Taylor Living

Premium Furniture Brand at Ortigas Center | Taylor Living Showroom Visit

Taylor Living is a new premium furniture brand with a well-curated and wide collection of beautifully-designed American modern contemporary pieces.

Visit their showroom G/F AIC Burgundy Empire Tower, Garnet Rd, Ortigas Center, Pasig, 1605 Metro Manila

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NOTE: This is not a paid or sponsored content. The purpose of this post is to share information to our readers, inspire their interior design projects, share the latest trends, and where to get it. We do not guarantee, represent, or warrant that your use of the items or products from this post will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, and error-free. The contact number, address, and details from this post might change without prior notice so please check their official social media accounts and website for more details.

We hope that you will find this post helpful and Cheers!

DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN INTERIOR DESIGNER | NEW NORMAL

DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN INTERIOR DESIGNER | HOW WE NAVIGATE AND OPERATE IN THE NEW NORMAL | BUSINESS

Slowly but surely… taking small steps and getting back on track. I will be very dishonest if I will say that our work, our business, our industry was not affected by the current situation. Every day, I dedicate my energy in finding ways on how we can improve our business operations in the new normal. Will be sharing with you our daily operations, some tips on how we can be more productive, and how we work. -Christine

How we navigate and operate:

1. We schedule weekly video conference as a group and we schedule one on one video calls to focus on weekly goals and solve roadblocks.

2. We maximize our share screen feature where we can easily describe, point out, and provide directions and instructions.

3. We improved our online presence by converting our jpeg portfolio files into a video slide show. With this technique, we can easily share the youtube link to our clients and showcase our previous projects.

4. Slowly, but hopefully not too late… we will be implementing video documentation of our future projects so we can share it with our future clients, followers, and community.

5. We go out and visit our project site every 14 days or twice a month, observe physical distancing, and wearing masks and face shields.

During the lockdown, we improved our online presence especially at Youtube, we re-evaluate our social media content and focused on engaging with our audience and community. Our interior design profession deals with site visits, client coordination, and more on personal interaction. We are trying our very best to maximize our technology by converting our services digitally and providing design consultation online. Praying for safety and good health of all architects, designers, construction workers, contractors, and suppliers in the Philippines. I pray that our creative, design, and construction industry in the Philippines will be vibrant, will revive, and will bounce back in the near future.

Cheers!

Christine

Home Office design idea for that “Boss Babe” inside us

design and written by Ruth Santos email: santosruth.cmvinteriordesigns@gmail.com

There are some perks of working from home, but alongside this, many of us are having a hard time in our time management and all the distraction inside our home. According to research, there are few things we can do in order for us to adjust and feel more productive while taking care of our mental health. And these tips is where I based while designing this female home office:

1. Make a dedicated workspace.

My client for this project is a lady boss. She loves her space stylish, feminine and dainty, and at the same time clutter-free. I designed this home office so that our lady boss client will have a dedicated workspace for her to focus and to keep her away from distractions.

2. Stay connected but set boundaries

This home office is locked but has an intercom near the door to stay connected to your family, how else can they call you when its time to eat?

3. Establish a routine

This home office has a floor to ceiling window so the client can also enjoy the space and see when it’s already getting dark- a signal to stop working. While working at home, it is important to have a steady schedule of else the lines between work and personal time can get blurred and be stressful to get right.

4. Give yourself a break

Keep hustling but taking a break is not forbidden. I designed this home office with a space for snack and coffee time so that the client can also have a break from working.

I used green as the accent color, in which you can see in the plants, flowers and wall decors.

Green is the color of peace and nature and often represent tranquility and good luck. This cool color will help the client to have a clearer mind while working.

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Do not let these changes in our lifestyle put us down. So let’s all work but play harder!

Gamer’s Lounge

design and written by Ruth Santos santosruth.cmvinteriordesigns@gmail.com

Male Home Office: Gamers’ Cave

Did you also spent countless hours playing Super Mario on your Gameboy Colors as a child?

We can all agree that gaming is simply addicting; one you start, it will be hard to stop. But have you ever asked, why do people play games?

