House inspiration from Pinto Gallery

Sharing some design ideas I got from the home and gallery of Dr. Joven Cuanang, the visionary behind Pinto Art Gallery, which I finally got to visit for the Antipolo Earthfest 2011.  Only had a few hours to spare that day, but could’ve spent all day and night there– such a recharging place 🙂

I liked the loose, open feel to the whole complex…
Antipolo Earthfest 2011

Lots of daylight coming in…
Antipolo Earthfest 2011

The adobe-inspired walls (made of styled cement?) made me feel that the gallery was breathing.

The distressed, shabby-chic look gave it a more informal, practical vibe, one that encourages interaction and actual use (I don’t like anything “for display only”!):
Antipolo Earthfest 2011

Antipolo Earthfest 2011

Antipolo Earthfest 2011

Even these stairs felt so cozy to me:
Antipolo Earthfest 2011

Are these tiles or just polished concrete?
Antipolo Earthfest 2011

Wide open spaces in white and concrete.  Easy on the eyes (and pocket), right? 😛
Antipolo Earthfest 2011

Antipolo Earthfest 2011

Antipolo Earthfest 2011

I like the bay windows and rounded wooden table:
Antipolo Earthfest 2011

Also interesting way to hang art–by the corner:
Antipolo Earthfest 2011

Asked around for outdoor garden sets like this before–they don’t come cheap so will hunt down an old bed or maybe a bench that I can repurpose into an inviting daybed:
Antipolo Earthfest 2011

The Pinto Art Gallery and Museum has great, great energy to share and pass along, as with anything made with love.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a home with the same positive, enriching energy?
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Pinto Art Gallery is in Garden Heights, Antipolo.  I’ve been told that the best time to visit is in the late afternoons– wait for the sunset!  More pictures from the Antipolo Earthfest 2011 on facebook.

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