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Modern Minimalist Meets Shabby Chic in a Couple’s Bungalow

A marriage of tastes results in a unique cozy home with a distinct pop art feel

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Original Article: Chinggay Labrador Photography: Albert Labrador Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon

Being in love with two different styles wasn’t a hindrance for photographer Toto and writer Pierra Labrador. Toto’s style is a manly modern minimalist while Pierra fondly calls hers “shabby chic;" theirs are two distinct styles that you wouldn’t think would work well together. It just goes to show that you can’t knock things until you’ve tried them, as merging these two styles worked wonderfully for the newlyweds, resulting in a cozy decorated one-storey home.

Toto’s bachelor pad used to be a study in minimalism, from the neutral-colored flooring, walls, and furniture, only accented by pieces of art. When Pierra moved in, she added bouts of color, a woman’s touch here and there, to make their place feel more like home. A rose patterned chair, a colorful DIY wall mural, soft rugs, contributed to soften the edges of the house. Bachelor pad no more, this union gave birth to warm home with a distinct pop art feel before it underwent a renovation.

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At present, the couple contributes to their family blog, http://www.thehappylab.com.ph/ - where they share their joys in life such as food, wine, travel, wellness, and bargain finds.

Original article by Chinggay Labrador. Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Albert Labrador.

Read the original article ("The Honeymooners") in the October 2005 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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