Fellow tennis addict and design authority MCQ recently let The Inspiration Seekers take a tour of the lovely home she shares with her husband and their two charming kids.
This gorgeous Indian door is such a wonderful complement to the modern architecture of M’s home.
We love how the back of the door is just as clean and minimalist like the rest of the house.
Form and Function. Chair by the artist Ann Pamintuan.
See more photos and get genius decorating tips after the jump.
Painting by Roger San Miguel, inherited from M’s father-in-law.
Built-in-shelves underneath the stairs showcase Chinese soldiers puchased from Ideas for Living. The painting is by M’s sister-in-law.
A portrait of 5 year old M by Pablo Orandine sits on top of a beautiful cabinet from M’s mother.
Pretty detail on the cabinet.
The two red stools look striking against the stark white wall. They serve as extra seating for dinner parties and play dates.
A fun Christian Tamondong painting in the kids’ bedroom.
Another Tamondong piece in the playroom.
The boys’ toys, books and artwork proudly on display.
Potato head party in the playroom.
The master’s bedroom has a sliding door which connects to the boys’ room.
A genius shoe closet with natural ventilation.
An Ann Pamintuan crucifix adorns the beautiful teak wood staircase.
Close up of the Ann Pamintuan Crucifix.
1) Define your style: I don’t really have a particular style. The decor and furniture in our home is pretty much dictated by our lifestyle and personal taste. I like to mix it up.
2) Describe your home in 3 words: Comfortable, efficient, (our) own.
3) What are your shopping haunts for home decor: LRI, shops and boutiques along Reposo St. in Makati. I also make it a point to visit trade fairs/ and furniture shows like as Manila FAME and Worldbex.
4) Please give us some of your decorating tips:
a. Wherever you can put storage, put storage. You can never have enough. A place for everything, everything in it’s place.
b. Know your lifestyle. That will help you determine how to plan your space. Always keep in mind your day-to-day activities to assist you in mapping out the flow of your area.
c. Don’t forget your neutrals. Choose colors that you can live with everyday. Always pair something bold with something basic. That way, when you decide to change things eventually it can easily be incorporated with your current elements.
d. Find a place for your shoes. Shoes need ventilation, a place to breath. If you can get a shoe closet, do it.
e. Invest in the big ticket items that you really really need and love. Pieces that you will hold on to for a long time.Otherwise, if you just pull stuff from the floor just for the sake of filling up your home, eventually you will tire of them and replace them— which will cost you more in the long run.
Photos by C. Words by L.