Interior Designer Leo Almeria Tours Us Around His Personal Residence!

March 12, 2018

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Pat Herbolario

It’s always a visual feast to see how interior designers design their homes. ‘Lush and personal’ are two words Interior Designer Leo Almeria uses to describe his own home. The Filipino home is a warm and tropical retreat from the busy city. The home bathes in natural light and has a lot of neutral hues.
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The flooring in the space is a mixture of beige marble and recycled timber planks, the play of textures invite guests to walk barefoot and feel the energy of the place from the ground-up (quite literally). “Initially, I wanted this to be my rest house but it evolved into something more Mexican, and then into a modern house in the farm,” shares the interior designer on his personal residence.
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In the dining room, the dining table is made of a pottery table with a glass countertop. A chandelier made from old carabao yokes setting the tone for the space.
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Areas in the home are accessorized with artwork Leo Almeria has collected through the years and even artwork by the interior designer himself. Each area of the home is full of nooks with beautiful vignettes displaying the interior designer’s collectibles, one artwork is even a painted photograph of his parents’ wedding day! The vignettes are very Filipino in theme and are visually symmetrical.
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“The house is continuously evolving,”shares Leo Almeria.  The home is aiming for ‘spontaneity’ he adds. “I let my nieces and nephews play around, and the adults appreciate the house as something real,” the interior designer points out. The openness of the home is both appealing and functional to users.
 
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The master bedroom has a calming and inspirational ambiance. Leo placed a series of Filipino-inspired pieces in the space, from the hand woven stools, to the classic Filipino butaka. The master bathroom is designed with the same Filipino theme in mind.
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In the balcony, Leo can enjoy breakfast under the clear skies. He shares that he wants his home to be a space where people can interact and just relax. 
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This story first appeared on MyHome July 2017, edits have been made for MyHome.OneMega.com
 

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