This Family Clan’s Cozy Country Home Inspired Mom and Tina’s Look

March 19, 2018

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Pat Herbolario

Resting on two lots in Tagaytay is this cozy country home purchased by the Torres clan as a location for their family gatherings with a headcount of at least 50 people. Aside from its sheer size, the home stands out for its uniquely American country-inspired exterior. On the inside of the home is a consistent look, warm woods, floral and gingham prints, and cozy quilts adorn the home.
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Some of the furniture in the home are family relics, having been with the family even before the 1999s when the home was still in Baguio. According to Emilio, one of the grandsons and now helps manages Mom & Tina’s, the tita go-to restaurant is very much influenced by their grandparents’ cozy country home. “We had a lot of extra furnithing from our Baguio home, some of which were used in Mom & Tina’s,” Emilio shares.
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The cozy country home has three sitting areas, each can seat 8-10 people, in order to accommodate the entire family during holiday reunions.
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There are also a lot of dining areas that can seat almost everyone in their massive clan. When asked about the family’s fondest moment in the home, Emilio cites two: when they’re eating together and when they’re planning to eat together.  When they’re eating breakfast, the family is already planning what to eat for lunch, come lunch, they’re planning merienda, and so on. “We really go here as an excuse to eat,” jokes Emilio.
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Undeniably, the visual cues of Mom & Tina’s five stores in Metro Manila is inspired by the family’s vacation home in Tagaytay.
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In the first floor is the grandmother’s room, she cites the love seat rocking chair as her favorite spot in the house.
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In the second floor, there are rooms filled with beds and beds to accommodate the growing family. It’s almost like a dormitory with the number of sleeping spaces. The high ceiling rooms also have a lot, truly maximizing the space so the family clan can fit in the house during reunions
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Cozy Country Home, Mom & tina's, interior design philippines, myhome magazine
Each of the matriarch’s children has one bedroom in the cozy country home, to be shared with their respective families. Each room is tailored to each unique taste but is still consistent with the cozy country home look.
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Outside, the family spends a lot of time playing games, especially the kids. The adults enjoy the cool air of Tagaytay with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate in one hand. They also built a guest extension space.
Cozy Country Home, Mom & tina's, interior design philippines, myhome magazine
Cozy Country Home, Mom & tina's, interior design philippines, myhome magazine
This story first appeared on MyHome July 2017, edits have been made for MyHome.OneMega.com

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