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Metro Home & Entertaining Vol 15, No 1

Metro Home & Entertaining provides inspiration by featuring exclusive homes and top local tastemakers. It features an array of dwelling places from the grand to simple. Metro Home is a guide for greater appreciation of design and style.

ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc.
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6 Issues


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private sanctuary

A FANCIFUL and eccentric philosopher once wrote about traveling around his bedroom. I don’t know his name because I just heard this story from a friend and my attention wandered off. I am not extraordinarily fond of philosophers. But I am very fond of bedrooms, and that must be why I even remembered the story. Bedrooms are a balancing act. They have to be comfortable and functional; they can’t be too colorful but they must still be very individualistic. Experts say that bedrooms musn’t have televisions or desks so that they can be completely restful. And yet, the idea of a self-contained bedroom that can function as media center and home office is a tempting—and now, no longer uncommon—option. I have my own theory on the evolution of bedrooms. I believe that…

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home family

Back in 2010, Dookie Ducay took up a photography class at Fashion Institute of the Philippines. Seeing this as a potential career, he resigned from his banking job and never looked back. Since then, Dookie has collaborated with some of the most talented individuals in fashion and show business. He is particularly passionate about beauty, fashion, and commercial photography and has a signature crispness and detail to his work. In this issue, he photographs Kienle sisters Stephanie and Jessica and Valdes sisters Bea and Marga for their Philux “Hearth” collaboration (p.22). Hershey Neri is a storyteller, a life lover, and a passion blogger. Her hobbies include writing on her personal blog (Hey, Hershey!), going around town in search for the perfect slice of cheesecake, and reading self-help books and shampoo labels.…

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the neo nursery

MOST PARENTS PANIC at the idea of their peaceful and neat sanctuary turning into a brightly colored and suddenly mismatched space. For this reason, the struggle to find that perfect balance of cute yet chic is on every new parents’ mind. Luckily, many kiddie furniture suppliers have made the move from loud and obnoxious to cute yet calming in terms of style. Gone are the days of character driven themes for kids’ bedrooms. Today, everyone wants their nurseries and kids’ bedrooms as well designed to match the rest of their home. To add some sophistication to any kid’s room by adding the color gray to your blue, purple, green or pink and it immediately adds modernity. Or use it alone with white like we did for this nursery for a non-gender specific…

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INFRASTRUCTURE INNOVATIONS Bosch showcased its wide product portfolio during the Philconstruct exhibit at SMX Mall of Asia in January 2018. Its products ranged from power tools, security alarm and surveillance systems to automotive parts and accessories drive and control solutions, as well as industrial boiler technology that are relevant to the construction industry. FEILO SYLVANIA IS NOW IN THE PHILIPPINES Feilo Sylvania is a world leading lighting solutions company with its global headquarters based in Budapest, Hungary and manufacturing locations based in China. It is a globally-trusted leader in lighting solutions. It has been awarded by several industry bodies for its innovation and top-notch quality. In 2016, it even received the highly-coveted Red Dot Award for Lighting Design, a testament to the superb quality and aesthetic design of its products. The company recently launched…

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wilcon opens 40th branch in cabanatuan

TO CELEBRATE four decades in the business, Wilcon recently opened their 40th large-format home construction retail outlet in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. Wilcon executives and members of the local government joined media guests and first-time shoppers in the blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Notable figures in the event included Wilcon President and CEO Lorraine Belo-Cincochan and SEVP-Chief Operating Officer Rosemarie Bosch-Ong. “Wilcon, for the longest time, hopes to bring our retail stores to every province in the Philippines. Our vision is to provide Filipinos with the right kind of service for their home improvement and construction supply needs,” said Rosemarie Ong. With the opening of the 40th store, the brand has now effectively increased their footprint in Central Luzon, a province noted for its robust construction needs. The new outlet has a total sales…

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the 4th wilcon cup

THE PHILIPPINES’ leading retailer of home improvement and construction supply products, Wilcon Depot, recently held the 4th Wilcon Cup, at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club, participated in by over a hundred Wilcon partners, valued suppliers, media partners, and select customers. The annual invitational tournament also serves as a fundraising for the company’s chosen beneficiaries this year, Wilcon Foundation and Crocodylus Porrosus Philippines. To know more about Wilcon, visit www.wilcon.com.ph and on Facebook and Instagram at @wilcondepot.ph.…