Array
Houses

This Two-Storey Home Showcases A Mix of Traditional and Modern Filipino Pieces

See how the homeowners achieved a distinct aesthetic featuring Pinoy craftsmanship at its best

Shares
Original Article: Bubbles Salvador Photography: Michael Angelo Chua Styling: Dagny Madamba and Kamila Arianna Garcia Interior Designer: Nina Santamaria

Owners Heidi and Abdul have been living in Washington, D.C. for 15 years along with their children, Ananda, Shanti, and Jampa. Abdul's work as an economist involves mandatory home visits, a perk that the family maximizes. They get to come home to the Philippines every one and a half years, spend time with family and friends, and get to know the culture and their roots better. While these vacations are filled with fun memories, spending only a few weeks in the country simply isn't enough. “Iba yung bumibisita ka lang for a few weeks, parang observer ka lang,” shares Heidi.

As if the universe heard Heidi's musings, Abdul got an offer to work in the country for the next two to three years. To cut the long story short, the family is now settled in a two-storey home in an exclusive subdivision in Makati that they’re renting. With the help of interior designer Nina Santamaria, the owners and their kids were able to achieve the contemporary Filipino style of their home, mixing and matching traditional and modern pieces from the couple’s growing furniture and art collection.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Entryway

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares
Recommended Videos

Latest Stories

6 DIY Ideas To Organize Your Cable Clutter At Home

Learn about some creative ways to solve this common home dilemma!

7 Stores to Shop for Kids and Child-Sized Furniture (Beds, Chairs and Tables, and More)

Let your child's personality shine by choosing unique pieces for her room!

10 Cute Pots for Your Plant Babies

Give your little green friends the home they deserve!

Andi Manzano Offers a Peek at Her Line of Child-Sized Furniture (Available in October!)

The actress collaborated with a home store that specializes in furniture for babies and kids.

Where to Find Wall Stickers for Your Child's Bedroom (No Need for a New Paint Job!)

You can get wall stickers in lots of unique colors and designs.

'Walang Trabahong Pang-Forever': 5 Lessons on Investing from Dimples Romana

Dimples and her husband have been investing in real estate properties since 16 years ago when they got married.

Take Note: Here's How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets

There's a recommended general rule of thumb you should remember.

The 5-Basket System: How to Declutter Your Home Once and for All

Get rid of all the unnecessary junk that may have accumulated in your home finally.

Experts Say Having These 5 Colors at Home Will Make You Happier!

Thinking of giving your home a makeover? Make sure you choose the colors wisely!

'Good Utang vs Bad Utang': 10 Money Lessons From the Megastar Sharon Cuneta

Having a property to call your own is still the best investment, says Sharon Cuneta

Not All Electric Fans Are Created Equal! 7 Things to Consider When Buying One

Fans are a necessity in all Pinoy homes, so make sure yours is a reliable model!

7 Ways to Brighten Dark Rooms if Your House Doesn't Get Natural Light

First tip: Update your old light bulbs!
Load More Stories

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