Literally floored, I haven’t seen anything like it in Laoag — the 4th floor Function Room of Balay da Blas Pensionne House (the venue of the recent MUD class in Laoag). There’s that apparent Spanish-Ilocano influence in the older southern wing of the hotel, yet as soon as I walked through the gateway to the top floor, a feeling of Morocco fences in.
The Ilocos-made shell lanterns and the Vigan tin latticework on the ceiling complement the neutral palette, with touches of terracotta and vintage-y tones. Sammy Blas, the owner, is a natural decorator. He outshines himself everytime.
Ain’t that pretty?
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Dadapilan, sugar cane press
I am attracted to anything old, but I don’t go to the extent of collecting stuff for the home.
LOL, in fact, the tagline right there in the blog header should be changed to “Home is where the hardware is… ” just like how Jojami, my tweetheart, always tweets when she’s home. *inserts* My tagline used to be “Home is where the heart is.” My home is small and I still have to build something I can call our very own house.
For those of you who are interested in collecting old wood, you have to visit this place in San Nicolas. Old posts and planks and stuff from the past like the items in the photos are on display at the curb.
For those who are still planning to build something, maybe you can check them out before ordering new wood. Besides helping protect the environment, restoring old wood or recycling them for other purposes will absolutely give your housing projects an edgier look. Think shabby chic.
Arado and capiz window panes
Location: Brgy. 1-San Francisco, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
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