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A Collection of Art Pieces and Flea Market Finds in a Suburban Home

The home’s neutral palette and open layout serve as the perfect backdrop for dark wood and Asian decor

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Jun Pinzon Pictorial Direction: Gwyn GS Guanzon

Theatre actor and events management firm owner Ricky Ibe rented a small house in Marikina for 10 years until he decided to move to his current Cainta home. His primary reason for making the move was the need for more space, not only for himself and his two dogs, but more importantly, to hold office for his business.

Armed with interior design books and magazines, and his pool of stock knowledge culled from hours of watching Lifestyle Channel home decorating shows, Ricky ventured into creating a home that was inspiring and reflective of his creative nature.

His home showcases a collection of mall and flea market finds that he displayed alongside Buddha figurines, tribal masks, and art pieces by up and coming young local artists. Dark wood furniture dominates his home, carefully balanced by splashes of limes, reds, and oranges for warmth and earthiness. And not surprisingly, Ricky tapped into his own well of creativity and designed almost all the lamps in his home. One particular piece that he is proud of is the capiz chandelier in his living area that utilized his Pampangueno roots. The result is a stunning piece of work that takes center stage in his home.

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Ricky’s home is proof that one’s home is a true reflection of its homeowner’s personality. His home is interesting mélange of his talents and interests, culminating in an inspired space that is not only comfortable to live in but most importantly, invigorating for his professional endeavors.

Read the original article ("Room for Drama") in the September 2009 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.  

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