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A modern tropical home in Taytay, Rizal

A family of five finds their personal sanctuary in a sleek home livened up by lush tropical plants

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Original Article: Paula Bianca Abiog Photography: Jun Pinzon Styling: Issa Villar Interior Designer: Mila Abaya

The Valera family home’s plain, whitewashed box structure from the outside belies the hidden cozy style inside. With a real estate family business background and the husband’s expertise as an engineer and contractor, it was fairly easy for the Valeras to build a custom home from scratch. The couple opted to forego the services of an architect and took matters into their own hands instead.

For the interiors, they enlisted the help of interior designer friend Mila Abaya. With her help, the Valeras were able to establish a Modern Tropical style. Clean lines and the absence of frilly detail call to mind the minimalist architectural style of their house. Meanwhile, the dominant use of wood textures and indoor plants create a warm and cozy vibe.

Original article by Paula Bianca Abiog. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Jun Pinzon.

Read the original article (“Family Favorite”) in the June 2010 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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