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It’s been quite some time since we had a Chic Peek here at The Inspiration Seekers. L & I have been busy with work, wife and mommy duties. We promise to write a Chic Peek soon. In the meantime, let me show you some of the improvements here at home.

My main door is finally done! We decided to go with a glossy dark green color. It is a major improvement from our pre-renovation door. See the old one here.

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Newly painted dark green (almost black) main door!

Come on in. Let me give you a tour of our foyer and living room.

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Three Carlo Magno paintings greet our guests as soon as they walk into our home.

We have a burgundy foyer. The previous owners of this house were Chinese American and loved red. When we acquired the house, we didn’t have money to retile and just learned to embrace the red floor and painted this wall to match it.

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The three antique Chinese chairs were my late grandfather’s. I balanced the seriousness of the chairs with the playfulness of my kids’ paintings by Gerrico Blanco.

These paintings are themed with my three kids’ dreams and ambitions. The kids call these antique chairs, their “thrones”. The hand embroidered pillows were from a craft village in Vietnam.

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Commissioned artworks are by my good friend, Gerrico Blanco.

Painting to the left is by Gus Albor, who sold it to us after reacquiring it from Philippine National Artist Jose T. Joya’s sister. Tito Gus really loves this piece because it was one of his early works, and is part of his book, Immaterial. He only agreed to give it to us after we convinced him that we will take extremely good care of it!

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The living room is a splash of reds and golds. Our beloved Hernando R. Ocampo painting’s vivid colors serves as the anchor for the other furniture in the room.

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Center couch is by Budji Layug, while the 2 two seater ottomans are old but newly reupholstered with fabric from Printemps in Megamall.

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Remember when I went nuts at the Jim Thompson last month? We used the fabric for new throw pillows! The red and yellow bird fabric is from Fabric Warehouse in Megamall.

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This Michael Cacnio sculpture was my Valentine’s gift for my husband a couple years ago.

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The Sarimanok sculpture is by Philippine National Artist Abdul Imao. The tufted chair to the right used to be in my grandmother’s office. It is older than me. I had it reupholstered 10 years ago, yet it still looks new!

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This chest of drawers used to be white and was in my daughter’s room. (Read about its transformation in a future post.) Our painter, Deody, used gold leaf and made it look gorgeous. Art work is by Gus Albor.

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I am so relieved that our home renovations are almost over. There are still a bit more to be done, but everything is turning out great.

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Let me share my contacts with you:

Gerrico Blanco (artist) – www.gerrico.multiply.com or gerricoblanco@gmail.com.

Deody Pido (painter) – +63 929 845 0490

We are selling this Sarimanok by Philippine National Artist Abdul Imao, please email me at ccarlos128@gmail.com if you are interested to purchase it.