Array
Houses

A Renovated Ancestral Home

Rich colors, abstract art and contemporary furniture bring this pre-war mansion into the present

Shares
Original Article: Amillah Rodil Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Carlo Vergara

Without a doubt, a little renovation can do wonders. In the case of this 1926 ancestral home, interior designer and owner Ricky David breathed new life into the structure with the goal of showcasing subdued colors, abstract art, and contemporary furniture.

The result is a house that feels intimate and personal, a quality not usually present in large ancestral homes. The secret is making good use of the generous spaces of the house and fill it with color – leaving no dark and unused spaces or empty, cavernous hallways. A staircase from the foyer leads up to the main living room which has purple and olive walls and comfy lounge chairs. To further maximize the space, smaller rooms surround the living area – each of which has its own function. The dark orange dining area is situated near the living area while Ricky’s office is found at the end of the hallway. The cozy den, where he entertains a couple of friends – connects the kitchen and the master bedroom, making it easier to find some quiet time as he can simply shut the door of the den to produce a compact unit.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Original article by Amillah S. Rodil. Pictorial Direction by Carlo Vergara. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

 Read the original article (“Designer’s Haunt”) in the November 2007 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

When Should You Clean Your Vacuum Cleaner?

Don't allow dirt to just sit in your dust bag!

NUTS & BOLTS: Rockwell developments, Wilcon store opening, and IKEA updates

Real estate, home, and shopping stories you need to know!

Vice Ganda Shares 3 Materials He Wanted in His Home

'Gusto ko maraming imperfections, but still, it's beautiful.'

This Restaurant in Tagaytay Offers You Peace, Quiet, and Ecotherapy

Nestled in the heart of Tagaytay is this must-visit al-fresco restauraunt.

How to Achieve a Scandinavian-Inspired Kitchen

Bright and dreamy, this design can be done easily with the right elements

MRT-3 Rides Grow Cooler As All Trains Get New Aircon Units

A total of 216 new units were installed.

A Peek Inside Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro’s Family Home

Ikoniq Design Studio worked on the family home's common areas �" transforming it into more welcoming and child-friendly spaces
Load More Stories