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Get the Look of an 18sqm Condo in Katipunan

Living in a small home? Here are furniture and accessories worth considering

Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo), Vincent Coscolluela, and Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Products) Styling: Tala Singson Interior Designer: Kristine Neri-Magturo

Since this studio unit in Quezon City is located near some of the country's top schools, it can easily be rented out to students. To make the space perfect for renting, the owner asked interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo for professional advice.

If you would also like a gender-neutral home with space-saving features and smart storage options, here are rustic-industrial pieces to check out.

Click here to see more photos and view the full home tour.

Read the original article ("A Study in Cool") in the June 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

Denim Pillow

P1,200, Urban Abode

Burlap Pillow

P1,350, Urban Abode

Silver Tolix Bar Stool

P6,495, Dimensione

Vikings Coffee Table

P28,000, Urban Abode

Red Spiral Lamp

P4,300, Urban Abode

Large Chalkboard

P950, Urban Abode

Wooden Oars

P2,800 each, Urban Abode

Shoe Lasts

P700 per piece, Urban Abode


P800, Urban Abode




  • #90 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Libis, Quezon City
  • Tel. (02) 634-8387


  • Unit 08-1D, CW Home Depot Complex-Ortigas, Julia Vargas cor. Meralco Ave., Pasig City
  • Tel. (02) 570-4663

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