vMEME Contemporary Art Gallery Feat. Ernie Patricio

Ernie Patricio has always been expressing himself through his works from a very young age according to Mr. Oliver who is an artist and a tutor in Young Artists’ Studio.

vMEME opens their exhibition last September 30 in Alabang Commerce Centre for Ernie Patricio’s 72nd year mark of his works. His paintings and sketches are deeply rooted from his experiences and point of view in life: freedom, poverty, nostalgia and even climate change. These works of art are shown in the best mediums he can use to express them.

 Kay Lupit Mo Yolanda

His most recently recognized work “Kay Lupit Mo Yolanda” in water color was his representation of the devastating storm that came over the lands of the Philippines. It speaks about the tragedy in that time and the beauty in struggle of all affected families and communities that cared for them after the incident. All of his art were a clear expression of yearning brought by the years of him being an OFW and battling cancer, perception of socio-political policies and the simple day to day phenomena.

 

With his skill, he is able to show his art through different forms of medium such as heavy inking in his comic art world, rough strokes with splash of color in his simple illustrations, watercolour bursts in his scenery works, acrylics for expressive intention in movement and other medium that he can freely manipulate.

 Tiange sa Luneta Park

Tawiran sa Tres II

 

 

“Each of Mr. Patricio’s works is a vessel: he transports us to different locales and contexts he himself have experienced, and which are also part our collective memory and community. His sojourns, as much as ours, are not separate, rather are located on the same thread, same breadth of life,” shares guest curator, Frani Madrid.

Wall covered with his comics

He also spoke about abuse of human rights, injustice, life lessons and a dream for a humane community through his comics of historical figures such as Princess Urduja Macario Sakay, numerous DC comics, Liwayway and other type of publications.

“Sobrang nakaka-inspire yan si Sir Ernie. Yung comics niya ay one of a kind. It is so unique na alam mo gawa niya. Lalo na ngayon kasi yung style niya sa comics ay sadyang style talaga ng Filipino. Yung bawat stroke may expression of movement and sa heavy ink dun lumalabas ang play of lighting and expression. Sa galing niya mag line work, pag ni-render na niya, kahit simple wash lang ng water color maganda parin.” expressed by Sir Oliver from Young Artists’ Studio.

In every stroke and ink he makes, he yearns the public to take a moment and acknowledge the heart-rending beauty of our country today.

He is not only an inspiration for his work of arts but his humility and understanding of our country’s concern towards a better community and a healthy environment.

I was fortunate enough to be able to get a photo with Sir Ernie Patricio posing with his signature thinking habit with him.

 

Rather than talking about his works, Sir Ernie was more enthusiastic to talk about what is currently happening with his friends which some of them were the heads of Art Association of the Philippines.

When everyone was resting after the show, Sir Oliver and I were talking about his paintings however since we were both interested on how the paintings were made, he explained to me the properties of art, drawing style, use of different mediums and even his experiences from his Art school while we were looking around the gallery. He then told me that he was also preparing for an art gallery of his work this coming October 13-15 in SM Aura and even invited me to attend the showing.

When I had the time to talk to Sir Ernie Patricio himself, he was more interested to know about my interest in comics. I told him that I was a fan of Carlo Vergara with his work Zsazsa Zaturnnah and he explained how different the style before compared to the current.

He explained that Filipino comics today are heavily influenced by western style. Ironically he worked in in DC comics at his time was a building community of comic artist. Meaning the style could have come from them because there were many Filipino artists there. It was unfortunate that the comic industry in his time was not doing well in the country which led him and people like him to work in a different country.

After the conversation, I was able to ask a picture with him in front of his current well know art “Kay Lupit mo Yolanda”.

Design Blog by Patricia Teano pat.cmvinteriordesigns@gmail.com

 

Bringing Luxury to Your Own Bathroom

By Celina Cruz celine.cmvinteriordesigns@gmail.com

Ever felt like your bathroom needed a makeover? Did you know that you can make it look like you’re in a hotel? Fret no more! We’ve got the perfect tips on how you can achieve a bathroom as luxurious as those of first-class hotels.

