Everytime I post photos from my house tours at Urban Zone, the readership skyrockets. I owe you a few UZ house stories so I plan to post at least one a day this week. Here’s one from a recent shoot. This is a brand new house. The owners, Jibby and Charisse Tinio of Niceprint Photography, had just moved in weeks before the shoot. Architecture and interior design by Alex Co; children’s bedroom interior designed by Nina Santamaria.
Like most new houses being built in Metro Manila, this one takes on a modern Asian sensibility.
The foyer, with art work commissioned by Charisse reflecting images of her sisters and her.
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Double height ceiling over the living room.
Lighting fixture from Alex Co.
Charisse loves to cook. She designed the specs of her working kitchen.
I’m liking the red backsplash.
The dining room actually shares the same space as the kitchen.
Charisse decorated this guestroom herself with damask prints.
This is the little boy Sancho’s nautical themed bedroom designed by Nina Santamaria.
Nina shows me how part of the bed is actually storage.
Everything was nautical. Everything.
This part of the room had horizontal stripes. It must be so much fun for Sancho to be staying in a room like this.
Charisse’s baby boy Jibby also gets a themed room. Nina designed something inspired by transportation and things that move. By the entrance to the room, this wall had a real rotating ferris wheel that holds toys.
Nina placed a hot air balloon made of padded fabric to cover a ceiling lamp. This balloon is attached to the crib by a thick rope.
Here it is. And yes, they will have to tweak this once Vito gets too big for his crib.
These are shelves that Nina designed. They’re like little trucks cantilevered against the wall.
I wish we had taken photos of the master bedroom. It had a spectacular en suite bathroom with glass walls. Just like in hotels.