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7 Dreamy, Filipino-Style Bedrooms

You'll have sweet dreams in these Pinoy havens, with styles that range from traditional to modern

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Photography: Paolo Feliciano (Main Photo)

We love it when we see Filipino-style accents in the homes that we feature. And why not? A Pinoy interior—with its breezy spaces, indigenous materials, and timeless details—is the most appropriate style for our homes. So let’s embrace our culture and go for these local looks.  

Up-cycled Pinoy


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Art gallery owner Albert Avellana loves to up-cycle vintage Filipino finds into contemporary furniture with a quirky twist. In his bedroom, Albert took the backrests of broken Ambassador chairs and transformed it into this unique headboard (below).


READ: A Makati Apartment Filled With Art, Vintage Finds, And Memories

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Artistic Filipino


Heritage enthusiast Glenn Martinez’s home is filled with art, and the colors of the walls and paintings are like a joyful fiesta. In his master bedroom, Glenn got a molave and kamagong bed that was inspired by the pieces in the Casa San Pablo inn, and accented it with colorful Filipino paintings.

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READ: A Travel Blogger’s Eclectic-Filipino Home

Bahay kubo by the beach


The guest rooms in the Elizalde beach house in Boracay has traditional nipa hut features such as sawali walls and thatched roofs, but with modern conveniences, such as comfy beds and air conditioning.

READ: This Boracay “Bahay Kubo” Is A Tropical Wonder

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Sybaritic glamour


Romantic kulambo (mosquito net) canopies drape over cozy beds in this Bohol beach house. Hand-painted gumamela blossoms on the headboard add a whimsical touch. The ante rooms of these bedrooms feature callado-inspired wood detailing.

READ: This Beach House Looks Straight Out Of A Painting

Asian-Pinoy

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This Zambales home has a traditional ah tay-style daybed/reading-nook that is transformed into an Asian-style corner with black paint, low tea table, a Japanese tea set, and a woven rug.

READ: A Relaxing, Tropical-Asian Home In Zambales

Contempo-Pinoy condo


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Decorator Grace Moslares went for a subtle, contemporary-Filipino aesthetic while designing this condo unit in Tagaytay. She went for a woven abaca pouf, modern capiz and rattan lamps, and an overall neutral palette.

READ: A Two-Bedroom Tropical-Inspired Rest House In Tagaytay

Modern Filipino


Architect Gelo Mañosa is a master of modern Filipino style, much like his father architect Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa. The high ceiling of Gelo’s master bedroom allows the air to circulate and cool the space, while a woven headboard and bed base provide sleek, Pinoy-style touches.

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