Array
Houses

Modern Filipino style for a Family Home

Philippine-made pieces and antique finds add vintage charm to a modern house in the city

Shares
Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Joanne Enriquez-Bohol Styling: Dagny Madamba Architect: Jouie Rumpal Tumanda

In building your dream house, you don’t always have to follow interior design trends. As Jen and Noel Diaz learned while constructing their family home, going against popular choices can result in a unique and personalized space. The couple explains that they chose a clean but refreshing Modern Filipino style because most of the other homes at the time of the planning process were influenced by the Balinese look.

To marry the old and the new, architect Jouie Rumpal Tumanda designed a modern structure furnished with locally-made furniture and accessories. In the contemporary space, the clean lines, white walls, and clear floor-to-ceiling windows emphasize the beauty of the pieces made from natural materials. The earthy colors and rich textures of the wooden elements lend warmth to the space. Notable items include a daybed by internationally-acclaimed furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue, a Spun chair by Thomas Heatherwick, and a colorful Paul Gustilo painting. The property is also interesting because most of the wood used and the steel handrails of the staircase are actually recycled scrap material.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Original article by Katherine Lopez. Pictorial direction by Joanne Enriquez-Bohol. Styling by Dagny Madamba. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno. 

Read the original article ("Bring Back the Old") in the August 2011 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at  https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

How You Can Achieve a More Efficient Kitchen Without Remodeling!

All you need to do is organize your kitchen items and establish specific zones.

10 Pretty Decor Pieces for an Insta-Worthy Wall

Make the most of your bare walls!

How to Pack a Suitcase Efficiently, Prevent Wrinkled Clothing

Especially if you're just bringing a carry-on!

7 Ways to Make Your Ceiling Look Higher Than It Actually Is

Take note of these decorating tricks to help you create the impression of a taller room.

Replacing This Home Appliance May Help You Save on Electricity

Sometimes, oldies are not necessarily goodies.

Decorate Your House on a Budget! Learn From These Real Homes

Refreshing the look of your home doesn't require spending lots of money!

How to Fake Natural Light When Your Home Doesn't Have a Lot of Windows

Avoid dark, heavy window treatments and keep furniture away from windows.

A Look Inside Baby Baz Go's Playroom

Hand-painted details and captivating colors complete the room's whimsical woodland theme

10 Storage Ideas to Organize a Cluttered Bathroom

You don't need to stop at just shelves and baskets when organizing your bathroom.

A Filipino Family Based in Dubai Shares How Living With Less Made Them Happier

Minimalism is not just about having a clutter-free home, says the mom. It's also about having peace of mind.

There's a Secret Trick to Keeping a Small Kitchen Neat and Clean

Many of us instantly think it's difficult to work in a small kitchen.

How to Live With Less? Stop Buying Things Just Because It's on Sale for Starters

The journey toward minimalism can be challenging, but it will be worth it.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!