STYLE Filipino décor doesn’t have to be limited to wooden
santos, butaca chairs, and other antique pieces. You can create a contemporary Pinoy style that is much lighter on the eye, and is more appropriate for condo units. Cop these tricks that decorator Grace Moslares used in this Tagaytay home. 1. Go for a simple, mostly neutral color palette. Grace worked with a lot of wood tones, painted the walls white, and put in a few backsplashes for some color. Several paintings also lent pops of color to the space
without distracting from the main color palette. 2. Use locally available materials. For the wooden furniture in this family home, Grace made sure to source locally available wood. She also peppered the space with furnishings made of distinctly Pinoy materials like capiz and rattan. 3. Break the look with sleek
pieces and accents. To temper the Pinoy vibe, throw in a few modern touches. Grace went for a predominantly black, sleek kitchen here, but was careful to still add a few wood-toned elements to tie in the look of the entire home.