A Play of Patterns and Light Colors in a Cavite Home

A family finds peace and serenity in this space molded by the perfect blending of accents

Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Coni Tejada Interior Designer: Grace Moslares

When searching for a location for their new home, Me-Anne and Redz had one thing in mind: a quiet, serene area just outside the bustling city life of Metro Manila. It was in Kawit, Cavite that the couple found their ideal paradise—just a short drive from the city and near their family’s hometown. Of course, after the challenging but successful discovery of their dream location, they were faced with the next obstacle: building the house itself.

It was with the help of designer Grace Moslares of Magara Designs that the couple was able to complete their home. By injecting cool and calming colors, the house became the peaceful sanctuary the couple was hoping for. Furniture was kept simple and contemporary but Grace added a play of patterns to make it interesting and eye-catching. With features like custom-built furniture and stylish but simple décor, Grace was able to put together a home that suited the family completely. Now, the family has a place where they can escape and create wonderful memories together.

Original Text by Katherine Lopez. Pictorial Direction by Coni Tejada. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

 Read the original article ("Calm and Collected") in the July 2010 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at

Living Area

The family originally wanted a neutral color palette for the home but Grace suggested infusing a few bold hues to liven the space and to segregate each area since it is a compact house.

Living Area Detail

Some areas in the home couldn’t be altered in any way so Grace had furniture custom built for spaces like the living area to perfectly fit into the space.

Living Area Detail

Accents abound in the living area like the framed mini mirrors, photographs, a lamp shade, and a simple plant.

Dining Area

Grace sourced furnishings and pieces from Mandaue Foam’s premium line.

Design Detail

Grace made sure not to overwhelm the home with too many decor—just a few stand-out pieces in the same color family.

TV Room

Grace made use of patterns to add detail into rooms. This lounge is an interesting focal point in this pristine room.


Drop lights from Mandaue Foam’s premium line add elegance to the home.


Custom-built furniture, from the beds to the cabinets, were also provided for the bedrooms.

Bedroom Detail

A play of different patterns adorn the couple’s bedroom.

Daughter's Bedroom

For their daughter’s bedroom, they added a youthful flare by mixing cute pinks and greens.

Daughter's Bedroom Detail

Around the house, Grace made the big furniture pieces both functional and decorative. Here, the cabinets were painted different shades of pink to add a playfulness to the room.


The bathroom highlights a natural, tranquil look.

The Hernandez Family

A simple and cozy home perfect for a family of three.


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