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DIY Inspirations Help Create an Ideal Starter Home

This former Real Living managing editor picks up a few tricks to design her dream home

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Original Article: Chinggay Labrador Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Issa Villar

Tisha Alvarez-Angluben took the phrase “taking work home with you” to a whole new level. Having worked as the managing editor of Real Living for four years before becoming the editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping Philippines, she took every tip and trick she learned from the experience to decorate the townhouse she shares with her husband Hamil. With her husband’s male perspective and her arsenal of decorating ideas, they pulled together a home that blends their unique tastes.

Tisha and Hamil didn’t take inspiration from any style specifically; instead they took to particular experiences or concepts when deciding on a theme for a specific room. Their living area’s color scheme mimicked the green, black, and white theme from their wedding while the bedrooms took a gender neutral palette. But what makes the home genuinely unique are the couple’s personal touches to every space—each having a unique story behind it. Even if Tisha and Hamil resorted to decorating it themselves, they have a home they can truly call their own.

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Original article by Chinggay Labrador. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article ("Good Housekeeping") in the July 2012 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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