Kris Aquino Gives A Tour of Her Beautiful Home
Works of art, investment pieces, and personalized spaces make it a must-see
It’s safe to say that Kris Aquino’s life is an open book. She has lived her life under the spotlight and for decades, we have been privy to the details of her daily routine, her endorsements, and her career moves. 2017 proved to be a challenging yet blessed year for the actress as aside from building a stronger presence online and starting a couple of businesses, she also moved into her new home in Quezon City with sons Josh and Bimby.
While we’ve featured a few details and her envy-worthy kitchen in previous articles, nothing beats watching Kris give a tour of the space. On her Youtube channel, The Aquinos, Kris gives a peek into their home life with a three-part home tour that highlights some of the rooms and the details that make each area special. Check out some of the things we loved below:
The subdued pink front door—sakura pink—to be exact was requested by Kris. She even asked permission from her sons if the said color can be used. According to the actress, pink has become identified with her over the years.
The house was delightfully decorated for Christmas during the shoot of the webisodes—with trees, Santas, and other cute decor added all over the house.
Works of art welcome guests into the Aquinos' humble abode. On one wall is a portrait of former president Cory Aquino by Fernando Amorsolo. The said painting was a gift from Ninoy Aquino before their wedding.
Surrounding the portrait of her mother are works of art by Malang. Kris shares that she is drawn to pieces that show hearts and harvest.
You can buy original Malang paintings at West Gallery, 48 West Ave., Quezon City. Click here to visit their website.
On a wall by the front door is a painting by National Artist for Visual Arts, Ang Kiukok. Another portrait by President Cory is on display on the wall in front of it, also by Ang Kiukok.
A glass sculpture by Ramon Orlina can be seen on a shelf. Kris shares that she particularly liked the name of the piece, Pinnacle of Success.
The first of two trees shown in the video, Kris opted for a classic tree with hearts as ornaments. The decorations used in the home were locally sourced from SM and National Book Store.
The dining area can seat around eight people comfortably, with the huge TV providing entertainment during meals. With the home's stable Internet connection, they can easily stream shows. The dining set is from Dedon.
The second tree in the house features Santa ornaments, ribbons and cute plushies.
The outdoor area is a dream. Aside from the pool, there's also a hot tub that can accommodate 12 people. Serving as an accent piece is the Hanging Lounger from Dedon's Swingrest collection. Kris can lounge by the pool with a good book during her downtime.
From this angle, we are given a view of the house's impressive structure of steel and glass. The windows let in natural light and give the home a more inviting vibe.
The second part of the home tour highlights Josh and Bimby's room and play area. Kris shares that Josh uses the room most of the time as Bimby prefers to stay in her room. One of the captivating parts of the space is the world map sprucing up the wall. The laser-printed map has a dominant blue color as requested by Josh.
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Aside from the beds, there's also a sofa bed that transforms into an almost queen-size bed. Who wouldn't be enticed to take a nap with a room as cozy as this? Another interesting addition to the space? The pillows! The boys have Hermes pillows on the bed and on the sofa bed. These Avalon pillows are made up of 90% merino wool and 10% cashmere. Click here to learn more and see Hermes home pieces.
Find a similar sofa bed at SM Home.
Kris loves investing in symbolic pieces of art. The sculpture found in the room shows a man staring up at a house. It shows that building a house is not an easy process—it has twists, turns, and challenges; but once you reach your goal, you'll see that it's built on never giving up.
The boys have their walk-in closet—with clothes carefully arranged according to owner. Short pants and jogging pants have their own compartments as well.
The boys' bathroom highlights a locker room theme with black subway tiles as backdrop. It has one tub and two shower areas. Kris credits interior designer Rossy Yabut-Rojales and the Heim Interiors theme for their help in designing the T&B.
Find subway tiles at Wilcon Depot.
Josh and Bimby's play area is any gamer's dream. A special place that Bimby calls his gaming lair, it has arcade games, a comfy piece meant for lounging and watching TV, and a shelf filled with shoes.
Kris made sure that his sons will have a grand time in this room. She playfully shares that most areas in the home were designed for her sons.
Kris's kitchen has glass cabinets for her collections, a spacious cooking area, and topnotch appliances. The beautiful countertop doubles as a dining nook as well.
Kris really wanted a rose quartz countertop in her kitchen, counting it as one of the materials that she splurged on during the home's construction. The actress considers the kitchen as the center of the home.
Notice the open shelves and glass cabinets in the kitchen? Kris specifically wanted the said storage units to make it easier for her to find what she needs. It's also a way of motivating the people in the house to keep it organized all the time.
For similar countertops, visit Kaufman Stone's website.
For part three of the home tour, Kris shares her favorite part of the home—her bathroom. She shares that it's the only place where she cannot be disturbed.
The space has lovely Carrara marble walls that complement her sleek bathroom fixtures and storage pieces. The self-confessed hoarder has tons of products in the T&B—with toiletries, essentials, and must-haves for her skin care routine.
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The hotel-like private space also features a customized mirror that she uses when putting on makeup. It has a balance of white light and yellow light to make primping a breeze.
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