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Contemporary Filipino Furnishings in a Tagaytay Log Cabin

Refreshing hues give life to this neutral-toned family getaway

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Jun Pinzon Styling: Issa Villar Interior Designer: Carmen Lim

We don’t often see log cabins – and with good reason, as the rustic architecture and furnishings aren’t ideal for the tropical Philippine climate. However, further up north – where the temperature takes a dip for most of the year, log cabins may not be the norm – but they do exist.

The Corpuz family’s log cabin in Tagaytay is one of those. From the outside, it looks like your typical ski lodge—but inside, it’s all contemporary Filipino. There are no moose heads on the walls or bear skin rugs in front of a fireplace; instead, there are clean lines made by wooden furniture and warm-toned accessories. Interior designer Carmen Lim coordinated with newscaster Nina Corpuz to design the space. Lim built around the family's chosen rich yellow hue as touches of green and orange, set against brown, cream, mocha, and beige acted as the recurring color motif. These colors are paired with the well-chosen furniture pieces, rustic wooden ceiling beams, and clay floors. The result? A homey and cozy rest house – a perfect refuge away from the city.  

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Original article by Tisha Alvarez. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Jun Pinzon.

Read the original article ("Cabin Fervor") in the May 2008 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-living/id553158056?mt=8) now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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