Would You Rent This Pretty-in-Pink Studio Unit?

Dainty wallpaper and floral prints make for a picture-perfect space

Photography: Dairy Darilag Pictorial Direction: Tala Singson Design Consultant: Grace Moslares

Everything screams “girly!” in homeowner Trixie’s 30sqm studio unit. It’s not exactly her personality, but she likes giving her potential renters options. This is among several units she purchased as investment, renting it out for the meantime until she decides to make it her own home.

Trixie couldn’t have made a better choice for a design consultant. Grace Moslares of Magara Designs lives in a colorful and eclectic home in Antipolo, and is known for her vibrant makeover projects for Real Living.

Gusto ni Trixie dito yung comfort as a hotel; the priority [for inabitants] is sleep,” Grace relates. Hence, the predominance of cool colors and dainty accents. If you want to get this look for your own space, take your cue from Grace’s design ideas:

Open Layout

Should the renter want privacy in the sleeping area, a sliding door or wooden slats divider can easily be added, says Grace. You can find a similar clear green plastic chair like this at SM Home

Sleeping Area

The sleeping area projects a perfect picture of balance and symmetry, as the bed is flanked by matching side tables and lamps.

Dining, Living, and Sleeping Areas

Here is evidence of how a chosen wallpaper can transform a room. This particular wallpaper design from HEIM defines the feminine feel of the space.

Find HEIM wallpapers at Wilcon Depot.

Sleeping Area

Fun floral prints pop out against white and plain pink linen.

Find similar linens at SM Home, 5th Floor SM Makati, Ayala Center, Barangay San Lorenzo Village, Makati City.

Sleeping Area

The bedside table is kept simple with a small vase of flowers and a small frame that will make you do as it says: smile.

Decor Detail

Lighting is important, according to Grace, as this is what injects beauty into the space. Find a similar pendant lamp like this at Decor. 

Dining Area

The green chair matches the green detail on the wallpaper, highlighting the pretty combination of green and pink.

Design Detail

Here’s a closer look at the wallpaper, which gives one the feeling of enjoying nature outdoors.

Find HEIM wallpapers at Wilcon Depot. Click here to see a list of branches.

Design Detail

Often considered an eyesore, the fuse box is concealed behind the wallpaper as well.

READ: 3 Creative Ways to Conceal Electrical Outlets and Light Switches

Dining Area

Add the sound of birds chirping and you might as well be seated outdoors in this dining area for two (or three).

Find a similar dining set at The Landmark, Ayala Center, Makati City.

Decor Detail

A row of round, wood-framed mirrors reflects the lovely details of the wallpaper.

Find similar pieces at Our Home, Unit 001 B2, SM Mega Mall Building A, EDSA corner Dona Julia Vargas Ave. Ortigas Center, Madaluyong City. Click here to see a list of branches.

Ready for your own makeover? Get in touch with design consultant Grace Moslares and Magara Designs through mobile at (0927) 715-1393 or e-mail magarainteriors[at]

Do you have an RL-inspired home? Send us photos on Facebook and we might feature you, too!

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