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8 Things to Love in this Family Home in Makati

Here are the dainty details that impressed us the most in Sophie's Mom owner Tonette Rosal's house

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno

Every working mom can tell you that it can be difficult to take care of your family and create a beautiful home when you have a full-time job. As the owner (and literally the mother of Sophie!) of Sophie's Mom bakery, Tonette Rosal knows how just tough it can be to manage the household and run a successful business. Thankfully, she found the balance and ended up with a charming space that we are happy to share today.

If you would like to have a similar look and feel in your own dwelling, here are the lovely touches that you should take note of:

The homey appeal of the living area

Much like the rest of her Makati home, the living area looks so cozy and inviting. In order to create this feel, Tonette used rustic furniture and decor.

RL Tip: You can also cut out botanical prints (and other pretty patterns!) from old books and display them on your wall.

The collection of teapots, cups, and other ceramics

Another way to create a warm and welcoming feel in your own home is to show off your favorite pieces. Display your collections to create a space that family and friends will feel more comfortable in.

The vintage phone on the side table

You should also show off different things that remind you of your childhood or hold special meaning for you. Just like Tonette, you can place a vintage rotary phone or another antique piece on a side table. 

The wall print and faux plants on an antique cabinet

Hanging up a wall print is the quickest way to spruce up a plain corner! If you want to make the area stand out even more, you can bring out an old cabinet topped with faux plants. 

RL Tip: Don't be afraid to mix and match different pieces on top of your antique cabinet! You can use unique candleholders, interesting dinnerware, and personal belongings.

The refurbished solihiya dining chairs

You may also want to give old furniture pieces a brand new look! If you have traditional solihiya chairs, you can also paint them white to create a different feel. 

The organized home office

We often keep our office supplies on shelves but they can still appear messy and cluttered! If you want to make the area look even better, you can hide items in colorful baskets and organizers.

The bedroom that most girls dream of

There are three things that most girls (and home design enthusiasts like us!) would love in this bedroom: the robin's egg blue on the walls, the inviting window seat, and the DIY photo display in the shape of a heart. 

The clawfoot bathtub in the bathroom

An old-fashioned clawfoot bathtub can make your private sanctuary feel more elegant and luxurious. For a clean and classic appeal, Tonette paired the bathtub with white fixtures, white furniture pieces, and white walls. 

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