WE'RE no strangers to celebrity homes.
From condo units and family homes to high-rise havens abroad to rural retreats, it’s safe to say we’ve seen quite a number of interesting spaces.
Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao’s properties have been some of our most-viewed homes on the website. Their former house in Los Angeles, California has bold colors and spacious areas and these same elements can be seen in their beautiful home in General Santos City.
Unbeknownst to some, the Pacquiao family also has a house in Forbes Park, Makati City. Based on the photos Jinkee shares on Instagram, this property also follows the theme of their other homes. Rich colors, well-thought-out furniture pieces, and open spaces make it an ideal haven for the growing brood. It has glass windows and an envy-worthy outdoor area that will remind you of a resort, too.
The living area features colors that will remind you of autumn.
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We won't mind spending hours in this cozy nook, reading a good book or maybe just listening to some soothing music. The living area is kept bright and airy—thanks to glass windows and doors leading to the pool area. If you have a similar-colored sofa at home, take your cue from Manny and Jinkee's space! Spruce up a neutral sofa with pillows in orange, red, and mocha—shades that can add warmth to your home.
RL Tip: If you want to change the look of your living area, try and set up a simple vignette on the coffee table. Say bye bye to clutter and limit your pieces to enchanting blooms in a vase and a few scented candles.
Shop for a similar sofa and pillows at Our Home.
To be able to enjoy a bright, airy, and spacious home, maximizing natural light and investing in the right furniture pieces are important. In this stunning property, all windows are kept open and only select pieces decorate the areas. For your own home, consider going for pieces that make an impact. You may have a few items, but these count and stand out.
The posh and modern kitchen is well-equipped.
As we all know, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It's not only a place where meals are prepared, it's also the sweet spot where we sometimes gather to enjoy a quick snack with our loved ones. The Pacquiao family kitchen not only boasts of topnotch appliances, it also has an island that can accommodate the couple and their kids for pizza night and quick bites.
RL Tip: If you've been planning a kitchen makeover for years, this can be your peg. Consult with a professional to see how you can install appliances properly and how you can keep it a safe and welcoming space. For starters, you may want to invest in quality countertops. Click here for options.
Family meals and get-togethers will surely be memorable in a hotel-like dining space.
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In this home, guests will surely dine in luxury. With a table that can seat around 16 people, upholstered chairs, a carpet, luxe accessories, and captivating lighting pieces, this nook can rival your favorite hotel and restaurant.
RL Tip: Want to achieve something similar? Invest in chic matching chairs and a sturdy table. There are options in different stores—choose pieces that fit in your space. Find similar chairs at SM Home.
The lush outdoor area will transport you to an idyllic seaside escape.
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A relaxing escape nestled in the middle of the city? We'll take it any day! The Pacquiao's has a peg-worthy outdoor area. With a pool, towering trees, and different plants—we're sure they wouldn't feel like they're in a busy city like Makati.
RL Tip: Buying outdoor furniture shouldn't be done in haste. You need to consider the materials used and if it can withstand the heat, the rain, and other elements.
READ: Building 101—Buying Garden Furniture
The garden is furnished with comfy yet sturdy furniture pieces.
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Speaking of garden furniture, the pieces in this home look sturdy yet inviting. The wire base complements the architecture of the home, while the cushions promise to give you a fun, relaxing time under the sun. Though the pieces use materials that seem stiff, the curves of the seating pieces soften the overall look of the area.
Shop for similar pieces at LRI Design Plaza, Bel-Air II, 210 Nicanor Garcia Street, Makati City.
Water features complete the calm, Zen vibe of the home.
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The sound of water can be calming and it can give a welcome break from the noise of the city. Just like Manny and Jinkee, you may opt to add fountains in your garden as part of your home improvement project. Do note that you can't just install a water feature in a snap. It's best to consult with a professional.
This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Spin.ph editors.