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RL Picks: Top 8 Filipino Homes

Let the design of your home reflect your love for country


If you're considering a Filipino theme for your home, we have made a list of some of our favorite Filipino spaces.

Discover how wooden furniture, rustic accessories and other proudly Pinoy details can transform your own home. 

A Family’s 35-year-old Bungalow and Bahay na Bato

In this family compound, there are two Filipino homes that attract the attention of passers-by. One is a breezy, eclectic Pinoy bungalow that has been lived in since the late 1970s. The home is filled with antiques, including Dutch lamps hanging from the ceiling, vintage shoe polish boxes on display and electric fans from the 1930s and 1940s.

Another is a bahay na bato or stone house built from parts of a home that originally stood in San Ildefonso, Bulacan. The original wood paneling, flooring, window grills, ventanillas, and even the elaborate gate was moved to Alabang in the 1980s.

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Renovated 1960s Townhouse with Modern Filipino Style

Architect Lara Fernandez-Barrios and husband JB changed their 208sqm, two-storey townhouse through extensive construction work. Wooden floors from old buildings and antique furniture pieces create a Filipino feel in the space.

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Modern Filipino design for a Two-Storey House

Young couple Paolo and Issa Feliciano filled their two-storey house with well-made furniture pieces from Pampanga. The furniture pieces are made with rattan materials and have interesting solihiya details.

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Tropical Filipino style for a Family Home

In this rest house in a small town owned by Artemio and Olivia Sanchez, the wide open spaces are filled with Spanish colonial furniture. To add color to the home, the traditional wooden pieces are paired with lush tropical plants.

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Antique Pieces and Tropical Touches in a National Artist’s Home

Newly-proclaimed National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes’s passion, creativity, and love for all things beautiful can be seen in her Mandaluyong house. The home that she decorated herself is set apart by the refreshing color scheme, precious vintage furniture and accessories and interesting details.

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Recycled Wood and Designer Furniture for a Family Home

For their home in the city, Jen and Noel Diaz chose a Modern Filipino style because most of the other homes at the time of the planning process had a Balinese look. To marry the old and the new, architect Jouie Rumpal Tumanda designed a modern structure furnished with locally-made furniture and accessories. Notable items include a daybed by internationally-acclaimed furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue, a Spun chair by Thomas Heatherwick, and a colorful Paul Gustilo painting. The property is also interesting because most of the wood used and the steel handrails of the staircase are actually recycled scrap material.

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A 70-sqm Condo with Modern Filipino Style

After choosing a Modern Pinoy home featured in a 2004 issue of Real Living as her design inspiration, Nessa collected art pieces from artists like Malang, Romulo Olazo and Ferdie Montemayor. She also has sculptures by Jecky Alano and Michael Cacnio. The bachelorette pad is made interesting with a tomato red accent wall covered in stencils of stamps from Nessa’s favorite places, including India, Germany, Spain, China, Czech Republic, and Italy.

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Recycled Wood Completes a Modern Tropical House in Quezon City

For her house, Monette Flores turned to architect Felix Zabala for help and slowly built the house using recycled wood. Workers from Camarines Sur installed 200 recycled wood planks for the flooring of the first floor alone. The wood planks came from a demolished old school in Taytay, Rizal and were sold by the people from the community. Now that the house is complete, its clean lines, white walls, wooden details and furniture make the structure stand out.

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