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Ariel Rivera and Gelli de Belen's Cozy Family Home

Gray and orange are everywhere in this home sweet home

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Even as celebrities, Ariel Rivera and Gelli de Belen still lead a “normal life” with their two sons, Joaqui and Julio. Family ranks on top of their priorities, with Gelli looking after their children’s needs, and Ariel on forming bonds and imposing discipline on them.

This simple goal stems from way back. Gelli, for one, admits to having had a competitive phase when she was younger, until she realized that “there’s more to life than [working].” On the other hand, Ariel has always wanted to be a good father and a good husband. “That’s my only goal in life. If anything else comes after that, it’s all bonuses. Work, health—that’s good. Pero my goal in life is to be a good father and a good husband,” he relates.

These beliefs translate to their house’s interiors. Gelli, for one, is admittedly simple. “Basta meron akong bahay, meron akong TV, meron akong higaan, maayos ’yong kitchen chorva namin.” All of these are exactly what one can find in the Rivera home, if not more.

Read the original article in YES! Celebrity Homes Special 2010 issue. To download a digital copy of YES!, visit Summit Newsstand at http://summitnewsstand.com.ph/yes-magazine.

Living Area

The living area features a comfortable sofa in gray, topped with throw pillows, and an orange accent chair to the side. A pair of barstools next to the shelves is also in orange. Not to be missed is the pop art rendition of the Rivera sons on one side of the area, which serves as a refreshing break to the color scheme.

Living Area

The floor-to-ceiling mirror with a dramatic backlight makes the room look larger than it really is. “Akala mo, ang laki ng bahay,” quips Ariel. “Pagpasok… ay, ang liit lang pala!” 

Dining Area

Six plastic dining chairs in gray and orange surround the glass-topped table. Stylist Gwyn Guanzon decorated the table with an array of flower-filled vases and hung two Noel Pascual paintings on the wall for added visual interest.

Kitchen

The gray and orange color scheme continues to the kitchen, where sleek appliances and granite countertops lend a modern feel to the space.

Decor Detail

The portraits mounted on the wall are gifts from YES! These pieces lead to the Rivera sons’ bedroom, where they share a double-deck bed.

Powder Room

Ariel didn’t want guests to go up and use their personal toilet, so they had a powder room built instead. Brown tiles and warm lighting make the compact space inviting.

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