Building & Renovating

6 Things To Love In An All-White Condo Unit

White is the perfect canvas for a couple of decorating tricks

Photography: Vincent Coscolluela

Having an all-white interior has its advantages—it makes the home airy and spacious, it gives you a perfect canvas if you love decorating, and lastly, it can give any space a simple yet sophisticated look. If you've been planning to go white all the way for your next home improvement project, you can take your cue from this 41sqm unit designed by interior designer Sitti Shahani Omar. The home may feature the non-color all throughout the space, but it's far from being plain and boring. Take note of these things we loved best about the one-bedroom property:

1. The play of textures

Given the dominance of white, it was quite a challenge for the designer to liven it up without overdecorating. To keep the unit inviting, Shahani worked with fabrics and patterns on the wall. In the living area, the richness and earthy tones of the curtain worked well with the patterns chosen for the wall.

RL Tip: If you're thinking of improving your space, you can also work with a paint and wallpaper combo.

2. The chic command center

In any home, it's important to have one place where you can keep daily essentials and even a few decor. To maximize the available space in the unit, the designer opted for a built-in tall shelf to work as the foyer. It holds decor, photographs, and even books. The cabinet underneath serves as storage for shoes.

RL Tip: You can also choose to work with a console table—make the most of the surface on top by adding catchalls for keys and coins. Add woven baskets below for shoes and umbrellas. A freestanding shelf or cubby bookcase can also get the job done—just make sure you maximize each compartment. Find shelves when you visit SB Furniture and Habitat.

3. The spacious kitchen

Who wouldn't enjoy preparing meals in this space? Completed with top-of-the-line equipment and tons of storage, it would be a pleasure to whip up desserts and cook delicious meals in the kitchen. To create a similar feel, get started with the cabinets. Choose glass doors so you can easily see and get what you need. For extra warmth and glam, choose a chandelier as extra lighting fixture—it can cast beautiful shadows that give your cooking area more character.

4. The elegant and welcoming dining area

One of the first things you'll notice when you enter the home is the dining area. It has a lovely upholstered banquet seat featuring a yellow gold fabric from Larry's. To keep the unit open and airy, the designer paired it with a glass dining table and a pair of Ghost dining chairs.

5. The golden bedroom

For the hotel-like feel the owners wanted, Shahani went all out in the bedroom. A golden wallpaper sets the elegant and high-end tone of the space. Paired with the bed, the crisp white sheets, and the sparkly soft furnishings, an inviting feel that's reminiscent of a fancy suite was achieved. We also love the window seat added—it makes for a cozy reading nook!

6. The well-thought-out details in the bathroom

Notice anything special in the bathroom? It features fixtures with gold trimmings! Aside from keeping within the theme, these little details also give the often busy and compact area an elegant upgrade. For quality fixtures you can add to the loo, schedule a visit to the Sanitec Main Showroom at 236 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Barangay Don Manuel, Quezon City.

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