But first, what makes a hotel bathroom? How is it different from regular bathrooms?

Hotel bathrooms follow a certain standard that fits the overall image of a hotel. They use certain materials and accessories to give their guests first-class comfort.

Yes, you can recreate a luxurious hotel bathroom in your own home! With the right accessories, toiletries, and materials, you won’t have to book a hotel room to experience the same feeling.

Accessories

These are very important in making your bathroom more personal yet elegant. Small decorative plants can make your bathroom feel fresh and unique without having to worry about maintenance.

Decorative plants – Php 149.75 & Php 199.75 from SM Home

Ambience

Adding fragrances to your bathroom can also help create a better ambience. You can purchase scented candles and diffusers with subtle yet pleasing scents that will keep your bathroom smell fresh. Choose from fresh scents like Clean Cotton, and Vanilla, or opt for unique scents like Watermelon & Tropical Blossom.

Bright Ideas Manila – Vanilla. Php 259.75 from SM Home

At Home – Watermelon + Tropical Blossom and Elderflower + Grapefruit. Php 199.75 for 120g & Php 399.75 for 230g from SM Home

Toiletries

Toiletries are very important in keeping the bathroom balanced and uniformed. Organizing your toiletries will not only look aesthetically pleasing, but can also be more convenient for you while you have all of them on a tray to keep them together. Choosing toiletries that have similar elements can also help keep your bathroom look unified.

J&S Home – 4-piece engraved bathroom set. Php 979.75 from SM Home

Black & Off-white stone toiletries. Price ranges from Php 300 – Php 500 from SM Home

White + Wood lotion dispenser and round tissue box. Php 249.75 each from SM Home

Home World wooden tray. Php 249.75 from SM Home

Bath towels. Prices range from Php 99.75 and above from SM Home

Racks and Rings

Towel racks and rings are usually available at hardware stores. Adding these will help keep your towels and by hanging them, wet and used towels can be easily dried. Keeping them hung on racks and rings also avoids any towels from falling and making them dirty.

Various towel racks. Ranges from Php 800 and above from Ace Hardware

Towel rings in matte and glossy metal finish. Ranges from Php 689.75 and above from Ace Hardware

Bonus tip! Add a robe hook at the back of your door for more convenience.

Other than the basics, here are 3 important tips that can help make your bathroom feel more like a luxurious hotel bathroom.

3 Important things to add to your bathroom:

  1. A huge vanity mirror

Bathroom Mirrors. Php 1,744.75 & Php 1,599.75 from Ace Hardware

2. LED bulb color

Other than the fragrance of your bathroom, changing your light bulb color from Daylight to Warm White can also give your bathroom a cozier ambience

3. Shower curtain or glass enclosure

Choosing the right enclosures can help not just for privacy but with the overall look of your bathroom. Solid-colored shower curtains of the right materials that don’t look too cheap or shabby can give a subtle elegance to your shower area. You can also opt for glass enclosures that will surely keep your shower area closed.

 

Robert Green Houseware shower rods. Php 369.75 from Ace Hardware

Robert Green solid color shower curtains available in White, Cream, Choco, and Burgundy. Php 569.75 from Ace Hardware

Cremona glass shower enclosure. Price for quotation from Ace Hardware

 

It might look a bit difficult but these items can be easily purchased at your local department and hardware stores! Just remember to keep a unifying element with your bathroom accessories while following these tips and you can achieve a luxurious and elegant hotel bathroom in no time.

Our Favorite Styling Tool: Tutorial

What is Polyvore?

Polyvore is a large website for people to express their style and set trends around the world. Its virtual mood board function permits the users to add items in the shared product index, and utilize them to produce image collages that are also known as “sets”. Members can as well browse for inspiration, share with friends and interact with other members by leaving a comment and liking their sets. After becoming an amazing fashion community, Polyvore expanded through adding home into its categories. Polyvore could finally discover and create preferred interior styles.

Either you are looking for some trending outfit or home styles, or matching the items together, Polyvore can grant those desires. Unique talents of an individual are showcased.

