The industrial theme continues in the dining room, which has minimal decor but plenty of functional pieces, including (1) a bar cabinet, stocked with liquor from Aljur’s friends; (2) a custom-made mood light fixture, also designed by Direk Richard; and (3) a dark wood dining table, which can seat from eight to 14 people.
“Eto ’yong mga kainan ng mga blue-collar na mabilisan ang trabaho, mga construction workers sa States, ganyan,” says Aljur, referring to the table. “Pag kumain kasi sila, isang upuan lang, ’tapos diretso na ’yon. Palit lang nang palit. Hindi ko talaga siya plano na magkaro’n ng, alam mo ’yon, ng tatambay.”
Now that he’s got a family, the new dad says that the dining setup might have to be changed to a more formal one.