Filipino Contemporary Designs for a Family Home
When designing your dream home, you don’t have to always follow the latest trends in interior design. Jen and Noel Diaz learned this during the construction of their family home. They went against the stylist choices and ended up with a very unique and personalized living space. The couple says they incorporated a Filipino contemporary design and did a clean, modern Filipino style because the other homes were done using a Balinese-inspired look.
To create a look that blends the old and the new, architect Jouie Rumpal Tumanda made a modern structure and furnished it with locally made furniture and decorations. The clean lines, white walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows complement the beauty of the pieces made of natural materials. Having neutral, earthy colors add warmth to the space. Among the notable items are a daybed made by furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue, a painting by Paul Gustilo, and a chair by Thomas Heatherwick. Another great feature of the property is that the wood and steel handrails of the staircase are made from recycled scrap material.
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Guests walk into the foyer that has a rustic brick wall. Near the wall is a customized table that was designed to look old.
In the living and dining rooms, there are high ceilings and white walls with clear glass windows. The open layout creates a bright and spacious effect.
Wooden chairs and other woven accents are paired with a glass and wood coffee table. The artwork of Paul Gustilo completes the contemporary Filipino design.
Multiple Sitting Areas
The Diaz’s like to entertain guests so they have created multiple seating areas. This corner has wooden furniture and a rocking horse.
The Dining Table
They purchased a door from an antique shop and turned it into a table by adding glass and legs. The dining room chairs are made of wood and woven material or wood and leather. The table is made childproof with the addition of corner guards.
The kitchen was done using custom-made pieces like the distressed wood cabinets and the metal chairs designed by architect Tumanda. They added lighting under the cabinets to illuminate the space.
Read our second part of this series.