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Find Inspiration for Your Dream House at This Design Exhibit

You'll want to invest in your own space after this.

Wouldn't it be amazing if all opulently designed homes were open to the public? It would be like walking through a Pinterest board IRL. Unfortunately, security issues might keep that one a dream. Which is why until then, exhibits will be the next best thing.


For their 50th anniversary, the Philippine School of Interior Design is presenting GOLD: Glamorous, Opulent, and Luxurious Designs, a 24-part exhibit of luxurious spaces. It features work designed by the school's graduating batch, prestigious alumni, and faculty—a first for the school. There, they showcase the biggest trends in interior design through unique, functional, and cost-effective concepts for a variety of clients.


A living room by Jigs Adefuin



A bedroom by Lalyn Rivera


The golden theme is heavily incorporated into every space, albeit expressed differently in each booth. More culture-specific designs include a contemporary take on an Egyptian toilet and bathroom, a Moroccan oasis bedroom, and an Aztec-themed living space. 


Contemporary Egyptian T&B by Lizelle Cruz, Sarah Uy, Alyssa Gonzales, Kristine O'Yek, Earl Palma, and RJ Suyom


Moroccan Oasis Bedroom by Kyle Maniego, Goldie Laconsay, Trishia Pagdagdagan, Jazz David, Jai Manabat, and Mark Aspera


Cultural Aztec Living Room by Rea Fami, Shalimar Obinque, Kaylene Rey, Kirk Moaje, Frances Delos Trino, Joan Corpuz, and Elaine Diaz


For the modern millennial-inspired spaces, there's a neoclassic dining room for a fashion girl, an industrial luxe kitchen for someone like Erwan Heussaff, as well as a minimalist living space that maintains a luxurious vibe.



Contemporary Neoclassic Dining Room by Bea Ortiz, Etheline Faye Tan, Trina Dumpit, Jovannah Yu, and Nina Tinsay


Industrial Luxe Kitchen by Kimberl Bagtas, Kristine Lacerna, Jollo Alipio, Ji Hyun Lee, and Sheryl Pardines


A living room by Vianca Anonuevo and Mark Perez


Perhaps one of the standout spaces was that of Mary Ann Bulanadi's, a display of adaptive reuse inspired by Bahay Nakpil-Bautista. The room features a stunning 12x8 feet mural that was made in collaboration with Filipino artists: Alfred Galvez, Julius Legazpi, Derrick Macutay, Abe Orobia, and Jared Yokte. It was made for the true art enthusiast, built like a small at-home museum.


A den designed by Mary Ann Bulanadi


Another striking study space is this modern deconstructivist room conceptualized for young Filipino designer Tony Evan. The interesting play on shapes and clean lines made for a standout space.


Modern Constructivism by Joseph Goyenechea, Kim Dycoco, Kristine Dela Cruz, Rochelle Anne Silva, Dhancy Magtulis, and Raffy Lacaden


Gino and Karen Abrera's Kintsuku Room is also a sight to behold, injecting Japanese artform into a den of self-healing. The two were influenced by the kintsukuroi, in which broken pottery is repaired by gluing the cracks with gold lacquer, which was the inspiration for the golden ribbon that cuts the room in half. It's a brilliant metaphor for resilience.


KintsukuRoom by Gino and Karen Abrera


There's obviously more where that came from, and photos can't do most of them justice. The exhibit will run for the entire month of October, so you still have plenty of time to catch it.



A den by Gelo Del Mundo


GOLD: Glamorous, Opulent, and Luxurious Designs will run from October 1 to 30, 2017 at Uptown Mall, Uptown Bonfacio.


This story originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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