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Decadent discussions on Zee Lifestyle’s October 2016 issue

Zee Lifestyle, Cebu’s premier lifestyle bible, marks its 20th anniversary with the October 2016 Luxury Issue.

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Zee Lifestyle, Cebu’s premier lifestyle bible, marks its 20th anniversary with the October 2016 Luxury Issue.

Zee Lifestyle's October 2016 Luxury Issue: Sheraton Mactan (

Zee Lifestyle’s October 2016 Luxury Issue: Sheraton in Mactan (Photography by Jan Gonzales/makeup by Janice Barillo/hair by Jesse Egos/styling by The Blaq Mafia/model Alexia Barton/shot on location at The Sheraton showroom)

On the cover hails The Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort, a branded resort residential development in Punta Engano, Lapu-Lapu City. The hotel and residential resort offers us an inside look at the most awaited residential development rising in 2019.

The participants of this month's Coversations, as illustrated by Nikolai Purpura

The participants of this month’s Coversations, as illustrated by Nikolai Purpura

Eavesdrop on this month’s Conversations featuring Cebuano personalities Cybill Gayatin-Guynn, Kloodie Del Rosario-Chiongbian, Margaret Taylor, Steve Shrimski, Grand and Genevieve Benedicto, Christian Buhisan, Teffrey Ong, Mina Ohdate, Kirsten Sebastian, Kirby Yu Bun-an and Aimee Heising.

Similarly, works of Kenneth Cobonpue, Mia Arcenas and Ann Ong and brands like Earthworks, De Steyl, Kifu and Pleasant give us a look of their latest products in this month’s issue, while Gladys Young, Neil Felipp, and Amanda Luym and Cacay Moras-Server showcase the breadth and dynamism of Philippine jewelry and high-fashion accessories

Read more in Zee Lifestyle’s Luxury Issue, out on stands this month. Grab your copies at National Bookstore and Fully Booked. For subscriptions, click here, or download the Magzter app on your device and search for ‘Zee Lifestyle’.

Design

Trendy Renovation Ideas for the Home or Condo. Part 4

by Christa M. Cañizares IDr.

Part 4:  Upgrade your Choices

A.  Create different moods with lighting. The use of warm colored indirect lighting such as lamps, colored LED back lights, or even string lights can create a cozy and relaxing vibe after a day’s work.

 

Beautiful lighting can transform a small modern apartment.

 

B.)  Convert to smart home systems. From door locks, CCTV cameras, you’ll also be able to control and turn on lights, appliances even if you’re away from home. All you need is a wifi connection and the applications on your mobile phone.

Smart phone apps can also control lights and home appliances.

C.) Hire a professional interior designer. We always get an impression that hiring a professional would be expensive, but they actually help you make the best choices and save you from making bad purchases.

Go over design options and your color palette with a professional interior designer to get better results and save more.

 

IDr. Christa M. Cañizares, piid
Founding Member, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers – Cebu Chapter
Principal Designer, CMC Interior Design
Specializes in residential and commercial design.
A homebody and renovation aficionado.

 

 

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Design

Trendy Renovation Ideas for the Home or Condo. Part 3

Trendy Home & Condo Renovation Tips. Part 3

by Christa M. Cañizares IDr.

Part 3: Maximize Impact of Small Spaces

A.)  Storage spaces. You can go with concealed storage systems such as built-in cabinets on walls, under the bed or seating. Keep the items that you use often more reachable than the occasional ones. Choose what works best for your space and for your convenience.

There are many affordable storage options to de-clutter your room.

B.)  Showcase your collection of interesting conversation pieces, like items you acquire from past travels, an artwork, an heirloom, coffee table books or a collector’s item. Make sure to save a special place for them in your home.

Your personal collections can be nice decorative pieces.

C.)  Move things around to attract renewed energy into your space. May it be moving a sofa to the adjacent wall, creating a dining nook near a window, shuffling your accessories on to a different shelf? Little efforts go a long way.

Update your living/family areas with bright color accents that complement the dining area.

 

IDr. Christa M. Cañizares, piid
Founding Member, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers – Cebu Chapter
Principal Designer, CMC Interior Design
Specializes in residential and commercial design.
A homebody and renovation aficionado.

 

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Trendy Renovation Ideas for the Home or Condo. Part 2

by Christa M. Cañizares IDr.

Part 2:  Create Visual Interest

A.)  Update your space with a fresh coat of paint. Some would love the white / minimalist theme, but one must also not be afraid to make a bold statement and have an accent wall, or even a wall mural.

A new coat of paint can add that bold accent to your kitchen or room.

B.)  Mix materials and textures to create depth and contrast. Wallpaper is an amazing decorative material that you can use for an instant upgrade. Another inexpensive approach is to use patterns and texture on soft furnishings such as curtains, pillows and sheets.

A right mix of fabrics and textures gives an earthy color palette that sophisticated feel.

C.)  Setting up a coffee station, bar carts, vinyl corner, or workstation seems to be a trend to the young professionals nowadays.  Add functional pieces that serve as décor at the same time.

Your personal work space can show off your favorite items and will be your inspiration to be productive.

 

IDr. Christa M. Cañizares, piid
Founding Member, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers – Cebu Chapter
Principal Designer, CMC Interior Design
Specializes in residential and commercial design.
A homebody and renovation aficionado.

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