If you peek inside the home of Sarah Del Rosario, you might think she had been painting all her life. Her beautiful artworks adorn rooms and the house exudes innate creativity.
But, in fact, her passion for painting started only during the pandemic.
"Noong nagkaroon ng pandemic, I was an events stylist and then nag-start akong mag-paint," Sarah tells the OG team. "I tried na ibenta [ang paintings ko] ng mga worth P500, P1,500."
It turned out Sarah had a knack for painting, and she soon caught the eye of art enthusiasts.
Fruit of Her (Creative) Labor
Sarah's old house still stands today behind their new house. When she was starting out painting, she says she "destroyed" the house, so she thought of having a new one constructed.
Currently, the old house serves as Sarah's work studio, where she hangs her in-progress artworks and flowers arranged for delivery. "Ngayon... 'pag nagpe-painting ako ng mga sobrang messy and gumagawa ng mga flowers, dito 'ko gumagawa."
Cozy, Modern, Art-Filled Home
The Del Rosarios' new main house features a classical tropical design, with a lot of big windows for natural light to stream through.
Stepping inside, you'll see a living room where Sarah showcases her finished paintings. The dining area, meanwhile, features a gray color palette.
"Kahit na color white ang favorite color ko, ginawa ko siyang color gray kasi nga baka mamaya 'pag nagdala 'ko ng pintura rito, marumihan pa ang chairs," Sarah points out.
There's also a kitchen that their family rarely uses for cooking because an exhaust fan has yet to be installed. Thankfully, there's a dirty kitchen outside for their cooking needs.
A photo wall serves as a display area for the work of her husband, a photographer. "Noong sinabit ang mga picture namin dito sa area na 'to, do'n ko palang naramdaman na 'Ah, sa amin nga ang bahay na 'to,'" Sarah says.
A Room With a View
On the second floor are the family area, three bedrooms, and a bathroom. The first room is the guest room, which features a yellow scheme and a Scandinavian theme. The second room is her son Blake's room.
"Kaya gray itong room na 'to kasi gusto na ni Blake ng manly na color. May binata na 'ko," Sarah says.
The last room is the master's bedroom, which is filled with interesting decorative items. Most noticeable is a portrait Sarah did of herself and her husband.
The room leads out to a balcony, which offers a refreshing view of the surrounding greenery. "Go to a community na, paglabas mo ng bahay or pagsilip mo sa labas, may libre kang view," Sarah advises homeowners. "Vitamin D is very important para sa mga may depression. I have depression so the sunlight really helps."
Last is the bathroom, which Sarah says is one of the most relaxing places in the house. It has a bathtub, a walk-in closet, a sink with vanity mirror, and a glass window perfect for cloud watching.
All in all, the Del Rosarios' lot area measures 1,000 square meters, which Sarah says they purchased for less than P100,000. The floor area, meanwhile, measures 240 square meters.
"'Yong ginamit ditong material ay concrete. Hindi kami pupuwedeng gumamit ng sobrang daming wood dito. Since [nasa] bukid, maraming mga mother anay."
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