MIXING MID– CENTURY AND PINOY STYLES
Interior designer Wilmer lopez dishes out tips on how to incorporate mid-century pieces into a rustic (or bahay kubo-inspired) pinoy home.
1. Go for contrast.
you can use a single, mid-century furniture piece as a sculptural highlight and contrast it with a chair or an interesting design piece in an open space. the molded Fiberglass lounge chair’s form is a wonderful contrast to the more rustic bahay
2. Let pieces “engage in a dialogue.”
“I mixed the mid-century rocking chair with other pieces in the living room— contemporary sofa and industrial chest coffee table. I made it appear like the different pieces are engaged in a design dialogue. the very organic background of pressed bamboo, reclaimed wood, and wide window becomes a neutral background that provided authenticity and texture.”
3. Stick to a monochromatic palette.
a monochromatic color scheme allows you to mix and match materials and furniture pieces without making the space look cluttered. this way, you can mix in mid-century, traditional pieces and travel souvenirs easily while still maintaining a cohesive look.