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A Modern Version of a 70s Home in Pampanga

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

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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 summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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