Array
Home Tours

A Chic and Modern Country Style Apartment

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

Shares
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.

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. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

House vs Car: Which Should You Buy First?

With a huge amount of money involved, you need to make a smart decision

What’s Your Houseplant Personality?

Everyone can be a plant parent, you just have to find the best plant for you

7 Ways To Jazz Up A Naked Light Bulb

Willing to throw some shade? Here are some easy and cheap lamp projects you can try out yourself.

7 Signs Your House Badly Needs A Makeover

Two Real Living makeover designers share the glaring signs your home needs an overhaul. Heed their advice!

Here’s How You Can Reduce Your Electricity Consumption

Have your electricity bills got you feeling the heat? Create a more energy-efficient home with these tips

Avoid These Flowers If You Have Allergies

These pretty blooms may only end up doing you more harm than good

You Can Use These Kitchen Items To Get Rid Of Rust

Keep your trusty metal tools in good condition

Clutter-Busting Organizers Below P300

Some are below P100! And you can get these organizers at your fave stores.

Here's How To Care For Your Non-Stick Pans So They'll Last Longer

Are you afraid that the non-stick surface on your pan might get scuffed off? Here's how to avoid that.

Should You Switch to Natural Cleaning Products?

Are you ready to make the big change? Let this list help you decide.

Zanjoe Marudo Is Building A Rest House in Batangas

It will be finished in October

The Secret To A Beautiful Garden: Make A Focal Point

If a garden is a show, the focal point is the main act. Here's how to add interest to your own garden.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!