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Well-Designed Spaces for Liz and Vince Uy

These siblings exemplify style and taste—even in their individual condo units

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Original Article: Chinggay Labrador Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon

Creative Director for top magazines like Preview, Town & Country, and Elle Decoration Philippines, Vince Uy, and stylist to the stars Liz Uy are not only siblings—they’re also style aficionados. Both have a keen sense of aesthetic – as exemplified in their chosen careers. It’s easy to assume that their homes would be as well-designed and pleasing to the eyes as seen in their work—whether it’s an actor dressed in the finest silhouette or an avant-garde shoot.

This assumption holds true. For his unit, Vince chose an Asian, Zen-inspired look while Liz chose a modern style with only two colors (one of them white!) for hers. Vince’s home is full of wood in dark finishes, while Liz’s white walls are a stark contrast against lime green accent pieces. His home is expansive and streamlined, hers is spacious and curvy. While Vince’s unit highlights a laid-back and cool vibe, Liz’s space exudes a fun and refreshing feel. In both homes, accents play key roles—whether it’s in the form of canvas paintings, Asian sculptures, or colorful knickknacks.

Although quite different, the units have a striking similarity: they are designed with effortless taste that convey the sibling’s personality to a T. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit the siblings’ old homes.

Real Living went back to Vince’s unit after this 2005 feature! To see how his home looked like in 2008, check out: https://www.realliving.com.ph/homes/avant-garde-and-eclectic-interiors-in-a-renovated-home

Read the original article (“Sibling Revelry”) in the June 2005 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

Liz's Foyer

Liz’s apartment is definitely mod, with only a white and lime green color scheme. Predominantly white, pop art with the accent green color lines the walls at the foyer, as well as accents on the ledge below it. The color and design give hints of a “lounge” feel—and it has the added bonus of being Liz’s favorite color. 

Liz's Living Area

The living area holds a white custom-made couch and coffee table set, where the coffee table fits into the figure eight couch easily. Display shelves are incorporated into the walls, in even square pegs. 

Living Area Detail

The two-color palette is simple and clean, and choosing lime green as the accent color is relaxing to the eye.

Dining Area

The dining area is a study in shapes—from the square backlit cubby holes, round table, and wave-inspired chairs. 

Bedroom

More built-in cubby holes are found in her bedroom. Pieces of lime green art on canvas make up the headboard. Geometric shapes in the form of rounded squares make up the shelving in her room. Green accents like the wall clock and plates break the monotony.

Liz's Home Office

An inspiration board gives personality to the mod office, as well as shelves full of magazines. A lime green director’s chair serves as Liz’s office chair, while a chair from Kish is perfect for lounging while brainstorming ideas.

Vince's Foyer

Plants liven up the foyer, while Asian elements appear here and there, like an intricate carving underneath the welcoming table. 

Vince's Living Area

The custom leather couch has pull-out cushions that can be used as additional seats. Elements like a sitar, mango wood vases from Thailand, and house plants round out the Asian theme.

Living Area Detail

These modular square shelves make for great storage space—they can be rearranged, stacked geometrically to create interesting shapes, or even be used as guest chairs!

Dining Area Detail

The dining table is artfully designed and complemented by solid, black, leather dining chairs, and an intricate carving from Thailand.

Bedroom

The bedroom is decorated in simple earthy tones. Hanging shelves make for great storage space behind the bedroom door.

Vince's Home Office

The square shelves in the office is an example in balance—it holds Asian artifacts and neatly stacked books in opposing shelves, creating a pattern that’s pleasing to the eye.

Storage and Shelving Idea

Open shelves provide ample storage for books, collectibles, magazines, and other knickknacks.

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