Husband and wife Ronnie and Fredilyn Samoro created a better looking home for a better life for their family. In 2008, the family’s first home was destroyed by typhoon Frank. A year after recovering from the incident, the family decided to have a brand new home built. Upon completion in 2009, the new home still had a lot of space for improvement. “We did not have an interior designer to help us, and we felt like we had not achieved the best look for out house,” shares the father of this renovated Filipino home.
Both doctors by profession, the couple asked Lahubre Designs to revamp their home. Ronnie’s resident physician mentioned that his sister was an interior designer, Joan Reyes. Joan is one of the owners of Iloilo-based design firm called Lahubre Designs. Laubhre Designs is composed of interior designer Pam Laserna and landscape decorator Yvette Hubines.
Prior to the overhaul, the house was dreary and dated. After, the renovated Filipino home radiates a mix of classic and contemporary details that harmoniously work together.
Majority of the house’s original layout was retained. It was the style and overall feel and function of the space that was adjusted during the renovation. Underneath the grand staircase, the designers closed off the curved space for more storage as a hidden closet.
“Our clients have a wide array of antiques and collectibles, we decided to showcase those with the most impact” Lahubre Designs
The color palette of the house was made cleaner with white and browns as dominant colors. Beige and white define this renovated Filipino home into a traditional yet contemporary space.
The kitchen has hints of country in its overall style. The designers installed light-colored window blinds to ensure natural light will still flow in the space while blocking the heat of the sun.
“It’s more streamlined and inviting, and also more functional.” Lahubre Designs
In the family room, relaxation and bonding are at the heart of the design. The center seats double as a make-shift coffee table for snacks or extra seats for guests. The furniture pieces can also be joined together to form a bed, perfect for family movie nights.
“It’s traditional, relaxed, it’s us” share the owners of this renovated Filipino home
After the renovation, the renewed interiors of the home give off a traditional and serene feel that reflects the personality of the owners. “The designers understood what we wanted and they were able to convince us on what was better or best,” shares the happy couple.
This story first appeared on MyHome Febraury 2018. Edits have been made for MyHome.OneMega.Com