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A 180sqm Contemporary Asian Unit for a Family of Five

Modern meets traditional Chinese in this airy and chic dwelling

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Original Article: Candice Lim-Venturanza Photography: Dairy Darilag Styling: Dagny Madamba and Tala Singson Design Consultant: Gwyn Guanzon

As a family accustomed to living in a condo, the owners of this home only had their eyes set on a newer unit after spending years in one of the early condo developments in Ortigas. They initially purchased a combined unit, but found the layout inconvenient. Luckily, they saw this penthouse in the same building, and things started falling into place.

The couple tapped MCD Architects for the floor plan and decorator Gwyn Guanzon for the furniture and decorations. Gwyn happened to have worked with them in their former house for a minor renovation. This time around, Gwyn’s design challenge was to incorporate all the heirloom pieces the family owns, anchoring on a fresh and new vibe.

The result is a mix of antique Chinese ornaments set against muted colors, contemporary furnishings, and pieces that the decorator designed himself, produced by Asian Tropical Living Inc. Knowing that the family is big on entertaining guests, he focused on making the dining area spacious, comfortable, and with a lot of seating options.

It’s no wonder then that the homeowners couldn’t pinpoint their favorite spot in the house—they like everything about their dwelling. “For me, the best part of the house is the general effect,” Gwyn shares. “Makikita mo ’yong pinaggagalingan ng design pero hindi siya mabigat. Ang quiet ng dating ng bahay—the combination of white, beige, and gray. Na-achieve nang maayos.”

Read the original article ("China Chic") in the October 2016 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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