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A Two-Storey Home Gets Updated with Stylish Accents

Sleek, modern pieces and shades that range from bright to dark instantly revive the look and feel of a home

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Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions Pictorial Direction: Gwyn GS Guanzon Architect: Gil Coscolluela Interior Designer: Wilan Dayrit

Houses and homes are far from static—as properties switches hands and owners’ and residents’ tastes change, the look and layout of one’s abode will evolve as well.

Such is the case with a New York-based entrepreneur’s two-storey home. The owner – who owns a tile and natural stone company in the US (along with a branch along N. Garcia in Makati called Libertystile) got interior designer Wilan Dayrit to spruce up his then-five-year-old living space. Fortunately, Wilan didn’t have a hard time with the task, as he was also the one who helped the owner with the house’s initial interiors.

Wilan refined the space with a few simple yet striking tweaks. Since he already knew the owner’s style preference—no-fuss and streamlined—it was easy to zero in on pieces and accents that would revive the home without drastically jarring its look and feel. “He generally prefers clean lines, but when it comes to accent pieces, he likes eccentric ones to make them really stand out,” says Wilan.

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The house, designed by architect Gil Coscolluela, now sports a distinctly modern, masculine vibe, following a palette that mostly consists of dark and light neutral hues. The two storeys each have a unique theme: “The lower part is somewhat based on the Filipino concept of fiesta, the upper part [with its own kitchen, dining, and living areas] is the more personal area, pang family lang,” explains Wilan.

Original article by Kathleen Valle. Pictorial direction by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez / ACME Visual Productions.

Read the original article ("As Time Goes By") in the April 2011 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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