Celebrity Homes

Grace Lee's Bold-Patterned Kitchen and Dining Areas

Let this home inspire you to create a special nook where you can welcome and entertain friends and family

Original Article: Candice Lim-Venturanza Photography: Cholo Dela Vega

Grace Lee may not have been born Filipino, but the TV host considers Manila her home. The shy child who moved to the Philippines with her family at just 10 years old has definitely come a long way. “We came here without knowing any English or Filipino,” she says. The transition, however, wasn’t difficult. “Napaka-accommodating talaga ng mga Pilipino. Noong una kaming dumating dito, we were so warmly welcomed by all our neighbors. We didn’t even speak the language, and yet we felt the love,” recalls Grace.

Years after the big move, she was able to establish a name for herself as a TV and radio personality. But more than her career accomplishments, Grace says she is happy to have found a place where she truly belongs. “The values that have been ingrained in me are very Filipino. I really love it here, and I think I’m meant to be here,” she says.

Read the original article in the June 2014 issue of Yes! Magazine. To download a digital copy of YES! Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at

Dining Area

The long dining table not only anchors the space, but also allows Grace to host dinners for a big group. At the same time, the open layout between the dining area and the kitchen allows for easy conversations with guests even when the host is busy preparing meals.

Kitchen and Dining Areas

The TV host’s kitchen and dining areas prove that several bold patterns can actually work well together. The prints on the wall don’t clash with the stripe pattern on the chairs because both follow a similar color palette.


Grace keeps the look of her working kitchen simple and utilitarian by sticking to a black-and-white motif. Appliances in steel gray aren’t just functional pieces, they also add an accent color to the space.


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