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Contemporary Filipino Furnishings Update a Bahay-na-Bato

Fresh new ideas complete the look of this classic space and strike a balance between the old and the new

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Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon Interior Designer: Michelle Dumlao

A traditional architectural form such as the bahay- na-bato seems best relegated to the memories of the past. This is not the case for couple Lou and Danny who wanted a home that’s Pinoy but not old. Wanting a space that’s airy with Filipino accents and a large space where children can play, the couple decided to update a bahay-na-bato located in Southbay, Paranaque.

With the help of interior designer Michelle Dumlao, the upgraded home makes use of huge windows, modern capiz sliding doors, double-volume ceilings, and other contemporary design elements made of stone and wood to bring the traditional bahay-bato into the 21st century.

Original article by Kathleen Valle. Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

 Read the original article (“Filipino Mod”) in the November 2007 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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