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Metro Home & Entertaining Vol 15, No 3

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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investment in making happy memories

TO BE COMPLETELY practical, lots of expert brokers and designers say that a reason to spend on the kitchen is that it increases the value of a home. To be more poetic or sentimental, a stunning kitchen makes family bonding more special, more engaging, just plain more of everything. Now is the best time to build a kitchen. Whether you already have a dream kitchen in mind (Meryl Streep’s open-to-a-pocket garden-extravaganza in It’s Complicated? Ina Garten’s contemporary barn? Name it, they can build it!) or just want to be shown a variety of kitchen styles, the kitchen that is right for your home is just waiting for you. A stalwart in the kitchen industry, SieMatic, has made it as convenient as possible to achieve your dream kitchen: personalized and customizable; functional…

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home family

Bernice Palanca-Go, earning her degree in BS Fashion Merchandising and Marketing in Marymount College in New York, has established her business in fashion and garments merchandising and a boutique family-owned marketing communications company. A free spirit in every sense of the word, her love for family, close friends and adventure are part of her nature. Her passion is to travel around the country and the world, which provides her new outlooks in life, projects and memoirs that last a lifetime. She shares her pilgrim in Portugal on page 56. Iriss Mangio is a licensed Interior Designer and CEO of ILM Concept Design Interiors. She graduated from De La Salle College of St. Benilde with a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and took up advanced courses in the same…

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mediterranean mood

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hip & happening

NEW CALLIGARIS PRODUCTS AT SALONE DEL MOBILE 2018 Founded on an ongoing commitment to quality and innovation, Calligaris, the once small chair manufacturer, has become the large-scale production company that it is today Calligaris products are increasingly appreciated for their functionality and beauty, among other things, to designers who skillfully interpret the company’s contemporary spirit and great manufacturing experience. The products for 2018 are, as always, very diverse, catering to the different lifestyles of the modern world. The collection features padded chairs and armchairs, dining tables and coffee tables, sofas and a variety of furnishing accessories, including a rich selection of mirrors. There is also a very special project: the LAB extending table with electric opening system, a major advance in the idea of smart furniture that is the very core of the…

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energy-efficient cooling fans

BIG ASS FANS from the US is known for providing sturdy yet stylish cooling fans for industrial use. Big Ass Fans also developed HAIKU fans, which are sleek and modern fans that can be used for homes, resorts, offices, gyms and other spaces. HAIKU by Big Ass Fans has won more than 75 International Design and Technology Awards. In terms of energy efficiency, HAIKU fans has been recognized by Energy Star as the most efficient ceiling fan every year since it was launched in 2012. In addition, the fans also provide quiet ventilation. With its simple automation, it can be turned on and off, speed up and slow down automatically. Liza Morales-Crespo, architect, go green advocate and CEO of Philippine Geogreen, Inc., shares with the Metro Home & Entertaining team the key benefits…

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an online interior store perfect for busy people

FACT OF LIFE: Not everyone has the privilege of time. Jam Chan-Cua, entrepreneur, marketing manager, and furniture and lighting expert, came to accept this truth. Jam was newly married and about to move into her new home when she realized she hadn’t finished shopping for furniture. So, after work, she braved traffic and headed to the mall, only to be left frustrated. “It was my first home, and I wanted everything to be perfect! I wanted specific styles and colors for our bed sheets and dinnerware, but they were either out of stock or not available.” She was busy and running out of time. “I was left with no choice. I ended up buying whatever was available, and went home with items that weren’t really my style.” That’s when she realized that…