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In this Family Home, the Kids Have a Lego-Inspired Playroom
PHOTO BY Arch. Jose Luis Salazar
  • “I call this house the Bed and Breakfast house because it looks and feels like that. In a city where almost all the newly built homes are modern in style, this one is different because it’s distinctly a country house,” says interior designer Cathy Cena-Yambao. Together with architect Suzette Chua-Caringal, Cathy and the owners meticulously worked on this dream home—from going through the design process to polishing the final look.

    With three floors, five bedrooms, a home office, two living rooms, and seven bathrooms to cover, we can only imagine the amount of time they poured into the project. To achieve the picturesque American Country style, the team used shiplap sidings, white finishes, wood accents, and rustic-inspired furniture. Take a tour of this lovely home below:

    Entrance Hall

    The entrance hall has an inviting sofa and a rocking chair, making it perfect for receiving and entertaining guests. Two of the elements that stand out are the shiplap walls and the lovely turquoise door.

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    The entrance hall is perfect for entertaining guests.
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    The owners wanted to showcase sloped ceilings and wide windows in the home.
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    Living Area

     

    The owners entertain often so they need a huge space where their guests can relax and hang out.
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    The living, dining, and kitchen areas share an open layout to allow everyone to move freely while socializing. Sliding glass doors that open to the garden let in natural light and add to the airy feel.

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    Given that blue is the featured color in the space, the two accent chairs near the staircase highlight a textured dark blue fabric.
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    Dining Area

     

    The dining area has a maaliwalas feel that's perfect for hearty meals.
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    According to Cathy, the owner loves to change up the table accessories so she has a wide collection of table runners and placemats.

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    Kitchen

     

    A corner functions as a coffee nook where the coffeemaker and mugs are kept.
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    We can imagine the family hanging around the kitchen island, sharing stories and snacks. The kitchen is all-blue with paneled cabinets and marble countertops. "This is not just a show kitchen, but an actual working one," Cathy shares.

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    Family Room

     

    The multipurpose room functions as a hangout and as a lounge area where they can watch TV.
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    Whether the kids need to study or they want to watch a movie as a family, the family room is the place to be. 

    Home Office / Purple Room

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    A window seat can serve as reading nook as well.
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    To give the lady of the house her personal space, the home office highlights her favorite color. The walls are covered in a Van Gogh-inspired wallpaper while the sturdy desk, purple chandelier and lovely accent chair add personality to the room. 

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    Playroom

     

    Lego fans will surely be inspired by this spacious playroom.
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    Look up and marvel at the cloudy ceiling that adds a whimsical vibe to the space. The Lego-themed playroom features brick-like colorful cabinet doors."We gave the painters real Lego pieces so they can match the doors to the real colors of the pieces. The open space in the middle encourages free play and freedom of motion," Cathy shares.

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    Master Bedroom

     

    A king-sized bed set against a wood accent wall dominates the sleeping area.
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    We can't pick one favorite element in this plush master bedroom with two zones (one for sleeping and another for watching TV!) and a sloped ceiling. It features a chic combination of colors—iit has a dark purple base, with blue and mustard as accent colors as seen on the patterns in the curtains and accent pillows. 

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    The lounge area is like a mini living room with comfy recliner chairs the owners requested.
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    Walk-in Closet

     

    The dreamy walk-in closet is Pinterest-worthy with the middle island sporting a marble countertop.
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    Master Bathroom

     

    Aside from the bathtub, we can't help but notice the beautiful wall lamps installed above the wide mirror.
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    Kids' Rooms

    The kids' rooms follow the same layout, the only difference is the accent color used in each. 

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    Red Room

     

    The bedroom has a charming wallpaper featuring dinosaurs.
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    According to Cathy, each kid has the freedom to personalize the niches above the bed with toys, artwork, and other belongings. Each room also has a barn door that leads to the closets and bathrooms! 

    Blue Room

     

    The blue room highlights a cool wallpaper showcasing construction vehicles.
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    Above the bed is a solid blue wall with niches on the side meant for toys and other special belongings.

    Green Room

     

    The green room has a cute wallpaper that alludes to travel and transportation.
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    Similar to the other rooms, it has a lounge nook defined by an area rug and floor pillows.

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    Guest Room

     

    Sweet and dainty, the guest room is inviting and finished with floral wallpaper and purple accents.
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    We especially love the mirror that doubles as wall accent. The bed is the owners' refurbished bed from their old home. Two locally woven baskets from C&C function as side tables and flank the bed on both sides.

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    Guest Bathroom

     

    Cool and simple, touches of wood and mint green define the guest T&B.
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    The wooden touches add warmth to the space complementing the mint green counter, tiles with polka dots, and wall lamps.

    Powder Room

     

    Since the lady of the house is the only girl in the family, she requested for a 'girly' powder room.
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    This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.

    *Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

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