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Marian Rivera expands ‘Flora Vida’ with home accessories, furniture line

Marian Rivera expands ‘Flora Vida’ with home accessories, furniture line

NEW LINE. Marian Rivera's business expands with 'Flora Vida Home.'

Photo from All Access to Artists/Flora Vida By Marian

'Flora Vida Home' includes pillowcases and furniture

Marian Rivera has expanded Flora Vida, her business. After her venture into preserved and dried floral arrangements, the actress has launched a home and furniture line called Flora Vida Home.

The line includes lamps, pillowcases, a nursery line, and furniture.

During a press conference on Monday, December 7, Marian said that she was already thinking of the home and furniture line two to three years ago after being inspired by her trips abroad.

Kapag nakakapunta ako sa ibang bansa, syempre tinatandaan ko yung nakapag-spark ng interest ko iyong mga fabric na ito, na sinasabi ko sa sarili ko, sana balang araw magkaroon ako ng ganito,” she said.

(When I travel abroad, of course, I remember the things that spark my interest which are the fabrics I encounter. I tell myself that one day, I’ll have something like this.)

She described her favorite fabrics as this with that have “rustic feel and [are] timeless.” The fabrics are sourced from Europe and chosen by Marian. The furniture is created and assembled in Paete, Laguna.

Flora Vida Home
Flora Vida by Marian
Flora Vida by Marian

Flora Vida chairs range from P20,000 to P50,000 while the kid’s pillowcases range from P3,500 to P4,500. Lamps are priced at P10,000. The nursery line, which includes lamps and memo boards, ranges from P2,500 to P10,000.

Marian said customers can also have the furniture and other items from the line customized. The designs, of course, will still have floral touches.

Sabi ko nga yung floral element ay always present in my life. Nag-iiba lang through expression ng damit, dried flowers, or gamit sa bahay. Yung pagiging attracted ko sa mga bulaklak ay never mawawala yan.”

(The floral element is always present in my life. It just changes through expression, whether it be through clothes, dried flowers, or things at home. I’ll always be attracted to flowers.)

Marian considers herself lucky because despite the pandemic, she and Dingdong’s respective business ventures are doing well. The actor launched his delivery service Dingdong.ph early this year.

Naghihintay lang ako ng perfect timing. Nagkataon lang siguro na ginawa ko ang Flora Vida Home at the same time, naisip ni Dong na gumawa ng Dingdong.ph delivery para sa mga tao. Pero matagal na niya naisip iyan. Wala pang pandemya pinag-usapan na namin iyan,” she said.

(I was just waiting for the right time. I guess it was just coincidence that I was doing Flora Vida and at the same time, Dong started Dingdong.ph. But he thought about it before the pandemic. We’ve talked about it for a long time.)

Siguro nagkataon lang na mas naka-focus kami kasi alam mo iyon, lahat ng nangyari, nag-pivot ka kasi sino ba mag-aakala na magkakaroon tayo ng ganitong pagsubok sa mundo hindi ba? So siguro blessing din na nagkataon na nag-swak din yung mga gusto namin sa isa’t isa.”

(I guess it was perfect timing because we were focused on what we’re doing. With everything that has happened, you had to pivot yourself because nobody could have been prepared for this situation. So I consider it a blessing that we’re both doing what we love.)

For more details about Marian’s home line and furniture, visit the Flora Vida website and Instagram account. – Alexa Villano/Rappler.com