A Tour with Opulent Home Designs

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For many years of my experience as a hotel reviewer and blogger, I’ve grown a sense of taste of opulent style. And also have learned to grown admiration to designers for that matter, thanks for my supportive Amore for encouraging me.

No wonder I’m a huge supporter of many home designers, as you could see on my previous posts on Manila FAME, the most prestigious design and lifestyle events of the Philippines.

Few months, back I got an opportunity to visit this remarkable exhibition by the graduating student of Philippine School of Interior Design which marks their celebration of its 50th year, the school the produces A-students and continuously top the board exams every years. As part of this milestone event and a graduation exhibit mounts “GOLD: Glamorous, Opulent, and Luxurious Designs”.

Visiting this exhibition was a fantastic experience and believe me, I almost forgot where I am! These young designers have brought me to various cities all over the world, without leaving the whole Uptown Mall exhibition floor.


Come and let’s indulge these glamorous designs!


Modern French Renaissance

Collaborators: Gayle Mascardo, Gaff Jeruta, Kat Gonzales, Ginia Revita

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The French Renaissance booth exemplifies the best of modern and contemporary design. A classical mix of trade, wealth, opulence and power.

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Feels like I want to open a bottle of my favorite champagne and enjoy the beautiful Paris cityscape!
The blending of new and old world elegance. The designers have elaborate on the comfort, warm lighting and massive space with high ceiling that has a strong influence on the 16th century revivals.


Pop Art

Collaborators: Elizabeth Pamos, Emmanuel Olivar, Summer Pasana, and Sam Lapuos

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This dining area reminds me of an art gallery in Hong Kong.

The designers believed that Pop art and luxury don’t normally co-exist (and why not?!). With its straightforward manner, use of bold colors and representation of everyday items, consumer goods and mass media to create a style that is reminiscent of pop culture while luxury, in every sense of the word signifies comfort and ease. The association of two different style – a challenge nonetheless but not at all impossible. A dining room that greatly captures the essence of pop art and luxury with its combination of textures to its use of a strikingly bold color is definitely a space that makes a statement.




Balinese

Collaborators: Jenevive Castillo, Jann Aguilar, Butch Batu, Nina Nava, Mheg Sacbibit, Rubie Escresa

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This is one of the stylish kitchen counter I’ve seen!

Balinese architecture is one of the most popular tropical architectural styles. It is beautiful and it provides a calm and relaxing tenor. But there is more to it than our eyes can see. It has a certain mystery just to experience the splendor of its architecture.

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This Balinese kitchen seeks to provide balance and harmony by nurturing harmonious relationships with the family. The layout provides a bar with a generous amount of space for friends and family. The warmth of wood combines with other elements such as glass, brass and onyx creates a striking contrast that gives birth to a new kind of elegance – one that is not intimidating but rather warm and inviting.


Deconstructivism

Collaborators: Joseph Goyennechea, Kim Dycoco, Kristine Dela Cruz, Rochelle Anne Silva, Dhancy Magtulis, Raffy Lacaden

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This will make every Vogue Editors feel proud. Or this could be a fashion blogger’s perfect space!
This space combines the world of fashion with the glamour and luxurious feel. The design also explores modern aesthetics utilizing clean lines and playing with shapes and textures.

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Isn’t it a perfection?! My dream office space, that feels like in New York!


Moroccan Oasis

Collaborators: Kyle Maniego, Goldie Laconsay, Trishia Pagdagdagan, Jazz David, Jai Manabet, Mark Aspera

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Picture yourself retreating into your own personal oasis every night – your own little sanctuary amidst the bustling city life. Imagine having a palace devoted to your own rest and relation, ornate, yet soothing at the same time. This Moroccan theme boudoir blends deep blue and rich gold. The tiles and golden trims circle the room, the gold adding a touch of restraint to what could be called busy print. A golden arch goes from the floor to the ceiling, framing the whole space together.

The king-sized bed is enveloped by a cascading sheer canopy that falls from a golden rosette mounted on the ceiling. Three areas surround the bed – a small lounge area on the left side, a study on the right, and a main lounging area on top of the platform behind the bed.

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The two areas on either side of the room each have an arched mirror to give the illusion of added space. Meanwhile, the lounge area at the back of the room has an occasional table and two ottomans for casual lounging. Mounted at the centre of the back wall, there is an accent piece that doubles as the headboard, adorned with shells arranged into a fish scale pattern. Beside the headboard, two windows are located on either side to provide additional lighting. A valance board with a Moorish arch provides yet another subdued and elegant Moorish touch.