(home styling)                                                      (fashion styling)

Review in Using Polyvore (polyvore.com) as a Decor Tool

Being included in the field of design, Polyvore is a convenient décor tool. Even as a beginner, I was encouraged to do more designs daily. In a brief moment, the handy tool helped me to express my style in design, especially in interior design. Using Polyvore is a fun learning experience. I get to try a faster and easier way to design by making a collage of the items. I find Polyvore an amazing website due to its convenient features and the fact that it helps users to develop impressive outputs. There is a feeling of fulfillment, as it seems I am creating similar to those in magazines. It is not just a working station, but also a community. Polyvore encourages interaction among the members. It is nice how I get to be in a community that loves design. There are groups, holding different kinds of contests that could spark interest for members to join. The website is truly worth taking a time to use as users could gain and plan new ideas. Just drag it up, organize, then voila! You have a masterpiece.

Polyvore brings out the unique talent in an individual. The passion for fashion and interior design inspires other members and influences trends.

How to Use Polyvore:

Making Polyvore sets may be confusing for beginner users of the website. The goal of this tutorial is to form the procedure as easy and clear as possible to grasp.

  1. Getting Started
  2. Go to Polyvore (polyvore.com).

2. Make an account. This step is optional. You could create sets even without an account. However, having an account allows you to save drafts, your creations, utilize the forum, and so forth. In order to make an account, you have to select “sign up” located on the upper right corner of the page.

 

Type in the information asked from you. You may also connect through your Facebook account, instead entering information.

Start designing! Follow the step by step guide below to create your own set.

Step by Step Guide in Creating Design or Mood Board

Point on to “create” on the home page.

Click “set” below “create”. It shall lead you into the editing space. The Polyvore editor allows you to form sets using various products.

Fill in your search. Type in your preferred item for your collage in the search box, or you can also browse by category. You may as well open new tabs if you’d like which are seen on the top of the search. Regarding the price, you may select a range on the upper right of the search. You can also use the color palette that contains 70 colors to redefine your search. If you want to browse for more of the items, go to the next page by clicking the arrow on the right.

Select and drag the items. If you found your preferred item, select and drag it on the black space with the label “create a collage”. If you want to view the specifications of an item, click on it.

Removing the Background

You can remove the background of your item through the following steps of two options.

First option

After adding your item to the editing space, click it. The item may consist of a colored or white background. In the upper corner of the create section, there are three vertical squares. To get rid of the background, the first step would be simply clicking the “hide image background” which is on the topmost part.

Some of the items from Polyvore are readily cropped. If not, you have to manually cut the item. You can use either the rectangle cropper if the goal is to cut it into four sides, or the polygon cropper if the intention is cutting it into an irregular form.

Adding Texts

To add a text into a set, click on the text icon as you are creating the set.

 

Publishing your Set

  1. When you have finished your creation, click “publish”. If you have an account, you may publish it for the entire Polyvore community to see. If you are not yet done with your set and if you intend to work on it later on, select “save draft” instead.

Tips and Tricks

  • The more active you are on Polyvore, the more recognition you will receive.
  • Keep the older sets that you did because this will let you to see your improvement and growth in the art of creating sets.
  • In order to have your collection featured on the home page or blog of Polyvore, send it to trends@polyvore.com. Make sure to include a useful title and description.
  • Create visually pleasing sets in order to help promote your group contests. Make frequent contents with the use of current trends to keep people active. Polyvore members are fond of trophy icons that’s why keep going until you acquire 50 members in each contest.
  • Don’t clutter your sets with multiple items, but don’t leave too many gaps as well. It makes your sets look organized and neat.
  • Invite Polyvore members to join your group by sending the member a message with the link of your group. Remember that some members might not want to join, therefore you should be respectful of this and not flood them with messages.
  • The more you comment and like the other sets, the more comments and likes you will tend to get. Polyvore is a great place to form friendships, so be nice when leaving a comment on their sets.
  • Unleash your creativity and have fun!
  • There are numerous templates in the template gallery. Point “create” and select “template” in order to make a template. In the editing space, click the “placeholder” button, then click “publish”.
  • It is important when you size and layer your items. Try keeping smaller items in the outside, while the bigger items in the center. This tip will make your eyes roam around all through the set.