Many research proves all the possible negative health effects of video gaming, but contrary to these, there are also some good benefits. The motivational components such as the feeling of achievement, connecting to people and the escape games can provide for us are the factors why people play.

For this home office project, the persona or the client of this home office is a gamer. Let’s name this persona, Kuya Allen. Kuya Allen is 25 years old and a professional computer engineer. He also loves to collect action figures of games and anime characters. And lastly, he is also a night owl.

Now, this office will be his man cave, where his hobby and love for gaming will be use. The pc setup in this home office is what all the gamers who do live streams will adore. Speakers surround the office too, so the he can enjoy listening to music, watching movies and playing games.

There is also led strip lights in red, blue and violet all over the place to give the feeling of being inside a game. The windows are designed with thick curtains, and blinds- because gamers like their room really dark.

I also designed the office with a fridge and a coffee maker so he Kuya allen can have his midnight snacks with having the need to go to the kitchen.

The tv console is also equipped with PSP console setup, and lastly, a lazy boy is the center of the room for the endless hours of mobile gaming without having a backache.

Based on the research in human behavior by Edward Deci, there are three components of the Self-Determination Theory and these are: Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness- and all of these are being answered by gaming. Gaming gives us enjoyment, relaxation, artistry, competitiveness so all we need to have is the best place we can play without ruining our health and that is what we designers are to answer. If a gamer has this kind of gaming home office, what more will he ask for besides a good pc setup and high-speed internet?

Design Q + A: Movie Inspired Home Office

CMV Design Q+A

“I always imagine my home office would look like the same as Don Corleone’s office at The Godfather movie. How can I get that look? Any ideas?”

CMV Design Team:

We love that movie! We think that the style and the overall ambiance of that office is still applicable up to this day. For this home office, we highly suggest to use rich tones of color like dark brown, deep red and dark blue. You may also consider using chesterfield sofa or same tufted arm chair like on this mood board. To complete the look, you may also try to visit some thrift/ antique stores near Dapitan Sampaloc to source and buy same table lamps and accessories.

For inquiries you may reach our design team via landline (02) 8513 5260 or via mobile 0927 570 5357 or email us at cmv.clientservices@gmail.com .

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Design Q + A: Chic Home Office

CMV Design Q+A

“I want to set up my home office and I want it to look chic, comfy and classy. How can I achieve that look?”

CMV Design Team:

Let’s start with pastel colors to create inviting vibe and since you will be working on this room for 6-8 long hours we also suggest to use tufted and upholstered seat as office chair. To create chic and classical look, we propose to use accent pieces with gold details, salmon pink area rug and some crystal chandeliers.

For inquiries you may reach our design team via landline (02) 8513 5260 or via mobile 0927 570 5357 or email us at cmv.clientservices@gmail.com . .

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CMV Design Q + A

Got a design question in mind? Our design team will be here for you and ready to respond. Drop us a personal message and contact our design team. We will try to reply as soon as we can and provide you a personalized mood board for our design presentation.

For inquiries you may reach our design team via landline (02) 8513 5260 or via mobile 0927 570 5357 or email us at cmv.clientservices@gmail.com

#FeelAtHome

Home… is a collection of your personal style #FeelAtHome

“The home should be the treasure chest of living” — Le Corbusier

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CMV Design Team 6th Year Anniversary


It’s been a rough month for most of us and for small business owners like myself. I will be completely dishonest if I will tell our colleagues, design team, followers and to people that we outsource that I wasn’t worried or disturbed at all. It has been difficult for me to continue to post and promote our business in a situation where irrelevant services or non essential products were not priority right now (maybe in 3-9 months from now who knows when?). I am worried about our cashflow, business operation expenses and how can we continue to provide for our employees. All these negativity have been clouding my mind since our government decided to implement our community lock down and shutting down massive transportation and private services.

And then I said to myself “well, do what makes you happy” and yeah… sketching and designing makes me happy! Then I started to pick up my sketch pad and pen again. Do what makes you feel happy and alive! I know it’s been rough, dry and it’s hard to be optimistic now but we need to keep on trying and take the right next steps.. little by little until one day when we look back, we are very far from the disruption that we experienced today.

