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Asian Tropical Design changes Manny Villar's Family Home

Filipino artworks and indigenous materials abound in the Villar family home

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Original Article: Coni Tejada Photography: Jervy Santiago, Melo Balingit and Eduard Guinto Styling: Gabby Villegas Interior Designer: Ivy and Cynthia Almario

Renovating a huge property can be a daunting task, and real-estate magnate turned politician Manny Villar knows this should only be handled by professionals. Thus, his family hired renowned interior designers Cynthia and Ivy Almario to give their old house a new look. The eight-month renovation was worth it, giving way to a tropical Asian haven full of bright, airy spaces and Filipino works of art.

While the Villars have the money to spare, their family home reflects their low-key profile, with functional and subtle pieces of furniture, and a tasteful art collection. A relaxing and comfortable vibe is evident throughout the mansion.     

Original article by Coni Tejada. Captions by Hannah Dormido and Romy Antonette Pena. Photographed by Jervy Santiago, Melo Balingit, and Eduard Guinto. Styling by Gabby Villegas. Hair and makeup by Chabeng Flores. Produced by Anna Pingol. Assisted by Analyn Alcala. 

Read the original article in YES! Celebrity Homes Special 2010 issue. To download a digital copy of YES!, visit Summit Newsstand at http://summitnewsstand.com.ph/yes-magazine

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