You would be hard-pressed to find a bigger star than Anne Curtis in the local showbiz industry. After being in the business for nearly two decades, the 29-year-old Fil-Australian is now one of the most popular film and TV actresses, hosts, recording artists, and product endorsers. She has used the fruits of her labor to build her own house in a quiet neighborhood south of Metro Manila.
Designed by renowned interior designers Ivy and Cynthia Almario, Anne's home has a timeless style with contemporary touches. The space is defined by a soothing color palette and furniture pieces customized specifically for the Dyesebel star.
Additional captions by Hannah Dormido. Makeup by John Pagaduan of Shu Uemura. Hair by Borge Aloba of House of Laurel Studio for L'Oreal Professionel.
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All of the houses in this private subdivision have a classic American look.
The living room is furnished with a skirted couch, Louis XV-inspired chairs, and a center table with gracefully curving legs.
A huge wall-mounted mirror creates the illusion of more space in the dining room. A crystal chandelier hangs over a round dining table. The table is paired with dining chairs that have interesting solihiya detail -- a woven material often found in Filipino furniture.
The kitchen veers away from the classic theme, with its modern layout and sleek appliances. The colorful magnets on the refrigerator door are souvenirs from Anne's local and international trips.
Light colors and traditional pieces can still be seen in the study area of the Kapamilya actress. A single white table is matched with a chair upholstered with a soft yellow fabric. The space is decorated with one of the costumes Anne wore as the lead of Kampanerang Kuba, a 2005 TV series aired on ABS-CBN.
Study Area Details
One of the whitewashed shelves is used to keep Anne's collection of Audrey Hepburn memorabilia. She owns books, DVDs and other collector's items. The nook is highlighted with a built-in lighting system.
Just like any princess, Anne sleeps in a custom-made canopy bed with sheer organza curtains. Near the bed is a window seat covered in stuffed toys and throw pillows.
A wraparound shower curtain opens to reveal an old-fashioned clawfoot bathtub. A rainfall shower head hangs over the piece.
A vanity table with an antique look and a distressed finish adds charm to the dressing room. The dresser is paired with a lavender slipper chair.
Blue and white hues create a clean, calming feel in the guest bedroom. The walls are awash with a light blue shade while the bed is made inviting by soft pillows and sheets.
Anne's shoes are kept in a transparent shoe rack in the guest bedroom.
A pathway with stone steps leads to the backyard. A wooden and wrought iron bench, Grecian urn planter, and an archway with crawling vines complete the outdoor space.
Before Anne moved to a condominium unit in Makati City, she enjoyed living in this house. “Pinili ko dito kasi malayo,” she reveals. “It’s totally different. I really like the fresh air here.”