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Clean and Simple Lines in a Three-Storey Townhouse

Asian-inspired fixtures and furniture coupled with warm colors project an inviting, cozy vibe

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Original Article: Charmaine S. Baylon Photography: Ocs Alvarez Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon

Husband and wife Christian and Trisha were very clear about what they wanted their dream home to be: all clean and simple lines. Inspired by Elizabeth Reyes's books: Tropical Living and Tropical Homes, the couple weren't into anything too modern. They wanted warm colors and a homey vibe.

The couple then bought a three-storey townhouse in a quiet neighborhood near Christian's parents' home. Given that Christian and Trisha already had a clear vision of what they wanted, the renovation only took four months. Trisha attributes their relatively easy time in updating the townhouse with the help of an architect friend. “He gave us a lot of tips, helped us organize our thoughts, and taught us how to communicate better with the contractor," says Trisha. He also helped them decide on the materials, what to do with the walls, even the furniture.

The finished product features mostly wooden furniture reminiscent of old Filipiniana and the Spanish era, with Southeast Asian accents. The Rustes’ motif consists mainly of vibrant, earthy colors of reds, deep, dark oranges, and lime green. Indeed, it’s a home that inspires one to put up their feet, relax, and bask in the peace and quiet after a harrowing day at work.

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Original article by Charmaine S. Baylon. Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez.

Read the original article (“Real Simple”) in the June 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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