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Eclectic Filipino Style for a Two-Storey House in Malate, Manila

In decorating his rented property, this entrepreneur drew inspiration from his hometown in Leyte

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Original Article: Tom Castaneda Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Dagny Madamba and Issa Villar

Fifteen years ago, Joshua Formentera chanced upon an old, Spanish-style house in Malate, Manila. He was immediately drawn to the big windows that reminded him of his childhood home in Baybay, Leyte.

After Joshua moved into the two-storey property, he filled it with traditional Filipino furniture that he inherited from different family members. Since he loves to travel, he also decided to display his favorite finds, including a sculpture from Thailand, a watercolor painting from Vietnam, and antique leather-and-wood chairs from Denmark.

Read the original article ("Past Perfect") in the March 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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