Array
Houses

A Lovely Resort-Like Home in the City

This family home in the South combines a bit of the old and the new, with tropical-inspired elements and a refreshing feel of the outdoors completing the timeless aesthetic

Shares
Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions Styling: Tala Singson Interior Designer: Kristine Neri-Magturo

Designing a family home involves taking into consideration the needs of each occupant, how every inch of space can be put to good use, and achieving a welcoming ambiance that the owners would love to come home to. In finalizing the look of their house in Las Pinas, the owners wanted to create a feel of a resort—with open spaces, a relaxing vibe, natural colors, and minimalist furnishings. After opting to build a U-shaped property, they also decided to complete the look of the home with a mix of modern and traditional influences. To achieve this, they worked with interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo. Since the owners and the designer are friends, finalizing pieces and materials to be used became easier. Taking into the account the need to have a modern feel and the wife’s request for Asian touches, Kristine thought of working on a modern tropical feel while incorporating the couple’s preferences and love for traveling.

“My clients were very hands-on and personally supervised the entire construction from day one until turnover. Decisions with sourcing and designs came from a personal level as I know the owners well. I know their lifestyle and in a way, it was easy for me to incorporate details which I know will work for them,” shares Kristine. Meanwhile, the owners wanted to maintain the bright and airy look without wasting any inch of space. “Our top priority is to make sure we don’t have a dead spot. There are a lot of old houses wherein you have too many rooms and you end up using only half of the house,” says the man of the house. The ground floor was kept open and airy, with the areas seamlessly connected to each other and natural light streaming in from the glass sliding doors.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Facade

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

A Complete Makeover In Taytay For A Deserving Family

We revisit one of our most heartwarming makeovers by Grace Moslares for a deserving family with a child who needed a new home

Future Condo Owners Can Demand Wi-Fi Installation With a QR Code

Ortigas & Co. executive explains how property developers are innovating while remaining cautious

These 7 Things Should Be Taken Out Of Your Bedroom

Get rid of these things and make your bedroom a place where you can unwind from the stress of everyday life

A Cozy Makeover for a Bare One-Bedroom Condo Unit

Interior designer Angelica Dumalus transformed the once blank space into an envy-worthy home we want to call our own

5 Mistakes You're Making When Storing Food in the Refrigerator

Maximize the space and keep your food fresh by organizing it properly

These Things Inside Your Home May Be Making You Ill

Without proper and regular cleaning, you could be making your house a breeding ground of bacteria

How Pauleen Luna’s Home Style Has Changed Since Getting Married

The houses we've featured have striking similarities�"from the chosen style to the look and feel of the areas

8 Pantry Organizers You Can Count On

Keep your supplies in place with these trusty essentials

Expect Heavy Traffic as Rockwell Bridge Nears 30-Month Closure

The new bridge to replace it will cost Php1.2B and won't be completed until 2020

A Classic Townhouse In Quezon City With An Elegant, Neutral Palette

An interplay of classic American style and sophisticated design complete this dream home

This Pinay Exhibited Her Up-cycled Furniture At Paris Design Week

Willie Garcia, an interior designer and eco-warrior, showed her up-cycled creations at this international design fair

6 Things to Avoid When Cleaning with Alcohol

Make sure you don't mix it with bleach!
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!