Aivee Teo’s imaginative bric-a-brac
An assemblage of objects from the home of beauty alchemist Aivee Teo
1. Delightfull Matheny Chandelier from Minotti
Against the backdrop of simple furnishings, the highlight of Teo’s walk-in closet is a modern, golden chandelier from Italy.
2. Coffee Table Books
With her inherent fondness for aesthetics, Teo admits that her second passion is home design. “It’s a part of me that I want to cultivate. I want my home to be a reflection of our family," she says.
3. Antique Plates
Her collection of antique plates is the first gift she received from her mom. In some way, these plates connect her with her three sisters as each of them also has the same collection.
4. Painting by Marina Cruz
Adorned with paintings with whimsical motifs, the Teo residence also celebrates local artistry—evidenced by a painting of a child’s shirt by Marina Cruz hanging on a wall.
Originally intended for her dressing room in their Singapore home, this fun piece was placed instead in her dressing room in the Teos’ Manila home.
6. Antique Table
“For my house, I want to bring something memorable. It reminds me of my childhood and my mom,” says Teo on this vintage addition to the modern abode.
7. Goyard Makeup Bag
Believing a philosophy that there should be a balance between utility and beauty, Teo also uses her Goyard makeup bag, one of her husband’s first gifts to her, to carry the devices she uses in her clinic.
8. Nemo Chair by Fabio Novembre
An unorthodox pair of outdoor chairs, each hiding a face on its back, subtly alludes to how two dermatologists inhabit the home.