Array
Houses

Clean Lines and Soft Colors Update a Modern Asian Home

Wide spaces, a Filipino touch, and a perfect mix of colors make this modern home for a family of five

Shares
Original Article: Charmaine S. Baylon Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon

The Antonio family wished for a simple, clean, and an uncluttered home. Based on a modern Asian design, their home is all about clean lines, wide spaces for air to circulate, an open lanai to relax in, and Philippine-made décor, while still keeping the fun with pastel-colored bedrooms and decals in their children’s rooms.

Neutral colored walls and dark furniture are key elements of Asian style homes, which the first floor has plenty of. The key pieces in most of the rooms are Filipino-made, from wood carvings to pieces made from native fiber. To add a touch of whimsy, the dining area has one solid red-orange wall – a break from the neutral palette of the house’s common areas. As a reversal from the house’s white-walled palette, the children’s rooms are painted in soft colors, picked out by the girls themselves – pink, peach, and blue, complemented by white furniture. Finishing touches of huge glass doors and windows complete the airy, open, and modern abode.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Original article by Charmaine S. Baylon. Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article (“The Soft Touch”) in the March 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.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

8 Ways to Store and Organize Your Pots and Pans So They Don't Get Damaged

Ever thought about using a pegboard to organize your cookware?

10 Ways to Make Your Small Living Room Look Bigger and Better

Don't let the small space limit your creativity when it comes to decorating!

How to Pack a Suitcase Efficiently, Prevent Wrinkled Clothing

Especially if you're just bringing a carry-on!

7 Ways to Make Your Ceiling Look Higher Than It Actually Is

Take note of these decorating tricks to help you create the impression of a taller room.

Replacing This Home Appliance May Help You Save on Electricity

Sometimes, oldies are not necessarily goodies.

How to Fake Natural Light When Your Home Doesn't Have a Lot of Windows

Avoid dark, heavy window treatments and keep furniture away from windows.

A Look Inside Baby Baz Go's Playroom

Hand-painted details and captivating colors complete the room's whimsical woodland theme

10 Storage Ideas to Organize a Cluttered Bathroom

You don't need to stop at just shelves and baskets when organizing your bathroom.

A Filipino Family Based in Dubai Shares How Living With Less Made Them Happier

Minimalism is not just about having a clutter-free home, says the mom. It's also about having peace of mind.

There's a Secret Trick to Keeping a Small Kitchen Neat and Clean

Many of us instantly think it's difficult to work in a small kitchen.

How to Live With Less? Stop Buying Things Just Because It's on Sale for Starters

The journey toward minimalism can be challenging, but it will be worth it.

Look Forward to Laundry Day With These Nifty Hacks

Make this dreaded household chore more manageable with these must-dos
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!