All of these elements were put together by the collaborators to cater to the modern, strong-willed young professionals who works hard all day and deserves a good long rest at night. Stressful days are rewarded each night, as the dwellers cozily succumb to the comfort of their sophisticated personal oasis.


Contemporary Egyptian

Collaborators: RJ Suyom, Alyssa Gonzales, Sarah Uy, Lizelle Cruz, Kristine O’Yek, Earl Palma

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If Cleopatra lives in this millennia, pretty sure this will be her space.

During the early days of Egyptian era, having a bath is one of the luxurious way of life. The collaborators muse, the beautiful and alluring Cleopatra, reimagined what her perfect bathroom would look like, fitting for the lifestyle of the rich and the royalty. Integrating the design of Egypt and taking it to the 21st Century, they took inspiration from the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the symbols of ancient Egyptian artistry, innovation and opulence.

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Surely, Cleopatra would be pleased.


Cultural Aztec

Collaborators: Rea Fami, Shalimar Obinque, Kaylene Rey, Kirk Moaje, Frances Delos Trino, Joan Corpuz, Elaine Diaz

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This corner takes us to a breathtakingly journey as it features a surprising and spectacular fusion of history, culture, elegance and sophistication through the use of Aztec inspired elements, with a touch of modern design. Employing the natural colors of earth and wood, blended with the lustre of gold and glass, it also captures a distinctively simple yet elegant, bold and powerful atmosphere.

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The uniqueness of Aztec style is encapsulated in this space, displaying the impressive and reverberating grandeur of ziggurat patterns, with the abundant use of triangular and geometric forms and configurations. This intention is very much evident in the use of elevated floors, carved walls, cabinets and shelves, up to the layered ceiling.

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This corner most specially boats of its amazing geometric tri-hinged doors that hope to magically marry the naturally rough (stone by stone, crafted by hand) and historic Aztec civilization, to the present world.


Contemporary Neo-Classic

Collaborators: Bea Ortiz, Etheline Faye Tan, Trina Dumpit, Jovannah Yu, Nina Tinsay

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This chic and classy dining room mirrors the personality of a stylish and urbanite jetsetter. This dining area of a penthouse suite is designed in the Neoclassical style – architectural details seen in the moldings and in the arch; date back to the era of King Louis XVI of France. The Amplified height of the ceiling, as well as its unique metallic design add grandeur and exudes glamour without being imposing.

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This design space reflects for highly driven career woman that chooses to spend free time in the company of family and close friends. Designed as a bachelorette pad is ideal setting for an intimate night of food, drinks and great conversations.


Eclectic Elegance

Collaborators: Andie Ochoa, Kukai Tan, Mica Tan, Riche Patolot, Lexie Boncalan

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This design space showcasing eclectic elegance with playfulness but not losing the sophistication that comes with glamour, and affluence.

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I find this space a permit definition of a millennial traveler who loves exploring many places, and still knows how to exude opulence in her private space. Just like moi.

It was a fantastic experience visiting this exhibition, and I felt that I travelled so much and feel so pampered and cultured. I’ve gained many new design tips which I could apply to my own private space.

Congratulations for these new creatives!


Which space is your favorite?


xoxo, Blair





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  1. I have been into interior lately so this is nice for me and the Egyptian contemporary looks so good, now I just need a new home that is already designed the way I want lol.

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    1. The luxury is flowing! I can't imagine the tiring nights that the students need to pull-out just for this exhibition. Their talents are amazing!

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  2. These are some lovely designs! I'm not sure they'd work for our home though simply because we have kids and cats. We have more of a casual look.

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    1. Or you can do this when you decided to built your own home office!

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  3. These are all so beautiful! I can't even decide which one I like most!

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  4. Wow! These designs are absolutely gorgeous! I adore that stunning bathroom.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous pictures of this home! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. These are gorgeous! I wish my work space looked like the Deconstructivism office you featured. It is amazing!

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    1. That is my dream office as well. Oh boy, need to work more!

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  7. That exhibition is amazing! I love seeing all of the different styles to get inspired for my own personal style!

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  8. There are some really lovely themes here, I have always wanted a free standing bath x

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  9. I particularly like the Moroccan Oasis room!

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  10. Lovely interiors. My favourites are the pop art and Moroccan styled interiors.

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  11. I love the Morocan Oasis! Looks so comfy!

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  12. LOVEEEE! I could have used this tour a few weeks ago to get some interior decorating ideas as my husband and I are going through lots of house projects right now!

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    1. That is good Gigi! Hope you share us your house makeover soon :D

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  13. Such beautiful rooms. I love how they reflect the person who lives there.

