Array
Houses

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

Shares
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.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

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.

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

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. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

This 7-Eleven Branch Is Home to a Café with Stunning Interiors

You can sip your worries away in this cozy space.

Here's What a Luxury, One-Bedroom Apartment in Seoul Looks Like

Take a tour of this upscale Gangnam flat with a breathtaking view of the city and a chic interior.

Here's How Maris Racal Achieved Her Eclectic Home Makeover

Her interior designer Carell Garcia spills her best tips.

Kakai Bautista Fulfills Family's Dream of Having Their Own Home

The comedian also gives a tour of her old home in Laguna.

How to Choose the Right Vet for Your Pets

These apply to picking the right groomer and trainer, too.

Plantitos and Plantitas Share Their Best Advice for Beginners

Just starting out? Here's how you can live your best plant parent life.

Having a Plant On Your Desk May Reduce Work Stress, Says a Study

Just the sight of a plant is enough in some cases.

5 Online Stores Where You Can Shop Vintage Furniture

Give these old finds a new home.

3 Things You Shouldn't Store in Your Lower Kitchen Cabinets

Make sure your storage strategies are practical.
Load More Stories

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