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A Harmonious Two-Storey Home for Two Families

Common living areas, private spaces, and a crisp neutral palette make for an inviting family home

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Original Article: Rachelle F. Medina Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon Interior Designer: Chris Umali

A house owned by two sisters – Linda Medallo and Jovi Romero, stands in a peaceful neighborhood. These sisters are the ultimate best friends and business partners—so tight is their bond, they even live together under one roof with their respective families! Taking cues from hotels, they decided to divide their eight bedroom two-storey house with a public-private sphere in mind.  The “public” common area consists of the living and dining rooms, while each family has their own kitchen and garage. For the private areas, the home is divided into a left and right wing, each holding children’s bedrooms with adjacent master bedrooms.

With the help of their husbands and interior designer Chris Umali, Linda and Jovi selected interior finishes and space plans for the areas. Since they own a furniture store – Jovi is currently busy organizing the Philippine Hotel Suppliers Expo this coming September 26 along with the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines – all items found in the home were custom-made. At the second floor, rooms were customized for each member.  The end result is a home with a crisp, neutral color palette and an inviting feel—from the spacious plush sofa in the living room to the homey sitting area by the pool.

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Original article by Rachelle F. Medina. Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article ("Family Ties") in the January-February 2005 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-living/id553158056?mt=8) now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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