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Avant-Garde and Eclectic Interiors in a Renovated Home

A fearless approach to design and décor showcases this creative director’s true home aesthetic

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Original Article: Coni Tejada Photography: Ocs Alvarez Pictorial Direction: Gwyn GS Guanzon

Artistic individuals thrive on living within equally inspiring spaces, so it wasn’t surprising when Vince Uy, creative director of Preview magazine decided to remodel his Zen-themed home into a quirkier, more avant-garde space that reflects his personal style that is fun, bold, and colorful.

One of the major changes he did was to relayout his kitchen and expand his dining area – a move that was not only more practical since he entertained in his home often, but also more efficient and undeniably an awesome idea as his dining room is one of his home’s most interesting spaces. He has a penchant for finding unusually interesting pieces in a variety of places from local home and furnishing stores such as Our Home, SM Homeworld and Department Store, Crossings Department Store, Karma, and Dimensione, as well as stores from around the globe like Habitat and Zara Home in Spain, and Q Concepts in Bangkok. And with his fearless attitude to trying anything for the sake of art, he has even used fabric originally meant for a skirt as a floor-to-ceiling curtain in the living room.

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Throughout his home, Vince’s colorful personality, wacky attitude, and eye for quirky, interesting pieces can be seen – from bright pop art to playful prints to iconic vintage finds. There is little effort made to match things together or create a unified motif, yet Vince’s house is effortlessly chic and undeniably charming in its glorious eclecticism.

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

Read the original article (“Haute Home”) in the January-February 2008 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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