Breathe New Life Into Your Home

Each new year equates to fresh starts. And what bet­ter way than to spruce up your home? Is­abel Vil­lar, cre­ative di­rec­tor of Edi­tion Life­style Shop, gives us more than a few ideas

Northern Living - - NORTHERN STYLE HOME - BY MARI-AN SAN­TOS

COLOR: Orchid Pink Orchid Pink has been de­clared as Pan­tone's Color of the Year. “I think Orchid Pink is such a lovely color to play with and will def­i­nitely up­lift the at­mos­phere for the up­com­ing year. Keep­ing up with this trend, you can go bold and paint some walls Orchid Pink, or buy new pink dec­o­ra­tive pieces like throw pil­lows or framed prints.”

DIY, Be­spoke, Crafts

Isa says that in terms of in­te­rior de­sign, clients want to be more in­volved in the de­sign­ing process. “They also pre­fer decor items that have per­sonal touches. This is partly why we de­cided to name our brand EDI­TION. We en­cour­age our clients to de­sign their own pieces and la­bel their works.

YOUR EDI­TION.

Don't be afraid to de­sign your place. Con­sider re­fur­bish­ing and redesign­ing your old fur­ni­ture. Some­times adding stain­less steel to old wooden fur­ni­ture makes the piece in­stantly mod­ern. A lot of people are re­ally into crafts nowa­days. Take some classes to make your own can­dles, silk screens, or terrariums and dis­play your own cre­ations at your place. CRAFT MNL of­fers a lot of in­ter­est­ing classes, we also teach some of our clients how to make their own Terrariums as per re­quest.”

African and Wildlife In­flu­ence

“Dec­o­ra­tive pieces that are sa­fari-themed in­stantly add ex­otic el­e­gance.” Isa ex­plains that this is why you may find more and more an­i­mal print fabrics or decor pieces us­ing an­i­mal skin or de­signs in shops. “There are many sim­ple ways to keep in line with this trend with­out overwhelming your place. Some an­i­mal fig­urines in un­ex­pected ar­eas add an el­e­ment of sur­prise.”

Green

“As cli­mate change continues to be a global con­cern, go­ing nat­u­ral and adding veg­e­ta­tion in ev­ery pos­si­ble way to your home is not only a pos­i­tive change in life­style but is ac­tu­ally vis­ually pleas­ing as well.” That is why, Isa says, eco de­sign is a fa­vorite trend for 2014. “At first, some people were a bit hes­i­tant to add green to their homes be­cause of main­te­nance, but there are con­stantly new and in­no­va­tive prod­ucts that are easy to take care of such as air plants, cacti, and terrariums. We love rec­om­mend­ing green roofs and wall gar­dens to our clients. My part­ner Mark San Diego teaches clients how to make terrariums, and many have let us cus­tom­ize ter­rar­ium glass cases for them.

Round Car­pet and Pil­low Work­ing Desk

Color of the year.

Bowls and Glasses

Art Pieces and Can­dles

Put an un­ex­pected an­i­mal fig­ure on your desk

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