Anne Curtis's Modern Eclectic Condo Unit
The actress worked with Heim Interiors to complete her home in Makati
From the simple elegance and dollhouse features of Anne’s former Victorian-inspired townhouse in the south, it’s quite refreshing to see and feel the cozy and laid-back ambiance of her posh condo unit. For someone who has a busy schedule, it’s very important to come home to a place that’s relaxing and inviting.
According to interior designer Rossy Yabut-Rojales, principal designer of Heim Interiors, Anne wanted the place to be open and spacious. To accomplish this, they tore down walls and worked on the renovation of the place. The designer also added that each piece of furniture found in the unit suits Anne’s requirements and her lifestyle. She was very hands-on during the whole process—even joining visits to different stores to look for the right piece of furniture. After the renovation, the once standard unit became a special place that Anne can come home to and where she can spend time with family and friends.
The foyer features a rustic appeal with a distressed console table, a mirror, and an area rug completing the look. An upholstered chair sits prettily in a corner to accommodate guests and visitors.
Photographs in different frames liven up the wall near the foyer. These snapshots showcase Anne's growing up years as well as memorable moments with her family.
Earth tones dominate this part of the condo as the huge windows let natural light stream into the space. The living area is furnished with a Persian rug from the US, a wooden coffee table with steel wheels by furniture designer Eric Paras, a wooden floor lamp from Triboa Bay Living, and a red tufted rocking chair from Heima. You also can't miss the vintage stand fan with yellow blades from Jo-Liza Arts & Antiques.
If you've been following Anne on Instagram, this part of the home would look familiar. It's where she spends time with her friends—sometimes singing a few songs and watching movies. The low cabinet can be used to store records and DVDs. Meanwhile, the wall-mounted shelves hold photos, decor, and other souvenirs.
From this angle, one can appreciate the openness of her unit. Beside the living area is the pretty shelf filled with books and a few steps from it is the equally charming dining area.
Comfortable chairs make the reading area extra cozy and perfect for days when Anne simply wants to read books. The nesting tables in between the chairs can hold decor and refreshments.
Did anyone say #shelfgoals? The LED-illuminated, floor-to-ceiling bookcase holds Anne's books featuring different genres—from beauty and fashion to humor and inspirational. It also has a slim steel ladder to help the owner reach the topmost shelf. A section of the bookcase is also dedicated to her life peg, Audrey Hepburn.
The compact common powder room near the reading area features an interesting pull-chain Victorian high-tank water closet. To spruce up the small space, colorful Machuca tiles were installed.
Since Anne loves having friends and family over, it's only fitting to have a huge dining table. The 10-seater wooden table is a custom-made Heima piece. Completing the rustic flair of the dining area is the brick accent wall.
Adding character and charm to the dining area are the mismatched chairs that were purchased from different stores. The one with a window shutter as backrest is a Jo-Liza Arts & Antiques find.
To illuminate the dining area at night, copper lamps from Tom Dixon were also added. Aside from the chairs with a vintage appeal, a pair of custom-made upholstered high-back host chairs and a modern plastic chair complete the space.
Compared to the lively colors seen in the living and dining areas, white dominates the cooking area. Equipped with appliances approved by Anne's boyfriend Erwan Heussaff, it is spacious and perfect for whipping up dishes. Although Anne admits that she doesn't know how to cook, it's Erwan who usually moves around this space.
The island in the middle serves as an extra work area. It can also double as a breakfast or dining nook with the addition of wooden bar stools.
Anne admits that there are days when she'd rather stay at home and host a potluck with friends. It's Erwan who does the cooking and would often surprise her and their friends with cute themes. Anne also keeps her collection of espresso cups inside one of the wall-mounted kitchen cabinets.
The guest room has the basic necessities for a relaxing sleep including a queen size bed and a daybed that can accommodate an extra guest. Two vintage glass lamps also highlight the sleeping space.
According to Anne, her sister Jasmine Curtis-Smith used to stay in this room before she got her own place. A huge closet at the foot of the bed is also ideal—especially if she's expecting friends and relatives from abroad.
It's hard not to fall in love with Anne's private space. The brick wall adds warmth to the room while the four-poster bed from Philux creates a vintage meets royalty appeal. Meanwhile, the chandelier and black floor lamp in the room are from Pietro.
Anne enjoys a view of the skyline—thanks to the huge window in her room.
The framed sketch on the wall features the owner of the unit as drawn by National Artist for Visual Arts, Benedicto Reyes Cabrera, also known as BenCab. Anne posed for a nude sketching session last year and BenCab painted three nude sketches of the actress.
The study desk beside the bed is a thing of beauty. It holds select decor pieces, photos, and Anne's computer. Small accessories and other important belongings can be stored inside the little drawers.
You may have seen a couple of Anne's OOTD photos taken in this dream walk-in closet. Cabinets are filled with shoes, bags, clothes, and a bevy of accessories.
An anteroom connects Anne's bedroom to the en suite bathroom. It houses extra closets where the owner keeps her collection of designer bags and purses.
Anne's spacious walk-in closet also serves as a makeup room. A corner of the space features a lighted vanity mirror, a built-in drawer, and a comfortable chair.
The en suite bathroom features carefully selected pieces and decor that follow the theme and feel of the entire unit. His-and-Hers sinks complete the stylish countertop while glass lamps from Jo-Liza Arts & Antiques give the loo a warm glow. The mirrors with distressed wooden frames are from Heima.
Read the original article in the September 2015 issue of YES! Magazine. To download a digital copy of YES!, visit Summit Newsstand at http://summitnewsstand.com.ph/yes-magazine.
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