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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

(PHOTOGRAPH BY JAR CONCENGCO)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.…

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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

CLOCKWISE FROM CENTER: Baja single bed and Baja night tables in Mahogany Antique White, Traditional dresser in Mahogany Antique White, Little Philux hippo lounger, Little Philux cloud floor mat, and owl and pineapple ceramic lamps, all from Philux.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…

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INFRASTRUCTURE INNOVATIONSBosch 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 PHILIPPINESFeilo 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

FROM LEFT: Kohler Philipines Country Manager Jonathan Kwong, Pacific Paints (Boysen) Philippines VP for Sales and Operations Justin Ongsue, Wilcon SEVP and Chief Operating Officer Rosemarie Ong, Cabanatuan City Mayor Hon. Julius Cesar Vergara, Wilcon President and CEO Lorraine Belo-Cincochan, Philippine Retailers Association President Atty. Paul Santos, LIXIL Water Technology Country Manager Alen Alban, Davies Paints Philippines Executive Vice President Albert Lee Jr., and Matimco President Charlie Liu during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.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,…

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the 4th wilcon cup

FROM LEFT: Class C Runner-up Arch. Henry Wee-Ebol, Class C Champion Arch. Randy Banzon, Class A Runner-up Engr. Noel Flores, Wilcon SEVP-Chief Operating Officer Rosemarie Bosch-Ong, Low Net Champion Vincent Jose Santos, Wilcon Chairman Emeritus William Belo, Class B Champion Joey Santos, Class A Champion Arch. Adones Baluyut and Class B Runner-up Nelson LuTHE 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.…