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A Chic and Modern Country Style Apartment

The sunny ambiance of a rural abode is replicated in this modern country style home in Manila

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Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Dairy Darilag Pictorial Direction: Nat M. Clave Styling: Issa Villar Interior Designer: Macie Lorenzo

With her main house in the province, this homeowner wanted her Manila apartment to have the same airy ambiance of a rural home. So when she commissioned interior designer Macie Lorenzo, she decided she wanted to have a modern, country style home filled predominantly with white to create open, sunny spaces.

The homeowner and her daughter stay in the apartment only on weekends—bonding in the kitchen creating home cooked meals. So the 144sqm space was fitted with only two bedrooms to make space for a bigger kitchen. A charming breakfast nook completes the kitchen space—separated from the entire home by glass sliding doors that still allow plenty of the natural light to stream into the rooms. Chic white furniture paired with white washed, weathered wood created that country feel. Small doses of patterns and colors (mostly in blue) were added to make the space more cheery—completing the entire look. Despite being in the city, the homeowner is happy to have a beautiful space with all the charms of the country.

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Original article by Kathleen Valle. Pictorial direction by Nat M. Clave. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Dairy Darilag.

Read the original article ("Open House") in the November 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-living/id553158056?mt=8) now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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