 

Written by: Peaches Manlangit peaches.cmvinteriordesigns@gmail.com

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Client Meeting & Creating Connections

By  Celina Cruz celine.cmvinteriordesigns@gmail.com

As an Interior Design student, design problems and client profiles are usually given by the professors. Design layouts are then made and approved by them; and then we create the plans and other documents needed for the space. For the past years, it has always been a cycle of that.

Being an intern for CMV Interior Designs gave me the opportunity to meet one of their clients and have an actual experience first-hand. Having an actual client who expresses their wants and needs for their space is more helpful than having a fictional client like the ones we used to get for our school projects. Meeting with a client makes the task of designing seem like a joint project with you, the designer, and with the client for both of your inputs make up the space. You, as the designer, translates the needs and wants of your client through your design.

Through this experience, I was able to take note of some important things ones must remember during a meeting with their client.

5 things every designer must ask:

  1. What is the space for and who will be using this space?
  2. What will they be doing on the space?
  3. Does the user have any special needs or allergies that should be accommodated?
  4. What do they like to have on their space? What do they not like to have on the space?
  5. What is their budget and when do they want the space finished?

3 details you need to remember during a client meeting:

  1. Be well-prepared and observant. Outline your meeting and prepare the questions you’ll be asking your client. Familiarize yourself with your client. Get to know your client more as a person – ask them about their interests, their lifestyle, and try to create a connection with them to create a positive synergy with each other. If you can, compile possible designs you can present to give your client an idea or some inspiration.
  2. Be professional. Always remember that you are catering to the needs and wants of your client. That means being able to design a space that will ensure a better lifestyle for them while fitting their preferences. If there is something they want that might not fit the space, suggest possible alternatives that they might also like. Settle with a design where everything is well-balanced.
  3. Documentation is very important. Always take down notes and document everything in every meeting. Being able to keep every single detail in mind can also show how professional you are to your client and how much you value their input to the design. Compiled documents can be a huge help to recap previous meetings that can be used in future meetings. Provide a copy of your documentations to your client which can also keep them updated with the project.

These are a few things I picked up from my very first client meeting which can be of help to others too!

Design Ideas: How To Store or Display Your Sneaker Collection

Design blog by: Peaches Manlangit peaches.cmvinteriordesigns@gmail.com

IDEAS ON HOW TO DISPLAY OR STORE YOUR SNEAKER COLLECTION

Got a new pair of sneakers that you can add to your collection? Wondering about how to store them in a visually appealing way, without destroying their good quality long term? No worries! Here are ways to help you organize your collection of sneakers, despite the size of your home. Scroll down for awesome ideas.

ON SHELVES

Why hide your cool sneakers in the closets when you can brag by displaying them on shelves around the room. When placing your sneakers on shelves, remember to keep the styles consistent on each shelf and put an even space between them so they won’t look cluttered.

 

(photo by Commonwealth Manila)                            (photo by Urban Athletics @ Conrad Hotel)

 

INSIDE THE BOX

Keeping your sneakers inside the boxes will result in a more organized closet and ensure your footwear remains in pristine condition. To identify which sneaker to use, take a photograph of the pair of shoes and take it to the front of its box.

  

(photo by HGTV)                              (photo by Leonie Lowenherz Mode & Lifestyle Blog)

 

OUTSIDE THE BOX

It is time to bring out the creativity and the resourcefulness in you. If you find an extra plywood or any recyclable materials strong enough to hold a pair of shoes, you can turn it into an open box shelf. This is excellent for people who loves doing “DIY products”. Anyone can do this by themselves. In order to add interest and to achieve a dimensional effect, use different-sized boxes, painted with preferred colors.

(photo from Thea Manila)

 

ON AN ISLAND

Wide space has to be maximized. One solution is the usage of a center island. Placing your sneaker collection in the middle of the room makes them stand out. Sneakers to be placed on the center island are easy to reach and these may include your everyday footwear.

