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Designer Pieces We Love in Derek Ramsay’s House in Alabang

The actor doesn't shy away from investing in pieces that make his home distinct and personal

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Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

It’s no secret that actor and athlete Derek Ramsay has a penchant for art and designer pieces. His beautiful home in San Vicente, Palawan is a testament to that—with the captivating must-haves completing the living, dining, and even sleeping areas. In building and completing his two-storey sanctuary in Alabang, Derek made sure that he was hands-on even from the beginning.

As shared with YES! Magazine, the actor says that it was him “from the ground up.” “It was just me in charge, sobrang makikita mo that everything is in perfect order,” he exclaims. Take a peek inside his special place in the south as we make a list of some of his handpicked essentials inside the home:

Living Area


The living area is spacious, inviting, and picture-perfect. Aside from the e-bike from Vintage Electric that serves as an accent piece, there are works of art, luxe furniture, and elegant furnishings in place. Sprucing up the wall below the AC unit is a portrait of the actor from visual artist Omar Ordoñez Flores's Line Series Portraits.

We can't help but notice Derek's choice of seating piece, too! Instead of an upholstered sofa with legs, he opted for a comfy sofa set from Roche Bobois. It's not only perfect for entertaining friends and lounging, it can double as extra decor as well given the pops of lively hues.


For a similar piece, visit Roche Bobois and check out the Mah Jong Composition. Roche Bobois is located at 2100 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. Click here to learn more.

Bedroom


The actor's personal space boasts of more designer picks and a walk-in closet that will remind you of boutiques. To balance out the raw finish of the walls, Derek opted for hardwood floors. The overall ambiance is cozy and hotel-like—especially with the choice of furniture and accessories. 

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It's safe to say that Derek likes to shop at Roche Bobois. His bed is from a collection designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, also available in the store. Other investment must-haves include:

Bloom Chair by Kenneth Cobonpue


One of the designer's famous pieces, the Bloom is available in colors that will surely liven up any area. While Derek chose red, the chair is also available in yellow, orange, and green, to name a few. It will remind one of flowers in bloom and summer in full swing. The chair highlights a steel base and microfiber, and a fiberglass-reinforced top.

See more of Kenneth Cobonpue's creations at The Residences at Greenbelt, Esperanza Street, Greenbelt, Makati City or visit his website.

Paper Planes Armchair by Moroso


This standout is durable, light, and inviting. According to Italian furniture company Moroso's website, the chair takes inspiration from a fabric design that's based around the graph paper.

Check out the piece when you visit Casa Bella, MDI Corp. Center, 10th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Click here to learn more.

Togo Sofa by Ligne Roset


A classic modern sofa, the Togo Sofa has been known for the comfort it provides and the style it adds to a space. Who wouldn't want to take a seat to read a book or watch a movie in peace? Ligne Roset's website says it best—the seat was made for siestas and quiet evenings.

The Togo Sofa is available at MOs Design, B2, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Click here to learn more about the piece.

To see more photos of Derek's house in Alabang, grab a copy of YES! Magazine's March 2018 issue—out now in bookstores and newsstands nationwide.

For a digital copy of the magazine, visit summitnewsstand.com.ph/yes-magazine.

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