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In photos: Spring-summer 2021 trends for the home

Kathleen A. Llemit - Philstar.com
In photos: Spring-summer 2021 trends for the home
A new innovation, the Twist Rotating Desk pivots on a round hub to serve a variety of functions and configurations to fit any space.

MANILA, Philippines — Soft and tonal neutrals with highlight on grays as it is named one of Pantone's colors of the year are expected to grace many homes for Spring-Summer 2021.

Bathed in these colors, many fixtures and pieces of furniture come with dual purpose — aesthetics and function.

Homes are now more than spaces for rest and relaxation; they are now spaces for work and recreation with the pandemic forcibly bringing the outdoors and workplaces indoors.

Among the many prevailing themes that various design magazines say are here for the season, there are three that are expected to grace most homes.

Design with purpose

With its EverFresh+ technology, Beko refrigerators can keep fruits and vegetables fresh for up to three times longer and ensure it last longer in fridges, thanks to its crisper drawer innovation. This means consumers are saving money, time, and reducing food waste. For instance, the GN163123P side-by-side model has innovative features, such as the NeoFrostTM Dual Cooling technology that maintains ideal airflow and optimal temperatures with a high level of humidity. This enables food to stay fresher for longer with no frost building up and no odor transferring. It also has the Active Fresh Blue LightTM technology that allows continuous photosynthesis in the crisper, therefore retaining the natural flavors of fruits and vegetables.
The ProSmartTM Inverter Compressor, meanwhile, makes the fridge four times quieter, more durable and energy-efficient as the technology adapts to temperature variations to provide faster cooling with less energy. Beko, a new subsidiary of Europe’s No. 1 home appliances brand, is available at select SM Appliance Centers, Robinsons Appliances and Asian Home Appliance center in Cebu. The brand is looking forward to be available in more stores nationwide.
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Work from home has been the set-up for many. As such, spaces and nooks have been placed with pieces that could function both as a accent seat and storage or a convertible desk.

Crate & Barrel's Twist Rotating Desk can be converted into many forms. In its compact form, the table surfaces nest to create an office desk. When expanded, they part to become an expansive executive desk or angle as a corner desk. The drum-shaped hub has an integrated door that opens to a fixed shelf for storage. A bold approach to home office decor, the Twist desk is exclusive to the brand.

So much more than a storage bench, the Steen Grey Bench offers cushioned seating along with its striking modernist design. Upholstered in light grey, the bench floats on matte black legs that extend past the seat to secure a bolster at either end. The seat pops up to reveal storage space for blankets, pillows or throws.

A reliable partner for work or travel, the new Nissan Navara comes with many best-in-class technologies, including an array of Nissan Intelligent Mobility features and safety systems, making it the most advanced Navara yet. Among the Intelligent Mobility features for the Navara lineup in the Philippines is Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, which monitors the second vehicle ahead as well as the vehicle directly in front to reduce the risk of multi-car accidents. Intelligent Emergency Braking activates the brakes to avoid collisions, reducing the stress of driving in traffic or on busy streets.

New Neutrals

As the supplier of beddings of E-Crown Hotel and Resort in Catanduanes (the first Department of Tourism-accredited hotel in the island), Conie & Co. by MPCPV Enterprises aims to provide hotel-quality living to any home with its premium Canadian cotton fitted sheet and pillowcase sets available in different prints, colors and for any bed size. It also offers blankets, duvet covers, curtains and comforters. General Manager Conie Vidallo (tel. +639215462172/ 09152674868) said their motto is to "work with passion" and to meet expectations.
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It’s a meeting of whites, earth tones, texture and light to create a sense of peace and a place for inspiration to flow freely.

Another Crate and Barrel exclusive, the Sonoran sofa is a contemporary classic. Its comfortable seat rests atop wooden sleigh legs to highlight the marriage of form and function. It is made of hardwood certified sustainable by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC).

Designed to be cozy yet modern, the Maar High-Backed Chair rises to the occasion with an exaggerated barrel back and a boxy, extra-thick seat cushion.

Feel-good texture

It's all layers of warmth bathed on neutrals. Nature's bounty is highlighted in this theme.

Graceful arcs hand-carved by skilled craftspeople texture a mango wood circle divided into two mirror halves in this accent piece, Dune Wall Art. The bleaching process brings out the rosy and grey tones of the wood, washing the diptych in warm, subtle color.

Crate and Barrel's Sands collection's signature grasscloth covering brings textural warmth and casual elegance to this clean-lined cabinet. A overlay of natural oak adds linear definition, creating the minimalist legs and a horizontal band that separates the upper and lower cabinets. The exclusive Sands cabinet provides roomy storage for media components, linens or clothing.

Each Sentina 6' Round Jute Braided Rug are unique due the its natural materials. The plaits show off the subtle color variations of the natural fiber and makes the piece ideal for entryways and other high-traffic areas.

Dyed white and fashioned into a rope-like material, the Blanca Natural/White Rope Basket's natural raffia fiber weaves this fresh take on the traditional basket. Molded rattan serves as a frame around which the snowy white raffia shapes the roomy round basket.

A cloth-like texture and a double dose of sheer blue glazes bring artisan style to the Maci Ceramic Kitchen Collection. Twice-dipped at an angle, the collection layers translucent blue over aqua for a watercolor effect that feels fresh and contemporary.






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