(photo from The Social Foot)

 

TRANSPARENCY

In order to attain a high-class boutique for your closet, keep your amazing sneaker collection behind a glass material. Each and every favorite sneaker will stay visible. This will create a high-end appeal through the glass barrier.

(photo from Adidas)

(photo from DIY Build)

 

SPOTLIGHT PLEASE

Adding lighting to your sneaker collection shelves will showcase the beautiful works of art in them. You can either use warm white for a luxurious ambiance, or bright white for simplicity. You can use lighting on all of your sneakers or only on the unique ones you have.

(photo from Urban Athletics @ Conrad Hotel)

CONCEPTUAL

Another kind of storage that unleashes one’s creativity is by creating an abstract idea and translating it into a design. The examples in the picture include usage of shoes and stairs because we take a step using our foot (left), and angled shelves giving an impression of falling apart (right). You can think and do anything when conceptualizing, while taking note of certain considerations so it will not be overwhelming or off-style.

(photo from Adidas)

(photo from a residence using IKEA Product)

 

CLIMB ON

Not only that it has visual appeal, but it also looks more organized than just having your sneakers laying around everywhere. It has a multipurpose function, as it can also stand next to the front door where guests could put their shoes on. When you decide to use this type of storage, look for a wooden ladder at the flea market.

(photo from A pair and A spare website)

 

CIRCLES

The shoe hive helps you organize a family’s shoe collection. Placing your sneakers in these holes, built from lightweight PVC pipes, will keep them in shape and easy to locate.

(photo from Decorating your wall space website)

 

Cheers!


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Cool & Stylish Aircon Units For Your Home

Cool & Stylist Aircons for Your Home

By Celina Cruz celine.cmvinteriordesigns@gmail.com

Air conditioning units, also known as aircons is one of the must-have appliances for every home – especially when you’re in a tropical country such as the Philippines. Most aircons may not be exactly as aesthetically pleasing as one’s interior, since its function is usually the priority instead of its physical attributes. That doesn’t stop us from searching for air conditioners that can actually enhance your space – wouldn’t that be cool?


Window type 

  1.  Panasonic Energy Efficient Air Conditioner

Window type air conditioners are usually in colors like White or Eggshell White. Though this particular unit is in White, the addition of the color Black helps create a much sleeker look that makes it stand out.

  1. Hitachi Rapid Cooling Air Conditioner

The matte silver finish at the bottom helps complete a subtle, more stylish look with the Pearl White body.

  1. Hitachi Window type with DC Inverter

The matte silver finish makes this air conditioner different from the usual neutral-colored cooling units. Unlike the previous air conditioner, the silver element takes up majority of the body.

 

Split Type

  1. Panasonic Sky Series

Other than its unique design, this air conditioner features Radiant Cooling. This cooling unit also embodies the elegance and pursuit of perfection inherent in Japanese design philosophy. It is sleek and makes it a luxurious complement to designer interior.

  1. Panasonic Aero Series

The Aero Series features a slim profile that is complimented with a metal finish. The photo doesn’t give justice to its classy tone with a soft, pearly glow from its lustrous pearl finish in real life.

  1. LG Split Air Conditioner

This particular air conditioner caught my attention for the Red accent which gives it a subtle, bold image that can complement one’s space.

(actual photo not available)

 

Free-standing Type

  1. Samsung Free-standing Air conditioner

This ACU is simple yet its not as boxy and rigid as the usual aircon. Somehow its texture, proportions, and its simplicity achieves a very stylish look that isn’t boring.

  1. Carrier Designer Series

With its matte black finish, this aircon will definitely catch your attention. The black body is complimented with a silver chrome finish.

  1. Samsung Turbo cooling free-standing AC

This is not your usual air conditioner and by far my favorite out of the bunch. The shape isn’t as boxy, and I find it interesting how it uses three spiral airflows which cools the entire house more quickly and efficiently. It also includes an amazing air purifying technology, ‘Virus Doctor’, which neutralizes all harmful contaminants in the air, including bacteria that resist physical filtration, and turns them into harmless water vapor.

