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An Island Home with Bright Hues and A South American Vibe

This homeowner's space is as bright and colorful as her personality

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Original Article: Coni Tejada Photography: Ocs Alvarez Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon

Homeowner Janet lives in a house with no doors—save for the main entryway, that is. Some may find this arrangement kind of unusual—the bedroom only has curtains to shield it from prying eyes and the bathroom is but a few walls away from the public areas—but not if one knows Janet.

Always the adventurer, Janet once spent two months in a katig, sailing from Boracay to Palawan. Her thirst for life is evident in her choice of colors for her home: vibrant yellow, deep red, and warm orange with a hint of violet for good measure. Of her design philosophy, she says, “Mix siya ng Oriental and South American style.” The Oriental influence is evident in the house’s open plan; there is also a lovely moon gate which gives her kitchen a quirky romantic charm. The South American vibe may be found in the bold colors. Some rooms are painted bright yellow and others in orange. The balustrade is done in orange but accented with yellow. It is this wonderful interplay of colors which makes this house such a fun space.

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It is then surprising to know that Janet is just renting the place. That she took the time and effort to make this space her own—she painted most of the house herself—is another testament to her zest for life.

Original article by Coni Tejada. Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez.

Read the original article (“Island Eclectic”) in the April 2006 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

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