From the very beginning of the design process of actress Bea Alonzo’s house, she admitted that she was very hands-on. Inspired by the coziness of some Asian resorts and the sophistication of hotels, her three-story, 600 square-meter lot in QC was born.
Her entire abode has key pieces that evoke timeless elegance such as her grand piano (she can’t really play by the way), Arturo Luz paintings, and choice of tiles and furniture—her home office on the other hand took an old-meets-new turn.
Powder blue velvet seats add a soft touch.
When you enter the office, you’ll see the Victorian print wall paper adorned with black and white portraits of Bea from different stages of her life. These were all shot by Mark Nicdao and placed in white frames that mark the first vintage-modern element of the room. She then punched up the earth tones with powder blue furniture like the blue ottoman that doubles as a table and custom-made couch and armless chair from Origins Home Furniture.
A typewriter and a record player add a vintage touch.
As you turn to the other side, a clean and modern white shelf replete with a wall ladder add youth and color to the space. In it is a mix of trophies, books, and various colorful trinkets that breathe life into the area. Our favorite detail though would have to be the contrast provided by her Mac and Heima-bought vintage manual typewriter and phonograph.
While we wonder what she works on in here when she's not busy making a new hit film, Bea says when the time comes she will turn the office into a bedroom for her mother. Aww!
See her full house in Yes! Magazine's Celebrity Home 2012 issue.