Wesley and Leona's Renovated Townhouse with Bohemian Chic Style
The L'Indochine co-owner filled her family home with bright colors and interesting patterns
Names: Wesley and Leona Lavina-Panutat
Type of Home: Multi-storey Townhouse
Style of Home: Modern Bohemian
A few days before their wedding in 2008, homeowners Wesley and Leona Lavina-Panutat moved into this multi-storey townhouse in Pasig. Although they already renovated the property before, they decided to improve the home again in 2014. According to the couple, they only originally planned to replace the floor tiles. However, they ended up repainting the walls, retiling the kitchen backsplash, and taking on other projects here and there.
The renovated townhouse is completed with modern furniture and colorful art, decor, and soft furnishings.
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Although the couple basically used the same old furniture pieces in their newly renovated home, they still decided to invest in another gray sofa. They chose this piece because the dark hue could better hide any stains that their two young sons may leave behind.
In front of the gray sofa is a mid-century modern-style coffee table from the 1950s. The unusual shape makes the piece stand out in this family home.
On the wall are three paintings by Filipino artists Jovan Benito (left), Gerrico Blanco (middle), and Dominic Rubio (right).
The dining area wall is also adorned with paintings by Filipino artists like Migs Villanueva, Dominic Rubio, Francis Nacion, and Roel Obemio.
The space is furnished with a unique pendant lamp hanging above a square eight-seater dining table. The plain dining chairs make the space seem more casual and laid-back.
If you would also like to have a stylish dining area, you can invest in nice plates, bowls, and other essentials. Great pieces can instantly update the look of this shared space.
Wesley's collection of liquor bottles of all shapes and sizes are displayed on the buffet table.
Leona reveals that the master bedroom used to have mauve walls. When she and her husband renovated the townhouse, they decided to repaint the walls white. One of the newly painted walls is adorned with a framed artwork by national artist H.R. Ocampo.
Leona wanted her two sons to share the same bedroom so that they would grow up close to each other, literally and figuratively. To save on space, she followed an L-shaped pattern for the two beds.
The bedroom wall is adorned with playful buntings, an antique-style world map, and framed animal portraits.
On the other side of the bedroom is a simple play area for the two boys. To spruce up the plain wall, Leona printed and framed some of her favorite pins from Pinterest.
Beneath the framed print-outs is a custom-made white bench with yellow drawers.
Wesley designed the shelves in the attic and a carpenter built the piece according to his specifications. The carpenter suggested the black paint for the back of the shelves.
The shelves are spruced up with "LOVE" bookends, rice containers, blue Foo dogs, and assorted ceramics from L'Indochine. L'Indochine has branches at SM Aura and SM Megamall.
On the other side of the attic is a comfortable L-shaped sectional sofa topped with mismatched throw pillows. Beside it is a table lamp on a wooden side table.