The process of turning spoil to sanctuary had no master plan—all this homeowner wanted was a home where he could sustain his rhythm. This homeowner admits that everything was done by trial and error.

Experimenting with colors, he eventually found that perfect wall color he lovingly calls “lumot green,” a subtle grayish shade he finds refreshing even without plants around. Bright yellow green, in vibrant contrast, covers the walls of other areas of the house.

The homeowner was unsure at first about what his decorating style was, until this writer suggested Asian. He agreed, but then he was quick to suggest how his tastes could be more fluid than fixed.

(First published in the July 2009 issue of Real Living, Real Home section as "Compositions and Arrangements;" photos by Miguel Nacianceno; styling by Gwyn Gs Guanzon; adapted for use in Female Network)

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