 

 

Although the physical attributes of air conditioning units are usually overlooked in homes, searching beyond the usual ACU forms can really help enhance one’s space. Aircons can be cool & stylish too!

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10 Tips on How to Make Your Home a Pet-Friendly Space

By our Visual Stylist: Pamela Mongcal pam.cmvinteriordesigns@gmail.com

Any pet you have, we always treat them as our own children or part of the family. As a pet owner, we give them the love and safety so they could be with us for a long time.

 

We don’t know what comes to their mind so we should be cautious on what we put on our home. We will help you create the pet-friendly space, so our pets will feel safe and comfortable because it’s important for their overall wellbeing and so as the pet owner.

  • Secure the Garbage

Garbage gives different varieties of smell because we throw different items in there. The different smell it gives attracts our pets to come because they are curious and of course we have to prevent that. It is full of materials that are toxic or even lethal to your pets, so you don’t want them getting into it. Be sure your garbage is secured and can’t be accessed by a pet.

  • Décor? Is it safe?

Home without décor won’t always be complete but, it’s dangerous for our companions if they are fragile. Especially if they are tall or just loves to run around your home it’s dangerous if they accidentally hit the décor expensive or not. It’s better if we put limited decors. Decors who are heavy and don’t easily break are the safest choice. We limit the fragile ones like items that are made of glass or porcelains.

  • Space

Space is very important to our pets because they love to play around and stay one place to another. It’s safer if there’s a bigger space for them to walk, run or wriggle. Animal-friendly spaces are free of places where pets might become lost or stuck without access to food and water.

  • Cover it up!

If you can’t resist letting your pets on your furniture, go for materials that won’t be dramatically affected by wear and will be easy to clean. Materials like leather and ultra-suede will be perfect options for your furry friends. Covers sewn from washable fabrics are the wisest, most affordable choice.

 

  • Play Time!

Store pet toys throughout the house or incorporate pet play stations into the décor. Attach trendy shelves for cats to climb above their scratching post. Designate a toy box in the playroom for doggos’ toys and teach him to fetch those instead of the kids’ toys. Making pet playtime easy keeps them from chewing your shoes and other things that he thinks that’s a toy. Check this DIY pet toy box.

 

  • Sweet dreams

Most of the pets love to stay next to their hoomans. Incorporating beds into the décor of several rooms avoids extra chores and keeps pets feeling safe. Have their beds (and litter boxes) located in comfortable places that aren’t too isolated, if pets don’t feel comfortable with a space, they are unlikely to use it.

 

  • Indoor plants

Many common household plants are toxic to animals and we should be aware of it. If you have cats, lilies can cause kidney failure for them. Other toxic plants to pets are: amaryllis, poinsettia and aloe vera. You may search on line those plants that are toxic for your pets.

 

  • Sunshine

We usually have our pets inside our home but they definitely have to get some sunshine. Build a seat by the window so cats can curl up in the sun, give birds a good view of the birds in the yard, and make sure doggos has lots of light while your clients are at work. Give our pets a bright, happy place to spend their day while also keeping them safe.

 

 

  • Safety is the best policy.

Make sure to keep breakables out of the reach of wagging tails. Always try seeing things from a “pet point of view”, and keep anything that could choke, electrocute or suffocate an animal. Keep electrical cords hidden or covered by having the TV stand against the wall or feeding cords into a box that animals can’t open. Look out for similar risks and account for those as well. It’s also important to keep human foods and medications out of reach as well we wouldn’t want them to get harmed or get sick.

  • Fooooood!

Food is the most important thing we should give to our pets. Humans aren’t the only one who should enjoy their food but also, our little companions. We should let them eat comfortably consider bowls that are raised off the ground on stands to keep the food more contained and discourage bugs or rodents searching for crumbs. If you don’t like them eating messy try adding a plastic placemat under their food bowls it is easier to clean than the floor. Check out this DIY Place mat for pets or check out this comical mat you can order online.

Woodsville Viverde Mansions

Collaboration of ideas with our client and design team. As much as possible, we want to transform the space with much better air flow and to maximize the natural light. We want to have bigger and better master bedroom and ample space for all the clothes, luggage, and diving gears of our client. The living room, with sliding glass partition serves as guest room with functional sofa bed.

