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Tropical Filipino design for a Family Home

Filipino colonial furniture pieces and verdant tropical plants fill a sprawling family estate with traditional charm

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Gwyn GS Guanzon Interior Designer: Arlene Sanchez-Maslog

In a sprawling rest house in a small town, wide open spaces and Spanish colonial furniture pieces make way for the two important things that are important for Filipinos: family and tradition. Nearing their seventies, couple Artemio and Olivia consider this large home as their quiet retirement abode, but on weekends, the large halls and outdoor areas of their home are filled with activity and laughter of visiting family members.

The Sanchez family rest house is a two-storey structure with a lush tropical landscape. Inside, Spanish colonial furniture pieces are set against the contemporary shell of the home. The tall ceilings and wide spaces provide the perfect backdrop for the large furniture pieces. The home design is completed with lush tropical plants and personal touches.

Original article by Katherine Lopez.  Pictorial direction by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

 Read the original article ("Rural Respite") in the April 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at  https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

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