“Have you seen Mark Nicdao’s flat in Elle Deco?” my friend Yodel said the other night.
“Parang hindi si Mark,” Yodel said. “It looks gothic/medieval, very Euro Flash, with faux romanesque arches and Tudor (Elizabethan) furniture. Going for old siya! Age of Enlightenment. I’m impressed he also has old prints. Kinda looks English with Spanish elements,” Yodel elaborated.
As if Elle Decoration read my mind, a copy landed on my desk this morning.
Mark Nicdao is one of the most in-demand, highest paid working photographers in Manila.
Now take a peek at his home, with the dungeony feel
The trompe l’oeil book wallpaper and deer head
It has an old world feel with dark and antique-looking objects
Everything looks so put together
Who knew Mark had it in him?
Well, OK the Hannibal Lecter mask is a bit much, even for me 🙂
You can read all about it in this month’s ELLE Decoration Philippines, which is the magazine’s first year anniversary special with the theme Global Style, Filipino Spirit.
“To celebrate this milestone, we’ve prepared an anniversary issue that takes you into the residence of six Filipinos who take a passionate approach to decorating and furnishing their homes,” writes editor-in-chief Becky Kho in the October issue.
Also, drop by Cafe ELLE Deco designed by Jinggoy Buensuceso if you’re going Manila FAME this October 17-21 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
“Come by for coffee and design inspiration,” invites Becky. “Take in the latest creations of the most talented Filipino designers.”
Then take a peek at ELLE Decoration Philippines exhibit as it presents a photo retrospective of fine Filipino interiors taken from the pages of magazine. To be held this October 21-30, 2013 at the Greenbelt 3 lobby, the exhibit is an opportunity to see the most stunning homes around the country.
ELLE Decoration Philippines is available in bookstores and newsstands for Php 200 and online at Summit Newsstand.
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