Array
Houses

Offbeat Novelties Come Together in this Creative Couple’s Townhouse

Dondi and Esmi Limgenco have managed to build a creative space despite their polar opposite tastes

Shares
Original Article: Paula Bianca Abiog Photography: At Maculangan Pictorial Direction: Coni Tejada

While Esmi prefers her space clean and streamlined, Dondi – who collects anything odd and unsual, has always been drawn to creative knick-knacks and visual arts. Given this, it comes as no surprise that their townhouse has gone through a series of motifs over the years.

From buying pieces from garage sales to having an IKEA phase, their home was filled with plastic furniture-tables, monobloc chairs, and metal and glass pieces. These days, the couple’s home fixtures and furnishings are going back to basics: wood. “I'm moving towards more natural materials. I guess because everyone is moving towards organic, so the furnishings have also moved toward that," Dondi says.

A townhouse doesn’t offer much space, so keeping clutter at bay is always a challenge—particularly for Esmi. Her advice? “Edit, edit, edit!" She continues,"A lot of our stuff is hidden away under the stairwell, which we converted into a bodega. Kapag nagsawa na, we just change the stuff up, and keep the rest in there. As you can see, Dondi likes visual references, and he collects everything and it's everywhere in the house. If his mantra is to reveal, mine is to conceal.”

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Original article by Paula Bianca Abiog. Pictorial direction by Coni Tejada. Photographed by At Maculangan.

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Read the original article (“Homework”) in the July 2010 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

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

Pink Plants You Can Buy Online for Your Indoor Garden

Add a pop of color to your indoor garden!

Organizing Tips to Help You Declutter Your Home (and Your Mind)

These methods can help you get started!

Real Living Readers Share Their Home Improvement Projects During Quarantine

A bit of rearranging can make a big difference!

Quick Ways to Disinfect Your Plastic Chopping Board

FYI, it's one of the dirtiest items in your kitchen.

What You Need to Know About Your Meralco Bill

Customers complained that the amount on their May bill doubled or tripled compared to previous months.

This 78sqm Multi-bedroom Condo Offers an Elegant and Homey Filipino Vibe

Architect Angelo Siochi proves that statement pieces will always have a place even in small spaces.

After an Anay Infestation, This Family Went for a DIY Kitchen Makeover

Eunice Cleofas shares how she and her family refurbished their own kitchen in three weeks.

Keep Your House Smelling Fresh Using These Natural Room Scents

If you don't like overpowering fragrances, these subtle aromas will keep your home smelling fresh.

How to Keep Your Grease Trap Clean and Avoid Kitchen Odors

Your grease trap should be regularly maintained.

How to Plant Tomatoes at Home

There's nothing more satisfying than harvesting fruit from a plant you took care off!
Load More Stories

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