“MY HOUSE HASN ’ T BEEN UPDATED FOR MORE THAN A DECADE.”
a cool color palette and elegant accents give this decadesold home a gorgeous update
The Caluags’ home sTands proud amid tall, commercial buildings. The structure, which was built in the 1960s, features a pretty bay window and furniture pieces that are obviously hand-me-downs. But while the home appeals to nostalgia, it does need a little update. Interior designer Vera Villarosa orila immediately identified what needed to be fixed: the paint and the floor.
For the new color palette, Vera took inspiration from the style of the existing furniture pieces, particularly those by the bay window. “my first thought kasi was to repaint the chairs,” narrates Vera. “given na white sila, probably distressed. The best color that goes with that is mint green or duck egg blue. From there, I got the color scheme.”
hence, the once plain, cream walls in this nook now look lively in mint green, thanks to paint from handyman. “When she sent me the pegs, I like them because the colors are my favorite colors!
Nagkataon lang. Sakto siya,” exclaims homeowner dincee. The addition of curtains, also from handyman, cozies up the area and makes it conducive for lounging. a small, graphic area rug in the same color palette pulls the entire look together.
Vera also had the wall across the TV done in faux brick design, instantly perking up the space. a dainty framed print of a blossoming tree serves as a focal point, while the new sectional sofa that converts into a bed (also from handyman) completes the setup. The seating piece is big enough to accommodate the family of six as they watch their favorite TV programs. pillow covers in mixed print and cool colors keep the living area from looking plain.
The floor also got a do-over. “It used to be tiled with marbled effect.
Yung worst part, yung sa bay window, white yung tiles dun,” the designer recounts. With vinyl laminates from handyman, Vera was able to convince the family to change the entire flooring.
By refurbishing the existing pieces and repainting the walls and ceiling, Vera was able to update the Caluags’ decades-old abode without sacrificing its notable architectural details. “This house, since it was our
lolo’s and lola’s, pag may birthday celebrations, family gatherings, we all go here,” dincee says.
With this new, cottage-inspired look, this home will surely see more of the family’s reunions for more decades to come.
“The house hasn’t been updated for more than a decade,” laments homeowner Dincee Caluag. This abode’s age showed in the dated floor tiles and wenge sliding door. Interior designer Vera Villarosa Orila had the flooring replaced with vinyl laminates from Handyman, while the door was repainted in white and now features molding details as accents. The dainTy molding on The ceiling was barely noTiceable because of The previous whiTe-gray paleTTe. To make This deTail pop ouT, vera had iT repainTed in duckegg-blue.
insTead of The usual prinTs or phoTos, vera made use of fabric scraps from pillow covers To come up wiTh This framed piece. These framed faux grass add a feminine Touch To The sTair landing. The frames originally came wiTh mirrors, which vera removed.