If you like resort living, you’ll love this luxurious home

Resort living is the order of the day in this modern city dwelling


Resort living is something we all want. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by refreshing greens, soothing blues, and everything you need? City life can be busy and draining, and running a clothing company with several branches takes a lot of time and energy. As a result, owners Anne Añasco and her husband wanted a home where they could relax after a long day.

The living area is open and airy, with a soothing palette of blues and grays accented with black. The furniture pieces may be large, but they add to the overall ambiance of the space


The couple was originally on the lookout for a commercial space for their business, but stumbled upon property with potential. They enlisted the services of interior designer Jenny de Dios for the renovation of their home. “They wanted the feel of a luxury resort, more homey but not so tropical,” she explains. The house is awash in natural light courtesy of glass sliding doors and large windows.

In addition to the muted color scheme, Jenny tore down one of the walls in the living room during the renovation to open the space further. The area flows into the kitchen and outdoors, therefore making it easy for the family to interact with one another.

The designer made use of black iron accents throughout the space to provide contrast to the subtle color scheme. The same accents find their way into the kitchen


One of Anne’s must-haves was a large, open kitchen as she loves to cook for family and friends. “I like friends coming over and having family gatherings where we can all relax and sort of just chill out,” she says. The kitchen has a more traditional feel with upholstered furniture pieces. Jenny continued the black accents in the space through the furniture legs and lighting. As a result, the space looks much warmer even if its all done in white.

Beige, white, and wood tones are used in the kitchen. Minimal accents add to the clean feel of the space


The rooms of the house are mostly done in neutrals but punched up with accent colors. “I think the colors translate the lifestyle my family has. Its simple and functional with not much unnecessary stuff. The decor is just to mimic the feel of a resort. It’s relaxing and comfortable,” Anne shares.

The all white kitchen features wood tones and metal accents for added interest. The black bar stool legs and cabinet handles provide contrast to the space


As the homeowners have friends and family over, they also have a guest room where the kids sometimes stay to watch TV. The white walls and light-colored floors of the living and dining area continue in this space. Instead of grays and blues however, vibrant pink and orange were chosen as the room’s accent colors. The look is that of a hip resort as everything is kept fuss-free.

One side of the guest room has a sitting area where family and friends can relax to their favorite movies or catch up on some reading


The master bedroom takes a more elegant approach with deeper wood tones and chrome accents. A four-poster bed dominates the space. The tufted headboard, light-colored ottomans, and cream curtains balance the dark wood bed and side tables.

The area rug provides the only pattern in the master bedroom. The furniture and furnishings are simple yet luxurious. As a result, the feel of the space is elegant yet relaxing


The homeowners’ children also had their say in the renovation process. One room upstairs follows the taste of the eldest, while the other one is based on the wishes of the two younger daughters. “I just really followed what the kids wanted. I added different furniture to their rooms. We took note of the littlest details they requested,” Jenny shares.


The eldest son’s room features a color scheme of blue and brown. He specifically chose the blue color used for his accent wall


The daughters’ shared bedroom exudes a more feminine feel with soft pinks and more traditional furniture pieces in white. Since Jenny asked them to look for pegs of what they wanted, they now have the room they’ve always wanted


One consideration Jenny had to work with was refinishing the family’s old furniture from their previous home. However, the designer still maintained the modern feel of the home very much reminiscent of resort living. She renovated the house to cater to the family’s needs. Now, the owners don’t have to go far to enjoy peace and quiet as their home provides the ultimate example of relaxed resort living.