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7 Things to Love About this Three-Storey House in Sta. Rosa, Laguna

Discover what we liked the best in this renovated rest house in the province

Photography: Marc Jao Interior Designer: Jean Suzanne Sy

When typhoon Glenda hit the country last year, strong winds severely damaged the roof and windows of this three-storey house in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Although the homeowners were initially devastated over the sunken roof, broken windows, and the water-damaged floors and furniture pieces, they eventually realized that this was the perfect time to start again.

Here are the 7 things that we liked the best in the newly renovated property in the province:

The Facade

Who wouldn't love to come home to this view? The black-and-white facade of the rest house is an appealing sight. The modern look is complemented by the flourishing trees, ferns, and bushes in and around the property.

The Living Area

The most prominent piece in the living area used to be a bright blue sectional sofa. However, because of the flood, the piece already smelled bad and looked dirty.

After getting rid of the less-than-pristine seat, the interior designer brought in a brand new taupe-colored sofa from Home Matters. 

The Shelving Unit

Another thing that we noticed in this living area is the customized shelving unit!

Since the homeowners like collecting home decor and other trinkets, the interior designer asked their contractor to build this wall-mounted display case for all of their precious finds.

Reading Corner

To make the corner that separates the living area from the dining area even more interesting, the interior designer created a cozy reading nook. The homeowner's young niece loves to curl up with a storybook on this fully upholstered wing chair.

Dining Area

Instead of a console table, you can consider putting up wall-mounted wooden shelves! Wooden shelves can make plain walls seem so much more interesting. 


How can you separate different areas in an open space? You can think about using other colors!

Since the kitchen shares the same space with the living and dining areas, the interior designer used brown cabinets and black countertops.

Master Bedroom

How can you personalize an old master bedroom? This interior designer opted for Tiffany blue paint on one wall and striped wallpaper for another.

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