7 Decorating Ideas We Can Get From A Modern-Industrial Condo Unit In Quezon City
This QC condo unit is the right mix of modern-industrial style and elegant accents
When you say “modern industrial style,” bare concrete finishes, recycled wood, and metal pipes come to mind. It’s a very masculine look, but did you know that you could have a modern industrial interior that fits both genders?
Interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo of Urban Abode did just that in the two-bedroom, 67sqm model unit at the Ibiza Tower of Circulo Verde, in Quezon City. “A young couple or a startup family with a kid were the profiles of the supposed homeowners, so the overall concept we came up with was more ‘young contemporary,’ ” explains Kristine. “We leaned towards a masculine feel of the space, but we softened things up a bit with sophisticated accessories.”
Another idea we got from the Urban Abode designer was how to fix up a condo unit in its turned-over state—it’s an easier way to renovate, especially if you have to move in quickly, or if you’re on a tight budget. “It’s really more of dressing up the space…that’s why I just added mouldings, turf on both balconies, solid wood ledges, lights, furniture, and accessories,” Kristine adds. Read on for more of her decorating ideas:
Living: Temper industrial finishes with elegant décor
The living room sports distinct industrial-style finishes as seen in the concrete walls and the vintage-style lights from Urban Abode. This is tempered by the simple moulding detail on the ceiling, and Kristine’s choice of elegant furniture and accessories, such as the tailored, flannel-gray sofa, patterned throw, a large, porthole mirror (above a nifty wooden display ledge), and an oatmeal-colored rug. You can get a similar area rug from Decoliving Manila. Furniture pieces are from Urban Abode.
Dining: Go for a rustic, but clean look
Kristine achieves a rustic farmhouse look in the dining area by using weathered wood and iron chairs from Urban Abode, but kept everything pared down by not adding too many accessories, as the dining is out in the open and shares the same space as the kitchen and living areas.
Kitchen: Try open shelves
The designer reveals that her team did not change the cabinetry of the kitchen, and instead used the existing cabinet system. They just added a trendy subway tile backsplash, and open shelves that emphasize the industrial-farmhouse look of the area. The subway tiles also help disguise a tricky spot: a wall in between two structural columns. Get subway tiles at Vintage Hardware.
Bathroom: You can dress it up in its turned-over state
No time to re-tile? Then you can use the bathroom as is, you just need a few accessories. Kristine worked with the turned-over bathroom sans expensive retiling by including a side table and shelves for toiletries, framed prints, and a glamorous mirror.
Children’s bedroom: Make it flexible, for when kids grow up
Sometimes, your initial reaction is to fill up a children’s room with cartoon character items. Try not to do this, and instead purchase neutral, flexible furniture pieces that can grow up with the kids. This daybed can be used by a tween or teen, and all you have to do is change the rug, pillows, and add a desk. (You can source some of these accessories from H&M Home.)
Color palette: Try soothing, deep shades as accents
Modern-industrial interiors tend to have monochromatic palettes of white, black, and gray. Charge it up with a striking, but still sophisticated accent color such as peacock blue or teal, as seen in the Master Bedroom. The patterned “Idyllic Earhart” throw pillow is from Urban Abode.
Master Bedroom: Install a work-from-home area
With the growing trend of freelancing or working at home, it’s always a good move to create a study area in your bedroom or guest room. Locate it near power outlets and place provisions for a desktop, printer, etc. Kristine got this desk and closet from Furniture Source Philippines.
To visit or inquire about the model unit at Ibiza Tower, contact Circulo Verde at their website www.ortigas.com.ph. Circulo Verde is located at Calle Industria St., Bagumbayan, Quezon City.
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