A Contemporary Asian Three-Storey Family Home

With influences of the 70s, this haven is all roomy and bright

Original Article: Cecile Jusi-Baltasar Photography: Dairy Darilag Pictorial Direction: Dagny Madamba and Tala Singson Styling: Jerome Sauco

Working on a project with barely any restrictions or impossible client demands is a dream for most interior designers and stylists—and interior stylist Jerome Sauco may very well be lucky to work with a client who gives him freedom to conceptualize a theme for this 150sqm, three-storey home in Taguig. Jerome, who was previously commissioned by the family on two design projects in the past, only requested for one thing—“a home that’s easy to clean.” After two months, he successfully came up with bright and roomy interiors taking after a contemporary Asian theme, plus, a little inspiration from the 1970s.

This Taguig home is strategically located near a hospital, given that the couple’s elderly parents make regularly visits. That being said, Jerome also had to take their needs into account, so he made it a point to add plants and flowers wherever possible.

The “Good morning!” feel, as the interior stylist puts it, was achieved by going for minimal clutter, choosing an accent color and sticking with it (by applying it sparingly and consistently throughout all areas), and carefully selecting design elements for a cohesive and spacious look. This home only goes to show that a clear vision and calculated restraint are vital in designing a warm and inviting space that all members of the family will appreciate and find comfort in.

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Living Area

The living area exudes a fresh and clean aesthetic. Sheer white curtains allow natural light to permeate the space. So as not to look plain, the furniture pieces and furnishings are in touches of yellows, browns, and blues.

Living Area

The living area is also home to an assortment of custom-made pieces, such as this royal blue peacock chair. The interior stylist had this ‘70s-inspired piece made in Pampanga.

Dining Area

The custom-made acacia-wood 10-seater dining table with stainless steel legs is flanked by chairs in different styles and upholstery from Home Matters.

Dining Area

On one wall in the dining area is a Mandala-inspired painted image by Sixty Degrees Collective.

Dining Area

Jerome thought that the floral mural by Sixty Degrees Collective needed some extra oomph, so he added two complementary green triangles on either side of the mural.

Dining Area

Another wall in the room features a mural, this time, serving as a framing ornament for the custom-made circular mirror by Wood Class.

Dining Area

Like the living area, the dining area is also well-lit during daytime. At night, this modern lighting fixture from Azcor illuminates the space.

Master Bedroom

The bed frame and the chaise lounge are all in teal, which is the client’s preferred color. Like the other pieces in the house, the bed and the chaise lounge in this room were also custom-made.

Master Bedroom

A mural showing Hokusai-like waves serves as an accent wall right across the bed, which also happens to be the couple’s workspace.

Master Bedroom

A reading nook was created for the owners of the house, since both of them are bookworms. Their books find a home on a geometric bookshelf.

Reading Nook

The teal chaise lounge is the perfect spot for leafing through a new book or revisiting a favorite story.

Boy's Bedroom

The color scheme isn’t typically applied for a young boy’s bedroom—in fact, the designer didn’t choose the usual pinks and blues for both kids’ rooms as a future-proofing measure, since they are quickly growing up.

Boy's Bedroom

The huge “9” and pair of paddles on one wall add a touch of whimsy to the boy’s bedroom.

Study Area

The study area goes for an industrial look with the choice of wire shelves and table lamp adorning the area. This room is also filled with customized pieces—the corkboard was the designer’s creation, while the desk’s surface is actually from a long slab of wood.

Girl's Bedroom

Like the boy’s room, the daughter’s bedroom shies away from kiddie elements and goes for a coat of teal on the walls, patterned pieces and fabrics—resulting in a contemporary, comfy escape for a young girl.

Girl's Bedroom

This all-white corner is conducive for reading a book or working on a project. Plenty of storage options, like shelves and cabinets, go well with the strategically placed, well-curated accessories.

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