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    1. That is true. I interviewed some of the student-designers and they are very happy that many appreciates their works.

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  14. This is an interesting piece of information!
    Keep going !

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  15. Beautiful designs. I am so simple and have a house full of kids I could never. However once they grow up I may consider a more elegant set up.

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    1. Yeah, time flies so far and very soon you will do this.

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  16. All these designs are great but I love the Moroccan one. It is so elegant but it might cost a fortune.

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    1. I love the Moroccan style, it is luxurious and oozing with sexiness.

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  17. The Moroccin Oasis caught my eye the minute I seen it while the others mostly looked very busy. I seem to gravitate towards the simpler designs. The room at the very top is beautiful, just not for me to live in.

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    1. Feels like you can achieve complete zen in that bedroom style.

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  18. Love this post! I'm always on Pinterest looking for home inspo. I'm so drawn to the Moroccan Oasis!

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    1. Many of you love the Moroccan style! I am do happy :D

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  19. I love the photos!! These rooms are so cool, I wish I had some of this style in my house.

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  20. Those are all beautiful spaces! It is fun to see designs like that, which are a bit less practical for someone like myself (especially with kids!), but one can dream!

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    1. Some kids can adopt this kind of home décor, it is just a matter how to train them.

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  21. I love every designs of these places. They have unique look and styles but I love the most the " CONTEMPORARY EGYPTIAN ".

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  22. Wow! those are some fancy looking houses. I don't have the ability to decorate this way.

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    1. That's why these people would be glad to be your fairies to décor your home :D

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  23. Wow! super ganda!! Love all of these Home Designs so brilliant!

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  24. Oh gosh!Now this is explicit Blair! The whole place exudes class that I'd also appreciate being there. Anyway, the decor and the art have killed it for me today!

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    1. Roaming around in this whole place is such a good treat. Feels like I own the whole place, hahaah dreaming is FREE!

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  25. It would be very hard to choose a favorite. They are all so elegant and beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. There are so many beautiful designs. I wish I was able to be so creative. I do not have the eye to put rooms together like this. They all did a great job!

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    1. The designers are so talented I am inspired to so a bit.

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  27. We love the simplicity with which you have explained architecture and design for everyone. Great article!

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  28. I am not a fan of most of these but the Egyptian designs? LOVE them!

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    1. As long as I have a good comfortable bed, am good!

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  29. That popart room is pretty neat and I also really like the Moroccan Oasis room.

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  30. Loved this post! I would get lost in the displays if I was there! I love interior design! My favorite is Eclectic Elegance but my goodness the bedroom in Moroccan Oasis and the bathroom in Contemporary Egyptian are like a dream! Enjoyed this!

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    1. Thank you so much Kim! I am literally jaw-dropped seeing the Moroccan style.

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  31. Pop art is really me..... Balinese for kitchen .... Morrocan style makes me feel I'm in Spa all day...

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  32. It looks beautiful, what a fantastic place to stay at. Looks very luxurious

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  33. These all look lovely! I'm a bit of a goth girl so I would love to see a modern goth look that is black and shiny. Not sure what style that falls under :)

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  34. That is quite a style, wow! I love the combination of gold and black, very opulent :)

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  35. I love these! We are about to decorate our new home and will need lots of inspiration.

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  36. These are some marvelous designs. I however, loved the Pop Art. I would go for these interiors in my home totally

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  37. I love layered looks. The clear chairs have always intrigued me too.

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  38. I really admire those designs it is unique and stunning. Would love to see it in person so mesmerizing!

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    1. When I become a millionaire, I would love to have these in every rooms!

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  39. I love that Moroccan Oasis looks really beautifully. All design are beautiful, but this one stand out.

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  40. This are beautiful designs and simple. I love the elegance . I always thought it would be tough to maintain, until I remodel my home. I love it.

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    1. Oh I would love to see your remodeled home soon. Will you be writing a story about it?

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  41. Goodness, expensive looking spaces! Would definitely want the CONTEMPORARY EGYPTIAN look.

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  42. The steps up to the bath are pretty impressive. I could live with that in my house, for sure.

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  43. Big fan of gold and black interior decor! I especially like the Pop Art one. So beautiful!

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  44. Oh my...these are all fabulous home designs. I also like grand homes. Even if it's small but the decors are grand. At least, I like appreciating them. :)

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    1. To satisfy my craving for this, I bought a furry carpet for my bedroom.

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  45. Very sophisticated design i love the pop art on the wall reminds me of the comics cartoon i read when i was a kid. Also the contemporary egyptian bathroom one of my favorite here i can see myself spending hours there.

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  46. Can I please live in these? lol. Beautiful!!

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