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Wooden Interiors and Warm Details in a Prime Condo Unit

A family home combines hardwood with bright red and oranges for a homey feel

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Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Ocs Alvarez Pictorial Direction: Coni Tejada Interior Designer: Joby Belmonte

Some families build their home in one place and never leave it. Others find the need to move around and respond to their gypsy-like nature. While others simply need to go with the flow and adjust to where life – or more specifically, work – takes them. The Franco family is a perfect example how life changes so rapidly and so often.

This family of four have moved houses quite often enough – and far beyond than just minutes or a few kilometers away – that they have collected a variety of home pieces such as several sala sets, dining tables, and even bedroom furniture. This helped the couple rebuild their prime condominium unit  with a coveted view at the 40th floor of a plush building in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. But apart from the spectacular view, the Franco home maintains its warmth and homey ambience with the familiar furnishings.

Since interior designer Joby Belmonte is a relative, he helped the family create yet another cozy home. Because Joby knew each family member, he was able to design each room with the family’s activities, lifestyle and personal preferences in mind, resulting in a cozy abode for the family to enjoy during their stay in Manila.

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Original article by Kathleen Valle. Pictorial direction by Coni Tejada. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez.

 Read the original article (“Home Base”) in the March 2008 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

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