Major Throwback Alert!

from 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

2014: Clueless, fearless and driven. I guess most young entrepreneurs are like that. At 30’s, we are young enough to try new things but old enough to handle “adulting 101” situations.

2014: I continuously wing it BUT with thorough research (business books and online articles) and set up my service/ virtual office at a prime location in Bonifacio Global City #smarterbusiness #workhardstayhumble

2015: Then, there’s Rose, the 2ND AVENGER este… design team member!

2016: I’m soo pregnant and when I became a mom, that changes everything. I feel so inspired to work and to grow our business. Flexible working hours is my priority and perks.

2017: With the whole design team, this is our 1st Design Exhibit at iBUILD Manila World Trade Center Pasay City. A big leap for me and my team as we engage and interact personally to our prospect clients, suppliers, design students and interior design enthusiast.

2018: Our most productive year, we started handle 10-15 projects in a month. That was overwhelming and we are very thankful. Slowly but surely, we are growing and becoming better designers and individuals. I want to grow my business in a slow but steady phase.

2019: Is our time to grow, develop and innovate what we already know. During this year, our design team developed business processes and systems that will respond to our client’s requirements. We developed the CAIXA DECOR BOX, we started to handle more and more corporate accounts.

On this photo, we conducted out of town team building and business planning.

As we celebrate our 6th year anniversary, we pray for brighter days ahead! We would also like to thank our clients, family, friends and supporters for being part of our design journey. BIG Thanks! from the bottom of our hearts .

“With this, I would like to share some of the lessons/ principles that my design team and I learned from the past years. Our beliefs and our goals” — Christine

1. Stay curious… Because there is so much more to learn from industry experts, trade partners, local and international trips.

2. Stay focused… There will be so many difficulties along the road, but with the right mindset, attitude and support team we can achieve all of our business goals.

3. Stay calm and never stop learning… Pressing deadlines will always be part of our interior design profession. Always strive to be on top of the latest industry trends.

4. Stay humble… Because DIVA attitude will get you nowhere.

5. Stay persistent and faithful to God .

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord” –Colossians 3:23

Commune Home showroom visit

CMV Design Team showroom visit at Commune Home located at East Wing Shangri-la Mall. On this photo (from left) Audrey Ngui and Mabelle Ang (from Commune) and Christine Manalo-Villamora, Arrah Pamintuan and Rose Ann Resoles (from CMV Interior Designs)

Commune is a home grown furniture design and lifestyle company originated in Singapore, crafting high quality artisanal works for the design savvy.

Last February, our design team rearranged, restyled and reimagined the artistic pieces from their showroom. Our impression and overall style that they offer is “Industrial Modern Style” with highlights on texture, natural wood grains and rich colors like deep red and yellow ochre.

Commune also uses eco-conscious wood and timber imported from sustainable sources in USA, Asia and Europe and lacquers and coatings with low led content.

Vignette restyled and rearranged by our creative director Rose Ann Resoles. They also have pieces that lean towards Scandinavian style with scale that will perfectly fit small spaces such as condo unit and urban apartments.

Vignette restyled and reimagined by our design intern Arrah Pamintuan. On this showroom visit, we learned that furniture finishes can create big impact to a healthy indoor air quality. As designers, we need to select furnishings with low or no hazardous pollutants at all. Chemical off-gassing from furnishings can create pollutants from base materials like filler, glue, paint or even wood stain.

Both sleek and green furniture and lifestyle pieces, you may visit Commune Home furniture showroom at 6F East Wing Shangri-La Mall Edsa Mandaluyong City.

NOTE:

This is not a paid or sponsored content. The purpose of this post is to share information to our readers, inspire their interior design projects, share the latest trends and where to get it. We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of the items or products from this post will be uninterrupted, timely, secure and error-free. The contact number, address and details from this post might change without prior notice so please check their official social media accounts and website for more details.

We hope that you will find this post helpful and Cheers!

Best Regards,

CMV Design Team