15 furniture pieces we loved at Bernhardt’s first VIP dinner

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If you’re looking for some new home inspiration, look no further as we show you all the beautiful furniture we saw at Bernhardt’s showroom. Architects, interior designers, and industry insiders attended an intimate preview of the brand’s new collections.

129-year old furniture company Bernhardt has become a preferred brand of interior designers with their luxurious transitional collections. Home Mavericks Inc. chairman Eric Mendoza and managing partner Eric Po showcased their latest furniture collections, Profile and Clarendon, to select design insiders. You’re sure to find something you’ll want here if you’re looking for great-looking furniture pieces.

The Profile collection features rustic luxe pieces in a mix of finishes and materials suited to both modern and classic spaces. Low-sheen wood finishes complement clean lines, gold accents, and geometric shapes for an edgy organic feel.

The Profile collection is a rustic modern line with warm taupe walnut veneers used with a modern mix of materials.


The Clarendon collection has traditional English style furniture given a contemporary feel. Wire-brushed oak veneers and top-stitched bonded leather beautifully offset brass-toned pieces along with upholstered furniture.

This neo-traditional line is elegant yet casual at the same time. These dining chairs are sophisticated but pretty comfy. A closer look shows burnished brass metal details that complement the oak veneers.


Here are the furniture pieces we loved:

A classic panel bed with sleek lines and edgy metal accents that look great combined with white, beige, and brown beddings.

A plush bench you can put at the foot of your bed. We love how the upholstery lines of this furniture piece give the classic form a modern feel.

A boxy nightstand with overlapping, structural metal plates for handles. The little shelf is just the right size for storing a book and your phone or glasses before turning in.


A sturdy etagere with an illusion frame for displaying all your favorite photos and accessories–it’s massive and sleek all at once.

An unusual chest of drawers with stacked-box case pieces so you can store all your things in style. This will look really elegant flanked by tall indoor plants.

A host chair with little brass rivets in a rustic fabric will make your dining room look regal yet relaxed.

A round end table with a stitched leather top and amazing metal accents. Rather than an ordinary wooden piece, this one is unique and unusual. We love how they mixed materials–this is quiet luxury at its finest.

A bar cabinet that looks good anywhere you put it. Much as we want our own wine cellars, sometimes it’s just not possible. This piece is great if you entertain a lot because it can hold all your bottles and bar implements.

We also saw some other things that we would love to have in our homes. One of the crowd favorites that night was the Arctic cocktail table. Several designers said they couldn’t wait to use it in their projects.


Bring in something unusual to make your space stand out. This table is a subtle statement piece.


The pictures don’t do it justice. In the showroom it looked like a block of ice balanced on metal legs.

You can get one of these little tables/pedestals, too. It actually looks like big ice cube. Imagine putting it beside a light source–we’re pretty sure the patterns and shadows cast on walls would look interesting.

Lately, we’ve been noticing more mixing and matching in interior design. People are combining different styles and materials together for their own unique take on design. Bernhardt has small multipurpose tables/pedestals in a variety of shapes and finishes. These ‘chairside’ tables will suit your space whatever your home inspiration may be.


These ‘chairside’ tables look good combined in clusters.


Mirabelle is made from cast aluminum. It adds just the right amount of character with its rich black nickel finish. Most of all,  it’s a great way to showcase your favorite potted plant because the tray-like top has an edge that prevents things from falling off.

Lorraine features a nickel finish reminiscent of hammered metal. You can use it to brighten up an all-wood setting. We think it will especially look good in dark colroed spaces. Plus, the top is big enough to hold several coffee table books.

Cordoba has a bronze finish and is also made from cast aluminum.  The simple texture and rounded base give it balance despite its thin form. This makes it a good choice for spaces that need visual interest.

The Buckley end table’s soft triangular top makes it a good addition to living room setups that are more compact.The antique dark brass finish makes it easy to pair with other styles.

The Cade drink table is made from honed white marble and reminds us of a giant chess piece. This can go anywhere in your home but will probably look great in a living room or den. How you utilize these pieces is entirely up to you. They’re easy to play around with and you can use them for drinks or to hold frames and decor.

It’s all about quality and craftsmanship when it comes to furniture. However, don’t be afraid to combine pieces that traditionally don’t go together. Pair sleek, modern lines with more classic, traditional forms while adding a personal touch with your favorite decor and home accessories.

Bernhardt is located at 59 Connecticut St., Northeast Greenhills, San Juan City. For information and inquiries, contact (02)879 7099 or (0917)628 3725, and visit <www.bernhardtph.com>. Header image from <www.bernhardt.com>