A Modern Version of a 70s Home in Pampanga

This 300sqm property veers away from the usual by going complementary

Original Article: Bubbles Salvador Photography: Michael Angelo Chua Styling: Dagny Madamba and Paula de Guzman Interior Designer: Wilan Dayrit

Thanks to its unconventional exterior, one is in for a surprise once he or she enters this split-level, sprawling dwelling. The homeowners knew from the get-go that they wanted an all-white home, veering away from the design style employed in their old house, which was bursting with colors and had a lot of “abubot,” as they put it.

With the help of architect Reyno Basilio and interior designer Wilan Dayrit, the all-white, no-clutter abode of their dreams finally came true, but not without challenges. For starters, the house’s architecture was Brutalist—a far cry from a provincial family home that one would normally expect. Given this, making the place feel homey inside without looking uncoordinated became the priority.

To nail this idea, Wilan experimented with contrasts. This explains the abundance of natural elements, carefully employed textures, and well-appointed lighting to enhance the white walls. It helped that the homeowner’s husband was also specific with his preferences—he would share his ideas, and from there, Wilan would provide images to visualize the ideas.

Upon completion, the homeowner couldn’t help but rave about the transformation. “Lahat dito, nagustuhan ko. Bago lahat sa paningin, pati surroundings ko. Di ako na-homesick dito kahit very quiet. At home agad ako, kahit mag-isa ako, puwede ako maghapon. Ganyan ako ka-at peace dito."

Read the original article ("Graphic Beauty") in the October 2016 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

Living Area

Set against an accent wood panel is this kamagong wall décor from Triboa Bay Living. Minimal accessories complete the look.

Living Area

The formal layout of the living area is complemented by carefully selected pieces to come up with a look that isn’t too “put together.” Aside from the plants, some of the chosen colorful pieces liven up the area.

Living Area

A simple table lamp gets glammed up with a natural wood base painted in two tones.

Living Area

Customized for the APEC Summit held in 2015, this Yoda chair by Kenneth Cobonpue perfectly suits the red side table in the area.

To see more of Kenneth Cobonpue's work, click here.

Dining Area

Clean lines and a variety of textures dominate the dining area, as seen from the walls, panels, fabrics, down to the smallest accents.

Dining Area

These droplights in the dining area resemble an intricate mesh of coil.

Find a similar lamp at Azcor SM Megamall Building B, Unit 412-413 4th Floor Building B, SM Megamall, 202 EDSA Cor. Dona Julia Vargas Ave. Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong. Click here to visit the Azcor website.


The kitchen features a retractable faucet, which one can easily hide for a no-clutter look in the area.

Study Nook

Clean and cozy, the study nook exudes a tranquil vibe that will surely help one focus. Greens in the form of candles and plants break the monotony of the space.

Master Bedroom

The hotel vibe is achieved in the master bedroom—which is in line with the couple’s love for traveling. It is awash in neutral colors with pops of orange and green in the accessories.

Master Bedroom

On one corner of the master bedroom is an all-white couch and matching ottoman, which can also serve as a reading nook.


A geometric-meets-industrial feel was achieved in the youngest child’s bedroom. Shelves were added on the wall for additional storage space.

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