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Pinoy Decor Dictionary

Get acquainted with vernacular terms and school yourself in local design culture

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Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

If you’ve ever trolled the Manila FAME hashtags or have had a soft spot for your family’s ancestral home in the province, you know that Filipino design does possess unique, subtle and sophisticated qualities.

Whether you’d like to infuse your home with some sorely lacking local flavor, or want to go full throttle and recreate a Spanish colonial sala in your own home (Casa Manila style), it’s important to familiarize yourself with the different elements that all add to the country’s design backbone.

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