A 220sqm House with Rustic-Contemporary Style in Pasig

Interior decorator Rochelle Javier fills her two-storey home with customized pieces, budget-friendly finds, and personalized touches

Photography: Marc Jao Design Consultant: Rochelle Javier

Interior decorator Rochelle Javier shares her two-storey home with husband Gerald and their children Miguel and Gabriel. Rochelle shares that she wanted it to look open, spacious, and beautiful without spending too much. 

In order to save money, Rochelle renovated her 220sqm house one room at a time. She also found every furniture piece one by one—instead of buying everything all in one go. By working slowly and carefully, she successfully found better deals and avoided impulse purchases. 

Ready for your own makeover? Contact interior decorator and events stylist Rochelle Javier at (0927) 463 7248.


A blank wall by the front door is put to good use with a few handpicked pieces. In order to create a rustic feel, Rochelle chose a unique wall mirror, a tree trunk bench, and a metal container filled with twigs.

Living Area

The living area is more interesting because of the wooden ceiling treatment and the blue French door. The ceiling treatment is a unique touch that helps create a warm and cozy feel. On the other hand, the blue French door makes the space appear larger than it really is.

Dining Area

Rochelle also made the living, dining, and kitchen areas seem more spacious by having the walls removed. Removing the walls opens up the space and lets more light into the room.

Dining and Kitchen Areas

Since Rochelle could not knock down this particular post, she used mirrored panels. These panels can also create the illusion of a bigger space as well as add more light to the area. She also paired it with a half wall that she used both as a dining area bench and an extra kitchen countertop.

Wall Decor

Another way to open up any small space is to use white walls. However, white walls may seem bland and boring. If you would like to spruce up plain walls, you should install wainscoting detail and hang up wall art.

Kitchen Beam

Aside from putting up ceiling treatment, Rochelle also adorned the ceiling with an inspirational message—a constant reminder to keep her motivated.


The kitchen looks entirely different because of the brand-new wooden ceiling treatment, wooden floor tiles, and kitchen backsplash. The clear glass tiles on the kitchen backsplash is a surprising touch. 


Rochelle also painted the kitchen cabinets white and replaced the old handles with vintage-style chrome pulls. 

Customized Storage

Rochelle designed a wooden panel to store her favorite pantry staples and cooking must-haves. Produce and ingredients are kept in wire baskets while spice and condiment jars are lined up on the bottom shelf.

You may order customized furniture from interior decorator and events stylist Rochelle Javier at (0927) 463 7248.

Utensil Caddy

If you also want to improve your kitchen, you can start by replacing plastic organizers with chic metal containers. Metal containers (or wooden holders!) look so much better on your countertop.


Rochelle transformed the powder room with recessed lighting, textured tiles, and mirrored panels for the countertops. She also used a little joke to personalize the toilet seat cover.

Master Bedroom

Looking for the perfect wall color? You should consider a sophisticated shade of gray! Rochelle complemented the classic gray walls with a gray headboard and gray pillows. 

Master Bedroom

To create a focal point in the master bedroom, Rochelle attached glass feathers to the wall. She also framed the wall with printed curtains. The gray-and-yellow pattern on the drapes add color to the space that she shares with her husband.

Master Bathroom

To create a cohesive look and to maintain a relaxing feel, Rochelle used the same gray-and-white color scheme in the master bathroom. She used gray wall and floor tiles alongside white bathroom fixtures.

Kids' Bedroom

Rochelle chose a charming nautical theme for Miguel and Gabriel's bedroom. In order to create a playful and whimsical feel, she painted a wall mural.

She also designed the ship-inspired bed frame that can be used by four people. There is a window in between the two beds on the lower bunk. On the other hand, the second storey resembles the upper deck of a ship.

Kids' Bedroom

To match the ship-inspired look of the bed that she designed, Rochelle used shark-printed pillows and bedsheets. She explains that shark patterns also hold a special meaning because her son Gabriel loves this particular animal.

Study Area

One corner of the bedroom is used as a study area for Rochelle's two boys. In keeping with the nautical theme of the bedroom, Rochelle chose blue stripes for the wall and furnished the space with a boat-shaped shelf. 

Sailboat Cabinet Handles

Rochelle also replaced the standard knobs with sailboat handles. These cute pulls prove that the tiniest details are always important.

Kids' Bathroom

Most nautical-themed spaces are awash in a combination of blue and white. The same classic color scheme is used in this bathroom. 


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