One of the best-preserved areas of a Spanish colonial town is in the Philippines. Vigan is a must for any visitor. The town was established in the 16th century, and its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from the Philippines, China, and Europe. Vigan comprises around 187 residential, institutional, commercial, and religious structures. All with a rich Spanish colonial design element.
Before colonization, houses in the town were made from lightweight materials, including bamboo, nipa, and cogon. When the Spaniards came, the locals learned how to prepare stone to make bricks. Additionally, they learned about fire-resistant materials and how to choose materials to better withstand typhoons and fires. The houses in Vigan feature architectural styles from various cultures, creating some truly unique ones.
Inspired by Vigan’s color palette and various textures, we created a material board with the Blush Blinds Rug as the palette’s star. Its terracotta coloring is very natural, while the repetitive geometric shapes create a more modern approach. We also loved how this color is very neutral, allowing you to add this area rug to any interior design project. Not to mention, the minimalistic feel of the rug gives it a timeless look.
For the material board, we wanted to continue to be inspired by the Spanish colonial design and chose neutral colors. We decided to add some dark brown stones like Nox Corten Nature by Porcelanosa and Iron Corten by Neolith. We also included a dark wooden material by adding Reclaimed Teak Engineered Smooth Flooring by IndoTeak Design. Additionally, we added some light-toned materials, including Creamy by Sherwin-Williams and Taj Mahal by Porcelanosa. For the finishing touch, we included a beautifully textured and dark stone like Lundhs AntiqueÂ® by Lundhs Real Stone.
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Blush Blinds Rug by Talk Carpet
Creamy by Sherwin-Williams
Nox Corten Nature by Porcelanosa
Taj Mahal by Porcelanosa
Reclaimed Teak Engineered Smooth Flooring by IndoTeak Design
Iron Corten by Neolith
BASWA Phon Classic Base by BASWA acoustic
Lundhs AntiqueÂ® by Lundhs Real Stone