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A Filipino Eclectic Charm Radiates from this Negros Oriental Home

Hand-me-downs, unique finds, and precious treasures create a charming and soulful abode

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It’s not so often that you find a house that almost radiates sunshine from within but it was exactly the case in this particular Negros Oriental home. One step inside their beautiful wooden doors, a bright and cheery atmosphere hits you immediately. Colorful walls, windows framed with stained glass of different colors, and a rainbow of different artworks fill each corner of the home. Although the house looks put together and polished, it wasn’t always the case.

It was years of collecting precious finds that helped the homeowners achieve the treasure trove house that they have now. The pieces are either a hand-me-down, a gift, a customized piece, or a bargain find—each with its unique story to tell. There’s an P800-peso harp bought from Vigan; chairs fashioned from a fallen old narra tree in the backyard; the wooden dining table they got from her in-laws which her husband used to dine in when he was younger. Even the tree house in the backyard has an interesting backstory. Colorful as the house may be visually, the cheeriness of the space seems to come from the bright and warm gallery of memories they have displayed in their sanctuary.  

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Original article by Kathleen Valle. Pictorial Direction by Joanne Enriquez-Bohol. Photographed by Vincent Coscolluela.

Read the original article ("Sunny Side Up") in the October 2012 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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