A mutual love for art and antiques and the vibrant shade of red define this young couple’s home
Two design details stand out in this young couple’s home. First, the striking red color. “We chose it to complement our Arturo Luz paintings,” explains the woman of the house, “red being the predominant color of his works.”
As for the antiques that abound in almost every nook and cranny, these were acquired individually and way before the couple even met. How fortunate to find someone who not only shares your passion for such pieces, but comes from a family that appreciates them too. A crystal chandelier given to them by the lady’s mother-in-law is among their prized possessions, as is the pre-war painting, The
Annunciation by Isidro Ancheta, an artwork from the lady’s dad.
Whether it’s another antique or a book to add to their growing collection, this couple goes by a simple decorating rule. “Surround yourself,” declares the lady, “with the things you love.”
A painting by Alfredo Esquillo, commissioned on the occasion of the homeowners’ wedding, hangs over a red Chesterfield sofa. On either side of it is a pair of antique
Chinese vases on ornately carved black Chinese stands. An antique mirror coffee table sits on top of a sisal rug.
Trio of Colonial-era religious paintings, including a Damian Domingo on the upper left.
All of the artworks in the foyer are by Arturo Luz. Furniture is Philippine Art Deco.