We are really happy with the layout and the outcome. Enriching the lifestyle of our client is our number ONE goal.

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Before:

During our preliminary meeting, our client defines which item to maintain and to let go. She even mentioned to us her existing acacia wood planks at her guest bedroom. We decided to highlight the wood by placing it on common area like dining room so that even their visitors and friends can admire the stunning wood grain features of this acacia wood.

During that time, her 60 square meters condo unit have 3 small bedrooms. Even for the master bedroom, it was too small and there is no enough space to lounge and enjoy. So, me and my team decided to open up the space by creating movable dividers like sliding glass door and knock down dry walls that previously enclose each room. Since we are removing some walls, we are required to replace the floor finish because of the existing marks of the partitions. I know in my heart that our client have immediate need for storage space and creating a simple nice flow from her bedroom+to walk in closet+to bathroom would be such as great help and relieve.

After the renovation

10 Mobile Apps Every Interior Designer Must Have

10 APPS EVERY INTERIOR DESIGNER MUST HAVE

by our guest blogger: Katherine Ronidel kath.cmvinteriordesigns@gmail.com

1. HOUZZ

Houzz is a free app which gives you lots of design ideas that can provide inspiration for renovation or redecoration. The app lets users look into a vast collection of photos that can be browsed by different categories. You can also save your favorite photos and share it with your friends.

2. PINTEREST

 

 

The pinterest app is super fun and easy to use. They basically have a collection of the most amazing crafts ON EARTH. You can search different products and you can easily bookmark it to your own mood board.

3. COLORSNAP BY SHERWIN-WILLIAMS

With this tool, you can find the perfect colors for your walls. It allows you to try new colors and you can virtually paint your home, or experiment with one of the built-in rooms provided by the app. Give the virtual painter from Sherwin Williams a try

4. HOME DESIGN 3D GOLD

This app is a new interior and exterior design plan and is easy to create by means of dragging and dropping. This architectural app lets you import floor plans and change the space itself, then add in the furniture and other amenities of your choice.

5. HOMESTYLER INTERIOR DESIGN

Homestyler Interior Design is a nice tool for creative minds, bringing a whole package of home furnishings and possibilities to your smartphone. At the beginning you can choose if you want you look in the photo gallery or set up a space yourself.

6. DESIGN HOME

Design Home is the perfect game for those who want to design their perfect home. Your main agenda is to design beautiful rooms as possible, all through buying new pieces of furniture and placing them accordingly. You can even discover and vote on new looks and styles created by other players and win exclusive in-game prizes for the designs that you have created.

7. MAGIC PLAN

MagicPlan creates floor plans. It measures your rooms and draws floor plans just by taking pictures. Simply add objects, annotations, and attributes to create the complete plan of a property. MagicPlan is not another floor plan drawing application: no need to measure, no need to draw, no need to move furniture and no need for expertise.

8. PHOTO MEASURES

 

If you’re talking about measurements, this app will let you measure the dimensions of your living space almost instantly. Instead of using a measuring tape, all you have to do is click a photo and mark the lengths: Photo Measure will do the rest. It’s not just the corners that you can measure with this app. You can measure dimensions of your furniture, of the shelves and other items in your room.

9. PANTONE STUDIO

 

 

This app consists of a vast library of more than 10,000 standardized hues. You can create your own color palettes with up to five captivating colors. You can also take a photo, or use an existing one and the studio app allows you to capture the colors in that image and convert them to a Pantone palette.

10. MORPHOLIO BOARD

This app has the ability to let designers, architects, photographers, artists, and other creatives lay out mood boards, design ideas, and collages. It’s a mobile app that lets you get all of your creative ideas down into one, easy, and super fast place by way of mood boards.

 

Hope you liked this post! Cheers!

 

10 Best Indoor Plants For Home Or Office

10 Best Indoor Plants For Home or Office

By our guest blogger: Kaye Ellson kaye.cmvinteriordesigns@gmail.com

SHOP NAME:  GREEN POT AND SHOVEL GARDEN

LOCATED AT: CONRINTHIAN HILLS, PASIG CITY (NEAR VALLE VERDE7)

This shop sells indoor and outdoor plants and offers good services to the customers.

