When we think about summer, things that come to mind are bright colors, the beach, and illuminating white accents. While we may be in the beach all the time, the least we could do is to give our home a quick makeover to showcase a summer vibe. Take in cues from the summer-inspired homes of these celebrities:
1. Enrique Gil. Enrique’s beach home in Batangas makes use of wood furniture to compliment the large windows, giving a rustic vibe that is appropriate for the summer season.
Design tip: Instead of purchasing new wood furniture, you can freshen up your existing furniture with sanding and varnishing. Here's a tutorial for this DIY project.
2. Neri Naig. Her cottage in Tagaytay (which is for rent, BTW) is perfect for summer getaways with its bright accents and floral prints that will always remind you of summer anytime of the year.
Design tip: Add pops of color (like yellow and turquiose) in areas like door and window sills to make your home stand out further.
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3. Coco Martin. Anyone who has visited Coco's place would marvel at the use of indigenous materials to stick to his home's tropical resort motif.
Design Tip: Be creative with materials to use for your home makeover. Indigenous materials such as bamboo and nipa are good choices to start with.
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4. Jericho Rosales. As a surfer and outdoorsman, Jericho’s home embodies that summer vibe with his surf-themed living area.
Design tip: Add retro pieces like rotary telephones or old posters to add character to your place. It's also a nice way to rejuvenate your space.
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5. Ruffa Gutierrez. While Ruffa's home has a nautical vibe, her use of metallic accents and decor further illuminate her dominant white walls.
Design Tip: In choosing wall frames for your photos and artworks, opt for metallic frames to add shine to your white walls.
6. Xian Lim. With a nice view outside, Xian's conservatively-designed home is a fun place to be in with the details of their pillow covers, sofa covers, and floor rugs.
Design tip: Aside from rugs, you can liven up your home for the summer with pillow covers that have fun prints. They can serve as accents to homes that make use of earth colors.
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Banner photograph screengrabbed from Starstudio's promo video. Images from Instagram.com/Neriscottage, Instagram.com/Mr.cocomartin, Shaira Luna for Starstudio Magazine (Jericho and Enrique), Doc Marlon Pecjo for Starstudio Magazine (Xian)