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A Three-Storey Home Showcases an Asian Heritage

Antique heirloom pieces and masterpieces by seasoned painters find their modern matches in this family home

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Original Article: Sunshine Selga Funa Photography: Paolo Feliciano Pictorial Direction: Nat M. Clave Styling: Dagny Madamba and Tala Singson

A way to honor one’s heritage is in filling the home with pieces that reflect your cultural roots. Such is the three-storey home of Manolette and Charlene Carlos. Charlene, one of the owners of premiere lifestyle store L’Indochine in SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, is part Thai and part Chinese.

Despite the homeowners’ reservations about the house, they transformed the three-storey structure into a place worthy to raise their growing art-loving family. The house washed with white paint to turn it into a blank canvas where they can display the many artworks the family collected, created by various Filipino artists, as well as their own children.

With the help of Leona Lavina-Panutat, the homeowner’s sister-in-law co-owner in L’Indochine, and co-partner in website The Inspiration Seekers (www.theinspirationseekers.com), and ideas culled from an assortment of books, magazines, and blogs, an Asian-inspired home was created.

Original article by Sunshine Selga Funa. Pictorial direction by Nat M. Clave. Styling by Dagny Madamba and Tala Singson. Photographed by Paolo Feliciano.

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Read the original article ("Culture on Display") in the December 2013-Janury 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-living/id553158056?mt=8) now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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