Tatler Homes Philippines

Tatler Homes Philippines Homes 21

From an extraordinary converted convent in the romantic English countryside, to the art-filled Manila sanctuary of a renowned gallery owner, the second edition of Tatler Homes Philippines is a delightful compilation of some of the world’s most beautiful houses.

Tatler Asia Limited
2 期号


editor’s note

In this issue, we take you across continents into a world of wonderfully eclectic luxury interiors beginning with our cover story: the home of Aquazzurra’s Creative Director Edgardo Osorio. Located within the historic Palazzo Corsini in Florence, it is a glorious play of contrasting elements—antique and modern, colour and pattern—all set off against De Gournay’s divine wall coverings. From there, travel down to an exquisite holiday home situated in Thornybush Private Game Reserve adjacent to South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Built from monolithic granite stones and integrated into the spectacular natural landscape, Kubili House is inspired by both ancient African ruins and Moorish elements reinterpreted in abstracted modern forms. Bespoke furniture joins arresting contemporary artworks to create a perfect blend of duality, of past and present. An equally elegant co-mingling…

scene & be seen

UPTOWN LIVING What: Ethan Allen Collection Launch Where: Ethan Allen Showroom, BGC Philippine Tatler Homes partnered with Ethan Allen for a two-part ladies event to launch the brand’s Uptown Collection and the magazine’s Entertaining Issue. For this occasion, Ethan Allen’s Showroom at Twenty-four Seven McKinley was specially styled by designing sisters, IVY AND CYNTHIA ALMARIO. Guests at both the intimate morning brunch and afternoon tea sessions were the first in Manila to view the Uptown Collection’s latest offerings. A tour of the showroom gave guests a chance to see and try the collection’s timeless pieces with a modern feel. Furnishings and accessories featured a lot of sheen, gold leafing, mirrored finishes and well-crafted veneers. A short programme began with brief remarks on stylish living by Focus Global Inc’s Executive Vice President LOLI SY, Philippine…

design news

Majestic MANOR After an extensive three-year renovation, The Francis House, a small luxury inn in Calistoga, California, opened its doors this year. Built in 1886, The Francis House is the only stone building in Napa County with authentic French Second Empire architecture. Proprietors Dina and Richard Dwyer decided to keep the European flair when they restored and redesigned the place as an exclusive five-room luxury inn. The ground level consists of a reception area with original interior stone walls complemented by European oak plank floors, a Gaggenau-equipped kitchen, a salon highlighted by a Carrara marble fireplace mantle, and an adjoining dining area that opens to the pool, which boasts two French limestone fountains. Elegant landscaping around The Francis House includes citrus trees, espaliered fruit trees, rosemary bushes, and gravel pathways. www.thefrancishouse.com MAPPING…

xception to the rule

Rory Dobner, Vipp, Aoyoshi, Design Letters, Renova, Octaevo, Emeco, and Normann Copenhagen. These are just some of the well-loved home and lifestyle brands that retail company, Mattony Inc., has cherry-picked, curating coveted signature pieces for Manila’s design-conscious and most discerning sophisticates all under one stylish roof, Xception. Located at The Biltmore in the ever popular hipster Legazpi Village, the pitch of the industrial-chic home décor and design hub is all about focusing on the ethos of form follows function. Essentially, as its catchy moniker suggests, Xception “believes in the power of pieces that stand the test of time. Whether because of sturdiness, functionality, or character, these remain classic and iconic. ” Interestingly, the three-tiered boutique caters to a broad spectrum of lifestyle needs and as a multi-concept space, it offers an events…

paper dreams

MOTHER AND CHILD BY CLAIBORNE SWANSON FRANK ASSOULINE Photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank, a former assistant to Anna Wintour, recently had her second child. In this beautiful, thought-provoking book, she explores the meaning of modern motherhood in a collection of portraits spanning 70 famous mother-and-child relationships. And matriarch is certainly not the only role these women play. Within these pages are first ladies, fashion tycoons, business leaders and bestselling authors. There’s Aerin Lauder and her mother, Jo Carole; Carolina Herrera and her four daughters; a poolside Lauren Santo Domingo with her children, Beatrice and Nicolas; and Yaya DaCosta and son Sankara. Most notably, Swanson Frank photographs and interviews the four generations of Bush women at their home in Kennebunkport, Maine, months before Barbara Bush passed away. CUBA: THE COOKBOOK BY MADELAINE VÁZQUEZ GÁLVEZ AND IMOGENE TONDRE PHAIDON Dancing…

hot hair

The Coanda Effect: a natural fluid phenomenon that was observed by the Romanian aerodynamicist, Henri Marie Coanda, describes the behaviour of high velocity air or liquid on nearby surfaces, and later serves as the foundation of modern-day jet engines. Over the course of history, this powerful scientific mechanism has enabled flight and stimulated robotics. Today, it is also used to style hair. During the official Southeast Asia launch of Dyson’s second piece of beauty technology, Head Engineer Adriano Niro and Advanced Insights Engineer Veronica Alanis welcomed media guests at the swanky Park Hyatt Bangkok Ballroom to introduce the Dyson Airwrap. Following on the heels of the immensely successful Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, the global technology company continues to disrupt the category of hair care. Innovating the heated curling iron into an…