Vignettes of home life on view

Crate and Barrel recently unveiled Portraits of Life, four interactive vignettes at its SM Makati flagship store. These curated spaces paint a picture of life at various phases and bring guests into the homes of a couple building a life together, a bachelor hosting a night with friends, a supermom and her growing brood and a couple refurbishing what is now an empty nest. Each vignette was curated to show how key pieces from Crate and Barrel can enhance and elevate everyday life at home.

The Bachelor’s Pad
“My pad is all about function and style. This table hits the sweet spot. I can use it as a work space, or it can also be converted into a showcase table for my collectibles. On game night, it transforms into a table for gathering with the boys.” — Ivan

Looking for something multifunctional? Beyond the usual man cave, Crate and Barrel reimagines the bachelor life through pieces that are raw, edgy yet irresistibly sleek. The featured Phoenix Work Table provides a solid wood top on welded steel legs. Its width is sized such that it can be used for work, to display collectibles or even to host get-togethers.

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Perfect match
“Our home is a canvas of our love story. Our bedroom is one of the first pivotal decisions we’ve made as a couple. It’s comfortable and offers extra storage for both of us. The design is neither too feminine nor masculine.” — Lara and Nick

Incorporating different styles? This space, designed with couples in mind, captured the beauty of two lives coming together under one roof. In this vignette, we witnessed how love, respect, understanding and, yes, even compromise are expressed through design choices. These selections serve not just the individual he or she; it celebrates the beauty of us.

At the heart of every couple’s first home is the bedroom. Of the many considerations to make, two are most crucial — storage space and choice of bed. The Caldwell Oakwood upholstered storage by Jake Arnold ticks these boxes. Part of the exclusive collection by a Los Angeles-based designer, it is made with gentle curves, soft fabrics and sinuous shapes bedroom. It also features a full-width storage concealed behind the footboard, ideal for keeping the bedroom clutter-free.

“Mixing and matching furniture is a super power that allows me to unleash my creativity while taking care of my family. With a touch of imagination, I can turn this spacious sofa into a cushy playground or castle for my kids. It is also a favorite spot for cuddling and coloring together.” — Cristina

The best choice for your living room? Supermoms do it all, and in a span of 24 hours, they wear various hats. This special tribute to mothers put the spotlight on essential living room pieces that add joy to family life at home. This vignette was curated for dynamic mothers who have mastered the act of balancing their roles — in style.

It highlights the Gather 2-piece Sectional Sofa, a centerpiece for living or play room that makes family bonding relaxed and comfortable. It features a performance fabric that’s soft yet durable, stain-repellent and family friendly.

Not-so-empty nesters
“In this new chapter in our lives, we are rebuilding our nest with love and quality furniture that allows us to fully enjoy life. This shelf is not just a bookcase; it’s a time capsule of all our memories and the new milestones we have yet to mark.” — Robert & Susan

Redecorating a space? As soon as the children have left the nest, the home becomes a place for couples to fully enjoy each other’s company while pursuing more dreams together. Far from being an empty home, these abodes, which hold precious memories, are refreshed to reflect a life fulfilled. Crate and Barrel reimagined an area in the home for empty nesters. Among the standout pieces featured was the Tate Walnut Wide Storage Bookshelf. With its clean-lined design made of walnut veneer, this piece is best for showcasing books, art and family photos while bringing the ‘60s vibe right into your space.