For the latest issue of Tatler Homes Philippines, I was commissioned to photograph the private residence of Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez, president of Philippines-based furniture brand Philux and newly minted author of Embracing Natural Design: InspiredLiving.

Gonzalez’s unique family apartment in Manila puts nature and sentiment at the core of its design. “A warm and beautiful home is an extension of your identity,” she declares, while explaining, “I find designing a home to be an incredibly creative and tantalising process, putting together the skills of many people to help shape your vision and turn it to reality. Because a home is a sacred, personal space that grows and evolves with your life story, where you can be your truest self, where you feel at peace — inspired and surrounded by the things and people you love.”

Meet Stephanie, tour her beautiful Manila home by browsing the feature below or download the entire Volume 30 of Tatler Homes Philippines free from Magzter. And see more of my lifestyle and interior photography for Tatler Homes Philippines.