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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

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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.

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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.

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