new again,” you can take this literally, as well. Resurrection Furniture deals in reworking time-worn furniture, be it freshening the piece up or reincarnating it as something entirely different. Found objects can be transformed into quite the discovery; as part of a new collection, the studio used old ice box drawers in cutesy cabinetry and turned retro tiles into trays perfect as a coffee table centerpiece.
10A Alabama Street, Quezon City. Phone: (0908) 862-9300.