Inside Celebrity Homes: Must-See Designer Pieces You'd Love
See the spaces of Iza Calzado, Richard Gomez, and more!
It's no surprise that designer pieces come at a hefty price tag—but why do homeowners still invest in a piece or two? These masterpieces not only have the power to complete a home’s aesthetic and increase its value, it can also make for an interesting focal point that can set your space apart from the rest.
To inspire you to save up for a coveted designer piece, we've revisited the homes of Kim Atienza, Iza Calzado, Richard Gomez, and Ogie and Regine Alcasid. These spaces can motivate you to reward yourself with a new chair or lighting piece as well as give you an idea on how you can best incorporate these investment must-haves into your chosen theme:
To say that Kim Atienza's house is a treasure trove of art and designer pieces would be an understatement. Different works of art liven up the ceiling and walls; and it's easy to spot a few iconic pieces.
Seen in the living area is the Marshmallow Sofa designed by Irving Harper and George Nelson, on the left and the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman on the other side. Both pieces can add understated elegance to a space.
Like clouds in the sky, two Frank Gehry Cloud Lamps are suspended from the ceiling—giving the eclectic dining area a whimsical feel. Thinking of getting yours? Consider placing it in the bedroom—just imagine how it would look like at night.
Designed by Eero Saarinen, the Tulip Chair has a modern vibe that can give your space a futuristic edge. In Kuya Kim's space, a pair sits prettily by the huge window. If you're eyeing this classic, use it as a seating piece in the living area or even as an accent piece in your study room.
With its recognizable curved legs and glass top, the Noguchi table designed by sculptor Isamu Noguchi is a perfect example of art meets function. It can stand out in the living area while helping you create a sleek and streamlined space.
Found in Richard and Lucy Gomez's spacious Makati home are various artworks and seating pieces by esteemed designer Kenneth Cobonpue. Known for its rattan poles that recede when you seat, a pair of Chiquita stools complete this compact sitting area. Meanwhile, two stools with backrest can be found in the lanai.
In the living area of actress Iza Calzado, the Luau Floor Lamp designed by Cobonpue for Hive stands in one corner—a subtle statement that matches the area's palette. It features palm leaf spines that are bundled and tied together over a sleek metal base. The lamp highlights an incredible structure while still retaining the designer's signature craftsmanship.
We're all aware that lighting pieces contribute a lot to a home's ambiance. In Iza's room, a pair of Kai O lamps also by the world-renowned Cebu-based designer takes center stage. It gives the room a distinct warmth while completing its hotel-like feel.
Who wouldn't love spending some quiet time in Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid's living area? Aside from the airy and spacious feel, it also has pieces that speak of comfort.
The arc lamp, which is part of Kenneth Cobonpue's Kai collection, stands tall beside the Crescenti Giant Chair designed by Davao-based artist Ann Pamintuan. Both pieces help create an illusion of bigger space as well add a warm, tropical feel to the modern home.
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