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Who can ever forget typhoon Ondoy in 2009? It was one of the most destructive typhoons to hit the country. The destruction that typhoon Ondoy brought spared no one. One of the victims of Ondoy was actress Sylvia Sanchez. Sylvia and the family had to transfer to another house after the destruction brought by Ondoy. They searched for a higher area which is not flood-prone. They were lucky to have found their present home which is located on an inclined piece of land.

Sylvia and husband Art Atayde worked as a team in transforming their new house into a home. Art was the one who handled the design and construction of the house while Sylvia took charge of the interior design. She was the one who chose the pieces of furniture and decorations. When you see the interiors of the Atayde home, it’s very evident that Sylvia is good when it comes to designing a house. She had achieved a sophisticated and inviting but simple look for the house.

Living Area

The main attraction in the living room is a semi-abstract masterpiece by Arturo Luz, National Artist for Visual Arts. The painting is a part of his painting series which has cyclists as the subject. His painting is the only work of art in the living room. Below the painting is an elegant console table that holds a painted glass décor and porcelain figurines.

The seating pieces are simple but homey and comfy. On the other side of the area, there are several one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and floor-to-ceiling shelves which hold the prized collection of the actress like Lalique and Swarovski crystal pieces, Murano glass vases, and Lladro porcelain art figurines. They are a family who loves to bond whenever they are free from work so it had been a must for them to have several seating pieces in the living area.

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