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Cozy pieces to spruce up your home

/ 04:18 AM September 12, 2020

Last month, I was one of the panelists in an exciting discussion hosted jointly by the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Property Section and SM Development Corp. (SMDC) titled, “World-Class Design, Future-Proof Living.” Along with globally-renowned architects Michael Fiebrich, Adrian L. Norman, Kunio Iwata and Robert Scott Laird, we all talked about how design and architecture are helping us thrive and remain safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the stringent lockdowns.

In my short talk in this webinar, I gave a few simple and practical tips on how we can transform our living spaces to meet the demands of the new normal and make our homes a perfect fit for today’s multifaceted lifestyle. These include keeping our houses clean, our spaces bright and cheerful. You should also designate work and study stations at home; ensure natural ventilation with the help of indoor plants; regularly disinfect the air you breathe; and infuse the space with good chi and positive vibes.


Create your own urban retreat with Crate & Barrel’s Fayette Bar Cabinet inspired by Parisian Art Deco, Vernet Travertine Cane End Table made of woven rattan and marble and architecturally-inspired Diderot chair.

Reactive glaze washes its dinnerware in a deep shade of blue, a modern mustard hue, a modern shade of pink or a whisper of green. Subtle tonal variations give the collection depth and an artisanal look.

Having the right furniture for your home could help create a warm, cozy vibe.

If you’re looking to spruce up your own space to make it more conducive to your needs, you may want to check out Crate & Barrel, a complete lifestyle store that sells houseware, decor and furniture. With branches in SM Aura Premier, SM Makati and SM Megamall, Crate & Barrel invites you to discover exquisite quality, details and textures by browsing through their latest fall catalogue. It really is the perfect time to give your living spaces or office nooks a makeover with layers of warmth and earth-inspired color, as autumn leaves and roasted chestnuts often come to mind when decorating for the fall season.

The Modern Prairie collection highlights burnished and cozy pieces inspired by the glow of the season. For a more modern meets serene look, the Urban Retreat collection fits just that. New Deco showcases handcrafted details for softness, while Trove focuses on the right balance between function and fun.


The full collection is now available in-store and via phone orders. What’s good is that all Crate & Barrel branches follow safety and health protocols to ensure all guests will have a safe and exceptional shopping experience.

The Wells leather sofa looks rustic and modern as it tucks cushions onto a slim frame supported by iron legs. Uniquely patterned with natural markings, each one-of-a-kind sofa is a Crate & Barrel exclusive from the Modern Prairie collection.

Curvy and cuddly, this Calder Chair embraces with its sculptural style and a white vegan sheepskin that rivals the look and feel of the real thing. The chair’s in-the-round styling flows a sheltering arc from arm to back, floating a circular seat.

Crate & Barrel pieces could help level up your dining experience at home.

Browse its catalog at www.crateandbarrel.com.ph. Check out its pick-up, delivery and curbside service options through any of the following contact numbers: SM Aura Premier +639178895667; SM Makati +639175833573; and SM Megamall +639178704796.

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