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FURNITURE & DÉCOR: Rosvi Gaetos, executive director of the Design Center of the Philippines (DCP), says that “there will be more light and soft, graphic print textures in home furnishing,” with palettes that include “blush, retro, and gray tones.” According to major international trend agency Promostyl, (www.promostyl.com), furnishings will take on an “Easy DIY” concept for 2017, with Normcore and LOLcore (a trend that puts emphasis on whimsy, cartoonish patterns and childlike colors) trends as inspiration. The desired composition is polished but not perfect; cohesive but with hints of kookiness. Although this trend celebrates the handmade and the old, it does not encourage magpie tendencies and clutter.
Now is the time to bring out that macramé wall hanging you have picked up from a trip, or that knitted chair you bought from a furniture fair—check out the RADA chair below made by designer Rachelle Dagñalan, which was exhibited in Manila FAME. Accent pieces that are casual and fun, like these Aki clocks by Wataru Sakuma, can be grouped together for impact. The key is to make a statement that’s playful and intimidating. STYLE IT not Aki Geometric Origami Clock by Wataru Sakuma, P3,610 each; Milly Bronze Mirror, P14,500; Finn Daybed, P54,000; Winka Table Lamp, P10,670; Bone China Vase, P1,750 (small), P1,850 (large); Elis Coffee Table, P17,000; Frida Planter, P10,000; RADA Chair by Rachelle Dagñalan, P24,295, all from Heima