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Get the Look of an Industrial-style 1950s Apartment in Quezon City

Create an eclectic feel at home with these rustic wood, metal, and leather pieces

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno

Ninel Constantino, an artist and faculty member at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, renovated her lola's old apartment so that she could have her own personal space. With her lifestyle in mind, she was able to create the perfect space for making art and entertaining friends.

Ninel completed the rooms with animal door pulls, lamp shades, wooden figures, bamboo nesting boxes, and vintage Chinese ad posters from her trips around Asia, Europe, and the Unites States. 

If you would like to have a similar feel in your own area, here are pieces made from wood, metal, and leather that you may want to consider.

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

Read the original article ("Get the Look") in the February 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. 

Alphonse Stool

P7,900, ID Furniture

Trash Bin

Price available upon request, ID Furniture

Hanging Wire Lamp

P1,999, ID Furniture

Printed Wall Art

P2,590, ID Furniture

Ying Chest of Drawers

P20,599, ID Furniture

Metric Side Table

P12,500, Space Encounters

Canvas Pillow

P1,200, Urban Abode

Geometric Pillow

Price available upon request, Bo Concept

Blue Pillow

Price available upon request, Bo Concept

Billiards Ball Candle Holders

Price available upon request, Bo Concept

Wrought Iron Finials

P17.92 to P51.20 each, Wilcon Depot


Bo Concept

  • B2 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, The Fort, Taguig
  • Tel. (02) 845-2745


ID Furniture

  • 2100 Chino Roces Avenue (formerly Pasong Tamo Ext.), Makati
  • Tel. (02) 519-8236

Space Encounters

  • Unit B Mezzanine,Padilla Bldg., F. Ortigas Jr., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
  • Tel. (02) 910-8031

Urban Abode

  • Unit 08-B 1D, CW Home Depot Complex-Ortigas,
  • Juila Vargas Ave. corner Meralco Ave., Pasig City
  • Tel. (0) 570-4663

Wilcon Depot

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

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