A Breezy and Colorful Renovated Modern Filipino Home
A wedding gift from her father, this is house a newlywed’s colorful, renovated home. The bride has a lot of background on design, while the groom has a construction firm. The house was initially owned by an architect, so the L-shaped structure was well-designed however, the style was stuck in the 1980s. Upon getting the house, the couple wanted to breathe in new life to the space which was so out-dated.
Magenta reigns upon entering the colorful home. The home uses a lot of Filipino accents from the solihiya bench to the Dominic Rubio painting.The rug came from Turkey while the chairs were reupholstered with fabric the lady of the house got from Paris. “It wasn’t a well-planned design, it was more on putting together things I love,” shares the lady of the house.
In the kitchen, an ash blue green color is seen in cabinets. The owners share that they love machuca tiles and it was a must for their modern Filipino home. The husband asked for a one-car garage seen from the kitchen so he can see his car while eating.
In the living room, a hushed gray tone anchors the walls but a chinoiserie rug gives the space a pop of color. The couple renovated the space by playing with a lot of color in the home. According to the owner, “Paint is the most inexpensive material that can change the look of the house right away.”
The couple got the chairs during their wedding and they just had the traditional chair frames were reupholstered to suit the space against the blue wall.
A main feature in the house is the carved staircase railings. On the second floor, mirrored cabinets are implemented to bounce back the beautiful Filipino pattern on the cabinets.
In the bedroom, a custom Filipino bed frame anchors the space. Unlike the other colorful rooms, this part of the home is kept quiet and toned down with gray as the main color. Only pops of color are added through accessories.
The children’s room is a dream with a colorful play area. Plank wooden wallpaper covers the wall while fake grass gives the space and outdoors-in feel.
This story first appeared on MyHome May 2016 by Andrea Portugal, photos by Mark Jacob. Edits were made for MyHomeDesign.ph