A few months back, SM Home‘s Tom Castañeda invited us to design two vignettes for SM Home in Makati. Originally both C and I were to collaborate on the spaces. However, tennis mama duties called and I was tasked to work on the spaces myself. To say that it was daunting task would be an understatement. Two whole rooms designed by just me for all the world to see?! But as with anything in life, you won’t know unless you try right? Plus the chance to go on a pull-out-all you can styling spree at SM Home was a dream come true so I said yes!
First order of business, determine which rooms to design. I was immediately drawn to the living room and the bedroom as those were the two spaces that I love hanging out in. Second, was the paint color of the walls. SM Home’s color partner Boysen Paints gave us a palette of 6 colors to choose from: Designer Denim, High Society, Rebel Yell, Tuscan Sun, Fine Wine and Pink of Wealth.
Truth be told, I prefer white walls in our home since we love colorful paintings and need a neutral backdrop, so having to choose from 6 statement making colors was quite a challenge. In the end, I decided to go with Designer Denim- an inky blue hue and High Society- a cool and soothing green. I felt that both colors would make excellent backgrounds for the spaces that I had in mind.
So on February 8, I woke up at 3:45 am and got ready for my 5:00 am call time. I had 5 hours to design and execute 2 rooms. Spaces had to be done and shoot ready by 10 am! Whoooo wee!
Here’s what the bedroom looked like before we started bringing in the furniture and accessories. The space is roughly around 8 x 12 feet.
Here’s the space after:
I wanted a nice, and relaxing space with comfortable bedding, pillows you can sink in and bright pops of color. With all the bold statements happening in the room, I kept the rest of the area as clean and clutter free as possible. This sleek and classic bed in a light colored wood lightens up the room and balances out the black frame in the artwork and side table. In this photo, we removed the reading nook to show the details of the bed and rug.
At the foot of the bed, I placed a lightweight rug and cozy chair to create a reading nook. Not seen is the bookshelf that also doubles as a small table. Perfect spot for perching a hot cup of coffee or tea. Here’s a super tip: The side table beside the bed doubles as storage, you can remove the top and place throws, books or magazines inside. Oh and its only Php 749.75!
Living room before:
Bare and ready to be transformed!
Living room after:
Here’s my take on a bachelorette living room. Living with 3 boys has made me tone down the pink at home a notch. Our home is mostly decorated in blue with touches of red and green so for this set up I went all out feminine! I wanted my space to be fresh, inviting and still super comfortable. The perfect space to hang with the girls.
Since I was working with a beautiful sage green wall, I decide to to pair it with light colored furniture and this beautiful dove gray Daphne sofa was just perfect.
Next I chose a dresser that doubles as a bar (obviously) and a bleached coffee table both with strong black metal accents to balance out the softness of the rest of the furniture. The black standing lamp picks up the details from the dresser and the coffee table and is just the right piece for the space.
For the rest of the color scheme I took my queue from the floral John Lewis throw pillows. I love the mix of green, mustard and lush rose and used that as my guide. The pretty velvet accent chairs are a steal at Php 2999.75 and I have been encouraging my friends to snatch them up!
So there you have it, my spin on a bedroom and living room styled using SM Home’s amazing selection of furniture and home accessories! Thank you Tom and SM Home for having me! I had a blast!