Lyn Ching’s Warm and Cozy Home
Family comes first for this broadcaster’s dwelling
Broadcaster and host Lyn Ching technically lives with her in-laws—in a house inside their property, that is. The home that she shares with husband Jappy Pascual and their children, Gaby and Matty, occupies 500 square meters of the 1,200sqm lot of the Pascuals.
Initially, the couple wanted to spend their first few years as a married couple living in a condo, but Jappy thought it would be best to build a house to anticipate their family’s needs in the future. Jappy’s parents gave them the lot and even helped out in building their dwelling, going as far as hiring the services of interior designer Susan Lacson. Contractor Jade Irigo of Evi Construction also came into the picture to help complete their dream home.
Even with an interior designer in the picture, Lyn was still very hands on when it came to picking out materials and decor. She understands the importance of being involved in the process, so that their tastes are reflected in the results. The Pascual couple may have taken this all too seriously, as they came up with several requests while the project was ongoing, which incurred some delays in completion. More than a year after, they got what they wanted—a cozy home that fits their family’s needs and a reflection of who they are as a family.
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Their home is easy to the eyes, with bricks and tiled roofs accentuating the pastel walls.
The wooden grand staircase gives off a feeling of grandness, complementing the airy living area below.
It’s all about neutrals in this high-ceilinged space. A brown sofa and two accent chairs serve as seating options, while the wooden center table and nude rug complete the neutral ensemble. Floor-to-ceiling jalousie windows allow light to permeate the area.
Four wooden cushioned chairs flank a round, glass-topped dining table. Hanging above the setup is an egg-shaped droplight when there’s no more light coming in from the window.
Lyn used to spend a lot of time in this kitchen washed in warm tones. She stopped cooking when she was pregnant with her son. Aside from being sensitive to smells during that time, Lyn also felt nauseous whenever she looked at meat or even thought about chicken!
This Raymund Isaac photograph was taken when Lyn was pregnant with her son, Matteo.
In the bedroom, a red accent wall breaks the monotony of neutrals.
Lyn’s spacious walk-in closet comes with an eight-drawer white dresser in the middle of the room, where she stores accessories, makeup, and other trinkets.
Way back when Jappy and Lyn lived in a condo, they had issues on sharing their lone sink with each other. Lyn sees having his-and-her sinks as a way to “keep the peace.”
The basement houses Jappy’s collections, ranging from posters and videos.
This swimming pool owned by Lyn’s in-laws can be seen from the back windows of Lyn and Jappy’s house.
Between the house and the swimming pool is a gazebo, where family members can hang out and enjoy some fresh air while appreciating the greenery. The stone pathway provides easy access to the poolside.