This year has turned more Filipinos into plantitos or plantitas with interests in urban gardening and home styling spiking up due to the nationwide stay-at-home mandate.
In the second episode of the AboitizLand Webcasts Season 2, Principal Architect Melissa Rojas of M Architecture and Design Group shared a couple of benefits, tips, and easy tricks on incorporating greenery in different spaces in our homes.Read More
According to Rojas, as much as Filipinos enjoy having plants at home, it is important for the plants to enjoy their new homes as well. She went on to enumerate her top 15 indoor plants for the viewers to list down, considering low light requirements, durability, and air filtering qualities.
Rojas mentioned that when styling home interiors, plants are a nice design element to add depth and character. This was evident in how she designed the interiors of the Amoa model units.
Plants were strategically placed in empty corners that needed sprucing up. She also noted that layering heights and playing around with textures reduces significant eye strain, based on recent studies.
Plants were also used as visual barriers for privacy and concealing exposed wires, pipes, and unsightly power outlets.
“Plants have a way of putting things together, attracting attention so that the clutter would just seem like white noise”, she said.
Another tip Rojas shared is that plants are great conversation starters. It contributes to relationship-building especially in our current situation where virtual meet-ups and zoom parties are the norm.
To end the episode, Rojas took the viewers on a short session of styling an entry table. Truly, creativity knows no boundaries when it comes to greeneries. As she said, not only is it a trend, but having plants is a healthy lifestyle choice.
This episode featured Amoa, AboitizLand’s 60-hectare sustainable development located in Compostela, Cebu. Featuring varying unit types such as single detached, single attached, and townhouses, each Amoa home is inspired by unique Filipino heritage combined with a modern minimalist style.
This award-winning development is highly-amenitized and stands in an accessible location for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
If you missed the episode, don’t worry! Watch the full video to start your journey on being an official #PlantDad or #PlantMom.
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