The place is like a whole package because they also sell koi fish and herbs are available too.

“This charming garden in near Corinthian hills were so big it will take your breath away but the plants are well chosen, the staff extremely helpful, and the collection of gifts and gardeners’ accessories were delightful. This shop sells a new trend preserved roses from beauty and the beast for only 2000, to 3,000 pesos. I asked the owner of the shop to help me choose the best indoor plants for home and one of the list are;

  • Aloe vera

The gel of the aloe plant has a number of healing properties. Not only does it soothe skin burns and cuts, it can also help to monitor the air quality in your home. The plant can help clear the air of pollutants found in chemical cleaning products, and when the amount of harmful chemicals in the air becomes excessive, the plants’ leaves will display brown spots. Just an FYI: It grows best with lots of sun so you don’t have to sprinkle more water.

  • Bacularis

The plants are very drought tolerant and are watered about every other week during the growing season. During the winter months they are watered once a month. Water sparingly and not at all as temperatures dip in winter but can tolerate going months between watering.

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

  • Spider plant

One of the most common house plants, spider plants are decorative, easy to grow, and also make the NASA list of the best air-purifying plants. Spider plants are effective at fighting pollutants including benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene. Which is good for indoor.

 

  • Cactus

It can be a tricky process caring for plants indoors. You may find that your plants do not get enough sunlight or you could simply forget to keep them sufficiently watered. This is where succulents and cacti become useful. Both varieties of plants are known for being hardy and easy to care for. They do not require as much water as most common plant varieties and can survive in difficult environments. You do not need a green thumb to care for succulents and cacti.

Fyi:it’s not safe for kids and avoid touching it and cactus must stay in one place because they tend to die fast.

  • Fern punk plant

This one is also a family of bacularis plant. will die if temperatures drop below 7°C with wet soil. However, it can survive near freezing temperatures if the soil is dry – but it is best to avoid freezing temperatures. If growing outdoors in frost free areas keep in a covered patio or under an area where plants do not receive winter rainfall.

 

  • Snake Plant

 

Snake plants don’t need much light or water to survive, so they’re an easy choice for any corner of your home. The plant absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night (while most plants do so during the day), so add one to your bedroom for a clean-air boost.

  • Golden pothos

The golden pothos makes the NASA list for its ability to clear formaldehyde from the air. Try adding it to your kitchen or living room as a hanging plant, as the leaves will grow down in cascading vines. They grow easily in cool temperatures will low levels of sunlight.

  • Stargazer

Potted lilies prefer a constant daytime and nighttime temperature of 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit, although they will grow in daytime temperatures of up to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Placing their pots near heating or cooling vents may quicken or slow growth, resulting in stretched or stunted plants. The amount and intensity of light that a “Stargazer” lily receives will also affect its growth rate and habit. Indirect, bright sunlight for at least 6 hours per day will produce healthy, regular growth. This plant gives a good scent which is good for home as well.

 

  • Philodendron

heart-shaped philodendron is a popular plant choice for indoor areas, as they’re easy to care for and can grow decorative vines. Like the English ivy, they are particularly good at absorbing xylene. They can also last for many years when properly cared for. Grow with moderate water and some sunlight and they’ll be fine.

  • Boston fern

 

Boston ferns need a cool place with high humidity and indirect light. When you care for Boston fern plants indoors, it’s a good idea to provide additional humidity for them, especially in the winter. Most homes are rather dry, even more when heaters are running. For extra humidity care for Boston fern, try setting your fern’s pot on a tray of pebbles filled with water. You can also try lightly misting your fern once or twice a week to help it get the humidity it needs.

  • Warneck dracaena

This shrub, also known as Dracaena reflexa, can grow to be very tall. It’s another plant that can provide separation of different office areas. And it also combats pollutants commonly found in varnishes and oils. If your office space has hardwood floors, this shooting plant would be ideal.